Madai Maldanado, MS, LPC, RPT

I am a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasize in School Guidance and a Master’s of Science in Counseling and Development with an emphasize in Mental Health Counseling.

I specialize in working with children and adolescents alongside their parents. I am a Bilingual and have experience working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorders, grief and loss, self-esteem, life transitions, or have suffered from sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse or any other traumatic event. I believe in a holistic, emotional approach to counseling and often achieve this by incorporating experiential modalities, such as expressive art techniques, sand tray, and guided imagery in my practice.

As a play therapist, I utilize Child- Centered Play Therapy. This is an effective approach that allows children to process challenges and communicate using their natural language of play. Play therapy is a process in which children are given the opportunity to work through past or current difficulties. In addition to individual therapy, I provide therapy groups for parents using Child Parent Relationship Therapy (also called Filial Therapy). I highly value the parent's involvement in the therapeutic process and enjoy building a strong parent-child relationship.

My goal is to create an environment that is welcoming, values trust, and provide support and understanding. I strive to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to change and grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams.

Please contact me directly to schedule an appointment at (940) 440-4400