Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Nevada City, CA.

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


Nancy Ryan, LMFT
Child Therapist

Nancy Ryan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 95678 - Nearby to Nevada City.

Young children use play for therapy. We have specialists who help children express their emotions and learn coping skills through play therapy, art therapy, and sand tray therapy. If you have a concern about your child’s mental health or behavior. Getting a professional’s opinion on what to do is recommended. However, common things that bring children to counseling include: Anxiety Extreme separation anxiety Depression or extreme and persistent sadness Trauma and/or PTSD Grief and loss ADHD Conduct concerns, aggression, and poor emotional regulation Nightmares and bedwetting School refusal Social anxiety or becoming socially withdrawn Life transitions such as divorce, parental separation, moving, etc.

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP
Child Therapist

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

GRIT Kids exists to allow parents or caregivers to aid their children in the work of self-awareness—at every developmental stage— to better understand themselves and the world around them. Simple behavioral management fails to develop the internal locus of control that is necessary for developing character and self-discipline. Forming a self-identity and learning to live with purpose is a necessary life skill for children to learn in order to live into their fullest self. GRIT Kids Coaches are trained to help you do the work of raising your child with intention so you can see that little person grow into all they are capable of.

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!

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).


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

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

Nevada City is located in Nevada County, California. It has a land area of 2.18 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Nevada City is 3,152 people with 1,470 households and a median annual income of $47,981. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Nevada City, CA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Nevada City, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Nevada City may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Nevada City public health department.