KEY PEOPLE

Committed to the Cause

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JAZMINE SILVA, MS, LPC, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

President

Jazmine is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. She has both a counseling and a teaching heart. Prior to entering the counseling profession, she was a 3 rd grade dual language teacher at Ascarate Elementary for five years.
Her profession in education and post graduate work inspired her at a personal level to pursue the field of counseling. Jazmine graduated with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from UTEP’s Mental Health Program, CACREP Accredited, in May 2018.
Currently, she works at Counseling of El Paso where she serves adults, couples, teens, children and their families. Jazmine has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing modalities. She is passionate about learning, growing and building better relationships.
When working with families, Jazmine uses Theraplay ® informed interventions which is based on attachment principles and the power of play. She is a Theraplay Foundational Theraplay® Practioner and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Theraplay ® Practitioner.
Jazmine wholeheartedly believes that the key to joy and satisfaction is heavily based on the quality of our relationships, our lifestyle, and our sense of worthiness.

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LYDIA KASMOCH, M.A., LPC, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

Past President

Lydia joined the Far West Texas Association in December 2017, as a key member of the effort to relaunch the previously dormant organization.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and a Registered Play Therapist.  Lydia enjoys working with children and their families; helping them heal through strengthening their relationship.  She owns a practice, Thrive Counseling & Wellness, in the El Paso, Texas Community. 

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SARAH MARTEL SWAFFORD, M.ED, LPC, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

Corresponding Secretary

Sarah is a bilingual licensed professional counselor.  Sarah joined the FWTAPT chapter in January 2018. Sarah utilizes Client-Centered play therapy and Child Parent Relationship Training to assist children and families in strengthening their relationship while working towards a healthier and more supportive growth and development.

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MARIA ROBLES, MED, LPC-S, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

Treasurer

Maria Antonieta Robles is Licensed Professional Counselor and a Counselor Supervisor who has returned to the Far West Texas Association in 2020 after being away for 8 years. She is a
Registered Play Therapist and recently became a Supervisor for other Play Therapists. Maria loves working with children and families, promoting healthy attachments. She currently works for a non-profit local organization that promotes the prevention of child abuse.