Lexy Howell, LMFT, RPT
Meet Lexy Howell, LMFT, RPT
Lexy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who specializes in working with adults, teens, children families and couples. She also pursued and received training to become a Registered Play Therapist and a Theraplay Informed Practitioner.
Lexy is passionate about working with those who struggle with anxiety, self-image, trauma, transitions, and relational concerns including attachment based concerns.
Location: North Liberty/Cedar Rapids/Telehealth
Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Private Pay, Midlands Choice and Health Partners
Issues I Can Help You or Your Child With
My Style of Therapy
It all begins with the relationship.
When I begin working with someone my immediate focus is to grow and create a strong and safe therapeutic alliance that will allow them to become vulnerable and dig into the issues they wish to address.
No matter what stressor or concern brings you in, I work in a supportive and collaborative manner to identify and implement solutions that work for each individual and lend to their unique strengths. I utilize a strengths-based and solution-focused approach, as I believe that all individuals inherently have the strengths to navigate and manage their concerns. Together we will identify and implement individual steps needed to reach these goals.
“Play is a medium for expressing feelings, exploring relationships, and self-fulfillment.” Gary Landreth
Play is a natural way of expressing self, communicating, exploring, and increasing a variety of skills. Play therapy can be utilized with a variety of age groups (including adults!) but is most often utilized with children. While teens and adults can often talk out their concerns, children will play them out.
With my support, play can be utilized to address current concerns and work towards reaching your and your child’s goals. Play Therapy has a variety of approaches within it and may look different for each individual. When I utilize play, I begin with Person Centered Play Therapy and implement other aspects to support such as play directives, art, and sand tray.