Sumayah Luxton, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC
Hey, howdy, hi! :)
I’m very happy you’re here. Life can be challenging at times and it can be extremely difficult when deciding to start therapy for you or your child. Give yourself a pat on the back for at least even researching therapy options. I believe counseling can be beneficial for anyone at any point in their life, young or old. It’s okay to ask for help, even counselors need counselors.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. I specialize in working with children, pre-teens, and teens and enjoy working with college students and young adults. Depending on the age group, I utilize play therapy, sand tray, mindfulness, expressive arts, and talk therapy. I feel passionately that the earlier in a child’s life I can work with them, the more beneficial it will be for them and their families. My desire is to provide the safe and accepting space you or your child needs to take the lead and process what is on their heart and mind.
Before my time at Austin Family Counseling, I worked at a non-profit that focused on serving clients that had experienced severe trauma. Here I was able to provide therapy for clients that ranged from 3 years old to seniors in high school. I got the chance to create and lead group counseling for children, teens, and families. In addition to individual and group settings, I gained experience in therapeutic camps that took clients out of traditional settings and taught them different ways to heal. My experience has taught me that to help a child, it takes a communal effort. This led to me helping create and teach parenting workshops that focused on helping parents understand what their child is going through, as well as skills to help them along the way.
Child Counseling (3+)
Child-Centered Play Therapy
College Students, Young Professionals
Pre-Teen and Teen Counseling
Expressive Arts & Mindfulness
Child and Parent Relationship Building
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1101 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg A, Ste. A280, Austin, TX 78746