Counseling

Kristy Donaldson, M.Ed., LPC, RPT, CHST

Licensed Professional Counselor/Registered Play Therapist/Certified Humanistic Sand Therapist

A.B.D for a Ph.D in Forensic Psychology

Kristy has leased space from Hope Therapy for three years, offering licensed professional counseling services for children ages 3 years old through adults. She received her Bachelor’s from Baylor University in 2001 and taught elementary students for 5 years. Upon completion of her Master’s from Tarleton State University in 2007, she earned additional certifications as a junior high and high school counselor. Kristy also has counseling experience in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, hospital emergency room, church, and in therapeutic settings. Currently, she is in the dissertation phase, having completed all course work toward her doctorate in forensic psychology (completion anticipated by August 2016).

Kristy holds additional certification as a Registered Play Therapist and Certified Humanistic Sand Therapist. She works with emotional and behavioral issues, adolescent behaviors, school concerns, family situations, grief, bariatric evaluations, behavioral modification, PTSD using prolonged exposure therapy, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. 

Kristy has been married to Lance for 19 years. They have three children, Kyle, age 19, Elizabeth, age 17 and Maya, age 5.  Maya was a micropreemie born at 23 weeks gestation weighing 1 pound.  She received all of her therapies from Hope therapy with great success directly after discharge from the NICU!

 

Insurance

Accepting all Medicaid plans, most private insurance plans, and self-pay clients

 

To arrange an appointment or leave a message for Kristy:

Call 254-399-0327to leave a message or go to www.therapyappointment.com, find and click on Kristy Donaldson, M.Ed., LPC, fill out the biographical information, enter all insurance information, and set an appointment. Kristy’s business manager works from home. Her name is Kathy Kyle and she can be reached (Monday-Friday/ 8am to 5pm) 254-732-0828 to inquire about appointments.


Please note

If you are setting an appointment for a child/adolescent 17 yrs of age and younger the parent/guardian will need to please plan on attending the first meeting, which is 50 minutes in length.

 

 

Kim Nesmith, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

 

Supervised by Jennifer Phillips, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor

 

Kim Nesmith offers counseling services through the Academy for Speech and Language for children aged 3 through adults.  She has a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and is also a Certified School Counselor.  Kim holds a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Baylor University.  Before she pursued a career in counseling, she worked as a classroom teacher, special education teacher for children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, and a behavioral consultant.  She has experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults in schools, private practice setting, and a university health clinic.

Kim uses creative counseling techniques to help her clients meet their personal goals.  She uses an eclectic approach including Narrative, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques within a strong therapeutic relationship always keeping in mind the client’s age and development and utilizing play in all sessions with children.

She is currently offering a variety of services:

1.        Anger Management/ Social Skill Classes for Children

            $20 per 50 minute session

Ages 3-6

Come with Mom, Dad, or other grown up to do music, art, & stories as we learn together how to self-regulate emotions.

Ages 5-9

Games, art, & other fun activities will be used to teach calming strategies, conflict resolution techniques, perspective taking, and many other skills!

Ages 10-13

Tween tested techniques to help your children learn problem solving skills, including assertiveness, coping strategies, and more!

Ages 13-18

Age appropriate activities and discussions allow teens to feel heard while learning and practicing anger management skills and increasing self-awareness in a safe environment.

2.        Parenting Classes- Parenting the “Not So Easy Kid”

       5 week series, just $20 per session & spouse is free!

3.       Anger/ Stress Management Classes for Adults

 

4.       Individual Counseling for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

 

 

Please call 254-366-2582 or email kim_nesmith@hopetherapyforkids.com  to set an appointment or inquire about groups.