Marie Fennell, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Marriage and Family Therapist
246 Federal Road CL 41, Brookfield, Connecticut 06804
Children are a wonderful gift to a family - the world is brand new to them, and they bring with them a unique way of seeing and experiencing life experiences for the first time. It can, however, be challenging sometimes to understand why they do the things that they do. Sometimes, it can even be frustrating when they don't meet our expectations, or worse, it seems they don't even want to try. I like to work with children and understand the issues they are dealing with, and ultimately help them respond more positively to the requests and direction of their parents and educators.
Paula Levy, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
3 Sylvan Road South, Westport, Connecticut 06880
You know when something is wrong with your child. It can be a divorce, a school or family problem. But, if your child is hurting, then your are hurting. Children require a therapist with special skills. I have extensive training in many forms of play therapy. Children are not able to communicate in the usual way. With play, their defenses are down and they can relate in a natural way. We have games, sand trays, art supplies, etc that are age appropriate for your child. As a mother of four children I understand your concerns and will do my best to help your child heal from the stresses they are experiencing. I know how precious your child is to you.
Suzanne Sutch, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
100 Main Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475
I have always enjoyed working with young children, and have worked with that age group for most of my career. I pride myself on my ability to age appropriately engage them in the therapeutic process and also find it very important to engage and include parents in their child's treatment as they are the children's main support system. I have worked with families with young children for issues ranging from developmental delay to behavioral issues.
Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D.
7 Whitney Street Extension, Westport, Connecticut 06880
There just isn't anything much worse than hearing that your beautiful child has been identified by a teacher or even another mother-father as having a "problem".Most parents respond,at first, with denial. It is just too difficult to accept that there may be a real issue brewing or that one has already taken hold. I am highly skilled at diagnosing all forms of psychologically based childhood disorders but even more important, as a mother who has raised a special needs child I know how to help. I also know when a child has been misdiagnosed and a bit of parent training is needed. I work as an advocate in the schools combined with home visits to observe and direct parents how to cope.
Stokes Counseling Services, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
35 Porter Ave, Suite 2A, Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
Counseling young children is a specialization many people do not have experience doing. We focus on younger children's behaviors where we combine individual counseling and parent sessions to help you understand why your child is acting this way and enhance the communication between one another. Call us to schedule to an appointment with one of our experienced Counselors.
Alice Kroll, LPC,NCC
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR,National Certified
420 Quaker Farms Rd., Oxford, Connecticut 06478
I am a retired teacher who taught parenting for twenty five years and have a child development background. I work with parents developing skills to add in helping with discipline, school performance, and social skills. I listen to children and use art and play therapy to identify unconscious problems that may be causing stress or that may have occurred outside of the parents knowledge or understanding.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
New Haven, Connecticut 06508
Many times, child therapists overdo the family system in their quest to seek effective solutions for emotional, learning or behavioral concerns with young children. And many times doctors overpathologize issues that shouldn’t be medicated necessarily. This leaves parents wondering what is the best route for their child? Introducing brainwave optimization technology. A fast, effective, natural, and less expensive way to allow your child's brain to make the optimizing changes it desires to make---on its own! Without any external force, opinion, medication, diagnostic, etc. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161.
Stephanie Hein, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist
755 Main Street Bld#2, Ste 1, Monroe, Connecticut 06468
I tend to take less of an approach of "talk therapy" and more of an approach of "play therapy" with young children. Children have a hard time expressing emotions, but letting them play it out or create me a picture tells me more sometimes than words can. I'm also trained in sandtray therapy, which is using small toys in a small sandbox to tell me the story or problem. Depending on the age, I do see young children individually. I also may suggest seeing them with the family to work on how this one individual is affecting everyone.
Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC, MS, MSEd
Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Coach
100 Danbury Rd, Suite #201D , Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
Children have a developmental need to play. Children of divorce experience grief and loss and benefit from play and recognition of feelings & emotions.My work helps reinforce attention, focus & "on task" behavior. We do role plays/ improvs, creative arts, music & sensory integration. I assist children in recognition & practice of appropriate social skills to increase peer success at home & at school. I collaborate with teachers,school staff and parents to utilize a team-approach. Students who have academic challenges most often experience anxiety, depression and/or social struggles, I work with the family to enhance skill deficits and provide support to child and their family.
Lori Carpenos, LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Life Coach
81 South Main Street, Suite 7, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
I work closely with the parents of young children to understand what the child is expeirincing in order to put it all into perspective. I will guide you to exprience your own insights about the nature of thought and how your thinking may be contributing to your child's experience of life, moment by moment. I also provide a variety of resources for you to further your education between sentences..