Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Castro Valley, CA.

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


Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

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.

Child Therapist

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Sandplay therapy, art and play therapy help young children communicate. Children usually cannot put their concerns into words. They may not know what is bothering them. The forms of therapy I use give children a place and way to communicate and work through issues related to tension in the home, divorce, death, abuse, bullying, separation anxiety, new-school/grade fears, anger and other emotions. I work privately with the child and consult with the parents to help their child have a happy and healthy childhood.

Child Therapist

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100342

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

It's one of the most challenging feelings imaginable to watch our children struggle with their emotional and social selves. For many parents, we'd gladly take their pain as our own if we could. A child's brain works very differently from a teen's or an adults, so therapy needs to be different too! When working with children I use a combination of Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, and Talk Therapy. Where possible mindfulness, yoga, and other therapies adjusted for child therapy can help children to increase focus, manage their emotional selves, improve cognitive abilities, and manage their bodies. Give your child his/her best chance for the future. Call today!

Child Therapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

In my practice I work with young children with a variety of difficulties from controlling their anxiety, anger and tantrums, to getting along better with friends and siblings and parents. I also help them with school difficulties that include failing grades, and behavior issues. I work with the child, parent and often the teacher to remember what Erikkson taught that "behind each behavior is a feeling". My goal is to help the child access their feelings, and in a safe place, explore their feelings and behavior while learning tools to help contol them so they can live happy and fulfilled lives.

Child Therapist

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Do you have a stressed out pre-teen or middle school child? Are they suffering from school anxiety or peer issues? Do they have a chronic health condition like type 1 diabetes? I can help them navigate the complicated world of pre-adolescence. The hormones are raging and they may have stomach aches, headaches due to emotional issues. Sometimes they don't have the words to communicate their feelings and I am flexible in my approach. Together we will work on tuning into their emotions and increasing coping skills.

Child Therapist

Amelia Katkov, MA, MFTI

MFTI

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

I specialize in working with pre-teens, teens, and adolescents. Primarily I work with ages 11 & up. In working with younger populations, I find that they are sharp and acutely observant. Providing a a space where they feel safe to share their innermost thoughts and feelings while offering tools they can take with them out into the world to see examples of concrete progress helps solidify the therapeutic bond and trust in the process.

Child Therapist

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

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.

Child Therapist

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

You are your child's most important connection in life. Parent-child relationships form the basis of how we see ourselves in the world. However, kids don't come with an owner's manual! Often how we were treated as children serves as our only unconscious - or conscious - guide for what to do. Learning from how we would have liked to have been treated can help parents feel more confident and secure in helping their children survive and thrive in the world. I help parents develop the kind of secure attachment that their children need in order for children to feel confident and safe in exploring the world.

Child Therapist

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

I provide a 10-week structured parenting program to help the parents of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, who are behaving in oppositional, out of control and defiant ways. You will learn the origins of problematic child behavior and the ways in which you may be unwittingly reinforcing it. I will work to help you improve your relationship with your child by teaching you how to powerfully shape your child's behavior with praise instead of punishment. I will also teach you how use punishment more effectively when it becomes necessary.

Child Therapist

Windows of Opportunity Counseling Services, LMFT

Windows of Opportunity Counseling Services

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

When your child is suffering or struggling you also suffer. At Windows of Opportunity Counseling, Mihaela Benson, MFT sees school age children as young as 5 years old. She specializes in play therapy and parenting education and support. Contact her @ 510-979-0200 #5 or mihaela@windowsofopportunitycounseling.org. Mihaela and Evelyn both see teens as well in individual and family therapy.

Child Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

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 Therapist

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Matt Lindgren is a male child therapist who offers play therapy & conjoint family play therapy to help children with behavioral problems, child abuse, domestic violence, and foster care. Whenever possible, I attempt to have a parent/caregiver present during play therapy sessions, as an active participant. I find therapy is more effective if children can connect with the important people in their lives during a session as a way of healing. I'm one of a few Oakland therapists trained to use EMDR & Somatic Experiencing interventions with children in play therapy. I've adapted these techniques to use them in play, making play therapy much more powerful.

Child Therapist

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

I provide counseling to young children by helping families! Regardless of the problems you are painfully dealing with, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy offers astounding success rates in numerous countries and cultures and with all types of families today. You owe it to yourself to learn more about how you, your family, and your child can feel stabilized, connected, and valued - because you are all worth it. As an Emotionally Focused Family Therapist I will provide the tools to drop below the symptoms of the child and move into a deeper connection with each other, no matter what your child is struggling with. Want to learn more? Please call me at 925-520-5263 to learn more.



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

Thank you for visiting our California page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Castro Valley, 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 Castro Valley today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Castro Valley is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 16.73 square miles and a water area of 0.31 square miles.  The population of Castro Valley is 62,363 people with 22,164 households and a median annual income of $85,596. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Castro Valley for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees