Child Psychologists and/or Child Counselors in Elk Grove.


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Child Counselor

Heather Blessing, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Did your young child experience a traumatic event? Are they struggling with behavior issues? Are you at a loss of what to do? I have more than 18 years of experience working with young children with special needs, emotional problems, behavioral problems and ones who have experience trauma or loss. I can help. I work WITH the parent or caregiver to help the child be the best they can be. I also support parents at IEPs, 504 Plans, and team meetings. I can advocate for you and your child's needs. Call now for a consultation.

Child Counselor

Joe Borders, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

I have worked with children as young as 7 years old, but one of my areas of interest is working with teenagers. In my experience, in contrast to adults and young children, when teenagers experience hardships and difficulty in life, they act inward, turning away from people, as opposed to acting outwards and looking for help and support. When working with teens it is my job to show them that I am a trustworthy, "chill"/"cool"/casual guy who they can talk to about anything they want to. After kids warm up in therapy and start talking, they typically magically get better simply through having a designated person they can open up and talk to.

Child Counselor

Kristen Ewers, MA, LMFT

Licenced Marriage Family Therapist and Interns

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Decades of research has taught us that the world of the child is one of exploration and play. A child lacks the ability to verbalize their feelings, but, if given the opportunity, can “play out” those feelings in a safe environment. Therefore, we believe that a child’s primary language for expressing their feelings is through their play. In our therapy sessions we strive to meet the child at his/her level and invite them to play freely in our playroom under the watchful eye of our trained play therapist. Through the vehicle of play we help the child to express their confusing and often overwhelming feelings, help them to change negative behavior, and learn more adaptive behaviors.

Child Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Child and adolescent counseling can play a very important role in the life of a child who is dealing with one or more of the wide area of childhood challenges and traumas. Children can become the unintended victims of parents who had little training to become parents, had little time to be parents or experienced separation, abandonment, divorce , a change in parenting, step-parenting, foster parenting as well were challenged by dysfunctional homes with addictions, emotional disturbances and instabilities, extreme fighting, arguing, violence and abuse, frequent moving, and being passed from one divorced parent to another or from family member to family memeber. All these and many additional growing up challenges and traumas can be potent and disturbing...(view profile to read more)

Child Counselor

Deborah Cohen, MFT, MPH,CHT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Some of the therapists at our Soul Wisdom Therapy group practice work with young children and their parent(s). We offer play therapy and art therapy for the children and a powerful parent-child therapy called Watch, Wait and Wonder for parents with their young child. Please contact us for more information.

Child Counselor

Joan Fellows, M.A. MFC

Licensed Marriage, Family, Individual Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Often times young children do not have the words to express what is going on inside of them. I help young children by providing them with different ways to express their thoughts, feelings, worries and stresses. To help young children I often use play therapy techniques, art therapy, sand tray therapy and many more experiential modalities. In therapy I provide a safe, nurturting and therapuetic environment.

Child Counselor

Ivy Griffin, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

I specialize in counseling young children through play therapy, art therapy and sand tray therapy. Often, we think of "talk therapy" in which adults sit down and discuss their problems with a therapist. For children, their primary language is play--it's how they express themselves and how they experience the world, so that's the tool we use in therapy. I focus on a variety of techniques that assist children in expressing, processing and healing from difficult feelings and experiences through their language of play.

Child Counselor

Patricia Temple, LMFT

Patricia Temple MS

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Children are wonderful. It is through understanding, respect and commitment we can effectively work with a child. A parent successfully can connect with that child by engaging in their feelings and emotions. We can work together and engage the child in a way that will count and you will learn to really be there. When your child is acting out and they are sad, frightened or angry you will be there with them and coach them through these emotional times. This is not about a particular theory or a set of rules It is based from feeling of love and respect for the child even if there feelings are running high. We can work together engage the child and create a positive change.

Child Counselor

Mariann Arney, M.A., LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Children and teens express themselves through play and activities. I have a separate play area with sand tray and art available for the purpose of expressing emotions that children are otherwise unable to express. These methods allow children and teens to fully express what they feel inside and allow healing to occur in a natural way. I also utilize multiple projective methods as evaluation tools.

Child Counselor

Orville Easterly, D. Min, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Parenting is rarely without stress, conflict and feelings of failure. Two children do not respond the same to techniques of parental guidance and training. What works for one child seldom works for the other children in the family. I can provide the parental instruction and guidance to assist you in solving the issues which contribute to the conflict.


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Child Psychologist in Elk Grove.

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

Welcome to our network of California therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove, CA, or select a Elk Grove child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.