Kelly Martin, M.Ed, LPC, RPT
Kelly, our child counselor, began The Playroom Lubbock in 2015 with the vision of incorporating her Play Therapy counseling services with a team of clinicians to serve the needs of children and adolescents. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lubbock Christian University and her Masters in Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas. Kelly counsels children and adolescents using Play Therapy and other forms of play therapy such as expressive arts, activity therapy, and sand tray therapy to help them address and resolve what is bothering them or what isn't working for them. Kelly is also trained in Child Parent Relationship Therapy in which parents are directly used in the treatment of their children as therapeutic agents. Kelly also has experiences as a Child Advocate at a domestic violence shelter, a middle school Teacher, and an elementary School Counselor.
Kelly is now booking appointments for play therapy, child counseling, parenting support, screeners/assessments, and professional development.
I believe kids are capable of learning, growing, and functioning positively at home, in school, and in the community. I am committed to focusing on a child's and parent's (or caregiver's) needs in order to foster creativity, self-direction, responsibility, self-control, and emotional well-being as well as to enhance the child/parent relationship. I am trained to address a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and developmental needs. I use child-centered play therapy. I promote a genuine and empathic therapeutic relationship while providing toys, sand, expressive arts, and activities as a safe means for children to express themselves and to learn to manage emotions and behaviors. Kids use toys as their words and play as their language.