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Christina Villarreal-Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S

Core Faculty



  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University, 2008
  • M.A. Community Counseling, St. Mary’s University, 2002
  • B.A. Counseling Psychology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 2000

Field of Expertise

  • Play Therapy
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Child-Parent Relationship Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Trauma and PTSD

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor, #19017, Texas
  • National Certified Counselor, #75891
  • Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, #S980


Dr. Villarreal-Davis specializes in working with children and adolescents utilizing play therapy, sandtray therapy, and expressive arts therapy. Dr. Villarreal-Davis also has extensive training in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) and has conducted research using this approach with Hispanic families. Her teaching and research interests include play therapy, sandtray therapy, CPRT, family therapy, working with children in foster care, military families, PTSD/trauma, neuro-informed approaches in counseling, multiculturalism/diversity, student engagement and advising, and creativity in online counselor education and supervision. Dr. Villarreal-Davis has also presented for professional organizations as well as published on her professional areas of interest. Additionally, Dr. Villarreal-Davis currently maintains a small practice where she provides counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Dr. Villarreal-Davis currently serves as a Chapter Faculty Advisor (CFA) for the Chi Sigma Iota Rho Eta online student chapter Rho Eta Rho Mu.

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