Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Palm Desert, CA.

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


Claire Vines, PsyD., LMFT, TF-CBT, EBP
Child Therapist

Claire Vines, PsyD., LMFT, TF-CBT, EBP

Licensed Clinical Psychology, Marriage & Family Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist

In 92270 - Nearby to Palm Desert.

Children respond positively to therapies which include forms of creative expression such as art or music therapies. These approaches facilitate a child's processing of thought, feelings and emotions. This concentration is personalized, individually. How a child feels will effect the way that child acts and behaves at home and in school. Children often are living with a parent who struggled from the conflicts of a separation or divorce. A child can take-on the parent symptoms in order to identify with that parent. Sometimes, initially, conjoint sessions are encouraged, which can help secure emotionally, the child in the family's transition processes.

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA
Child Therapist

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Young children need support navigating their emotions as much as adults do, maybe even more. But the way children learn and cope with their emotions is different than adults. It requires translation from the adult understanding to the child’s language and there back again. I’m here to work with your child to find their way of navigating the world with stability and balance.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

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).

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT
Child Therapist

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)

In 92253 - Nearby to Palm Desert.

I have worked with young children, 4-12, for over 20 years in K-5 school settings, private practice and in a facility treating abused children. Whether using play therapy, sand tray or simply meeting a child at their level and engaging him or her, I create a sense of safety and trust that, by itself, can create change. An important aspect of working with children includes sessions with parents to better understand and develop new ways to deal with the concerns that brings you and your child in for treatment. See my website, Child-Teen-Counseling.com.


You have found the top therapists in Palm Desert, CA who specialize in helping children.

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

Palm Desert is located in Riverside County, California. It has a land area of 26.81 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Palm Desert is 51,869 people with 23,925 households and a median annual income of $52,892. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Palm Desert, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Palm Desert is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Palm Desert therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Palm Desert public health department.