Chubby Therapy – Episode 5: Working with kids & Play Therapy featuring Dr. Julie Ballinger & Dr. David Huffman

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Being a parent has been an enlightening experience for me. I do this thing where I like to observe being around other parents, and taking notice of how they are with their kids. Some I envy, and some I do not.

But, one thing that is bound to happen, is a parent speaks to the child as if they are able to comprehend exactly what they did was wrong and how it offended the parent. I think as a parent, I am completely guilty for expecting my daughter to know how to express herself, even at the age where she can read full books.

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Play Therapy is not about giving the child a voice, but more so giving their voice an arena and a microphone. Episode 5 focuses on Play Therapy and how we use it to address issues with children. I lucked out that I got a “2 for 1” deal at Guiding Compass Counseling in Flower Mound, TX. Dr. Julie Ballinger & Dr. David Huffman share not only this office, but their passion for using Play Therapy in their practice.

Check out their play room:

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If you have any questions, please contact them @ 972-432-6500. Below are some helpful links we discussed in the show.

Guiding Compass Blog

Association for Play Therapy

University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy



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Chubby Therapy – Episode 1: Introductions All Around

Wow everyone, this is it! Welcome to the Chubby Therapy Podcast. I am your host Rene Garcia, and I must say that I am very pumped about this whole world I’m entering into. The idea of starting a podcast has been on my mind for a very long time, therefore I am trying my best to not just abandon it there in obscurity as I do with my other half finished projects.

I want this podcast to be a guide to a toned down, simplistic view of psychology, therapy, and counseling. I also want to hear from you, the listeners on how the show can be helpful for you. I have a number of colleagues that have expressed a desire to sit in for interviews so hopefully we’ll get to answer some questions you already have.

Please share this site with friends and anyone else you feel may benefit. I’ll be adding and editing media the next few weeks so go easy on the looks of things but please enjoy this first show! I appreciate any and all feedback. You can reach me at RG

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