Thomas Schmierer, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
4308 Lime Street, Ste 400, Riverside, CA
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.
John Quinlan, Psy.D.
Psychologist (License # PSY23794)
8301 Elm Ave Suite 513, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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.
Sarah Nunley, M.S., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
620 Edgar Ave., Beaumont, CA
As a licensed professional I have worked with children of all ages progress through many difficult and challenging situations. Our office has experience with developmental disabilities, ADHD, childhood trauma and other stressors. If you or your child is in need of extra support, assessments or just someone to talk to... we're here to help. Let our experience pave the way for your child to succeed.
Deborah Vinall, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
99 C St, suite 203a, Upland, CA
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
12598 Central Ave, #205, chino, CA
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.
Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
1490 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 204, CLAREMONT, CA
Stress for young children can often be challenging to discern. Parents may notice that their child begins to experience a greater incidence of tantrums and/or angry outbursts, but often attribute such changes to growing up. Children may also demonstrate strict rules for their play and become upset when their schedule is changed without warning. Sometimes parents may not be able to identify obvious signs of stress in their children, but recognize that their child has encountered a number of stressors. In any of these cases, children can benefit from therapy wherein they can explore how to express their feelings and learn to process their emotions in a safe non-judgmental environment.
Inland Integrated Wellness Center, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Inland Integrated Wellness Center
817 West Grand Blvd., Corona, CA
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.