Joyful Hearts Play Therapy & Counseling Center, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of our Practicum Counseling Student Intern (Counseling Interns).  Counseling Interns are graduate students enrolled in Sam Houston State University's graduate counseling program. They are in their last two semesters of graduate school and will be completing their practicum work (field experience) in our office.

Counseling Interns will be under the weekly supervision of our clinical director as they see clients.  These students will see clients at a reduced rate, as they gain experience and work towards the hours needed to meet graduation requirements.  Our counseling interns can see individuals, couples, and families.  Additionally, practicum students with Joyful Hearts are trained in Play Therapy.

Monica Gauntt is our counseling intern at Joyful Hearts! She is completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Play Therapy through Sam Houston State University. Monica is passionate about strengthening families and helping children and individuals navigate various challenges and life transitions. As a parent, stepparent, and former educator, she understands many of the unique challenges children, parents, and blended families may face. Monica has received training in sandtray therapy and play therapy.

Monica is under the supervision of Amy Drury, MA, LPC-S (TX #74646), RPT-S™, EMDR, ICST.  For more information about setting up an appointment with Monica, please contact the office, 281-719-0341.

Fees for Service:

Intake Session (70-90 minutes) - $50.00

Individual or Play Therapy Session (45-50 minutes) - $50.00

Couples Counseling or Family Therapy Session (70-90 minutes) - $50.00