Who We Are

Dedicated. Trained. Passionate. All For Kids.

We are a local chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy (NTC-TxAPT) and are considered a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are proud to represent the Association for Play Therapy (APT), a well-established professional society of play therapists.

We are a network of professionals and students who are interested in the therapeutic use of play in our work with children and their families. We want you to know about what is available to help support you in your important work with children and their families!

NTC-TxAPT is an approved provider for APT #99-072, LPC, LMFT, and Social Work #7602

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Purpose

The purpose of NTC-TxAPT is to:

  • Unite and provide a common meeting ground for persons involved or interested in the therapeutic use of child’s play

  • Enhance the health, safety and well-being of children;

  • Advance the discipline of play therapy; and

  • Inform and educate the general public and the mental health and educational community about the play therapy profession.

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Objectives

The objectives of NTC-TxAPT shall be:

  • To promote training opportunities, research and development of materials which further the practice of play therapy;

  • To encourage active communication among those involved in play therapy;

  • To establish contacts with various organizations for support; and

  • To promote sound play therapy practices in the interest of society and the individual.

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The Lone Star Award is given by the Texas Association for Play Therapy to local chapters exhibiting outstanding service to the membership and to the promotion of play therapy and the credentialing of Registered Play Therapists. Several criteria need to be met in order to receive this award and our Chapter has received the Lone Star Award consistently over the years. We’re proud to announce that we’ve received the Lone Star Award at the 2021 Texas Association for Play Therapy Conference!

Our 2022-2023 Board.

We love what we do and we love serving on the Board to help others! 

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TONI SCALISE, M.ED., LPC-S, RPT-S

President

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Amy Andra, MEd, LPC, RPT

Secretary

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Kellie Garcia, M.A., LPC-S. RPT

Chapter Representative

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VANESSA SANFORD, MS,

LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, CDWF 

President - Elect

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Evan Woodall, EdS, LPC-S, RPT

Treasurer

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Amy Harberg, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC

Past-President