Michael Kelley, MBA, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 3400 Kerbey Lane, Austin 78703
Fast Contact: Email or Call Michael.

Working with children ages 9-18 is a joyful experience that requires caring, strength, flexibility, and playfulness. There are few things in life that are more rewarding than the smile of a child who feels heard, understood, and respected as a whole, loving, and valuable person. Helping youth understand themselves and the complicated world which we live in is as much of an art as a science because each child is as unique as each family. My passion is supporting the growth of our cherished younger generation and their families as they learn how to better care for themselves and each other through understanding, resolution, and empowerment.

Rebecca Kloc, LPC

Therapist/Licensed Professional Counselor

Location of Therapist: Austin, TX 78746
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I am the President-Elect of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy. I use play therapy to connect with my younger clients. This gives me an opportunity to enter their world and see things from their unique perspective. We develop a relationship through play. I use this relationship to explore new ways for them to interact with others and together we create coping skills that work for them. I also educate parents on the best ways to communicate with their children and teach them how to motivate their children to make good choices. I see children from the ages of 3 years old through adolescence.

Lisa Kruse, MA, NCC, LPC Intern


Location of Therapist: Austin, TX 78746
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Many parents of energetic, persistent, or spirited children struggle with the endless battles of parenting, and may be simply worn out. I help parents utilize empathy and patience to build a stronger bond with their young child, as well as exploring resources (school, community, medical professionals) that may be beneficial. I work together with parents to build strategies for setting boundaries and creating a more peaceful home.

Joseph Bordelon, M.Div., M.A.

Christian Counseling Austin

Location: 1000 Westbank Drive, West Lake Hills
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The task of parents and teenagers is to talk to each other in an open and accepting manner. When conflict and tension is not addressed, resentment begins to build. The teen can begin to act out further, escalating the issue. I work with both teens and their parents to have a better relationship. Here are some issues that your teen may have: -Not listening to you or not following through on simple requests -Being angry, rebellious or aggressive -Seems to hate you -Always on their phone, misuse of computer/game devices -Staying out too late or hanging out with the wrong crowd -Abusing alcohol, drugs, or acting sexually promiscuous -Being “dramatic” about everything

Mathis Kennington, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location of Therapist: Austin, TX 78746
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Kennington.

Children face innumerable challenges, unprecedented in a digital age. How much time should children spend in front of a television? How do I address this out of control behavior? What do I do when my son or daughter is bullied? Young children do not respond well to tradition talk therapy. Kids need someone who is not afraid to get down on the ground with them, build a relationship through play, and work with their parents to create the healthiest environment in which they can thrive. As a family therapist, I work with children in their language, the language of play, and I work with families to foster firm parenting with an emphasis on order, not chaos.

Carolyn Mehlomakulu, M.A., LMFT, ATR

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Art Therapist

Location: 13276 N Highway 183, Ste 203, Austin 78750
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Therapy can help children to express emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and overcome difficult life events. In providing therapy for children, I utilize a variety of approaches, such as Art Therapy, Play Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in order to help promote healing and growth. As parents play an essential role in the well-being of a child, I believe that it is important to involve caregivers in therapy. I work with parents to develop therapeutic parenting skills, effectively manage behavior problems, and strengthen positive attachment with their child.

Sally Byrom, M.A., LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT

Location: 305 21st Street Suite 247, Galveston
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As a former teacher, school counselor and preschool director, I have a history of working with young children. Communicating with children and providing play therapy in my office is a standard practice of mine. I enjoy allowing children to experience themselves through Gestalt, Art, and Sand Tray. Because children do not possess the language adults do to express themselves, play is the natural way they communicate. Children are able to work through their fears and anxieties in a safe, nurturing environment.

Child Psychologist Austin.

If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist Austin, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Austin child psychologist with us has experience and training working with children and understands the unique dynamics involved in the treatment of a child in Texas. We hope you will contact one of our Austin children's therapists or child psychologists for Austin, TX child counseling services and assessment.

Welcome to our network of Texas therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A Austin child psychologist or child counselor is a vital resource for helping your child move through and heal from difficult issues for healthy development. All of the therapists and psychologists listed here specialize in helping children and do so with caring and compassionate values that are important to you. Choose a qualified child psychologist Austin, TX, or select a Austin child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.