Hello, my name is Kim House. I began my counseling career in 1998 after graduating with my Master’s Degree in Counseling, with a specialty in Play Therapy from the largest play therapy training program in the world, the University of North Texas. I have my Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, majoring in Psychology. My career began at MHMRA of Houston, where I provided home-based therapy to children and families throughout the Houston area. In addition, I provided parenting training to parents as well as to various daycare organizations. I later moved on to provide counseling in the school-setting to children attending Pre-K to 5th grade in a small town in Oklahoma. From there, I spent the next 11 years working as a clinician at Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support in Dallas providing therapy to women and children/teens who had been exposed to domestic violence (physical, emotional/verbal, and sexual abuse). I also facilitated parenting classes during this time in order to equip parents with the necessary tools to strengthen the parent-child relationship. After leaving Genesis, I joined a practice in McKinney with a group of therapists and used Play Therapy as the primary modality of treatment with my clients. In addition, I used activity therapy/expressive arts with the pre-teen population. I am so excited to be a part of Brave Space and look forward to continuing my work with children and families to help them reach their goals. I feel that working in various environments (home setting, school, and office) throughout my career has benefited me greatly as a clinician. I am a member of the Association for Play Therapy, Texas Association for Play Therapy, and North Texas Chapter of the Association for Play Therapy.
My areas of expertise include play therapy (ages 2 and up) and parenting training. I have had extensive experience working with an array of mental health issues including grief/loss, abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, domestic violence, trauma, ADD/ADHD, and parent-child relationship issues to name a few.
I have a passion working with children and I have seen firsthand how the power of play can have such a positive impact on a child’s life. Play therapy utilizes play, a child’s natural way of communicating in the world, to help them express their thoughts and feelings more easily through the use of toys rather than words.
When I am not working, I enjoy reading, exercising, traveling, and spending time with my husband and son.
Contact me today to get started on a path towards a more peaceful home.
Licensing & Certification
- Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)
- Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
- Master of Education in Counseling from The University of North Texas (Denton)
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baylor University (Waco)
- Attachment Issues
- Child Counseling
- Domestic Violence
- Family Issues
- Parent-Child Relationship Issues
- Play Therapy
- Social Anxiety