My Approach to Helping
Arlie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) in the state of Texas. His career has spanned from working with adults seeking help with life adjustments, depression, PTSD, trauma, domestic abuse, and survivors of sexual abuse. As a play therapist, he has worked in public schools and foster care with children needing support with ADHD, adjustment disorders, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and behavioral concerns. Arlie received his Bachelor’s degree from Excelsior University while on active duty and completed his Master of Arts counseling and play therapy certification from Regis University in Denver, CO. He is a retired military veteran with 26 years of service and over 7 years of professional counseling experience. Arlie uses several treatment approaches to meet the individual needs of each client. He is a person-centered clinician who believes in establishing a trusting relationship coupled with a genuine concern for the client’s needs. As an RPT, Arlie uses a child-centered play therapy approach. Children often cannot express themselves verbally; therefore, play can be used to help them express concerns while using toys for their words. While his baseline approach with adults is person-centered, he also uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and sand tray therapy dependent on the individual’s particular needs. Arlie believes everyone has a solution to their problems but sometimes they need support in finding it. He will meet you where you are with honor, with total regard to your concerns, and without judgment. Arlie genuinely would like to help you travel through life with success, dignity, and purpose. He is ready to meet you where you are on life's journey and believes broken crayons can still color.