Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in San Marcos, CA.

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


Child Therapist

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Marcos

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.

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Online Therapist / Coach

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

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of San Marcos

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

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of San Marcos

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

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Marcos

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of San Marcos

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Marcos

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.


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

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

San Marcos is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 24.36 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of San Marcos is 92,931 people with 28,738 households and a median annual income of $57,822. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for San Marcos, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in San Marcos is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your San Marcos therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility