Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Scotts Valley, CA.

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


Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Child Therapist

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

In 95032 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

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.

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.
Child Therapist

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95128 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

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.

John Kane
Child Therapist

John Kane

Available for Online Therapy

After 10 years of working with children and families, I find it most 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 in connecting to your child in a way that relieves your child's suffering or resolves the conflicts you are having with your child, that is long lasting and more impactful for you, your child, and your family, than if I spend therapy sessions with your child. With few exceptions now, I work you parent!

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC
Child Therapist

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Here at My True Temperament Christian Counseling, LLC, we help parents and children, 7-18 years of age, learn and understand the child's true temperament. True temperament means what are the inherent ways, ways specific to the child and not to his/her environment, in which the child prefers to interact with others. We measure the child's temperament in three ways. Inclusion/Social Orientation, Control/Power, and Affection/Emotions. The greatest benefit to both parents and child knowing the child's true temperament is the ability to work with the temperament of the child and not against it. For the convenience of the family, True Temperament Counseling is offered strictly online.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Child Therapist

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Children have not yet learned how to shield themselves from conflict, negativity, etc. Therefore, they are akin to "sponges," soaking up whatever they are exposed to. I provide children with a healthy, authentic space in which they can connect with their feelings through play and discussion. I also work with parents on styles of communication (those they might use with their children as well as their spouse/coparent) that may be inadvertently affecting children.

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT
Child Therapist

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95050 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 95124 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

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.


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

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

Scotts Valley is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 4.61 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Scotts Valley is 11,945 people with 4,332 households and a median annual income of $101,475. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Scotts Valley, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Scotts Valley 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Scotts Valley public health department.