Keystone Acres Child and Family Counseling

Keystone Acres Child and Family Counseling

Keystone Acres Child and Family CounselingKeystone Acres Child and Family CounselingKeystone Acres Child and Family Counseling

Children . Parents . Families

Currently, we are completely booked and not able to accept new clients.

Play Therapy

We specialize in therapy for children, parents, and families. Through the use of toys, games, creative play, and a farm setting that includes animals we help children and their families manage a variety of challenges.














We are located on a farm in Waxahachie that includes cattle, dogs, and  minature therapy horses. Our therapy office was intentionally designed with specific items, techniques, and creative play in mind.

Who we are


The Keystone Metaphor

We are committed to helping individuals and families find what they need for strength, healing, and wholeness.   

A keystone is the wedge-shaped stone at the top of an arch. It is the final piece which locks all the building stones into position, allowing the arch to bear weight.  If the keystone is not in place the structure cannot stand. 

We are committed to helping those we serve:


  • Identify the building stones that form their lives and address ways to polish, reshape, replace, and appreciate those stones.

  • Establish keystones that help them find completeness; enable them to bear emotional weight; and empower them to stand strong into the future.


Darren Daugherty, PhD, LPC, RPT, CAdPT, CFLE

Darren counsels children, parents, and families. His mental health credentials: 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Registered Play Therapist
  • Certified Adlerian Play Therapist
  • Certified Family Life Educator
  • TBRI Practitioner


He has worked with children for 30 years in a variety of roles: 

  • Professor of Child and Family Studies
  • Professor of Play Therapy
  • Children's Pastor
  • Family Ministry Director
  • Founder and director of a camp for children in foster care
  • Trainer for Royal Family Kids
  • Biological, adoptive, and foster dad


Much of Darren's work and volunteer efforts has focused on helping children and families who have faced trauma and loss. He volunteers throughout the year with the wonderful organization Royal Family Kids, whose efforts provide camping and mentoring experiences for children who have been abused and neglected


We accept cash, check, credit/debit cards, and PayPal

We do not accept payment through insurance.

Cost per hour $90

Visits by Appointment Only

Our facility does not accept visits without appointments. 

If you find yourself in an emergency situation, please contact agencies equipped to give you immediate assistance.

Office Location

1107 Lone Elm Rd, Waxahachie, Texas 75167

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