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Meet the Therapists and Staff

Brenna Hicks owns and operates The Kid Counselor Center. We have employee and sub-contractor Play Therapists to better serve the needs in the community.

At The Kid Counselor Center, we recruit, train, and supervise therapists with the same theoretical background (child-centered, non-directive play therapy) to ensure that every child, regardless of which therapist they are seeing, gets the same standard of treatment.

Dr. Brenna Hicks

Dr. Brenna Hicks, PhD

Registered Play Therapist

Since 2006, Brenna has been providing Play Therapy services to families in the Tampa Bay area. With extensive knowledge and understanding of children’s issues, coupled with a passion for equipping parents with effective skills, Brenna has gained a reputation as one of the most sought-after, expert Child Therapists in the Tampa Bay area.

You can read Brenna’s Podcast and Blog by clicking the following links:

Amber Cheatham, LCSW

Amber Cheatham, LCSW

Play Therapist

Amber Cheatham was raised in Tampa, FL and attended the University of South Florida for her B.A. in Psychology and Masters of Social Work (MSW). Amber loves working with children and young adolescents, providing them a safe and interactive environment to help them heal and develop coping skills to face life’s challenges. She is trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy, a non-directive approach that provides children with the opportunity to address their needs at their own pace. Amber also has experience working with parents, equipping them with tools to improve child-parent relationships.

Kathryn Wright

Lauren Cintron, RCSWI

Play Therapist

Lauren attended the University of South Florida where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters of Social Work. With more than ten years experience working with children in different capacities, Lauren is passionate about child centered play therapy as a mechanism to foster relationship, connection, and change. Lauren’s goal is to help children and their families feel encouraged, equipped, and capable to handle life’s struggles. When she’s not in the playroom, Lauren loves to travel, bake, and spend time with family.

Mya Vargas

Mya Vargas

Office Manager

Mya is the friendly person on the phone when you call for your free initial consultation! She greets you when you come to the center, schedules appointments, checks you in and out, and handles communication for the therapists in between appointments.

Our clients interact with Mya a lot. Which is why we found the friendliest office manager around! She can’t wait to meet you.