Foster Family Therapy Support

No two families are the same
Dynamics change with every situation
Everyone deserves to be happy!

Therapy is a great resource when fostering a child. You may need help preparing for issues that may arise, including those related to behavioral health. For children it could be working through trust issues, transitioning into a new home, or healing from trauma. Our trained therapists can help your new family through these changes.

Foster kids, regardless of age, experience anxiety, depression, identity or separation issues, or any other issue that affects family stability. We can help. We’ll help identify underlying problems, and adjust behaviors toward a different environment. Children want to feel safe. They want to know someone cares for them and understands the issues they face on a daily basis. Kids want to feel like they are NOT the problem.

Services Offered

  • Nurture Groups
  • Play-based Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • CANS Assessment

Where We Offer Services

Services are currently available by appointment for kids in Abilene and surrounding areas.

Call us today at (325) 437-6888 or send a referral through the button below.

Counselor Bios

Crystal Leake

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor

For over 10 years Crystal has been dedicated to helping connect children and their families to healing through counseling and support.  Her experience in the field includes supporting children and their families while kids are placed in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, and also has outpatient practice experience.  Crystal has a Master’s in Family Ministry, Master’s in Family Psychology, and is a Trust Based Relational Intervention practitioner and CANS provider.  Her experience as a foster and adoptive mother helps her relate to the unique challenges and successes of the foster care world.  Combining both her professional and personal experiences in the child welfare system, Crystal works seamlessly within treatment teams to advocate for the kids she works with.  She loves to teach through play in her therapy sessions, and often includes games, art, and child-directed play.  For fun Crystal likes to do activities with her family, workout, and sing.

Jason Shaw

Licensed Professional Counselor

Jason has been working with kids and families at New Horizons since 2013. He became interested in helping kids and families through their trauma and conflict when he taught elementary school grades 2-5 over the course of 8 years. He now has 20 years of work with kids and families including counseling in schools. His focus is working with kids in the foster care system, biological family reunification, and forever family attachment and bonding at New Horizons’ Family Center. His experience as both educator and therapist allow him to work within the family system to balance structure and nurture in their relationships. Jason is a Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner and CANS provider. He enjoys using art including painting, woodworking, and assorted crafts as a part of therapy. Jason enjoys reading, theology, sports and art. Jason and his wife have been married for five years and have two children.