Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in La Crescenta, CA.

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


Child Therapist

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

My practice is specifically focused on children, adolescents, and young adults. Working with younger children requires a playful insight and I frequently employ play therapy and games to challenge anger, anxiety, and frustrations. Further, through play I am able to work with children on managing social situations, dissapointments, and develop problem solving techniques. Following these sessions I work closely with parents to train on these behavioral interventions in order to further reinforce in the home environment. This consistency and collaboration allows us to more effectively shape behaviors and booste self esteem beyond the therapy session.

Child Therapist

Morella Hammer, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

Having young children can be a wonderful experience but it can also bring challenges. Knowing what is behind your child’s behavior is the key to changing it. Using a variety of therapeutic techniques including Imago Therapy, we can help you understand your child, yourself, and the interactions between the two of you. We can help you support your child development. We will support your child by learning how to regulate emotions, how to express their needs and how to externalize their feelings.

Child Therapist

Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

Do you have children that are misbehaving? Are they getting in trouble at school? Do they struggle to get along with the rest of the family? Fear not! Therapy is a great solution for your kids that are having difficulties. It is a wonderful space for your child to be able to express what is really going on. I hope that help your children find positive ways of coping, relating, and managing their feelings.

Child Therapist

April De Higes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

Children come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Some examples are behavioral problems, failing grades, not focusing, not staying on task, fighting with peers, poor social skills, not listening at home, and hyperactivity. Using play therapy and art therapy, I help children express themselves. Children experience counseling as fun which results in them expressing themselves honestly and resolving the issue through play. If you want to help your child be successful in school or at home, I can help you.

Child Therapist

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

One of the ways children improve behavior & make positive change is through play. Some of the ways I help kids make change is through: games, storytelling & artwork. I set clear expectations, & create a supportive, fun-loving atmosphere. I focus on strengths: I identify & address problems and then focus on what’s right & how to do more of it. I work with your family, teachers & others to make sure the improvements made are reinforced in all areas of life. Family members are taught tools to ensure your child continues using new, positive behaviors. I help with: Managing upsetting feelings & tantrums; using effective discipline; managing opposition & aggression; school challenges & more.

Child Therapist

Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

Children are like little adults. While they may lack the maturity and experience adults do, they're highly affected by what happens around them and are often more astute than we give them credit for. I work with children ages 8 years and up who may be facing challenges or difficult emotional situations. Feel free to call my office for a free telephone consultation at 800-474-1445.

Child Therapist

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

Most of my work has been done with high schoolers and adolecents; however, I do have experience using play therapy and small groups with K-8th graders. As a mother of a child on the spectrum, I was trained in Greenspan's Floortime Approach. This later helped me with working with children of all ages. Play therapy helps children recreate the worlds they live in and helps me, the therapist, understand where they're coming from.

Child Therapist

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

The inner world of a child is rich with emotion and depth. It can be difficult to watch your child struggle, whether it is socially, academically, or in the home. Child therapy can be beneficial in not only providing current support and problem-solving, but can also serve to be preventative for potential longer-term issues. Young children in particular have a language of their own -- play! I will work with your child using play and art therapy techniques to communicate and develop more effective coping tools to thrive in his or her environment and family.

Child Therapist

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

Young children respond well to play, art and music, and these activities can help them in expressing their strong feelings, while also developing new, healthier ways of coping with their experience. Children and their parents often enjoy the benefits of therapy in addressing behavioral issues, life transition, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, Sexual abuse, aggressive or defiant behavior, difficulty with peer relationships and learning issues, like ADHD. The focus of my work with young children is to help them thrive again. If you’re wondering whether your young child may benefit from therapy, I invite you to contact me, as I would be more than happy to speak with you about your concerns and how we might best address them in support your child.

Child Therapist

K. Michelle Tapia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

Young children do not always have the words to tell us what is going on in their world. When working with young children I use a combination of art therapy, play therapy, and sometimes exploring child's schedule and activities with caregivers. I can assist with common childhood nightmares, outbursts of anger, and symptoms of depression. I can work with children, the parents, and / or a combination of the two depending upon the situation.

Child Therapist

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health , Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

Stress for young children can often be challenging to discern. Parents may notice that their child begins to experience a greater incidence of tantrums and/or angry outbursts, but often attribute such changes to growing up. Children may also demonstrate strict rules for their play and become upset when their schedule is changed without warning. Sometimes parents may not be able to identify obvious signs of stress in their children, but recognize that their child has encountered a number of stressors. In any of these cases, children can benefit from therapy wherein they can explore how to express their feelings and learn to process their emotions in a safe non-judgmental environment.

Child Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

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

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Crescenta

Very few therapists specialize in therapy with young children. Fortunately, we have several on staff at the La Vie Center. Because we have over 25 therapists on staff, we have counselors that specialize in many different areas and working with young children is a particular area of expertise for us. Give us a call and we will find just the right child therapist for you.



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

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

La Crescenta is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 3.42 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of La Crescenta is 20,241 people with 6,951 households and a median annual income of $85,458. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in La Crescenta 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