Temple Carson Counselor

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers

Education & Certification

  • BA Sociology, University of Central Arkansas
  • MS Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Counseling John Brown University
  • KC Play, play therapy training by nationally recognized trainers.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Registered Play Therapist
  • Licensed Supervisor for LPC, LMFT, and RPT
  • Trained in TheraPlay Level 1, EMDR, TF-CBT, CPRT
  • Adjunct professor for John Brown University
play turns out to be so stunningly essentail to childhoos, its like love shunshine, & broccoli all juiced together

What I do:


  • Play Therapy with children of all ages
  • Parenting
  • Divorce Recovery for children and their families
  • Blended family
  • Grief
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Family Reconciliation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • School Struggles
  • OCD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Attachment struggles between parents and children

There’s a part of all of us that longs to know that even what’s weakest about us is still redeemable and can ultimately count for something good. -Fred Rogers

counseling for kids

I don’t think anyone can grow unless he’s loved exactly as he is now, appreciated for what he is rather than what he will be. – Fred Rogers

I believe that the greatest strength and healing agent we have is connection: connection with God, with our significant other, with our children, our extended family, and our friends. One of the best ways I have found to connect with people is through language, and the language of children is PLAY! Children learn to play before they learn to speak. Play is crucial in the development of children. In my office, children and adults will experience a safe, homey, and fun environment where we can work on the tough issues. In my play therapy room, you will find toys, sand trays, and art supplies to accommodate children 3-18. I also enjoy working with adults through creative and experiential therapy. In me, you will find an open and caring relationship and someone who will partner with parents to bring children a safe place, in and out of the office as we work together to tackle life’s difficulties and bring out their best possibilities. What I do is no secret, I seek to teach parents how to work with children in their home in order to create and maintain their best relationship. Let’s schedule a play therapy date today.

Fresh Roots Family Counseling Locations

Rogers Main Office:
3901 West Financial Parkway
Rogers, AR 72758
Phone: 479.986.8655
Fax: 479.633.9398

Fort Smith Office:
5401 Rogers Ave, Suite 200
Ft. Smith, AR 72903
Phone: 479.226.8403
Fax: 479.250.0334

Our Therapists are accountable to the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling.
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