Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, is an Assistant Professor in the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University. She is Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Dr. Hartwig has presented on animal-assisted therapy, play therapy, family therapy, clinical supervision, and dropout prevention in local, regional, and national conferences. She worked at Communities In Schools of San Antonio, a non-profit dropout prevention agency, for 13 years. Her research interests include canine-assisted therapy, play therapy with children and adolescents, sandtray, and resiliency in single mothers. Dr. Hartwig has a private practice in San Marcos in which she provides counseling to youth, couples, and families. She is also registered as a Pet Partners team with her therapy dog, Ruggles. Her favorite counseling resources include sandtray, puppets, and canines!
Office Phone: (512) 245-3757
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, St. Mary’s University
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary’s University
B.A., Psychology, University of North Texas