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Kristy Goodwin

LPC, Registered Play Therapist


Play Therapy, Children, Adolescents, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Parenting, Autplay


Medicaid, New Directions, BCBS, BCBS Federal


Kristy Goodwin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. She earned her undergraduate degree at Williams Baptist University, in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas in Psychology, graduating in 2013. She received her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy at John Brown University, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas in 2018. Kristy completed her play therapy training from Heartland Play Therapy in 2021.

Before coming to Water’s Edge she worked in the school based setting in Bentonville for three years with a variety of presenting issues ranging from but not limited to anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationships, grief, stress, adjustment, trauma and impulse control.

“I want to reach those who are hurting and help them find healing and grow into healthy individuals and families by guiding and walking alongside them through their difficult and challenging times through a positive therapeutic relationship. I also believe in the power of play and that when words fail, play will speak and the importance that it has played in both my professional and personal life. And at the end of the day, I hope my clients leave knowing they are loved, valued, cared about and worthy of belonging.

Kristy is an Arkansas native from Northeast Arkansas and has lived in the Northwest region for the past 8 years. Kristy loves to spend time with her Chihuahuas and family back East. When Kristy is not seeing clients she can be found engaging in a variety of interests that range from arts and crafts, building model kits, playing musical instruments, and watching movies. She is also a fan of Star Wars, video games and anime which may come as a surprise to some of her younger clients.

Kristy Goodwin
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