Counseling

Kristy Donaldson, M.Ed., LPC

Psychotherapy/Licensed Professional Counselor

Kristy offers licensed professional counseling services for children ages 5 years old through adults. She is working toward her PhD in forensic psychology (expected spring 2016), a certification as a registered play therapist (RPT) and certified humanistic sand therapists (CHST expected summer 2014). 

Kristy works with behavioral issues, adolescent behaviors, school concerns, bariatrics, behavior modification, PTSD using prolonged exposure therapy, depression, transitions, and life coaching.  Kristy has been married to Lance for 18 years.  They have three children, Kyle, age 17, Elizabeth, age 15 and Maya, age 3.  Maya was a micropreemie born at 23 weeks gestation weighing 1 pound.  She has been receiving all of her therapies from Hope therapy with great success!

 

Insurance

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

 

To arrange an appointment or leave a message for Kristy:

Call 254-399-0327 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.


Please note

If you are setting an appointment for a child/adolescent under 18 yrs of age then 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.