Child Psychologists and/or Child Counselors in San Dimas CA.


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Child Counselor

Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

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

Child Counselor

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, 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.

Child Counselor

Deborah Vinall, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, 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!

Child Counselor

Stuart Kaplowitz, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, 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.

Child Psychologist

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Blending a family should be a happy event. A new marriage should be all about partnership and building life together. But all too often blended families are filled with conflict rather than harmony. Instead of compromise, it’s often about who’s right and who’s wrong. And the relationship with the step-children is always going to be strained. It’s no wonder that second marriages with blended families have a higher likelihood of divorce. But if you and your spouse are unified and take everyone’s needs into account, your family could function more smoothly. Many stepparents are defensive about “their” children. Each has a different upbringing and different parenting experiences and styles. What m....

Child Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

We enjoy working with children as young as 4 years of age. We begin with a psychological assessment, history and obtain any relevant medical information. Then we meet with the primary care givers, usually both parents, or grandparents who provide us with their concerns and observations. We recommend the child be assessed by a medical doctor to rule out any medical cause for the problem behavior.Then we educate the adults with parenting skills. If the parenting tools are not enough to correct the problem behaviors then we will do play therapy with the child to better assess the child's problem.

Child Psychologist

John Quinlan, Psy.D.

Psychologist (License # PSY23794)

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, 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.

Child Counselor

Annie Miller, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Through the therapy process, I seek to provide a safe environment for children and adolescents who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or struggles with peers or family relationships. I will support the unique identity of each child through play and/or talk therapy interventions in order that they may be able to make greater sense of the emotions and struggles they may be feeling.

Child Counselor

Terry Anderson, M.S., Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

One of my specialties is working with elementary age (and adolescents). A child or young person's struggles with difficult feelings and unhelpful behaviors can impact the rest of his or her life. Addressing these challenges during the child's critical developmental years can rebalance and set the stage for a happier and healthier future. I have a special feeling for young people in distress, and feel my professional and life experience has enabled me to be especially attuned to their feelings, needs, and pain. I have over 13 years experience working with children facing emotional and behavioral challenges. Please feel free to call.

Child Psychologist

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Very few therapists specialize in therapy with young children. Fortunately, we have several on staff at the La Vie Center. Because we have over 25 therapists on staff, we have counselors that specialize in many different areas and working with young children is a particular area of expertise for us. Give us a call and we will find just the right child therapist for you.

Child Psychologist

Dr. Martin Eaton, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

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.

Child Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Child and adolescent counseling can play a very important role in the life of a child who is dealing with one or more of the wide area of childhood challenges and traumas. Children can become the unintended victims of parents who had little training to become parents, had little time to be parents or experienced separation, abandonment, divorce , a change in parenting, step-parenting, foster parenting as well were challenged by dysfunctional homes with addictions, emotional disturbances and instabilities, extreme fighting, arguing, violence and abuse, frequent moving, and being passed from one divorced parent to another or from family member to family memeber. All these and many additional growing up challenges and traumas can be potent and disturbing...(view profile to read more)

Child Counselor

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Children grow and change on a daily basis, which can be a difficult process not only for the child but for the parents as well. I assist children in learning how to express themselves through fun, creative outlets that are both age appropriate and applicable across multiple settings. Such settings may include home, school and multiple social avenues.

Child Psychologist

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

The inner world of a child is rich with emotion and depth. It can be difficult to watch your child struggle, whether it is socially, academically, or in the home. Child therapy can be beneficial in not only providing current support and problem-solving, but can also serve to be preventative for potential longer-term issues. Young children in particular have a language of their own -- play! I will work with your child using play and art therapy techniques to communicate and develop more effective coping tools to thrive in his or her environment and family.

Child Psychologist

Charles R Barr, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Young children get scared and anxious, too. They express it differently from the adults. So you may see stomach aches, headaches, crying, worry, shying away from interactions, being afraid to go to school, or even school refusal. With the help of child friendly language, I use a program to help children 6-12 overcome their fear and anxiety. Excessive fear and anxiety is not just a childhood thing that they will outgrow. If their fear seems more than normal, please take action on their behalf. You may save them years of suffering.

Child Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

From 0 to 5 years, children are at a pivotal age for therapeutic intervention. Children are growing in many important areas, especially in their social and emotional development. Family therapy can help to enhance child development and parent-child relationships. Through guided therapeutic interactions, such as art and play therapy activities, parents can enrich their bond with their child.

Child Psychologist

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Dr. Clark has extensive training and experience as a child psychologist (including eight years as a Director of Child and Family Services). The most effective approach, in most cases, will involve an initial interview with the child and parents to obtain background information, followed by meetsing with the parents regarding parenting strategies. For adolescents, individual therapy can also be a useful.

Child Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Child and adolescent counseling can play a very important role in the life of a child who is dealing with one or more of the wide area of childhood challenges and traumas. Children can become the unintended victims of parents who had little training to become parents, had little time to be parents or experienced separation, abandonment, divorce , a change in parenting, step-parenting, foster parenting as well were challenged by dysfunctional homes with addictions, emotional disturbances and instabilities, extreme fighting, arguing, violence and abuse, frequent moving, and being passed from one divorced parent to another or from family member to family memeber. All these and many additional growing up challenges and traumas can be potent and disturbing...(view profile to read more)

Child Counselor

Morella Hammer, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Having young children can be a wonderful experience but it can also bring challenges. Knowing what is behind your child’s behavior is the key to changing it. Using a variety of therapeutic techniques including Imago Therapy, we can help you understand your child, yourself, and the interactions between the two of you. We can help you support your child development. We will support your child by learning how to regulate emotions, how to express their needs and how to externalize their feelings.

Child Counselor

Ana Arguello, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

My interest in psychology started as young child, fast forward...I am in the psychology field specializing in treating children 0 to 5. No that was not a "typo!" I am a certified Child Parent Psychotherapist. In the most simple terms, I address the relationship between the child and the parent, and how that affects your child in self regulating and you in parenting. I help you understand how your own childhood shapes the way you parent your child; both in negative and positive ways. Together we strive to assist you and your child have the best bond possible through insight of your own past and your child's temperament.

Child Counselor

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS, CATSM

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

At LA Therapy Network we have therapists whose specialty is helping couples and/or single parents with young children! Children often need therapists who understand their special needs, but also a therapist who can work with you, the parent to understand and help your child through whatever difficulties he or she is experiencing, or that you are dealing with as parent. Let us help you through the tough times or to learn how to be a more effective parent! We offer parenting support, family therapy, play, art and sandplay therapies! Because we are a group of private practice therapists, we can offer you services as a collaboration which can make a huge difference to your treatment! LA & LB!

Child Counselor

Michelle Harwell, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

In my work with children, I utilize play therapy, which creates a secure environment where children can express themselves, try new things, learn more about how the world works, learn about social rules and boundaries, and work through their problems. The process of spontaneous play allows children to resolve the psychological tensions created by stressful events in a child’s life. Children are able to face difficult events because they are using familiar language and reactions where they have control of the play. The new scripts and schema that children create in the Play Therapy room are then generalized to their external environments.

Child Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

I utilize developmentally appropriate, play therapy to gain knowledge and understanding of how young children perceive themselves and their world. Older children, tweens and adolescents benefit from therapeutic activities and talk therapy, as vehicles for gaining insight and self-understanding. I have provided therapy, on campus at a K-8th grade school and previously worked as a Certified Child Life (Development) Specialist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. As a mother, I deeply empathize with parents whose children are experiencing difficulties and welcome your questions and concerns regarding the therapeutic process for your child.

Child Counselor

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Most of my work has been done with high schoolers and adolecents; however, I do have experience using play therapy and small groups with K-8th graders. As a mother of a child on the spectrum, I was trained in Greenspan's Floortime Approach. This later helped me with working with children of all ages. Play therapy helps children recreate the worlds they live in and helps me, the therapist, understand where they're coming from.

Child Counselor

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Young children respond well to play, art and music, and these activities can help them in expressing their strong feelings, while also developing new, healthier ways of coping with their experience. Children and their parents often enjoy the benefits of therapy in addressing behavioral issues, life transition, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, Sexual abuse, aggressive or defiant behavior, difficulty with peer relationships and learning issues, like ADHD. The focus of my work with young children is to help them thrive again. If you’re wondering whether your young child may benefit from therapy, I invite you to contact me, as I would be more than happy to speak with you about your concerns and how we might best address them in support your child.

Child Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

I work with 12 year olds and up. For young teens we use games, pillow fights, exercise, drawing, any medium that would make it more comfortable for the teen to open and share. When beneficial, I bring the parents into the end of the session so that they know what the teen is needing in their assistancxe with that next week. Art and journaling are a significant part of homework to allow the youth to express and reduce their emotional overload.

Child Counselor

Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc., LMFTs and LCSWs

LMFT's and LCSW's

Within Driving Distance of San Dimas, CA

Children have a different way of coping with stress and trauma and require different therapy modalities to assist with in expression of emotions. At Hope for Healing Counseling we have clinician's specialized in working with the 0-5 population. Therapists are trained in working with young children and provide play-therapy. Through play children can process trauma and current stressors in their lives.

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Child Psychologist in San Dimas CA.

If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist San Dimas CA, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each San Dimas 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 San Dimas CA children's therapists or child psychologists for San Dimas, CA child counseling services and assessment.

Welcome to our network of California therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A San Dimas 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 San Dimas, CA, or select a San Dimas CA child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.