Ashley Buckmore – MA, LPCs, RPTs
Ashley’s career has focused on helping individuals and families since 2000. In 2007, she transitioned to helping individuals, children, and families in the Central Texas area as a licensed professional counselor. She graduated with her Masters of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Ashley has been fully licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2011.
Ashley’s heart has been to help others. She has been assisting children from young to old along with their families. Ashley is AutPlay Certified and is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and utilizes elements of play in her therapy with children to adults. She believes that play is a very powerful form of communication especially when you don’t seem to have the words to identify what is going on. Sandtray therapy is a form of play therapy and can be applied to teens, adults, groups, couples, and families.
For members of the armed services, Ashley also has 9 years of experience working with soldiers and their families. She has worked with the children, spouses and soldiers to aid in the different phases of the military life that they are experiencing.
Ashley is a member of the American Counseling Association, Texas Counselors Association, Association for Play Therapists, and Past President of the Central Texas Chapter for Play Therapy. She is also an Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor.
Ashley offers weekend and evening appointments. She currently accepts Aetna, Ambetter, BlueCross BlueShield, CHIP, Medicaid Managed Care, Scott & White Health Plan, Superior, Traditional Medicaid, Tricare Prime, Tricare Standard, UMR, United Healthcare and cash pay.
Samantha Schnabl – Graduate Intern
Samantha is currently working towards a Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Lamar University. As a current ABA therapist, she has assisted children and their families with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. She has experience working with young children to adolescents with Anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Trauma.
Her focus is creating a non-judgemental and comfortable space for people to open up and work through sensitive issues. She believes in personal growth and holding clients accountable to work towards their goals. Samantha approaches therapy from an Adlerian and Child-Centered perspective, utilizing techniques such as elements of play and sand tray therapy. She utilizes these techniques as a way to work through issues creatively as well as a way to communicate.
Samantha is available during the evenings and weekends.