WHO WE ARE
The counselors at Bright Spot Counseling Center offer counseling services for individuals of all ages, groups, couples, and families. We have specializations in anxiety, depression, relationship discord, behavior problems, and more. See here to learn more about Josh, and here to learn more about Rochelle.
WHEREVER YOU ARE, WE CAN BE THERE, TOO.
So much has changed in a short amount of time. You and your family may need mental health support now more than ever. We offer distance therapy for children, teens, and adults on your phone, tablet or computer. Contact us to set up a free consultation. Don't struggle alone.
We offer a wide variety of services for individuals of all ages, parents, and groups for children, teens, and adults. We also offer supervision for Licensed Professional Counselor Interns, and counselors who are working toward their Registered Play Therapy credential.
Children (all ages)
Seniors (ask about our senior discount)
All types, such as blended, single parents, adoption, and more.
Self-esteem & Empowerment
Therapeutic Parenting (CPRT)
"Divorcing Well" Workshop
SUPERVISION & TRAINING
THERAPY WITH CHILDREN
Play therapy is to children what counseling is to adults. Because play is a child's natural medium of expression, play therapy utilizes play to help children express their feelings more easily through the use of toys instead of words.
The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines play therapy as "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development."
To learn more about how play therapy is an evidence based treatment, check APT's website at www.a4pt.org.
Therapy with preadolescents, adolescents, and groups.
Therapy with preadolescents can vary depending on the child. We will use a developmental approach to ensure therapy meets their needs, whether it be play, art, activity, or talk in one of our activity rooms.
Therapy with adolescents can also vary depending on the individual. After we learn more about your teen, we will form a developmental approach to meet their needs, whether it be art, activity, or talk.
with Children and Teens
We offer a variety of groups to meet the needs of our clients, including social skills and support groups. Each group is modified specifically for the needs of the group members.
REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
What does “Registered Play Therapist” Mean?
Therapists, with varying levels of training, work with children utilizing play, which is a child's natural medium of expression. Registered Play Therapists are credentialed through the National Association for Play Therapy. To be credentialed, play therapists must go through a rigorous training program which includes at least 150 approved play therapy education hours, 500 hours of supervised play therapy experience that includes at least 50 hours of supervision by a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. To watch a brief video and learn how play therapy works, click here.
CHILD CENTERED PLAY THERAPIST
What is a child centered play therapist?
Therapists who are certified in child centered play therapy (CCPT) utilize the CCPT model which is designed to be administered by mental health professionals who have received extensive training and supervision in the CCPT protocol. To learn more about this evidence based treatment model, see https://cpt.unt.edu.
Josh Hawkins & Dr. Rochelle Ritzi
Both Dr. Ritzi and Josh Hawkins, MS meet the requirements for the Registered Play Therapist and the Certified Child Centered Play Therapist credential. Dr. Ritzi and Josh Hawkins are both Certified CCPT Supervisors. Dr. Ritzi is also a RPT-Supervisor.
CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR
A Certified First Responder Counselor is a licensed mental health professional who has also successfully completed at least 40 hours of specialty training to understand the needs of first responders and law enforcement officers. Certified First Responder Counselors are specially trained to understand the culture and unique needs of first responders. Dr. Rochelle Ritzi holds the CFRC credential.
CREDENTIALS & ASSOCIATIONS
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