Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
715 G St SE, Washington, MD
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, MD
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.
Christine Marr, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
4501 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington , MD
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 http://www.dcholisticpsychotherapy.com/Child_Adolescent_Therapy.html 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.
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 email@example.com or 877-606-6161.
Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
3801 N Fairfax Drive Suite 61, Arlington, MD
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.
Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1707 Belle View Blvd C-1, Alexandria, MD
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.
Fran Lewandoski, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
6073 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, MD
Is your child uncooperative? Having trouble getting along with others? I can get to know your child and his or her struggles through play-based therapy. I will also teach you how to help your child tolerate his emotions and regulate his behavior. In their early years, children rely on their parents to "co-regulate" themselves. In fact, a child's nervous system is not fully capable of "calming down" until he is about 9 or 10 years old. So our kids are uniquely dependent on us to help them bounce back from life's struggles and difficulties. I will help you develop the tools and strategies you need to help your child develop into the unique person he was meant to be. I invite you to contact me.
Christina Schultz, Supervised by Jessica S. MacNair
Falls Church Wellness Center 300 North Washington St Suite 102, Falls Church, MD
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, MD
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.
5525 Twin Knolls Rd. #331, Columbia, MD
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.