I am truly passionate about Play Therapy and partnering with caregivers to aid their family with the support and tools they need in their journey towards healing. Play Therapy is an evidenced based approach that utilizes the therapeutic powers of play as a way to enhance and enrich the counseling process. Play provides children a developmentally appropriate and natural way of communicating to express their feelings. I believe caregiver involvement is crucial in facilitating and maintaining positive change within the child and family system. Play Therapy can help provide a deeper understanding of your unique child and provide insight into their individual needs. Benefits of Play Therapy include increased understanding and tolerance for feelings, enhanced emotional expression, increased ability to problem solve and to utilize coping skills. Additional benefits are increased self-esteem, increased sense of safety and security, and an increased ability to take responsibility for one's behavior.
Claire Marone, MS, LPC, RPT
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Counselor
Therapeutic / Filial Parent Educator
Education and Experience
Clarissa Marone (Claire) is a Licenced Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who has experience working with children and families. Claire earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University. Claire then received her Master of Science degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in Play Therapy, from the University of North Texas, the largest play therapy training program in the world.
Claire has a significant amount of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. Claire completed her counseling internship at a non-profit Advocacy Center working with families who had been impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. She provided individual and group counseling services to women, adolescents, and children. She then provided individual play therapy and group therapy with children and adolescents in a private practice setting.
Claire has experience in working with abuse, trauma, anxiety, attachment and relationship concerns, behavioral concerns, bullying, grief and loss, family changes, school concerns, low self-esteem, attention difficulties, stress management and behavioral concerns.
Claire works with clients ages 3 to 12 years.
Associations & Organizations
Prosper Chamber of Commerce
Association for Play Therapy
North Texas Association for Play Therapy
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Professional counseling for children, teens, adults, couples, and families in a private and confidential setting.
Where to find us
By Appointment Only
102 E 3rd Street
Prosper, TX 75078