College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
M. Elsa Soto Leggett is a licensed professional counselor and board approved supervisor in Texas. She also holds certifications as a registered play therapist supervisor and certified school counselor (TX). Her clinical experience, research, and publications focus on children and adolescent counseling, counseling in schools, solution focused counseling, play therapy, and supervision. She participated in the development of the Association for Child & Adolescent Counseling (ACAC) as the 20th division of American Counseling Association in 2010. She has serviced as the president of ACAC 2013 – 2015 and as ACA Governing Council representative 2016 – 2019. She currently services on the editorial board for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling since 2014. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters as well as presented at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences. She has co-authored the text, Directive Play Therapy, published by Springer. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas. She has served in higher education for 16 years at various institutions; traditional settings and online institutions.