Kirby Sandlin Schroeder, LPC-S, LMFT-S, Co-Director
In my professional work with children and family, I have found that children and parents love to have a space to be heard and express what is truly going on for them. My goal is to create this space. I believe that children are able to express what is happening for them; it is often in a language that adults can learn to hear and understand. I work using a collaborative and relational model including the child(ren), parents, teachers, etc. When working with children, I often use play therapy and sandtray. Additionally, when supporting parents, I often use Positive Discipline philosophies. I also can assist parents in being their child’s advocate with and at schools, in meetings and more. From a school administrative perspective, I can provide observations at schools (pre-schools) and provide consultation with school personal on a large variety of issues and concerns.
I studied business and psychology in undergrad at Louisiana State University and went on to receive my Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edwards University in Austin to become a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor(LPC-S) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Supervisor (LMFT-S). I have worked exclusively with children and families for over eight years. My experience includes working in school environments, in-homes, and in agencies counseling individuals, groups, parents, and families. I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator.
You can see how Kirby encourages clients to play with their kids by watching her video blog about Reflective Listening and Play. You can read more blog articles by Kirby here: Teaching Kids Empathy
Austin Sand Tray Association (ASTA); Positive Discipline Mentor Group
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
– Play Therapy
– Parent/Child Relationship Building
– Emotional Regulation
– Parent Support & Coaching
– School/Pre-school Observation & Consultation
– Assist Parents in Being Child’s Advocate With and At Schools
$155 for an Individual and/or Parenting 50 minute session
$175 for a Family 50 minute session
$225 for Individual 80 minute session
Westlake Hills Office