Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Redwood City, CA.

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


Child Therapist

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

Within driving distance of Redwood City

Sandplay therapy, art and play therapy help young children communicate. Children usually cannot put their concerns into words. They may not know what is bothering them. The forms of therapy I use give children a place and way to communicate and work through issues related to tension in the home, divorce, death, abuse, bullying, separation anxiety, new-school/grade fears, anger and other emotions. I work privately with the child and consult with the parents to help their child have a happy and healthy childhood.

Child Therapist

Amelia Katkov, MA, MFTI

MFTI

Within driving distance of Redwood City

I specialize in working with pre-teens, teens, and adolescents. Primarily I work with ages 11 & up. In working with younger populations, I find that they are sharp and acutely observant. Providing a a space where they feel safe to share their innermost thoughts and feelings while offering tools they can take with them out into the world to see examples of concrete progress helps solidify the therapeutic bond and trust in the process.

Child Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Redwood City

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

Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Redwood City

I work with children (as young as four-years-old) through a variety of methods including talk therapy, play therapy, and sandtray therapy. In addition, I provide parenting skills coaching to parents and help children and their parents find ways to relate better and have greater peace at home. Children appear to be very comfortable working with me and after a few sessions with a child, I am often told by the child that he or she has been looking forward to coming in.

Child Therapist

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Redwood City

I work with young children by providing play therapy in a safe and calming environment. Children are not yet developmentally skilled at communicating their feelings and thoughts through words. I use my expertise in understanding each child through what they communicate through play. I implement well researched and effective treatment interventions, and involve parents throughout the treatment process.

Child Therapist

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Redwood City

I love working with children. In my practice I see pre-school, elementary, middle, and high-school age students with issues ranging from difficulties with peers, anxiety, trauma-related disturbances, ADHD, divorce related difficulties and many other concerns. In my work with children, I use techniques including play therapy, family systems and cognitive behavioral. In addition, I have extensive experience in art, dance, and drama therapy and individualize treatment so each child has fun while working through issues. In addition to my deep experience counseling children I am a former school teacher and a wife and mother.

Child Therapist

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Redwood City

There is nothing more important than we do in life than parent children. Raising healthy children is an important part of your legacy. Watching your children struggle with sadness, fear, or anger can feel very upsetting. Children can benefit greatly from play therapy, because children naturally work though their psychological issues with play. I started working with children from 3 to 12 in 1996 at Almaden Valley Youth Counseling Services. Success with children involves parents and teachers. If a child's parent are willing to participate in the counseling process, then much can be accomplished. A secure bond between the child and parents is critical.

Child Therapist

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Redwood City

You are your child's most important connection in life. Parent-child relationships form the basis of how we see ourselves in the world. However, kids don't come with an owner's manual! Often how we were treated as children serves as our only unconscious - or conscious - guide for what to do. Learning from how we would have liked to have been treated can help parents feel more confident and secure in helping their children survive and thrive in the world. I help parents develop the kind of secure attachment that their children need in order for children to feel confident and safe in exploring the world.

Child Therapist

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

Within driving distance of Redwood City

Therapy with children must include verbal and nonverbal modes of therapy. We include modeling and teaching positive behaviors and self-talk, identifying core beliefs, play therapy, and sandplay. Sandtray therapy, more commonly called Sandplay therapy, is a form of therapy that provides a way to help children express the "inexpressible" Other ways for children to express include drawing a picture, using a crafts technique, or doing a collage. Art and play therapy techniques are used to supplement the therapy as talk therapy can be limiting for many children. We may also employ Somatic Experiencing methods to resolve trauma. Also, we often include the parents or caretakers in the therapy.

Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Redwood 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.

Child Therapist

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Redwood City

Jonathan and Barbara work with parents to shift family patterns so that most behavioral problems and issues with their children disappear. Jonathan began his private therapy practice as a pediatric family therapist, working closely with a prominent pediatric psychiatrist. He trained at a child-guidance center in Stamford CT and studied at the two foremost family therapy training centers in North America.

Child Therapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Redwood City

In my practice I work with young children with a variety of difficulties from controlling their anxiety, anger and tantrums, to getting along better with friends and siblings and parents. I also help them with school difficulties that include failing grades, and behavior issues. I work with the child, parent and often the teacher to remember what Erikkson taught that "behind each behavior is a feeling". My goal is to help the child access their feelings, and in a safe place, explore their feelings and behavior while learning tools to help contol them so they can live happy and fulfilled lives.

Child Therapist

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within driving distance of Redwood City

I find that counseling with children is most effective with the cooperation and collaboration of the child's parents or primary caregivers. Together with you, the child's parent/guardian, I will develop a treatment plan for how we can best meet your child's needs. Issues in younger children can sometimes be symptoms of issues in the family system, so family involvement is an essential component in supporting your child.



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

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

Redwood City is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 19.29 square miles and a water area of 15.37 square miles.  The population of Redwood City is 85,288 people with 29,049 households and a median annual income of $84,934. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Redwood City, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Redwood City for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees