Joy Cannon (she/her)

LPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist

Does your 3-10 year old child have aggressive behavior, unhappy relationships, say scary things or seem to get in trouble a lot?

Counselor in Cedar Park, TX

  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Kids thrive with structure + freedom. Parenting is exhausting work. What to ignore? How to teach? I can help you understand their inner experience, respond to behavior & feel reconnected. This big world confuses little kids who are helplessly adjusting to major life events like death, accidents, relocations, hospitalization, crime, divorce and more.

My Background and Approach

When kids finish play therapy, they usually use more words to describe their feelings. Parents feel more confident with specific communication skills. You worry less and know more. You can "be with" not battle. Therapy moves from surface problems to heart issues, trying hard to accepting, isolation to interdependence, the body's wisdom to the mind and back. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, I am qualified for the strengths-based, humanistic therapy I practice with respect for emerging knowledge about interpersonal neurobiology. While studying for my masters in clinical mental health, I focused on advanced Child-Centered Play Therapy. Then I continued to become a Registered Play Therapist.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Your child can feel empowered to solve their problems, experience dynamic emotions, challenge beliefs, heal from trauma, and change. I facilitate change & encourage caregivers, but don't fix people. Behavior is communication. Kids who feel good, do good. I show up fully for my clients, but trust them to guide us and do the work. It's my honor to be a witness so I'll admit that clients teach me too. Creativity through expressive arts helps people approach the most uncomfortable topics and feelings. And groups of people with similar struggles teach us to receive support and accept ourselves as good enough. I'm passionate about providing group therapy to meet the increasing mental health needs I see.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 160/session


512-905-8521 Email Joy
201 S. Lakeline Blvd.
Suite 602
Cedar Park, TX 78613

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