About Child’s Play Counseling Services

LisaPattersonLPC-SLMHC  Hello and welcome to my website and blog.

My name is Lisa Patterson and I am a licensed Alabama Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor (LPC-S), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S)

I hold a master’s degree in counseling and I have 20 years of experience working with individuals, both adults and children, as well as groups and families. I’ve worked with individuals as well as families experiencing a large range of issues not limited to low self esteem, depression, anxiety, divorce, separation, parenting issues, blended families, relationship, career challenges, and adjustment issues. I can help you find the right tools to help you or your family reach your goals and work through your challenging issues. I don’t dwell on improving weaknesses rather I prefer to identify the strengths within each of us. As one’s strengths increase, weakness get smaller.

No individual or family is without the occasional frustration or challenge but when issues are interfering with daily activities or causing chaos within your life or the home it may be time to look for help.          focus1

Child’s Play Counseling Services offers full service mental health counseling and therapy for adults, children, adolescents, and families in Covington County, Alabama and now online.

Specialties:  I have had tremendous success with working with clients with the therapeutic method of Sand Tray Therapy.   I have extensive training and experience in child abuse, neglect, self injury, ADHD, depression, anxiety, divorce and working with military families.

For the military family I have completed three rotations within the Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) program which involved specialized training to help the unique issues often faced by these families.

My style of counseling is nonjudgmental, compassionate, and down to earth. I won’t pretend to know all the answers. I keep an open mind and I know that you, not me, are the expert on your life. I will help you find new “tools” to improve your life. Sometimes those tools are already there, buried in your own tool shed. We just need to locate, reorganize and sharpen those tools. Sometimes we may need to add some new ones.

I won’t tell you that I use one specific counseling approach over another but I generally begin with a solution-based approach then work toward finding the best approach that works for you.   soring (1024x771)

Nothing is ever hopeless. I know at times it may feel that way but it never is. Somewhere there is a solution which just hasn’t made itself clear yet. I’m glad you have made that first important step in seeking help and making positive changes in your life.

I’m looking forward to working with you!

To find out about my fees and office policies please click this link.

If you are interested in online counseling services please click this link.


I also conduct workshops on various topics of interest to professionals and parent groups regarding a variety of children’s mental health issues as well as teach workshops on play therapy and sand tray therapy. I can also offer supervision for those counselors wishing to become registered Play Therapists (RPT) as well as those wishing to become Licensed Counselors in Alabama (LPC) and in Florida (LMHC).

Child’s Play Counseling Services are located on Hwy 84 E
The address is 1113 Sanford Road, Andalusia, Alabama 36420.
Regular office hours are 8 – 5:30 Monday through Friday.
Call 334-222-7094 to schedule an appointment.  No referral is needed.

Child’s Play Counseling Services  since  2001

For fee & Office information

 call 334-222-7094 to schedule your appointment

For some people, online counseling can be a benefit.  It’s not for everyone but if you feel that you might benefit from online counseling, please click on the below link to get started.

I now offer on line counseling through BetterHelp, a secure way to receive counseling when it’s difficult to come into the office .  You can reach me on BetterHelp by clicking on my link: Lisa Patterson

BetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. They offer convenient, discreet and affordable access to a certified therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counseling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.


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