Vivian Murcia, Licensed Professional Intern under the Supervision of Brandy Schumann, PhD

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

Vivian is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Brandy Schumann, PhD. Vivian earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Plano, TX, where she received specialty training in Play Therapy, Activity Therapy, and Group Therapy. Vivian’s education and experience includes working with children, adolescents, parents, couples, and adults at SMU’s Center for Family Counseling. Some of her experience includes supporting individuals and families in overcoming mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, anger management, as well as strengthening the bond between parents and their children.

Vivian believes that counseling is a tool that can benefit individuals to meet their personal goals and grow. Vivian strives to create a warm and supportive environment in which individuals feel safe to process through their emotions and achieve change. She believes that every person has a unique story to share and tries to meet the individual where they are. Vivian is fluent in Spanish and is happy to offer services in both Spanish and English. In her free time, Vivian enjoys spending time with family and running.

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Speaking Topics

  • What is Play Therapy?
  • You Can Decide: Increasing Children’s Self-Efficacy through Choice Giving
  • Limit Setting: Setting Boundaries on Behaviors
  • But What Can WE Do? – Ways to Support your Child’s Therapy at Home
  • How to Strengthen your Communication with your Teen

Licensing & Education

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

Associations & Organizations

  • American Counseling Association

Specialties

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Play Therapy
  • Activity Therapy
  • Child-Parent Relationship Training
  • Social Skills
  • Groups
  • Couples