Ardis Lo, Licensed Professional Counselor

Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Counselor
Individual, Group and Parenting Training
Registered Play Therapist

Ardis is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University with specialty training in Play Therapy, Activity Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Training, Group Therapy, and Geriatrics. Ardis has companioned people seeking counseling for various life and mental health challenges from the ages of three to ninety three. Ardis has worked with the  adolescent populations in Frisco and Prosper ISD, grieving children and families with Journey of Hope, Camp Sol, and Camp Erin as well as end of life support with Hospice. Prior to counseling, Ardis dedicated eight years to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County while staying home with her young children.

Ardis believes counseling is a component of overall healthcare. She believes that each person has his/her own unique story and resiliency. Through the challenges of life people need an accepting place to share their story and their perspective in order to gain insight into their strengths and find balance. Ardis will provide a warm, empathetic presence to people from birth to geriatrics.

Ardis earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Dallas with a focus on child development in 2002. Ardis has been peacefully married for eleven years and is “mommy” to two compassionate and adventurous children, as well as three rescued dogs.

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Speaking Topics

  • What a Grieving Child Needs
  • Slowing Down: Strengthening the Child Parent Relationship by Lessening Outside Activities and Distractions
  • Sign Out so you can Tune In.
  • Child Abuse: Prevention and Reaction
  • Get Out and Play: The importance of play for all ages!
  • Engage the body to engage the mind. Activities to engage.

Licensing & Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • M.S., Counseling, Southern Methodist University
  • B.S., Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Texas at Dallas

Associations & Organizations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Association for Play Therapy
  • Texas Association for Play Therapy
  • North Texas Chapter – Texas Association for Play Therapy
  • National Alliance for Grieving Children

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)