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The Central Texas Play Therapy Center

where children and families discover new ways to connect and heal through the power of play

Services Available

for Children, Adolescents, Parents, and Families

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Play Therapy

Help for Children Ages 3-9

Since play is fun and a child's natural language, children are able to confront what is bothering them.


Through their play. children show me what goes on in their physical and psychological world. 


I practice and teach child-centered play therapy, tailored for children ages 3-9, to help them to cope with difficult emotions and to solve their own problems. 

About Dr. Joey

Passionately cares for children & families

Passionately teaches students & interns

Dr. Achacoso (aka "Dr. Joey) is a child and family therapist with a private practice at the Central Texas Play Therapy Center in Pflugerville, Texas. He specializes in Child-Centered Play Therapy for children as young as 3 years old, and in Adventure-Based Family Therapy for families who want to learn how to communicate and connect with each other in a challenging, yet playful way.


Dr. Joey helps children, adolescents, and their families who struggle with various issues including divorce, transitions, ADHD, discipline, single-parenting, and anger management.


As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Dr. Joey provides the following: individual therapy for children and adolescents; family therapy; parent coaching; workshops for parents, teachers, and the counseling community; and supervisory training for students and interns. As a Parent Coach, he helps parents find effective ways to improve their relationship with their child.

With his primary focus on developmental psychology, Dr. Joey earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. Dr. Joey is an international speaker who has served as an adjunct professor in the Counseling Department at Texas State University as well as the President of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association of Play Therapy.

His dog Charlie (aka "Dogtor Charlie") comforts the children and their families who come to The Central Texas Play Therapy Center.

Dr. Joey began helping children and their families over 30 years ago.


For additional biographical information, please review Dr. Joey's vitae.

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Contact Dr. Joey

If you are having a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

My office is located in Pflugerville, Texas. My office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00-6:00p.


Currently, I am accepting new patients and would be honored to work with your family at your request.

104 W Main St, Suite E, Pflugerville, TX 78660, USA

512-576-2597 (o)

512-989-7567 (f)

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Client Resources

Use the links below to download forms before your first appointment or to learn more about the power of play.

Before your first appointment, please print, read, and complete the appropriate forms.  Bring the completed forms with you to your appointment.

The following articles focus on the importance of play in our children's lives.  Please click on the article that interests you to learn more about how play is beneficial for our children.

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