Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Capitola, CA.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Capitola, California.


Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.
Child Therapist

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95008 - Nearby to Capitola.

I love working with children. In my practice I see pre-school, elementary, middle, and high-school age students with issues ranging from difficulties with peers, anxiety, trauma-related disturbances, ADHD, divorce related difficulties and many other concerns. In my work with children, I use techniques including play therapy, family systems and cognitive behavioral. In addition, I have extensive experience in art, dance, and drama therapy and individualize treatment so each child has fun while working through issues. In addition to my deep experience counseling children I am a former school teacher and a wife and mother.

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC
Child Therapist

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Certified EMDR Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Capitola.

If young children are traumatized, I offer EMDR therapy with their mothers or fathers present, to help these little ones process disturbing events, nightmares and fears, so that these things aren't stuck in their minds their whole lives - which is what frequently happens. I only counsel young children with parents involved. It is such a blessing to work with these sweet babes to help them be carefree, as children should be.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Child Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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)

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 95124 - Nearby to Capitola.

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Child Therapist

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

After 11 years of working with children, I find it more effective to work with you, the parent. This is not because you are responsible for the way your child is behaving or what your child is going through, but because you have the most positive power and influence in your child's life. If I can use what I know through education and experience to empower you the parent to connect to your child, it will be more impactful and long lasting than if I spend therapy sessions with them. Your child will also find healing through their relationship with you, increasing trust, and strengthening your relationship for the present and future. You will have your Parenting Power back, stronger than ever!

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Child Therapist

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

In 95032 - Nearby to Capitola.

Therapy with children must include verbal and nonverbal modes of therapy. We include modeling and teaching positive behaviors and self-talk, identifying core beliefs, play therapy, and sandplay. Sandtray therapy, more commonly called Sandplay therapy, is a form of therapy that provides a way to help children express the "inexpressible" Other ways for children to express include drawing a picture, using a crafts technique, or doing a collage. Art and play therapy techniques are used to supplement the therapy as talk therapy can be limiting for many children. We may also employ Somatic Experiencing methods to resolve trauma. Also, we often include the parents or caretakers in the therapy.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Child Therapist

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95120 - Nearby to Capitola.

Children have not yet learned how to shield themselves from conflict, negativity, etc. Therefore, they are akin to "sponges," soaking up whatever they are exposed to. I provide children with a healthy, authentic space in which they can connect with their feelings through play and discussion. I also work with parents on styles of communication (those they might use with their children as well as their spouse/coparent) that may be inadvertently affecting children.

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.
Child Therapist

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95128 - Nearby to Capitola.

I work with young children by providing play therapy in a safe and calming environment. Children are not yet developmentally skilled at communicating their feelings and thoughts through words. I use my expertise in understanding each child through what they communicate through play. I implement well researched and effective treatment interventions, and involve parents throughout the treatment process.

Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT
Child Therapist

Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Capitola.

Young children don't necessary have the skill or developmental capability to share their feelings verbally, instead they might act out more or show difficulties sleeping or engaging with other children. Since at a young age the child is not able to articulate and understand their feelings and experiences cognitively, I utilize play therapy and EMDR to provide a safe way for children to overcome painful experiences and to find better ways of dealing with difficult situations in their lives.


You have found the top therapists in Capitola, CA who specialize in helping children.

Thank you for visiting our California page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Capitola, California who are trained and experienced in helping children and youth.  Working with children requires a different skillset from other types of therapy and here you will find therapists who are skilled, patient and experienced. Please note that while all therapists here work with children, not all may be a registered psychologist. You can easily verify this on each profile. Reach out to a child therapist or child psychologist in Capitola today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Capitola is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 1.59 square miles and a water area of 0.08 square miles.  The population of Capitola is 10,189 people with 4,518 households and a median annual income of $57,458. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Capitola is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Capitola therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Capitola public health department.