Kaitlin Cross, MA, LPC-Intern

Kaitlin is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern specializing in Play Therapy and Activity Therapy for children and preadolescents with a variety of presenting concerns. Kaitlin also works frequently with adolescents and adults in the context of traditional talk therapy. She is working towards her independent license in professional counseling and is supervised by Jennie Fincher, Ph.D., LPC-S. Kaitlin earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas where she trained in Play Therapy, Group Play Therapy, Activity Therapy, Filial Therapy, Group Counseling, and Crisis Intervention. While at UNT, Kaitlin also trained in Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT). The goal of CPRT is to strengthen the quality of the parent-child connection to reduce child behavior problems and stress between the parent-child relationship.

Her experience working in agency and hospital settings has allowed her to gain comprehensive training in treating clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, divorce, self-esteem, behavioral concerns, and child/parent relationship concerns. She works to meet her clients where they are, supporting their growth toward increased self-awareness, emotional regulation, and reducing their overall distress in a safe nonjudgmental space utilizing aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her specialization with children and adolescents involves operating within their developmental abilities utilizing play and activity therapy. Kaitlin strongly values acceptance, empathy, and genuineness in all of her therapeutic relationships.

Prior to joining North Texas Counseling Associates Kaitlin trained at various outpatient and inpatient settings, including Cook Children’s Medical Center, where she gained extensive experience in treating children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral concerns.