A Word about Terri
Dr. Terri Gonzales is our play therapist at Preston Place Counseling. From the moment she held her first job in high school, she knew that whatever she was meant to do in life would involve working with children and helping others.
She received both her masters and doctoral degrees from the University of North Texas in Counseling, where she specialized in Play Therapy and was individually mentored by some of the most internationally respected therapists in the field.
In 2014, Terri received the Association for Play Therapy Student Research award for her dissertation research on the effectiveness of Child Teacher Relationship Training with children exhibiting disruptive behavior.
Terri is bilingual and sees both English and Spanish speaking clients. In her current practice at Preston Place, Terri sees clients as young as 3 years of age until about 11 years old in play therapy. She also enjoys working with adolescents and individual adults, as well as families as a whole. She is extremely excited to utilize Safe Conversations principles in her work with couples.
Terri has been an adjunct professor at The University of North Texas since 2012 and enjoys training and teaching future counselors. She recently obtained her LPC-S and will begin supervising new counselors who are working to obtain their licensure hours.
Terri is married and has two young sons. To read more about Terri or to make an appointment, please click on her image above.