Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in National City, CA.

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


Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA
Child Therapist

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92121 - Nearby to National City.

Dr. Peck is a child and adolescent psychologist with extensive training and experience in working with children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and 18. She provides treatment and coping skills training for young children struggling with anxiety, stress, mood, and feeding issues. Therapy is focused on training children in a lifelong skill set that allows them to live a healthy, happy, and productive life. Life skills training includes the teaching and practice of concrete skills focused on managing and regulating emotions, tolerating stress, communicating with peers and family, and organization. Through parent training, parents learn to be their childs' skills coach.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Child Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to National City.

Working with young children requires that the professional possesses specialized knowledge and skills that enable them to identify problem behaviors and formulate appropriate interventions that are developmentally appropriate for the child. As a psychologist trained to work with children and families, I develop individualized treatment plans appropriate to each child's and family's specific needs. Working with children, I use an playful approach which will engage the child in addressing any psychic conflicts they may be experiencing and find healthy ways to address those conflicts so that children can function at their most optimal level in all facets of life.

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T
Child Therapist

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92128 - Nearby to National City.

Struggling with your child's behaviors? Is your child angry, depressed, or suffering from family issues? I work very well with children helping them to process their emotions and develop healthy ways of coping. I also spend a lot of time working with parents to equip them with the skills to connect with and better help their child navigate and overcome their current struggle. Every child's personality and situation is unique. This requires a therapist who can help problem solve with parents to find the best solution for their particular child. Rather than following a particuar formula I will work with you to give your child the help they need. Call today for a consultation.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT
Child Therapist

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91910 - Nearby to National City.

When working with young children I make use of play exercises, as playing is one of the primary ways in which children express what is going on in their "world" both mentally and emotionally. I also place significant emphasis on their family life, as a child's behavior is strongly impacted by their home life. I also provide parent coaching in order to equip the parents with effective skills to manage the child's behavioral difficulties. I believe that effectively helping a child often requires both individual therpay with the child and family therapy.

Donna Scott, LMFT
Child Therapist

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to National City.

I have a heart for children who have been abused emotionally, physically or sexually. Play Therapy is an effective way to help a child work through their trauma. It is also a great way to teach the child ways to express their emotions. It also provides a way fo me to teach children new tools designed to give them a voice, equip and empower them. The age range is 6-12.

Kari Katzenmeier, LMFT, RPT
Child Therapist

Kari Katzenmeier, LMFT, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92103 - Nearby to National City.

I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) which means that I have specialized training in working with young children to help them resolve problems they are facing. Play Therapy helps children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal skills to express their thoughts and feelings. In Play Therapy, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language. In spending time with a Play Therapist a child can learn to cope with difficult emotions, develop problem solving skills, modify behavior, and communicate better with others. For more information go to http://a4pt.org or contact me for a free 1/2 hour consultation.

Dennis Harris, MFT
Child Therapist

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

In 91910 - Nearby to National City.

Young children need a safe place to express their needs and frustrations as well as guidance in managing their frustration in acceptable ways. Often working with children leads to assisting parents in ways to connect more closely with their children while acquiring some tools to set and enforce reasonable boundaries. Whether helping a child process through trauma or learn self control my goal is to not only provide guidance for your child but also for you in working with them at home.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92101 - Nearby to National City.

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.


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

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

National City is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 7.27 square miles and a water area of 1.83 square miles.  The population of National City is 61,060 people with 15,332 households and a median annual income of $41,437. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for National City, CA

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Mental health treatment and therapy in National City is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in National City 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 National City public health department.