Brandy Schumann, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

National Certified Counselor

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

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Dr. Brandy Schumann is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, and National Certified Counselor. Dr. Schumann holds a Doctoral degree in Counseling, with a specialty in Play Therapy from the top ranked play therapy program in the world, the University of North Texas. In the past decade, she has worked with children and families in a variety of counseling settings including private practice, agencies, and as a school counselor for Denton ISD. She has worked with community organizations including the Red Cross, the WARM Place (What About Remembering Me), Cancer Care Services, and Galaxy Counseling Center. She has also served as a crisis counselor both in New York, providing post 9/11 services, and here in Texas, providing counseling services for Hurricane Katrina victims.

Dr. Schumann has taught as a lecture professor for the University of North Texas (UNT) and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at both Southern Methodist University and UNT. She has presented internationally, nationally and published in the child-counseling field.

Her areas of expertise are helping children and their parents strengthen their families through therapy. Services she offers include play therapy, child and adolescent counseling, child-parent relationship training and public speaking. Her passion is in the service of counseling children, adolescents, and families but most of all she loves spending time with her family. Brandy is happily married and has two children.

SPEAKING TOPICS

Custom presentations available upon request.

Parenting Specific

Helping Children Cope with Today’s Issues

Saying Goodbye, Don’t Cry: Dealing with Separation Anxiety

What is Your Child’s Play Saying: A Child’s Language

Children and Divorce: Keep it Healthy

Normal Reactions to Abnormal Circumstances: Childhood Trauma

Turn it off! The Effects of Technology on Your Parenting

Parenting Children with Challenging Behavior

Becoming Your Child’s Agent of Change

Professional Specific

Awkward Moments in Therapy

Enhancing Play Therapy Supervision

Counseling with a Sensitivity to Family Diversity

Discovering Themes in Your Sessions

Dealing with Difficult Behaviors in Session: Limit Setting

Incorporating Play into Teen/Adult Therapy

The Other Client: Involving Parents into Therapy

Play Therapy: Back to the Basics

Advanced Play Therapy: Beyond the Basics

And Then There Were More: Group Play Therapy

School Specific

Effective Parent Conferences: Delivering Difficult Information to Parents

Play and the Preschooler: They are trying to tell you, You Are you listening?

Teachers as Therapeutic Agents

Understanding Play-A Child’s Language

Sticks and Stones: Impact of a Teacher’s Words

Relationship Enhancement Between Learner and Teacher (RELATe)

Licensing & Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
  • Ph.D. Counseling, with a specialty in Play Therapy, University of North Texas
  • M.S. Counseling, University of North Texas
  • B.S. Psychology, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Associations & Organizations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Texas Association Humanistic Education and Development
  • Association for Play Therapy
  • Texas Association for Play Therapy
  • North Texas Chapter, Texas Association for Play Therapy

Specialties

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Families
  • Parenting
  • Child-Parent Relationship Training
  • Social Skills and Support Groups