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Lorenzo Teixeira is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC#3812) in the state of California, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S#2659), and National Certified Counselor (NCC#284152). Lorenzo has been working in the mental health field for well over a decade, providing clinical services to a diverse population of children, adolescents, parents, and families. He provides services for children of all ages - toddlers through teens. Lorenzo specializes in the use of Play Therapy to help children and teens work their challenges that have been affecting their functioning and impacting the family system. 

Lorenzo works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, such as anxiety, depression, achievement pressure, academic adjustment, school stress, poor social skills, low self-esteem, divorce, grief, trauma, aggression or disruptive behaviors, life transitions, or anything getting in the way of being happy.


Lorenzo is also certified in AutPlay Therapy - a play therapy and behavioral therapy treatment approach for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental disorders, and other neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD, ADHD, social pragmatic communication disorder, Tourette's syndrome, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, fragile X, seizure disorders, sensory processing disorder, and intellectual developmental disorder). This approach is most beneficial for children ages 3-18 with a severe to mild impairment level in social functioning, emotional regulation, and relationship development.

Lorenzo provides supervision to Professional Clinical Counselors Associates and Marriage and Family Therapists Associates who are working towards their California State licensure. Lorenzo also provides supervision and training to mental health therapists seeking their Registered Play Therapy credential.

Education and credentials:

  • AutPlay Therapy Certified Provider

  • Registered Play Therapist Supervisor by the Association for Play Therapy

  • Certification in Level 4 Standard Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

  • National Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Northern Arizona University

  • Associate Credential in Logotherapy by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy

  • Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, University of Coimbra, Portugal


  • California Association for Play Therapy - San Francisco Chapter President in 2021 (actively involved in the San Francisco Chapter as a board member from 2018 until 2023)

  • Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute (BAPTI) - Board of Directors (2019-2022)

  • Association for Play Therapy

  • National Board for Certified Counselors

  • Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy

Lorenzo Teixeira, LPCC, RPT-S, NCC

My mission is to provide specialized individual counseling to children, and adolescents.  I want to connect with children and their families to help them heal from the inside out, providing them the necessary tools to overcome current obstacles. I want to provide parenting support, by offering effective strategies, to make sure the whole family lives a happier life.

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