Charmaine Conner

Charmaine Conner, MS, LPC-Intern, NCC

Under supervision of Dr. Marcey Mettica, LPC-S, RPT-S

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Play Therapist

Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Counselor

Therapeutic / Filial Parent Educator

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Counseling Approach

I believe all people, adults and children alike reach their maximized potential when provided with a safe, therapeutic environment. My approach to counseling is guided by person-centered counseling. I focus on providing a therapeutic environment for client to share concerns and facilitate growth. Most importantly I seek to develop a strong therapeutic relationship by providing genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. Overall, my goal is helping clients become aware of their ability to grow and heal.

 

Education and Experience

With close to 10 years of experience of working with children, Charmaine brings a deep understanding of child development. Charmaine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Arkansas State University, a Master of Science Degree in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Memphis, and she is currently working on her Doctorate in Counseling at the University of North Texas. UNT is one of the top-ranked counseling schools in this area and has the largest play therapy training program in the world.
Charmaine also has a significant amount of experience working with children who have experienced trauma. She has experience counseling children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings: residential, private practice, and non-profit agencies. Furthermore, Charmaine has specialized training in administering psychological assessments for children. Charmaine has provided counseling services at the Child and Family Resource Clinic and the Counseling and Human Development Center for three years.
 

Associations & Organizations

American Counseling Association

Association for Play Therapy

Texas Association for Play Therapy

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Chi Sigma Iota International

Texas Counseling Association

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

 

Speaking Topics

Charmaine has provided professional development opportunities at the national and state level for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and Texas Association for Play Therapy on the following topics:

Child and Adolescent Career Development

Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy

Transracial Adoption

Domestic Violence

Charmaine is available to speak at your preschool, school, or organization meeting on a variety of topics, as well as ones customized specifically for your group. Please contact Prosper Counseling for scheduling a presentation.