Joy Cannon (she/her)

LPC, Registered Play Therapist

I believe my clients of all ages are capable, unique, resilient people. I'd love to use my gifts and training to help you or your child.

Counselor in Cedar Park, TX

Services
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I love to help parents under stress or with histories of adverse experiences in their own childhood through one on one counseling. I also love to help children from ages 3-18. Behavior is communication. So I feel hopeful about helping kids with aggressive behavior, low moods, irritability, unhappy relationships, sudden changes in grades or environments, and after any number of major life events. Those might include hospitalization, crime, divorce, bereavement, accidents, relocations and more.

My Background and Approach

As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, I am qualified for the strengths-based, humanistic therapy I practice with respect for emerging knowledge about interpersonal neurobiology. While studying for my masters in clinical mental health, I focused on advanced Child-Centered Play Therapy. Then I continued to become a Registered Play Therapist. Kids' brains are significantly different, and so therapy must be delivered in a developmentally appropriate way. In play therapy, kids come to accept themselves & others using imagination, trying out change in role plays, sometimes with art or metaphors for expression. Your child can feel empowered to solve their problems, experience dynamic emotions, challenge beliefs, heal from trauma, and change.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I embrace paradoxes: facilitating the relationship, but not fixing people. Kids thrive with structure AND freedom, help AND independence, opportunities to lead and be securely guided. I engage parents in conversations about discipline WITH gentleness. Therapy often moves from the surface problem to the heart issue, from trying hard to accepting, from isolation to interdependence, from the wisdom of the body to the mind and back. I show up fully for my clients, but trust them to guide us and do the work. I offer hope and encouragement balanced by understanding the pain. It's my honor to be a witness so I'll admit that clients teach me too.

I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Mormonism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 150/session

Info

512-905-8521 Email Joy
201 S. Lakeline Blvd.
Suite 602
Cedar Park, TX 78613

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