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.
Jeffrey Crouch, LCSW-C
10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 313, Columbia, MD
I see children ages three to eighteen. I specialize in treating both behavioral problems and emotional problems. I treat depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I use play therapy to help children express their feelings which helps to reduce behavioral problems and emotional issues. I also work with parents to improve communication with their children, as well as parenting skills.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
8605 Cameron Street, Silver Spring , 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161.
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.
Jack Tawil, MSW, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Severna Park, MD
Do you have young children and find yourself having a hard time managing your emotions and setting boundaries consistent with your own values and upbringing? This is the challenge of many parents. We are often given well-intentioned parenting techniques that are difficult to implement. This is not because we are not intelligent, but because it is likely that you have not worked through your own emotional issues to be most effective for your child. Through therapy, we can help you face unresolved issues so that you can be a more calm and effective parent.
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.
David Kellner, M.Div., M.A., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
2007 Tidewater Colony Dr., Annapolis, MD
Play is the language of children. While adults might be able to "talk out" their emotional conflict, children "play out" their problems. Play therapy accesses the language of children and creates a safe emotional distance from their conflict so that they can find healing and internal strengths that help them to navigate their life challenges now and in the future.
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.