Get to Know Me
M.Ed, LPC, RPT-S
Hello! My name is Kellie Cole and I am the owner of Compassion Child and Family Counseling. I am so glad you stopped by my website. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. I have been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults. I enjoy my job immensely and couldn’t see myself doing anything else. In my experience, we all need a little (or a lot) of help sometimes. Some of the things I can help you with are:
*ADHD *Grief and Loss *Divorce *Behavior Problems *Anxiety
*High functioning Autism *Learning differences *Oppositional behaviors
*Parent-child relationship difficulties *Depression *Family discord
Choosing a therapist for yourself or for your child/teen is an important process.
I’d like to share a little bit about me so that you can decide if I might be the right counselor for you.
I was born in Durango, Colorado where I learned to love everything outdoors. As a child I was camping in the summer and skiing in the winter. At age 11 my family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas to be closer to grandparents. Texas was hot! After high school I attended Texas Tech University (Wreck ‘em!) where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I continued my education in Denton, Texas at The University of North Texas where I earned a Master’s degree in counseling and play therapy. Soon after I became a Licensed Professional Counselor and quickly earned the Registered Play Therapist credential. While in the DFW area I specialized in the domestic violence and sexual assault fields. I worked in various roles including: child/teen counselor, program director, state board member, and Clinical Director at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Plano. I regularly presented at state and national conferences in addition to maintaining a small private practice. While living in Denton I also met my husband and we had two beautiful sons.
In 2001 we moved our family to The Woodlands where I enjoyed staying home with our two young boys. We joined The Woodlands United Methodist Church where I taught child and adult Sunday school. After a few years, I co-opened and directed a counseling center at the church. My career turned to academia when I had the opportunity to teach at Lone Star College. After teaching for four years I longed to be back in the counseling office and joined a private practice in The Woodlands where I remained for 7 years. During this time my husband and I enjoyed watching our sons grow up and participate in many school and community activities. Once our boys were away at college it seemed like the perfect time to create a new adventure. That blessing of an adventure was opening Compassion Child and Family Counseling Center (CCFC).
CCFC is the culmination of 30+ years of rewarding work. I have always been passionate about helping people of all ages reach their potential and live their best life. My many experiences have taught me the immense value that parents and caregivers play in the lives of their children. In my office, when working with children and teens, parents will always have a vital role in the therapy process. Through the use of play, games, talk, and collaboration I will work with you to strengthen your relationships and create solutions that instill confidence and hope at home, in school, and beyond.
Let’s get started.
The Heart Behind My Practice
If we work together I think it is important for you to know that I am a Christian. For me, being a Christian gives me clarity, strength, and hope in good times and hard times. I consider the work that I do as a counselor an honor and privilege that comes directly from God.
Spirituality is an important resource for many and something that you may want to explore. I welcome you to share your own belief systems, regardless of whether they are similar to mine. Either way, you will be treated with respect, understanding, and acceptance at all times.