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John Quinlan, Psy.D.
Psychologist (License # PSY23794)
Location: 8301 Elm Ave Suite 513, Rancho Cucamonga
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Children often have trouble expressing themselves to strangers or to a Doctor. As a result, counseling can involve hours of building trust with a child and allowing the child to express themselves freely through play and imagination. Counseling a child can not be engaged in effectively when the parents are not involved in the process. Counseling the parents in communication skills that enhance bonding, boundary implementation, and behavior modification are essential if a child is to grow in healthy ways.
Deborah Vinall, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Location: 313 N. 2nd Ave. Ste. G, Upland
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In working with young children, I seek to establish a relationship of trust while supporting the child's relationship with his or her parent(s) or caregiver(s). Because the end goal is for the child to no longer need my services, it is very important that I work collaboratively with the parents and transfer any new skills and trust to the primary relationship. Techniques that I use include structured and unstructured play therapy, sand tray, bibliotherapy (which incorporates the use of topical picture books with play and discussion), and art therapy, as well as behavioral therapy assignments to assist parents in shaping problem behaviors. Your precious children are treated as such!
Stuart Kaplowitz, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Location: 12530 10th St, chino
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Everyone experiences pain / sadness at some point. Even we as adults though sometimes cannot explain what we are experiencing and exactly why. For our children, they will be less likely to verbalize what is happening for them and more likely to act it out. Our children need to be given the tools to best express their wants and needs, as well as whatever emotions and thoughts they are experiencing. Let's give them a voice and teach them the healthy ways.
Catherine Wheeler, MFT
Location: 1411 Rimpau Ave., Corona
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Therapy with young children may involve at least one parent. Sometimes parents want therapy for young children who need to have limits. Kids can be a handful. Using a behavior modification approach with tools parents can achieve realistic results and a child's behavior can be shaped and improved. How to nourish and discipline simultaneously can be an issue.
Inland Integrated Wellness Center, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Registered MFT interns, Certified Practitioners
Inland Integrated Wellness Center
Location: 817 West Grand Blvd., Corona
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Often children do not have the ability to communicate their inner experiences, emotional struggles, relational difficulties, worries or pain. Our therapists specialize in utilizing a wide range of therapeutic modalities including Play Therapy, Narrative therapy, Child Solution Focused Therapy, Art therapy, and Sand Tray therapy. Therapists help children and their parents to find their inner voice, express themselves, find healing from trauma, adjust to life changes, and discover their own personal and unique strengths. Our therapists have experience working with children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and Asperger's and relational problems.
Thomas Schmierer, M.A.
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Location: 4308 Lime Street, Riverside
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I utilize play therapy methods with young children to help them express their emotions in the way that is normal and appropriate for kids, through play! The kids I treat often have a good time while they work through their emotional problems of fear, anger, or sadness towards someone important in their lives. They can work out their aggressions on clay figures and their fears and sadness through paintings. I believe that the indirect approach of play therapy is developmentally appropriate for young children because they are not yet ready for the "adult" techniques of talk therapy.
Ilissa Banhazl, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Location: 2220 E. Rte 66 Suite 226, Glendora
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I work with children who are 9 years of age and older depending on their verbal ability. Young children who are verbal can benefit from "talk therapy". I also use play therapy techniques when applicable. This includes art, games, books and more based on your child's individual needs. Areas I work with children on vary; divorce, grief, school, blended families, bullies, self-esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and more. Family therapy is always useful when working with children. The support of a parent is extremely helpful when a child is in counseling. I offer parenting techniques for moms and dads. Inquire, depending on your needs. Siblings are welcome to join meetings when needed
Dr. Martin Eaton, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Location: 100 S. Imperial Hwy, Anaheim Hills
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We are delighted to work with children of all ages. Initially, I will have myself or one of my clinical staff conduct a clinical interview or assessment, and I will evaluate their level of functioning, cognitively, emotionally, academically, socially, and behaviorally and determine a customized solution that will help your child achieve the highest level of success possible.
Randy Stier, LMFT, CT, GC-C
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location: 1325 E. Cooley Dr., Suite 105, Colton
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Have you noticed changes in your child's behavior that concerns you? Perhaps your child has experienced stressful changes and losses in life that make you wonder how well they are coping. Perhaps your child seems more withdrawn and quiet, or maybe he or she seems anxious and worried much of the time. Sometimes, children can be the barometers of how their particular family is coping with the stresses of life. If you have concerns about your child know that help is available. I bring years of experience in the "trenches" and now work with children around 10 years of age or older who may have forgotten how special they really are. Nothing is more precious than the heart of your child!
Claudia Beeler-Smith, M.S., LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Location: 202 E. Airport Drive, Suite 175, San Bernardino
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Young Children from approximately six years of age and older benefit GREATLY from counseling! They are usually READY to share their feelings and thinking more easily with a good counselor than even with their parents, sometimes. The REASON for this is often related to their desire to PLEASE and WIN their parents' approval--a very deep NEED of all children. PARTICULARLY, if there is a change in the family dynamics, children fear NOT pleasing their parents; they can close up for a season, often leading them into childhood depression. I AM that GOOD counselor that children will SHARE with; I HELP change family dynamics successfully, when families are committed to the counseling process!
Child Psychologist Ontario CA.
If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist Ontario CA, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Ontario CA 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 Ontario CA children's therapists or child psychologists for Ontario, CA child counseling services and assessment.
Welcome to our network of California therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A Ontario CA 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 Ontario, CA, or select a Ontario CA child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.