Child Therapy

TPC - Children
Children – Patrick, Amy, Kyle T., Julie, Rachel, Kayla

Our independent practitioners work to provide a safe environment for children and their caregivers to discuss the issues which are causing problems in the lives of children. In child therapy, they work to build trust with children through play and seek to address the issues during these times. The work of counseling is to address the needs of the child as well as the family and offer solutions regarding stress/anxiety, trauma, depression, ADHD, as well as other issues. The therapist cannot treat a child of divorce or separation without a copy of divorce or custody paperwork for children of living in single parent for blended families. Therapy is the focus of the therapists of Turning Point Counseling, not going to court or involving legal disputes. None of these therapists offer forensic counseling.

Play is a child’s language, the toys in the playroom are the words a child uses to express their inner experiences and how they perceive and interpret the world. Through play, children speak to the therapist and communicate their inner thoughts and feelings. During play therapy sessions, themes emerge in the child’s play, giving the therapist insight into the child’s experiences, thoughts, feelings, and interpretations of their world. The process of play becomes the vehicle for healing change. If you are experiencing the following problems, you might consider play therapy.


• Address issues of confidentiality in treating children

• Art or expressive therapies

• Child centered play therapy vs directed therapy

• Child centered therapy

• Children from ages 3-17

• Children in foster care/adoptions

• Depression

• Mild Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Oppositional defiance

• Parenting support/training

• School problems/acting out behavior

Amy Passmore, M.MFT, LMFT, LPC

This is custom heading element Amy is licensed by the state of Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist (2015) and Professional Counselor (2016). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Leadership & Ministry from Harding University (2011) and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University [...]

Julie Castaneda

This is custom heading element Julie is licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas (1990) and a Master of Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix (2001). Julie enjoys counseling individuals of all ages [...]

Kayla Voorhees

This is custom heading element Kayla obtained her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Howard Payne University in 2009 and became a Licensed Bachelor of Social Worker shortly thereafter. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with her Master of Science in Social Work, emphasizing in children and families [...]

Kyle Tillson, M.A., LPC

This is custom heading element Kyle is licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (2017). He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in sociology from Hardin-Simmons University (2013). He then earned his Master of Arts in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University (2015). Kyle works [...]

Rachel Graves

This is custom heading element Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Through her formal training, she learned multiple theoretical and practical approaches to facilitate change working with children, adolescents, and [...]

Roger Russell, Ph.D., LSSP, LMFT

This is custom heading element Roger A Russell, Ph.D. is licensed as a psychologist (1985), as a school psychologist, and as a marriage and family therapist (1992). He has worked as a psychologist in private practice since 1988, but also served as a psychology professor for 22 years, as a school psychologist [...]