Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Poway, CA.

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


Child Therapist

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

I utilize play therapy methods with young children to help them express their emotions in the way that is normal and appropriate for kids, through play! The kids I treat often have a good time while they work through their emotional problems of fear, anger, or sadness towards someone important in their lives. They can work out their aggressions on clay figures and their fears and sadness through paintings. I believe that the indirect approach of play therapy is developmentally appropriate for young children because they are not yet ready for the "adult" techniques of talk therapy.

Child Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Poway

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.

Child Therapist

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

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.

Child Therapist

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

Within driving distance of Poway

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.

Child Therapist

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

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.

Child Therapist

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

Are you concerned about your child's problem behaviors? Are you worried about your child's fears or other troubling emotions? I work with children, teens and families to understand the issues driving a child's upsetting feelings or actions and bring true, lasting change. I enjoy connecting with children using play therapy, art therapy and sand tray therapy. I would be happy to talk with you about your child's issues and see what I can do to help. Feel free to call me at 760 566-5513.

Child Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Child and adolescent counseling can play a very important role in the life of a child who is dealing with one or more of the wide area of childhood challenges and traumas. Children can become the unintended victims of parents who had little training to become parents, had little time to be parents or experienced separation, abandonment, divorce , a change in parenting, step-parenting, foster parenting as well were challenged by dysfunctional homes with addictions, emotional disturbances and instabilities, extreme fighting, arguing, violence and abuse, frequent moving, and being passed from one divorced parent to another or from family member to family memeber. All these and many additional growing up challenges and traumas can be potent and disturbing...(view profile to read more)

Child Therapist

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Poway

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.

Child Therapist

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

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.

Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Poway

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

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

Poway is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 39.07 square miles and a water area of 0.08 square miles.  The population of Poway is 50,157 people with 15,832 households and a median annual income of $95,815. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Poway, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Poway is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees