Struggling to find the right resources to manage life’s challenges? Feeling worried or confused about how your child is coping with their own stressors? Whether it's related to trauma or parenting or just trying to understand the intricacies of your neurodivergence, we can help you find ways to alleviate the stress and better understand yourself. We are passionate about providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and identity affirming treatment for our clients to help them feel empowered while enhancing their strengths and self-esteem. We bring our authentic selves to each session, because we value the importance of providing you with a safe and trusting environment to feel accepted and understood. Ready to make a change? Call or email us today to set up your first appointment at me@me.com or (713) 000-0000

Services

Services Provided

  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Adult Therapy
  • AutPlay Therapy (Play therapy for neurodivergent kids and teens)
  • Child Therapy
  • Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Filial Therapy (Parent/Child Therapy)
  • Group Therapy
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child Therapy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence / Family Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Oppositional Defiant Behaviors
  • Parenting
  • Prenatal/Postpartum Concerns
  • PTSD
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse / Sexual Assault
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma

Client Focus

  • Children (3-12)
  • Teens (13-18)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Parent Training

Community Specialties

  • Autism Affirming
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Anti-Racist Allied
  • Trauma Survivors

Treatment Approach

  • Attachment-Based
  • Client-Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Relational
  • Strengths-Based
  • Trauma-Informed

What is Play Therapy?


Play therapy is a form of therapy used for children under the age of 12-years-old. According to the Association for Play Therapy, “Play is essential to human growth, development, learning, and cultivating relationships. Play is a natural process that:

  • Builds trust and mastery
  • Fosters learning and acceptable behaviors
  • Regulates emotions
  • Reduces anxieties
  • Promotes creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Encourages open communication
  • Elevates spirit and self-esteem

Why Play Therapy is Important?

Children do not have the ability to express their inner world through verbal communication. Since play is the natural language of children, play therapy offers children the space to process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Through play, children can learn new coping skills, improve self-confidence, and process unresolved traumas.


Introduction to Play Therapy Video for Children:

The following video can be shown to children before their first play therapy session to help alleviate any anxieties about coming into therapy.

What is AutPlay Therapy?

Per AutPlay Therapy’s website, “AutPlay® Therapy was created by Dr. Robert Jason Grant and is an integrative family play therapy approach to help address the mental health needs of neurodivergent children ages 3-18 (including autistic children, those with ADHD, social anxiety, sensory differences, learning differences, and developmental and physical disabilities).”

“AutPlay Therapy is a neurodiversity informed and affirming collaborative process designed to value the individual child and highlight their strengths as well as guide areas of intervention, goals, and approaches for addressing the needs of the child and family.”

“The therapeutic powers of play (core change agents) are utilized to address a variety of possible needs including emotional regulation struggles, social navigation needs, engagement/connection growth, anxiety and fear reduction, sensory challenges, executive functioning struggles, depression and self-esteem issues, trauma issues, advocacy, stigmatization, identity appreciation, the social model of disability, autonomy, inclusion needs, and parent/child relationship struggles.”

To learn more, please visit www.AutPlayTherapy.com

What is EMDR Therapy

According to EMDRIA, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.” This type of therapy is endorsed by several reputable organizations worldwide as an effective treatment.

EMDR differs from other treatment modalities as it does not require talking about specific issues in detail. It focuses on helping the brain get “unstuck” so that it can begin the healing process. Additionally, there is no homework, and therapy generally can be completed in fewer sessions as compared to talk therapy!

Watch this video to learn more about EMDR.

About Sherri

Sherri Sawyer holds a master’s degree (MA) in clinical mental health counseling from Sam Houston State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She completed play therapy and advanced trauma studies during her program and is a professional member of Texas Counseling Association (TCA), Association for Play Therapy (APT), and Sam Houston Association for Play Therapy (SHAPT). Sherri has earned the credential of Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and is passionate about helping children and families heal. Additionally, she has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), AutPlay Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and other trauma-informed trainings for children, teens, and survivors of violence. Sherri has a special interest in neurodiversity, neurobiology, and trauma, and she is an advocate for marginalized groups. Sherri has expertise in working with domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, autism, LGBTQ+, and parent training. Her approach to therapy is cultural-relational and is client-centered. She includes existential and cognitive behavioral strategies as needed depending on each client’s unique needs.

In her free time, Sherri enjoys spending time with her family and three cats. She is a lover of books and gushes over cute animal videos. Since self-care is so important, Sherri makes a point to engage in her favorite video games, live music, and baseball. Her absolute favorite topics are anything superhero, sci-fi, or fantasy. Want to nerd out on your favorite topics in a safe and accepting space? Want to see how superheroes or Minecraft can be therapeutic? To find out more, call today to set your first appointment!

Trainings and Certifications

  • Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
  • Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider
  • Trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Trained in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
  • Trained in Child & Adolescent Trauma
  • Trained in Neurobiology & Polyvagal Theory
  • Trained in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence 
  • Trained in Sandtray Therapy

Fees

We are currently in-network with United Healthcare, which means that your out-of-pocket expense will depend on your insurance contract. We will contact your insurance company prior to the first session to verify benefits and copay/coinsurance rates. Please keep updated on any changes from your insurance provider, as you are responsible for payment of services not covered.

We are out-of-network with most insurance plans, but, upon request, we can provide you with a superbill that you can use to file with your insurance company. We cannot make any guarantees on what your insurance plan will reimburse for services so please check your benefits with your insurance company, or you can utilize the app below to ease the process. Please keep in mind that insurance companies require a diagnosis to reimburse for services, and this diagnosis becomes part of your medical record.

We have partnered with Reimbursify for you to easily submit your claims for out-of-network health insurance reimbursement from your smartphone. Download the app and get your first claim free:

We accept the following payment options:

  • Credit, debit, or HSA cards
  • Cash (exact change please)
  • Personal checks

Payment is due at the time services are rendered. Please speak with your therapist for more information on payment options and fees. Our fees for sessions are as follows:

  • Intake: $180 (60-90 minutes); includes scoring of assessments and treatment planning
  • Adolescent or Adult Individual: $140 (45-50 minutes)
  • Play Therapy: $140 (45 minutes)
  • Parent Training: $140 (45-50 minutes)
  • Filial Therapy: $140 (45-50 minutes)
  • Group Therapy: $60 (60 minutes)
  • EMDR: $140 (50 minutes)
  • EMDR: $200 (80 minutes)


Good Faith Estimate

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises

Contact us

Email

me@me.com

Location

33300 Egypt Ln. L300

Magnolia, TX 77354

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