Captured at  on 02,07,2021 by Brandy McShan, owner of Graceful Shutter Photography.

Veronica Rivera, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC Associate)

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Supervised by Dr. Evelyne Fitzgerald, PhD., LPC-S, RPT-S


Veronica graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy. She is an LPC-Associate in the State of Texas (License #90883) under the supervision of Dr. Evelyne Fitzgerald, PhD., LPC-S, RPT-S and a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors (Certificate #1723631). Veronica looks forward to pursuing her Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. She has received training in play therapy, sand tray therapy, individual counseling, group therapy, couples counseling, and received additional training in Level 1 and Level 2 of Clinical Foundations in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Veronica has experience working with children as young as 3 years old, adolescents, and adults confronting a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress management, postpartum care, and military spouse support groups dealing with PTSD. She enjoys meeting each individual exactly where they are by expressing kindness, care, and compassion in a safe nonjudgmental environment. As a parent, Veronica understands the challenges life can bring and values and honors the trust given by other parents when bringing their child to therapy.

“Play can become a doorway to a new self, one much more in tune with the world. Because play is all about trying on new behaviors and thoughts, it frees us from established patterns.”

– Dr. Stuart Brown, M.D.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - University of Houston
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Play Therapy Certificate - Sam Houston State University

Services provided:

  • Play Therapy
  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Virtual Sessions (online)
  • Counseling Services available in English and Spanish

Veronica is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Counseling Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota (Professional Counseling Honor Society)
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Sam Houston Association for Play Therapy

Fees for services:

  • Intake session - $150.00
  • 45-50-minute session - $100.00

To contact Veronica, call the office, 281-719-0341 or email her,