Morgan Rupe, LPC-Intern
Under the Supervision of Kirby Schroeder, LPC-S, LMFT-S
I believe we all have unique strengths that can help us navigate life’s challenges. Seeking out support through counseling is one way to re-discover and cultivate those strengths. I am lucky enough to work with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families to assist them through life’s ups and downs. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and utilize a multicultural approach when working with clients. I welcome you to come as you are— I will meet you wherever you’re at.
I earned a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under the supervision of Kirby Schroeder, LPC-S, LMFT-S. Additionally, I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. Most recently, my therapy dog Rio and I have graduated from the Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy at Texas State University. Rio and I form a Canine Counseling Intern Team supervised by Elizabeth Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT, RPT-S. Click here to learn more about this program and our certification.
Animal-assisted counseling (AAC) is a goal-directed process in which a trained therapy animal works in partnership with a counselor to help clients resolve psychosocial challenges and achieve growth. AAC often involves using experiential and expressive interventions that include the therapy animal. Rio and I work together as a team to help clients of all ages grow and achieve their goals. You can read some FAQs about AAC by clicking here.
Because Rio needs some vacation time, I cannot guarantee that he will be at every session. Additionally, if animal-assisted counseling is not a good fit for you, I am happy to work with your child solo!
Some of my specialties include helping with challenges related to:
- Emotion Regulation
- “Little kids with big feelings”
- Social Skills
- Life Transitions
- Parent-Child Interactions
- Healthy Relationship Building
- Adoption and foster care
- Multicultural and mixed race families
If you or your child is interested in animal-assisted counseling, I would be happy to discuss its potential benefits with you. I welcome any questions or concerns, and look forward to working with you soon!
Rio and I spend our free time running around Zilker Park, hiking the greenbelt, and trying new dog-friendly restaurants. You can follow all of Rio’s adventures in counseling on his Instagram: @animalassistedtherapist
Areas of Expertise:
Areas of Expertise:
– Children Ages 3+, Adolescents & Adults
– Animal-Assisted Counseling
– Life Transitions
– Parent Coaching & Parent-Child Interactions
– ADHD Management
– Emotion Regulation / Anger
– Social Skills
– School Problems