Karen Kirsch, MA, LMHCa

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Location: 1900 NW Dock Place Suite 3, Seattle
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Children have an innate desire to be loved and cared for by an adult; to feel safe, secure, & understood. However, if the child is naturally sensitive, easily overwhelmed, or experienced trauma, they become frustrated and/or afraid, therefore becoming unable to communicate what is going on. A parent may see increased behavior issues, a decrease in grades, or an increase in anxiety producing behaviors. My work with children is to be able to assist both child & parent in learning how to express & interpret feelings so that there can be secure and safe attachment between child & parent, which will enable your child to have improved behavior & flourish in life & relationships

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

Location: 1900 Dock Place, Suite #3, Seattle
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KAREN KIRSCH, LMHCA works extensively with children particularly in the areas of depression, anxiety, adoption trauma, sexual abuse, and relationship issues. She has worked in a variety of settings including overseas within an orphanage and has developed a deep passion for counseling children and adoptive families. Karen strives to build relational trust both with her young clients and the parents who refer them to therapy.

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

Location Near Therapist: Silverdale, WA
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KAREN KIRSCH, LMHCA works extensively with children particularly in the areas of depression, anxiety, adoption trauma, sexual abuse, and relationship issues. She has worked in a variety of settings including overseas within an orphanage and has developed a deep passion for counseling children and adoptive families. Karen strives to build relational trust both with her young clients and the parents who refer them to therapy.

Doreen Gaffney, MA, LMHCA

Psychotherapist

Location of Therapist: Seattle, WA
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I have worked with children of all ages. I will use play therapy and drama therapy and art therapy to help them express themselves. Play and Art to kids is like words to adults. Through play and art a child is able to release the fear, anger, sadness, or frustration that influences their behaviors. Art therapy can be useful for every age and can help some wrestle with emotional issues that they are unable to fully articulate.

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Location: 1817 Queen Anne Ave N, #409, Seattle
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In working with children, I utilize a psychodynamic modality of treatment, including play therapy, as the primary way of purposefully engaging your child to discover and understand more about the cause of their current difficulties. I typically provide a treatment plan for the parent/s that details what it is I am doing and why. I also believe it is incredibly important in working with children to include the parent/s as often as possible and include that in the treatment plan. If your child is struggling in a way that is confusing to you and causing you distress, it may be helpful to discuss further and find out if your child could benefit from meeting with me.

Carrie Barnes, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Location: 23107 100th Ave. W. Suite 5, Edmonds
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We have often heard it said, "Children are resilient", and we may think, why bother with professional help? However, children's brains and bodies are developing so rapidly that they are especially vulnerable and defenseless. They often suffer from the same kinds of pain, fear, anxieties and losses as adults, but without the help and connections they need to heal and grow into the healthy, well-adjusted people we hope them to be. I provide a relational space for healing wounds; a safe environment to work out their anger, hurt and sadness via various therapeutic tools, such as play, art and conversation; and a collaborative, therapeutic space for parents to be involved.

Heather Abbott, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Location: 9520 8th Ave NE B, Seattle
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I specialize in helping you support and care for your child. Long term we both want your child to have stronger bonds- and a stronger sense of being known by you. Together we will decipher what their behavior is sharing with us and what kinds of concrete tools you and your child can take home. Emotion Coaching, Positive Discipline, and Whole Brain Child concepts are tools we will utilize. With a clearer picture of what is happening in your child's internal world we can partner to find boundaries and connection points. You and your child need a fresh perspective and extra care. Call me and lets see what we can create!

Denita Benyshek, Ph.D., M.F.A., LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Location: 7650 SE 27th ST, Suite 503, Mercer Island
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Divorce Coping for Children and Teens. Over 50% of marriages end in divorce. This means that many children are confronted with challenges that arise from parents that are separated or divorced. Parents may be locked in conflict, unable to agree on parenting styles or decisions regarding education or medical care. Children may show signs of stress, anxiety, sleeping problems, trouble at school, noncompliance, food hiding, worsened asthma, and more. Family therapy counseling can help your child cope successfully with divorce, even if only the child and one parent attend counseling.

Anavadya Taylor, MSW

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

Location: , Bellevue/Kirkland
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Counseling for teens and children who are struggling with school, peer pressure and other social issues. Help for children and teens coping with the divorce of parents and other unhealthy family situations. Supports teens transitioning through the discomfort and insecurities of puberty. Encourages both children and teens to be their unique and authentic self so they can grow into healthy, confident and happy adults. Located in the Bellevue/Kirkland vicinity.

Merrie Day, M.A., Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist WA

Location: 8752-122nd Ave N.E., Kirkland
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You want the best for your child so why not provide a safe, accepting, empathetic place for your child to learn new skills and experiences including reducing fears and worries, stress management, study skills, social skills, assertiveness, self-esteem and acceptance. With all the stressors in today's world, it is tough to give your child all he or she needs. Merrie Day, PhD and Ken Drummy, MSW are both fully trained child therapists and have over 30 years each of experience helping children and families be happier and more connected.

Child Psychologist Silverdale WA.

If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist Silverdale WA, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Silverdale WA child psychologist with us has experience and training working with children and understands the unique dynamics involved in the treatment of a child in Washington. We hope you will contact one of our Silverdale WA children's therapists or child psychologists for Silverdale, WA child counseling services and assessment.

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