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Specialized Child Therapists for children ages 3-14 Call 813-421-5437 today!

You’re thinking about a counselor for your child. A PLAY THERAPIST is the best solution

As you consider play therapy for your child, you probably have lots of questions. This video gives you an overview of what you can expect when your child begins play therapy with one of the therapists at The Kid Counselor Center. We want you and your kid to feel more comfortable right from the start. Take a look!

Help for your child. Relief for you!

Are you struggling with any of the following issues? Play therapy is UNIQUELY suited for the following:


Child anxiety


School behavior


Sibling rivalry


Autism spectrum disorders


Power struggles


Divorce & family changes






Dysregulated behavior


Eating & food issues




Academic difficulties

Play therapy is best, most universally suited therapy for children.

If you don’t see your issue in the list above, you can call (813) 421-5437 to schedule a FREE consultation and speak with a therapist to see if play therapy is a good fit.

Hear from parents that have gotten help for their kids at The Kid Counselor Center

Nikki’s Story

Listen to Nikki’s story of how The Kid Counselor, using Play Therapy, helped her and her family work through issues her daughter developed previous to her adoption.

Danielle’s Story

Phobias, anxiety, and fear are often overwhelming and debilitating for kids. Play Therapy is an effective treatment, restoring peace to the child.

Listen to Danielle’s story about her son overcoming his allergy phobia.

Monica’s Story

Cutting, anger, and depression are more and more common among pre-teens and adolescents.

Listen to Monica’s story about her daughter overcoming her need to self-harm and anger issues.

Read why parents trust The Kid Counselor Center

  • Definitely worth the time to help your child grow. Don’t expect to see results right away, but over time the play therapy does help you better understand how your child... read more

    Terry Steven Avatar Terry Steven
    March 5, 2021

    I can’t say enough wonderful things about Mrs. Brenna. She has been instrumental in helping my son emotionally, deal with the divorce of his parents. She is a skilled professional... read more

    Sophina Williams Avatar Sophina Williams
    March 5, 2020

    I highly recommend Ms. Brenna, I was at my wits end when I brought my son to her, he was having a hard time at school not wanting to go,... read more

    Jill G Avatar Jill G
    March 5, 2021
  • For my child it has been a great support. He started very young, just 3 years old but the therapy has helped him to develop some basic emotional tools to... read more

    Carmen Beneitez Avatar Carmen Beneitez
    March 5, 2019

    Dr. Hicks is wonderful! Having an anxious child can be difficult, but with the help from Dr. Hicks our child was able to express herself in a safe and supportive... read more

    Shannon Paasch Avatar Shannon Paasch
    March 5, 2020

    Dr. Brenna has been amazing with my son! Sebastian experienced trauma and was in a vulnerable place, and Dr. Brenna made him instantly comfortable with her. They continued to bond... read more

    Stephanie Willis Avatar Stephanie Willis
    March 5, 2020
  • Dr. Hicks was incredible in helping our son and us with play therapy. We were unsure if some of our 5 year old son's expressed feelings had a physical or... read more

    Terence Perenich Avatar Terence Perenich
    March 5, 2022

    Over the summer I made the decision to take Dr. Brenna's online CPRT (Child Parent Relationship Therapy) online training. This is most certainly one of the best decisions I have... read more

    R albala Avatar R albala
    March 5, 2022

    Dr. Hicks is amazing! She knows how to make kids feel comfortable and the parents. We noticed real progress with getting our kids the tools to be successful. Would... read more

    Kevin Goodwin Avatar Kevin Goodwin
    March 5, 2020
  • Brenna is fantastic at connecting with children, and creating a safe and fun place for growth and healing. Kids always excited to spend time, and we saw immense change in... read more

    Laura Plummer Fadner Avatar Laura Plummer Fadner
    March 5, 2022

    We have 9 yr old boy/girl twins and recently had a few major changes that was causing anxiety and sometimes panic for both kids. We tried the usual therapy talk... read more

    too10quick Avatar too10quick
    March 5, 2022

    Our experience with Brenna was life-changing. My child went in with some potential long-term issues and walked out with a new lease on life - confident, happy, and with a... read more

    Nicole Kane Avatar Nicole Kane
    March 5, 2020
  • Dr. Hicks is wonderful with my son, and with me. She has brought a new dynamic to our home that is working and is based out of mutual respect,... read more

    Krystin Mondelli Avatar Krystin Mondelli
    March 5, 2019

    Brenna has helped my girls and family SO much!!! I HIGHLY recommend her!! Excellent professional, great listener and superb communication! We ALL enjoyed our time with her!

    Janet Jeffrey Avatar Janet Jeffrey
    March 5, 2020

    Dr. Hicks was instrumental in helping our six year old son. When we began therapy, he was plagued by anxiety and compulsive actions. As time progressed through treatment he began... read more

    Steven Hoschak Avatar Steven Hoschak
    March 5, 2022

The Kid Counselor Center – Child Therapists in Lutz, FL

Our Therapists offer the following services. Please call to schedule your FREE consultation when you are ready.
child therapy play therapy


The Kid Counselor Center specializes in play therapy and sand play therapy for children 3-14 years old. Children use play as their language and toys as their words. Discover how Play Therapy is the best fit to help children work through their issues.
parent coaching


Get private, one-on-one coaching from Dr. Hicks in this 10-week, play-based program for parents of children 3-10 years old. This course combines weekly training with video review and feedback of 30 minute play sessions of you with your child, implementing the Play Therapy skills.
in-home play therapy


Play Therapy sessions conducted by a parent has been researched and proven to be more effective than delivered by a therapist!  Our In-Home Play Therapy training empowers you, the parent, to build the relationship and create the environment needed for your child to get better.