Jennifer Wagner, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location: 12335 Hymeadow Dr, Ste 300, Austin 78750
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I work with children and adolescents ages 10 and older who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling, other family member or friend. Having worked with a hospice agency for several years, this has become one of my areas of expertise. I additionally work with children or teens who are adjusting to divorce within their family (post divorce). Many children respond to a combination of talk therapy, playing games together and simple art that is either directed or spontaneously created. All work with children and adolescents addresses feelings as well as coping skills needed following a painful loss or divorce.
Mathis Kennington, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location of Therapist: Austin, TX 78746
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.