About Us


Sam Houston Chapter

We launched on August 27, 1993, and our chapter was the founding chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy.

We’re the largest network of play therapists in the Greater Houston area.

The Texas Association for Play Therapy has (again) awarded us the 2022 Lone Star Award to recognize local chapters that deliver outstanding services to its members, while promoting play therapy and the credentialing of registered play therapists. Congrats to us!

We're a well connected and active Chapter who seek to grow together through events that connect and grow us.

Meet the Board of Directors


New to the Field of Play Therapy?

Watch this video for an overview. Or subscribe to the Association for Play Therapy YouTube channel.

Already a Member of Our Houston Chapter?

Keep up to date with all of our local opportunities, events, our job board and to network with other members.

Haven’t Joined Us Yet?

Join now! Annual fees are affordable, and we’d love to have you.


We Welcome Everyone

Who You Are

What We Do

As a non-profit association, we advance the practice and discipline of play therapy as an evidence-based, therapeutic intervention for children and their families within the Greater Houston area.

We educate the general public about play therapy, while also providing networking and professional development (CE) opportunities for members and non members.

See the list of those who qualify for receiving CEs through our events.


Become A Member, Join Us Now!

Join the Sam Houston Chapter today and take advantage of discounts year-round!