Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Topanga, CA.

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


Child Therapist

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

Within driving distance of Topanga

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.

Child Therapist

Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Topanga

Do you have children that are misbehaving? Are they getting in trouble at school? Do they struggle to get along with the rest of the family? Fear not! Therapy is a great solution for your kids that are having difficulties. It is a wonderful space for your child to be able to express what is really going on. I hope that help your children find positive ways of coping, relating, and managing their feelings.

Child Therapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within driving distance of Topanga

When children feel accepted the way they are, they are free to change. I create a safe place in which a child can express his or her emotions and feel understood and valued. Opportunities within the session for responsibility, decision-making, and control help children trust and accept themselves. In therapy, play is for children what words are for adults. Children work through and reveal their thoughts and feelings through their play. Lacking the extensive vocabularies and associations of meanings that adults have, children often are more comfortable exploring and expressing themselves through play, games, and art.

Child Therapist

Scott Harris, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Topanga

A large part of my work is helping kids and their families. More often than not, kids have stress and conflict that they bear as burdens in their lives. Depending on the child's age, I use talking and playing in therapy. The work is to provide the building blocks of self esteem, the identification and expression of one's feelings and a better sense of oneself. Through this interaction, a positive self image is developed. Imagination and creativity and self expression are valuable parts of this process.

Child Therapist

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Topanga

We offer a range of services for young children including those who are going through their parents divorce to being at risk for developmental delays, children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and individuals with adaptive functioning needs and behavioral challenges. Our approach integrates meeting the child where they are at with a mixture of play therapy and evidence-based practices from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) depeing on the needs of each client and family.

Child Therapist

Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC

Marriage and Family Therapist, Board-Certified Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Topanga

The first several years of life are some of the most significant in terms of creating a foundation for successful emotional regulation, forming positive relationships, etc. We have several therapists who specialize in treating infants, toddlers and young children. They work by helping the caregiver to form a secure attachment or strong bond with the child so that the child can feel safe and secure (essentials of healthy development). This is done through play. It can be hard to know when your infant or toddler may need the support of a professional, so please call if you have any questions and one of our therapists will be happy to consult with you.

Child Therapist

Behnam Keyvan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Topanga

In working with young children I integrate the arts with evidence-based interventions to provide effective ways to deal with anger, depression, anxiety or other stressors. I help identify and build on current strengths while learning new skills. I work collaboratively with parents and other professionals to provide the highest level of care and service. I am always learning from current clinical research to improve outcomes for my clients.

Child Therapist

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Topanga

As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents. I have worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health providing crisis intervention and assessment services to children and their families. It is my clinical approach to conduct an assessment to determine clarity and understanding of the specific clinical issues. It is my belief that treatment should consist of the therapist working closely with the parents and any other professionals working with the child to enhance their growth and improvement in treatment. My goal is to assist the child in improving their emotional, social and academic functioning.

Child Therapist

Jessica Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Topanga

Working with young children requires special training, since kids do not have the same ability to talk about their feelings like adults can. That is why my extra training in Play Therapy is a huge benefit that I offer as a therapist, since it allows me to utilize effective strategies to help kids who are struggling with challenges such as behavior problems, academic difficulties, social skills, depression, anxiety, trauma, or adjustment difficulties. Many therapists do not have special training in working with young children, so this is an important aspect to consider when choosing someone to work with your child. Thank you for your consideration!

Child Therapist

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

Within driving distance of Topanga

Adolescents age 12-18. For over 20 years, I have worked with adolescents/teens. Navigating adolescence can be extremely challenging. Some areas of treatment are ( but not limited to) exploration of developmental issues, self-esteem, managing academic stress, understanding relationships with family and friends, developing a healthy sense of self and communication skills in a social media age.

Child Therapist

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Topanga

Does you child have uncontrollable anger? Social skills not up to par? Being bullied or the bully? Having anxiety or depression? An addiction to drugs, gambling or gaming? Often, children and adolescents find it hard to cope and deal with things without professional help. Working with children/adolescents is my specialty. I provide a safe, understanding, and fun environment for a child to disclose how they are feeling through the means of games, art, and talk therapy. Call now for help. Your child is worth it.

Child Therapist

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Topanga

Seeing your child struggle breaks your heart. More than anything in the world, you want him to thrive. You’re doing the best you can, but even supermoms (and superdads) make mistakes. Whatever the reason, your child is struggling and needs help. I can help YOU help your child through whatever he’s facing right now. We can work on a variety of issues like: Stress Overwhelm Divorce/separation Transitions General anxiety Sadness Lack of motivation Anger Family conflict Grief and loss Loneliness Eating disorders Body image Self-esteem Peer relationships Unhappiness Social withdrawal Sleep And we’ll develop a plan to help him get back to the happy, playful kiddo he deserves to be!

Child Therapist

Parisa Zivari, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Topanga

Every behavior is a way of communication. Children communicate with their caregivers through their behaviors such as (hitting, throwing, kicking, having nightmares, screaming eating too much, not getting along with others, not doing homework, having anxiety thoughts) and so on. In therapy with children I use play and art therapy interventions in order to reduce behavior. I work closely with parents to increase communication and strength the child-parent relationship. I teach and practice reward system, time out, positive communication, boundaries with parents. I attend IEP meetings when necessary.



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

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

Topanga is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 19.12 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Topanga is 8,923 people with 3,221 households and a median annual income of $112,330. .


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