Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in La Mirada, CA.

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


Child Therapist

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mirada

I work with 12 year olds and up. For young teens we use games, pillow fights, exercise, drawing, any medium that would make it more comfortable for the teen to open and share. When beneficial, I bring the parents into the end of the session so that they know what the teen is needing in their assistancxe with that next week. Art and journaling are a significant part of homework to allow the youth to express and reduce their emotional overload.

Child Therapist

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within driving distance of La Mirada

I utilize developmentally appropriate, play therapy to gain knowledge and understanding of how young children perceive themselves and their world. Older children, tweens and adolescents benefit from therapeutic activities and talk therapy, as vehicles for gaining insight and self-understanding. I have provided therapy, on campus at a K-8th grade school and previously worked as a Certified Child Life (Development) Specialist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. As a mother, I deeply empathize with parents whose children are experiencing difficulties and welcome your questions and concerns regarding the therapeutic process for your child.

Child Therapist

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mirada

I've had a wide variety and extensive amount of experience with treating children. I have a playful spirit and have no problem getting to a child's level. I use drawing techniques, play therapy and talking, depending on the child's interests and abilities. I've worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay as a Counselor for four years. I was also a mentor to an 11 year old girl for 7 years. I also worked at Sunny Hills Children's Garden, USF Center for Child and Family Development, Marina Middle School in San Francisco and Family Services Agency of Marin County, CA.

Child Therapist

Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc., LMFTs and LCSWs

LMFT's and LCSW's

Within driving distance of La Mirada

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.

Child Therapist

Priscilla Traub, MS., MFTI

Registerned MFT Intern

Within driving distance of La Mirada

Children experience life just as we adults to. Taking time to discuss emotions and feelings, the child will be able to gain tools to access feeling words and express themselves appropriately. Sometimes life becomes chaotic for children (new baby, school transitions, etc.), having a safe place to talk where someone listens will create a positive outcome on their outlook.

Child Therapist

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mirada

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

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, PPS, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mirada

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.

Child Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mirada

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of La Mirada

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Child Therapist

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Mirada

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.

Child Therapist

Michelle Harwell, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mirada

In my work with children, I utilize play therapy, which creates a secure environment where children can express themselves, try new things, learn more about how the world works, learn about social rules and boundaries, and work through their problems. The process of spontaneous play allows children to resolve the psychological tensions created by stressful events in a child’s life. Children are able to face difficult events because they are using familiar language and reactions where they have control of the play. The new scripts and schema that children create in the Play Therapy room are then generalized to their external environments.

Child Therapist

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Mirada

In order to help create lasting change, emotional stability, and healthy self-esteem for young children, I enlist the involvement of the parent(s)/ guardians as a kind of co-therapist to work with children. The parent(s) in an intact family are so regularly and intricately involved with the child that their emotional life and ways of responding to the child are of primary importance. While I will see a young child alone, I also need to work with the biggest influence on the young child, the parents or significant guardian/others in their lives to be effective for your child.

Child Therapist

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mirada

Understanding what a child is trying to communicate is crucial. Often as a parent, it is difficult when frustration gets in the way, to hear what a child is trying to say. Years of experience helps me decode the message and help intervene in a way that can help the whole family function in a more positive manner.



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

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

La Mirada is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 7.82 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of La Mirada is 49,520 people with 14,325 households and a median annual income of $79,330. .


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