Novel About Play Therapy in Counseling Released

March 3, 2016

Liberty Mountain Publishing just released a new novel about a counselor who uses play therapy to save a child struggling with paralyzing fear and anxiety. 

"Where There is Despair, Hope,” is about nine-year-old Pierce Emerson, who has been left alone after the death of his mother. After being passed from foster home to foster home, he has come to the last stop: Boyd Home. Consumed with fear and anxiety, Pierce has withdrawn into himself. But Cade Dalton, lead play therapist at Boyd Home, is no stranger to trauma. As Dalton tries to help Pierce, he must face the darkness and pain that has overpowered the child and help to bring Pierce out of it.

“Where There is Despair, Hope,” was written by Kevin Hull, a counselor in Florida who has specialized in play therapy and the autism spectrum. Hull’s book tells a story of spiritual healing that demonstrates the mysterious process of how a shattered self is put back together through the power of loving relationships. The book is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author 
Kevin B. Hull, Ph.D., LMHC, owns a private counseling practice in Lakeland, Florida, where he has practiced for the past fifteen years. 

Kevin specializes in using play therapy with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum in both individual and group sessions. Kevin has been an assistant professor for the past thirteen years and has published three books and several chapters for textbooks, all related to play therapy and the autism spectrum. He previously published “Bridge Building” with Liberty University Press in 2012. Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Wendy, their four children, and one grandchild. He also enjoys biking, swimming, golf, and going to the beach.