Child psychologists or child counselors in 20629. Find a therapist who specializes in children.

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Jack Tawil, MSW, LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Edgewater, Maryland 21037

Do you have young children and find yourself having a hard time managing your emotions and setting boundaries consistent with your own values and upbringing? This is the challenge of many parents. We are often given well-intentioned parenting techniques that are difficult to implement. This is not because we are not intelligent, but because it is likely that you have not worked through your own emotional issues to be most effective for your child. Through therapy, we can help you face unresolved issues so that you can be a more calm and effective parent.

Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

1707 Belle View Blvd C-1, Alexandria, Virginia 22307

Helping young children takes building a collaborative relationship with the parents, and offering parental guidance. We assess the developmental tasks and needs of that child, and sometimes suggest child-centered play therapy or play therapy. We also offer Sand-tray therapy, which allows children to show us their inner worlds in images and motion. EMDR can be helpful with building inner resources and over-coming traumatic experiences, such as medical procedures. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, we look at children’s problems in the context of their whole lives. Sometimes helping parents learn to play with and understand the meaning of their children’s actions is the magic.

Jacqueline Ward-Baker, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

201 Pine Bluff Rd Suite 2, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Children need an outlet to discuss worries and stressors just like adults do, but need to do this in a way that makes sense to them. Therapy can include art and play in order to allow a child to express their feelings, sometimes when there are no words to do so. Parents benefit from a better understanding of their child, and many times are integral to the counseling process.

Angela Sarafin, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, District of Columbia 20002

When a child displays a problem behavior it indicates either an unmet need or an inadequate or inappropriate boundary in one of more relationship. Unlike play therapists, my focus is on increasing positive and cooperative interactions between the child and his/her parents and caregivers and teaching the child positive coping skills to deal with anger, sadness, and disappointment. Most change for children happens outside of the therapy room, so it is important for parents, caregivers, and teachers to be informed and/or involved in the therapy process.

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling

Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling

1320 19th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036

Are you wondering if your child could benefit from child therapy? Our therapists provide services to children of all ages. Who is Child Therapy For? As parents, we can usually tell when our normal efforts to help our child aren't working. There are times when we could benefit from more ideas for parenting. We want to give our child a chance to improve his or her own natural capacity to adjust and cope with challenges. Child therapy can help a child express normal emotions and is done often in conjunction with meetings with the parent(s). See our website about typical issues addressed with child therapy. Our child therapy services uses play therapy for children under a certain age.

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist

3801 N Fairfax Drive Suite 61, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Just like adults, sometimes a child or adolescent can benefit from therapy. We can help you identify the underlying cause of your child's problems and develop strategies to help you and your child to learn better, more effective ways of behaving and coping with frustrations, and solving problems. We have clinical psychologists and experienced therapists who specialize in working with children and adolescents.

Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

12866 Harbor Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192

Quality parent-child relationships are ones that are mutually enriching and promote the emotional, mental growth of children and parents alike. Parents need skills that gain the cooperation and mutual respect of their children, to be more effecting correcting problem behaviors. They need to know how to create an environment for emotionally safe, positive and open communications -- which builds healthy relationships. Therapy can support parents to set firm limits yet avoid punitive tactics, resolving conflicts in ways that empower children to cooperate and parents to transform conflict into growth and trust, and motive children to willingly contribute and maximize potential.

Christine Marr, MA, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,

4501 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 101, Washington , District of Columbia 20008

Concerned about your child & wanting to support his/her developmental adjustment for success? We offer holistic counseling & play therapy with non drug alternatives/ complements for children 3 years+. ADHD, anxiety, ASD, academic, behavioral, emotional & social issues, trauma, grief and loss, transitions & adjustment, attachment issues, adoption, coparenting, parent support, guidance & collaboration. Learn more at Services include collaboration & referrals with doctors & allied holistic professionals when appropriate. We have 20+ years experience working with children & families. Individual and parent-child therapy to hel

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Washington, District of Columbia 20016

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Christina Schultz, MA

Pre-Licensed Counselor, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC

New Directions Counseling, 150 S. Washington St Suite 303, Falls Church, VA, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

As a specialist in bereavement counseling, I am able to attend to the particular issues of childhood bereavement. I consider that it is important to create a safe space for bereaved children in conjunction and separate from their bereaved parents, since children usually respond to less verbal therapies. I employ art, music, and story telling exercises to help children process their grief.

Christiana Shao, M.S., M.A., LGPC, NCC

Resident in Counseling

300 N Washington St #102, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

My approach to providing therapeutic care is strongly rooted in client centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Play techniques will be used as part of treatment and treatment often involve parents and/or caregivers. It is not uncommon to have session with the child alone as well as conjoint therapy withthe child and parents, siblings or families.

Deborah Cole, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

5525 Twin Knolls Rd. #331, Columbia, Maryland 21045

I have seen at least 1000 children and adolescents. Each one is different! Many have had learning disabilities, and many have had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Some have had Trichtoillomania (compulsive hair pulling), or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Tourettes. With these a behavior therapy approach has been most useful. For younger children, I use play therapy as well as parent consultations. Parents need to be involved but they also usually need to allow the child to talk freely. for play therapy, I use puppets and/or drawing activities at the little table and chairs in my office. I might need to assess the child formally to determine any learning problems.

Jeffrey Crouch, LCSW-C


10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 313, Columbia, Maryland 21044

I see children ages three to eighteen. I specialize in treating both behavioral problems and emotional problems. I treat depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I use play therapy to help children express their feelings which helps to reduce behavioral problems and emotional issues. I also work with parents to improve communication with their children, as well as parenting skills.

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