Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,
Child Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Location of Therapist: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Children experience depression, anxiety, fears, uncertainties, self-esteem issues, and confusion. Sometimes, their experiences are even bigger than an adults because they feel that they have so little power to change their situation or who they are. Play Therapies of all sorts helps young children explore, express and resolve such reactions so they can become free and fully functioning. Childhood anger is also often an expression of fear, self-hatred, feeling powerless or confused too. Dr. Carol Francis has been working with children (and their parents), ages 3-18 since 1977 in clinics, hospitals, schools and now in her private practice. Call 310-543-1824

Soni Kim, PsyD

Soni Kim, PsyD
Child Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Location: 2601 Airport Drive, #135, Torrance

I work with young children therapeutically, and perform evaluations for ADHD and developmental or learning problems. Because young children lack the capacity to express them verbally, play therapy is the treatment of choice. Through play, children gain a better understanding of their experiences, work through issues that are challenging to them, and feel more cared for. I almost always incorporate parenting sessions to provide support and strategies for parents and family sessions to improve family communication and relationships. Within my group practice, we also work with infants who may be experiencing bonding difficulties due to adoption, mother's postpartum depression, or trauma.

Vi Ballard, MFT

Vi Ballard, MFT
Child Counselor

Marriage Family Therapist

Location: 3424 W.Carson St., Torrance

Helping children of all ages is a passion of mine, but I especially enjoy and am trained in working with young children. •If you need help with your parenting skills , call me because I know you want to, and can, be the best parent possible. •If you are going through a separation or divorce I can help so that you and your children can get through this difficult and confusing time with the least amount of trauma. •If Department of Children and Family services is involved, I have experience helping children who have been exposed to traumatic events. • If your child is having behavior problems that are disrupting the family I can help you with this challenge also. Call me.

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, MS

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, MS
Child Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 600 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach

For about 7 years I only worked with children in my practice. The rest of my practice has been split working with adults and with kids. With kids, its all about their instinct and comfort. If they sense that the therapist isn't comfortable or experienced with kids, they won't engage in the therapy process. I use a variety of techniques working with children, depending on their age. For smaller children, art therapy and play therapy can be very successful for a variety of reasons. The main reason is that it takes the focus off of them and they feel more at ease to talk and be open. For older children who can handle "talk therapy", using simpler language can be effective.

Ellen Roese, LCSW

Ellen Roese, LCSW
Child Counselor

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 326 S. PCH, Suite 206, Redondo Beach

I am a therapist specializing in grief and loss and I have particular experience working with bereaved children. In my counseling work with kids I utilize art, writing and games as the vehicle to discuss difficult issues. Often is is simply helpful for children to learn that their experience of grief is normal and that they are not alone. My office is in Redondo Beach, California 90277.

Kathleen Deppe, LMFT, M.A., LMFT

Kathleen Deppe, LMFT, M.A., LMFT
Child Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 1945 Palo Verde Ave. Suite 203, Long Beach

A child's job is to be happy! However, for some children due to circumstances that don't always make sense, they experience emotional or behavioral issues that get in the way of their functioning. When I work with children have an eclectic approach to therapy. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psycho-dynamic therapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy and art therapy. The interventions I utilize help children feel safe and talk through the thoughts and emotions they are experiencing. I will introduce interventions which will help them increase their coping skills and communication skills and process any traumas.

Kitty Cleary Adamovic, MS, LMFT

Kitty Cleary Adamovic, MS, LMFT
Child Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 500 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 206, Seal Beach

Is your young child withdrawing, acting out, seems anxious or worried much of the time? Children have difficulty putting their thoughts and feelings to words many times, and we see it expressed in their play or lack of play. If your child is showing behaviors or feelings that concern you, I can help you to assess those to determine if your child is in a developmental phase or something more serious that requires intervention. Call me for a complimentary 30-minute consultation to determine if we are a good match.

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT
Child Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 4012 Katella Ave, Suite 205, Los Alamitos

Are you concerned about your child's problem behaviors? Are you worried about your child's fears or other troubling emotions? I work with children, teens and families to understand the issues driving a child's upsetting feelings or actions and bring true, lasting change. I enjoy connecting with children using play therapy, art therapy and sand tray therapy. I would be happy to talk with you about your child's issues and see what I can do to help. Feel free to call me at 714 833-9043.

Dr. Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Counselor

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Location: , Los Angeles

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 kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Child Counselor

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Location: 6931 Edinger, Huntington Beach

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.


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