Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Pittsburg, CA.

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


Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Child Therapist

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Mental Health Advisor / Coach / Healer

In 94610 - Nearby to Pittsburg.

Parenting can be a wonderful experience and at the same time a difficult and even a daunting one. If you are overwhelmed at times, suffer from pangs of anxiety or guilt around being a good enough parent or need someone to just talk to about the daily/ weekly ups and downs of being a parent then counseling with Dr. Ellie can be of great support. Aside from being a counselor, I am also a mother of two and have personal experience with being a parent. I know how difficult it can be, but I also know what a difference it can make when you have the right kind of support.

Sylvia Ching, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Sylvia Ching, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94513 - Nearby to Pittsburg.

I help children process their challenges through play therapy. I use drawing exercises and board games such as Talking, Feeling and Doing game made especially for therapist in play therapy. I use sand tray and puppets as methods to communicate with the child. I help traumatized children of crimes through the Victim of Crime program to bring healing to their thoughts and help them overcome their fears.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94563 - Nearby to Pittsburg.

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.

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT
Child Therapist

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100342

In 94598 - Nearby to Pittsburg.

It's one of the most challenging feelings imaginable to watch our children struggle with their emotional and social selves. For many parents, we'd gladly take their pain as our own if we could. A child's brain works very differently from a teen's or an adults, so therapy needs to be different too! When working with children I use a combination of Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, and Talk Therapy. Where possible mindfulness, yoga, and other therapies adjusted for child therapy can help children to increase focus, manage their emotional selves, improve cognitive abilities, and manage their bodies. Give your child his/her best chance for the future. Call today!

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT
Child Therapist

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94533 - Nearby to Pittsburg.

i have extensive experience working in this area, counseling Severely Disturbed Children for over five years in a special school setting, and then moving over to work with an adult population who have committed crimes and have been incarcerated in the County Jail. I know the techniques to facilitate a person to deal more effectively with angry feelings, so that their relationships can be repaired and blossom and that they begin to get more aliveness and joy in their lives.

Shohreh Schmuecker, MA. LMFT (#105346)
Child Therapist

Shohreh Schmuecker, MA. LMFT (#105346)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94549 - Nearby to Pittsburg.

At this time, I do not offer therapy for young children, however, I can offer specialized support for women (mother's or caregiver's) who are caring for young children. I am rostered with UCSF Benioff as a Child-Parent Psychotherapist and I can support you in what may come up for you around your parenting role in your individual session with me. Motherhood/Caregiving is difficult and sometimes we just need a safe space to discuss what is going on for us. I do offer video sessions.

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.

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).

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Child Therapist

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94520 - Nearby to Pittsburg.

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!

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.


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

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

Pittsburg is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 17.18 square miles and a water area of 1.95 square miles.  The population of Pittsburg is 69,424 people with 20,180 households and a median annual income of $60,777. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pittsburg, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Pittsburg are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pittsburg public health department.