Hi, I'm Christy Maples, M.A., CSC, LPC-Associate Supervised by Cary Scott LPC-S . In a world full of unknowns, unwelcome thoughts and behaviors can creep into us until we don't recognize ourselves. I believe in the power of passion and my passion is working towards self-discovery with my clients. Together we will discover obstacles, thought patterns, behaviors, and underlying issues that are keeping you from living your best life. Through a strong therapeutic relationship filled with compassion and non-judgement we will embark on a journey to embrace life and all that comes with it.
A little about me…
I received my Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech in 2006 where I majored in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. During my time at Texas Tech I worked in a residential treatment center for adolescents who have emotional difficulties and traumatic life situations. It was here that my passion for mental health was planted and I began to grow in my love for helping people through life struggles.
I then went on to become a special education teacher in Coppell, TX working primarily with teens with behavior and learning disorders. My early years as a special education teacher were spent working as a teacher in our behavior unit teaching lessons related to coping skills, life skills, and overall control of their behavior. I went on to work for the district as a in-home/parent trainer where I went into the homes of the students and helped their families to bridge the skills being taught at school into the home. My last 3 years I served as the special education lead teacher coordinating behavior plans and Individual Education Plans as well as working with the students and their families to support their emotional well-being in the academic setting. After 8 years as a special education teacher, I completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling through Seton Hall University in 2010. During my masters program , I completed my practicum and internship at The Art Station where we used art to enhance the therapy process. I facilitated several groups for teens with anxiety and depression allowing them to uncover their identity and purpose in a safe therapeutic environment. I discovered the power of art as a coping mechanism to guide our subconscious and regulate our emotions.
After completing my Masters of Arts in Counseling, I was certified as a school counselor and served in this role for 4 years in the Plano area. During my time as a school counselor I served on several committees including a committee where I was an advocate of minorities to ensure they had the same access to education as well as increase our minority populations in AP courses. I helped to write suicide curriculum for the district and served on the crisis team. As a counselor it was my mission to ensure that the whole child was being helped; emotional, social, and academic. As a counselor, I experienced many unfortunate situations such as suicide, death of students, family disruptions, homelessness, grief, anxiety, depression, and many other life experiences that led me to the decisions to pursue my passion and work towards my licensure of an LPC and transition into a counselor in the private practice setting.
If you or anyone you know are in need of services, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have! Feel free to email me at [email protected] . Call me @ 214.225.9493
Let’s walk your story together.