Episode 15: Kids Kids Kids ft Lora Kingsley LPC LCDC

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Today, we talk about the kids. I’m joined by an old pal of mine, Lora Kingsley who has a private practice in Southlake, TX with Compassionate Solutions. We discuss her work with children and more importantly her work with parents.

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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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