• Teen Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Master’s degree
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
  • Training in Play Therapy

                     Meet Carla!                         

Asking for help takes incredible bravery and self-knowledge.  It is an underrated strength. It allows us to do more than we could ever do by ourselves.  No matter what brought you here, you are already doing better because you have made the difficult step of acknowledging that you need help.

I would love to chat and see if I would be a good passenger on you or your children’s journey to mental health wellness.  I work primarily with children and adolescents using primarily play and cognitive-based modalities. I received training in play therapy, trust-based relational intervention, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Other settings I have worked in include community agencies, residential/outpatient substance abuse facilities, and schools.

No matter where you are at and wherever you plan to go, my goal is to get you there using your strengths and values because this is your life.  You are in the driver’s seat.  Where do you want to go?

Carla Cortez is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (TX # 88872) in the state of Texas under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Baggerly, LPC-S (TX # 67446).

“Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to  make us or break us. The choice is ours whether we become victim or victor.” – Victor Frankl