Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in San Bruno, CA.

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


Robyn Holmes-Cannon, LMFT
Child Therapist

Robyn Holmes-Cannon, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94611 - Nearby to San Bruno.

When working with children my approach is to meet the child where they are at in their emotional, behavioral, and developmental spheres. Child-centered therapies are utilized including play therapy, sand tray therapy and EFT tapping or EMDR. Play therapy can alleviate a multitude of emotional and behavioral symptoms in children and helps build confidence, social and emotional development and a stronger sense of self. I work to create a therapeutic atmosphere with children that is engaging, active, playful, safe and resourceful. Parent coaching and support is also part of the therapeutic process in order to help accelerate change and strengthen the parent-child relationship.

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).

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

Shohreh Schmuecker, MA. LMFT (#105346)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94549 - Nearby to San Bruno.

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.

Suzanne Greene, JD, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Suzanne Greene, JD, MA, LMFT

Psychotherapist, LMFT

Available for Online Therapy

Today it is more complicated than ever to be a teen. With so much going on, it’s common for teens and children feel anxiety, irritability, isolation, low self esteem, and sadness. Teens just need someone to talk to, that isn’t a family member about difficult topics they are experiencing. It’s not that they don’t trust their family, but many times teens need a private, non-judge mental space of their own to gain insight. I have extensive experience working with teens and children, even those resistant to therapy. I specialize with teens managing high academic & athletic achievement. Through therapy teens will learn to manage their emotions, reach goals, and grow into healthy young adults.

Sarah Wagner, MFT, MBA
Child Therapist

Sarah Wagner, MFT, MBA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to San Bruno.

Young people are part of a greater system and when trauma occurs in family systems and attachments are ruptured young people need reparative experiences. These experiences can happen within the safety of the therapeutic space with caregivers and their kiddos. Therapy with kids always starts and ends with play and fun. When caregivers are included there is opportunity to learn how to relate in new ways.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94010 - Nearby to San Bruno.

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.

John Snyder, Psy.D.
Child Therapist

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94117 - Nearby to San Bruno.

I provide a 10-week structured parenting program to help the parents of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, who are behaving in oppositional, out of control and defiant ways. You will learn the origins of problematic child behavior and the ways in which you may be unwittingly reinforcing it. I will work to help you improve your relationship with your child by teaching you how to powerfully shape your child's behavior with praise instead of punishment. I will also teach you how use punishment more effectively when it becomes necessary.

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP
Child Therapist

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| Individuals | Couples | Youth

In 94022 - Nearby to San Bruno.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94603 - Nearby to San Bruno.

Many times, child stherapists 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 shouldnt be medicated necessarily. This leaves parents wondering what is the best route for their child? Introducting 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

John Kane, LMFT
Child Therapist

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94015 - Nearby to San Bruno.

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!

Philip Gnilka, LCPC, LPC, CCMHC, NCC
Child Therapist

Philip Gnilka, LCPC, LPC, CCMHC, NCC

Professional Clinical Counselor

In 94115 - Nearby to San Bruno.

I help hardworking adolescents and teens in managing negative emotions while navigating the challenges of school and personal life. I believe that attaining a sense of engagement in life, striving for excellence in academics, feeling loved and supported, and experiencing reduced distress is achievable for you. In collaboration with my teen clients, we explore their motivations and cultivate hope. Together, we devise solutions to handle negative emotions while reshaping your inner dialogue into a supportive one. Feel free to contact me now for a free 15-minute consultation. You are welcome to ask me any questions about how I approach counseling and see if we are a good match.

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR
Child Therapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

In 94306 - Nearby to San Bruno.

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.


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San Bruno is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 5.46 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of San Bruno is 43,185 people with 14,899 households and a median annual income of $83,888. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in San Bruno 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Bruno public health department.