David S. Wachtel, Ph. D.
5252 Westchester St., Suite 105, Houston, TX 77005
My work with child includes parent involvement. I help them understand what their child is feeling, struggling with, and how they are expressing it through their behavior, since they do not have yet have the words to express what they're experiencing. While the child needs a safe place to express him/herself, parents also need guidance and direction in understanding the uniqueness of their child, and effective ways to respond to them. I also work with children going through major changes, such as a new sibling, re-marriages and blending families, adoptions,parents going back to work or changing schedules or jobs, moves, and high conflict divorce and custody disputes.
Victor Wiesner, PhD, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1964 West Gray, Suite 213, Houston, TX 77019
I work with children ages 6 and above. Empowerment is crucial in all therapy and what better time to learn self-empowerment than while still young. My doctoral dissertation involved Redecision Therapy. In this model the child ego state is where most therapeutic treatment is done. Children are not just small adults. Children can be both fragile and resilient. For children under the age of 6, I recommend play therapy, however I do not practice this mode of counseling. I teach the diagnosing of children in a graduate course I have taught about 8 semesters. Diagnoses is just a starting point however. Labels can be self-fulfilling and while important are wrought with dangers. Conservative wisdom.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Houston, TX 77001
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.
Dessie Pierce, M.A., LPC, LCDC, CCTP
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
11999 Katy Freeway Suite 509, Houston, TX 77079
Young children are not able to talk about their feelings the same way that adults are. They simply don't have the vocabulary or the higher order thinking skills it takes to be self-aware. Their language is play. Play therapy allows them to work out what they are feeling and dealing with and communicate it to the play therapist, all without words. They can feel heard, understood, and affirmed when they experience child-centered play therapy.
Irena Milentijevic, Psy.D.
7900 Fannin, Suite 4400, Houston, TX 77054
If you are having problems with your pre-school child you might feel lost and not sure where to turn.Parenting a pre-school child can be challenging. There may be times when you feel at your wits end. If your child is experiencing problems, as a parent-child counselor I can help you feel more confident as a parent, strengthen your bond with your child and help you manage your child’s behavior. Over the past 20 years as a therapist and psychologist, I have worked with hundreds of parents helping them create healthy relationships with their children so their children can thrive. As a parent, when you feel competent and confident you are able to handle even the most difficult situations wit....
Joan Lipuscek, MS, LMFTA
Child and Family Therapist
2990 Richmond Ave #209, Houston, TX 77098
As a family therapist, I find it helpful to engage the entire family in the session. This may include parents, step-parents or grandparents that are acting as primary caretakers. During the session, all family members are encouraged to participate. I engage children who lack verbal skills through games and play. This reduces anxiety for the child and promotes a therapeutic connection. Using play as a means of getting parents and children to express their feelings can supplement talk therapy and may accelerate the progress toward client driven goals.
Eddins Counseling Group, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Licensed Professional Counselor
1501 Crocker Street, Suite #2, Houston, TX 77019
With adolescents, negative self-talk may start to form or it may have already started at a very young age. Growing up is difficult. There are so many changes that adolescents go through that it can be tough to navigate through life. The negative messages can come from multiple sources – home, school, peers and the media. We often fail to realize that it can create rivalry and a deterioration of self-worth. When distress is experienced at a young age, it can impact our abilities to bounce back from a challenging situation. When we meet I will ensure a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment where we can work together to build and achieve your personal goals. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents and employ a variety of evidence-based and...(view profile to read more)