Joy Cannon (she/her)

LPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist
Accepting Clients

Does your 3-7 yr old child have aggressive behavior, unhappy relationships, or say scary things? As a caregiver are you burning out?

Counselor in Austin, TX

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Kids thrive with structure + freedom. Parenting is exhausting work. What to ignore? How to teach? I can help you understand their inner experience, respond to behavior & feel reconnected. This big world confuses little kids adjusting to major life events: death, accidents, relocation, hospitalization, crime, divorce and more. Caregivers, not always a biological parent, need support. Sometimes professional support. If your dependent has a mental health diagnosis or chronic illness, I can help.

My Background and Approach

Kids usually finish play therapy, using more words to describe their feelings. Parents feel more confident with specific communication skills. You worry less & know more. You can "be with" not battle. Therapy moves from surface problems to heart issues, trying hard to accepting, isolation to interdependence, body's wisdom to mind and back. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, I'm highly qualified for the strengths-based therapy I practice with respect for emerging interpersonal neurobiology. With a focus on advanced Child-Centered Play Therapy in grad school, I later received my Registered Play Therapist credential. Now I present at conferences about the range of expressive arts in counseling. My framework is Solution-Focused Play Therapy with children or Solution-Focused Therapy. With a present & future orientation, we focus on exceptions to problems & encourage doing more of what works. We scale progress towards observable goals of the client's preferred future.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Your child can feel empowered to solve their problems, experience dynamic emotions, challenge beliefs, heal from trauma, and change. I facilitate change & encourage caregivers, but don't fix people. Behavior is communication. Kids who feel good, do good. I show up fully for my clients, but trust them to guide us and do the work. It's my honor to be a witness so I'll admit that clients teach me too. Creativity through expressive arts helps people approach the most uncomfortable topics and feelings. And groups of people with similar struggles teach us to receive support and accept ourselves as good enough. I'm passionate about providing group therapy to meet the increasing mental health needs I see.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140/session

Info

512-905-8521 Email Joy
3407 W. Slaughter Lane
Suite C
Austin, TX 78748

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