I am a psychotherapist who specializes in working with children and their families, and I have a private practice in Houston, Texas. With over 18 years experience, my main goal is to help people get where they want to go by building a safe and supportive atmosphere for treatment.
I have served on the board of the Sam Houston Association for Play Therapy (SHAPT). This is the local chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy (TAPT), which focuses on play therapy as the most effective way to treat children’s emotional issues.
Whether it is a one time consultation to get help with some current life issues, education on a particular parenting issue or even ongoing counseling for something that doesn’t seem to be getting any better, I am here to help you get where you want to go. Contact me today for a consultation!
M.Ed., LPC Intern
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern being supervised by Tom Stevens, LPC-S, RPT-S. I currently hold a Masters of Education degree in Guidance & Counseling, focusing on play therapy. I have been working with children, adolescents, and adults since 2006, helping them work through a variety of presenting issues. I believe life’s challenges can be tough to cope with, and sometimes people need help finding the strength and tools to face those challenges and come out even stronger. I will work with you to help you figure out how to draw from your own strengths to accomplish your goals. I have a passion for working with children and parents together to help the parent become a therapeutic source in their child’s life. I look forward to meeting with you!
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord… to give you a hope for the future.” -Jeremiah 29:11
Samantha Ridder, MS
I hold a Master of Science degree from Friends University with special training in working with individuals, couples, and families. My passion is to help people find happiness through an honest look at their life, and my focus is always on the support and guidance I can give you to get there. Whether it has to do with communication, arguments within your relationship or family, anxiety or even depression, I can help you work through the pain and find the relief. I believe in building a relationship based on trust and honesty, so that when you leave my office you will have the confidence to face life on life's terms. I can't wait to meet you and hear more about your life!