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
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Francis.

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

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 600 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
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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.

Soni Kim, PsyD

Soni Kim, PsyD
Child Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Location: 2601 Airport Drive, #135, Torrance
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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.

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: , Studio City
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Huemer.

We offer a range of services for young children including those who are going through their parents divorce to being at risk for developmental delays, children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and individuals with adaptive functioning needs and behavioral challenges. Our approach integrates meeting the child where they are at with a mixture of play therapy and evidence-based practices from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) depeing on the needs of each client and family.

Virginia duRivage, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 2301 East 28th Street #309, Long Beach
Fast Contact: Email or Call Virginia.

I have extensive experience working in elementary schools providing individual and small group counseling to children with a variety of behavioral issues. I am skilled in understanding the effects of family conflict, including divorce and separation, on the well being of young children. I will work with your child to help them find their voice, and to learn healthier and more effective methods of managing their emotions and communicating their needs.

Vi Ballard, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Location: 3424 W.Carson St., Torrance
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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.

Ellen Roese, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 326 S. PCH, Suite 206, Redondo Beach
Fast Contact: Email or Call Ellen.

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 1945 Palo Verde Ave. Suite 203, Long Beach
Fast Contact: Email or Call Kathleen.

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 500 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 206, Seal Beach
Fast Contact: Email or Call Kitty.

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.

Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc.

LMFT's and LCSW's

Location Near Therapist: San Pedro, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc..

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