Charlena Priddy, MS, LPC, RPT
Hello! Here’s a bit about me:
It is important to me to provide quality, professional counseling services that honors the values and dignity of each of my clients. I love working with individuals, children, adolescents, and families. When providing counseling for children, I use Play Therapy. Play Therapy is a respectful, developmentally appropriate way to address children’s psychological needs. Through Play Therapy, children express their thoughts and feelings using toys and various forms of play. As Garry Landreth puts it, “Toys are children’s words and play is their language.” With older children and teens, I adapt therapy to meet them at their cognitive level. This often means talking about things that are important to them while playing games or completing activities. Not only do I strive to meet the therapeutic goals of the child or teen I’m counseling, but I also work with parents to provide them with the encouragement, support and parenting coaching needed to make a larger impact on the child and the family.
When I provide counseling for adults, I align my therapeutic focus with their treatment goals. My desire is for adults to genuinely feel cared for and for their defined therapy goals to be addressed in counseling. I integrate various treatment modalities, clinical skills, theories and techniques to meet my client’s mental health goals. These are often derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, among others. As a Christian, I do not force my beliefs on others, but my beliefs and values permeate all I am and do. Upon request, I also integrate Christian, faith-based counseling into sessions. Please click on the My Services button below to see a full list of the counseling services I provide.
My Education & Credentials:
BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas
MS in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
AutPlay Therapy Certified