Lacey Clare, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the Supervision of Brandy Schumann, PhD

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Child, Adolescent, Adult, Group, and Family Counselor
Play Therapist and Parenting Educator

Lacey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Brandy Schumann, PhD. Lacey earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Plano, TX, where she received specialty training in Play and Activity Therapy, Group Counseling, and Affirmative Therapy for LGBTQ+ individuals and families. Lacey works with children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing discouragement or distress due to low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and difficult life experiences. She also works with individuals to increase their ability to self-regulate and develop healthy boundaries in all relationships.

Lacey believes that all people are capable of positive self-direction in the context of an open, accepting environment that respects individual needs while encouraging social interest. She strives to create an environment in counseling to help an individual gain insight into life’s challenges and to empower the individual to overcome their challenges.

In her free time, Lacey enjoys spending time with her spouse and their three dogs, and taking on DIY home improvement projects.

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Speaking Topics

  • Healthy Parenting: Prioritizing Yourself So You They Can Prosper
  • Patience Over Power: Using Limit Setting for the First Time
  • Gender and Sexual Identity Development 101: Sorting out the Alphabet Soup
  • But Boys Aren’t Supposed to be Ballerinas! Understanding Gender Nonconformity in Childhood
  • Cooperation, not Competition: Fostering Social Interest and Connection Among Teens
  • Maintaining Acceptance Despite Disagreement: Loving your LGBTQ+ Teen
  • Pitfalls of Perfectionism: When High Performance Creates High Pressure for Your Teens

Licensing & Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
  • M.S. in Counseling, Southern Methodist University
  • B.A. in Psychology, Carleton College

Associations & Organizations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling
  • Association for Play Therapy
  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Texas Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling

Specialties

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Play and Activity Therapy
  • Child-Parent Relationship Training
  • Support Groups
  • Gender and Sexual Identity Development
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-harm, Suicidal Ideation