Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Los Banos, CA.

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


Valerie Lamke, MS, LMFT
Child Therapist

Valerie Lamke, MS, LMFT

Abalance Client-Centered Counseling

In 95382 - Nearby to Los Banos.

I have extensive training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and have been using it in my practice for over 15 years. It is appropriate treatment for children ages 2 through 8, but I often use components of it with older children, as it is a very effective therapy. I have come to evolve a DBT Integrated Play Therapy approach to treat children with trauma dynamics and emotional dysregulation issues. Allowing them to learn to stress map their bodies and learn to self-soothe. In addition, the child is regularly validated and self-esteem can grow and improve.

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Child Therapist

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

Many therapists share they use play therapy in their practice with children, but have not taken further training on its use in therapy. I am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, which means I completed 3 years and 3000 additional hours of practice after licensure, clinical supervision, consistent continued education courses, and significant focus in at least two play therapy evidence based practices. I utilize Child Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Digital Play Therapy, and Prescriptive Play Therapy to address children's needs in addition to creative arts therapies (Drama Therapy, Art Therapy interventions).

Lisa Saldana, LMFT
Child Therapist

Lisa Saldana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I provide therapy for young children. I have specialized in working with children for over 10 years. I work with those experiencing stress and anxiety, depression, problems with peer relationships, family conflict, anger management and coping skills. I work with parents to develop parenting skills, healthy discipline techniques and healing stress and conflict between parent and child.

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!


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

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

Los Banos is located in Merced County, California. It has a land area of 9.99 square miles and a water area of 0.12 square miles.  The population of Los Banos is 37,457 people with 10,457 households and a median annual income of $44,292. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Los Banos, CA

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Los Banos is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Los Banos are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Los Banos public health department.