Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in San Leandro, CA.

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


Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR
Child Therapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

In 94306 - Nearby to San Leandro.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94563 - Nearby to San Leandro.

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.

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW
Child Therapist

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

In 94556 - Nearby to San Leandro.

Do you have a stressed out pre-teen or middle school child? Are they suffering from school anxiety or peer issues? Do they have a chronic health condition like type 1 diabetes? I can help them navigate the complicated world of pre-adolescence. The hormones are raging and they may have stomach aches, headaches due to emotional issues. Sometimes they don't have the words to communicate their feelings and I am flexible in my approach. Together we will work on tuning into their emotions and increasing coping skills.

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT
Child Therapist

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to San Leandro.

I provide counseling to young children by helping families! Regardless of the problems you are painfully dealing with, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy offers astounding success rates in numerous countries and cultures and with all types of families today. You owe it to yourself to learn more about how you, your family, and your child can feel stabilized, connected, and valued - because you are all worth it. As an Emotionally Focused Family Therapist I will provide the tools to drop below the symptoms of the child and move into a deeper connection with each other, no matter what your child is struggling with. Want to learn more? Please call me at 925-520-5263 to learn more.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Child Therapist

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Integrative Coaching for Emotionally Gifted and Highly Sensitive People

In 94610 - Nearby to San Leandro.

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Child Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94027 - Nearby to San Leandro.

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)

Maren Gleason, LCSW
Child Therapist

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to San Leandro.

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.

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT
Child Therapist

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100342

In 94598 - Nearby to San Leandro.

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!

Sean Faulkner, MFTi
Child Therapist

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 94010 - Nearby to San Leandro.

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.

John Snyder, Psy.D.
Child Therapist

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94117 - Nearby to San Leandro.

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Child Therapist

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94520 - Nearby to San Leandro.

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!


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

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

San Leandro is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 13.34 square miles and a water area of 2.19 square miles.  The population of San Leandro is 90,712 people with 31,363 households and a median annual income of $62,761. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for San Leandro, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in San Leandro 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 San Leandro public health department.