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Kay Suttle-Field, LPC Intern

Kay Suttle-Field, LPC Intern

Counselor: Children, Teens, Adults, Parents

Kay has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and parents. Life can present challenges through health, family, or school problems that can affect the way children feel, behave, and learn. Using play therapy, talk therapy, sand tray, creative activities, and mindfulness interventions, Kay helps children and adolescents become self-aware, discover new solutions, improve communication, and increase personal strengths. She also collaborates with parents to discover communication strategies that can positively impact the child and the parent-child relationship. Kay has extensive training and experience working with children and adolescents who have communication and learning needs. Her approach to counseling is interdisciplinary drawing from play therapy, relational theory, person-centered therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Supervised by Eva Escobedo, LPC-S

Areas of Specialty

Educational Background

M.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University M.A, Education of the Hearing Impaired from Texas Woman’s University B.S., Education of the Hearing Impaired/Elementary Education Texas Woman’s University

Certifications: National Certified Counselor, School Counselor, Classroom Teacher Generalist Grades EC-4, Elementary Self-Contained Grades 1-8, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Grades PK-12, English as a Second Language Supplemental Grades EC-12

Why Therapy?

As a teacher, school counselor, and parent, I realized that people of all ages desire a safe space to express their thoughts, ideas, concerns, and emotions whether it is through talking, playing, writing, creating, or moving. I decided to become a therapist so that I could offer the time and a judgement-free environment for individuals to address their needs.

Professional Motivation

I feel honored to facilitate the therapeutic process for an individual to discover his/her inner strength, confidence, appreciation, and healing.

Hobbies

My energy is rejuvenated by spending time with my spouse, children, pets, family, and friends. I enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, biking, time at the beach, baking cookies, sharing a meal with family and friends, decorating for the holidays, and playing games. I also love listening to podcasts and reading historical fiction.
 

Previous Occupations

I have spent my professional career in education. I love school! I have worked as a general education elementary school teacher, and a teacher for the deaf/hard of hearing at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. I have also worked as an elementary school counselor. Currently, I am a school counselor for Austin ISD deaf/hard of hearing program. Other jobs that have shaped me include working in the kitchen of a nursing home, waitressing, selling Christmas trees, working for a florist, babysitting, and dog walking.

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University of Colorado at Boulder for my bachelors, Hunter College (CUNY) in New York City for my Master’s of Social Work