Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Dakota Ridge, CO.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Dakota Ridge, Colorado.


Child Therapist

Carole Brooks, Ph.D, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

Diamond Counseling provides therapy services for children ages 5 and older. Even though your child may not be able to articulate their need for therapy, they have other ways of letting you know. This can include their performance at school, behavioral issues at home or school that may be problematic, fear, depression, or having difficulty sharing what they are feeling. As your therapist, I work to engage your child in an emotionally safe manner. I also involve, you, the parent(s) whenever possible. I provide evening office hours to fit both your school and work schedules. The Diamond Counseling office location is at Wadsworth and Hampden.

Child Therapist

Sue McCullough, LCSW

Licensed Clincial Social Worker

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

Young children do not have the verbal skills to explain what is bothering them and may become angry or depressed. I communicate with children at the appropriate age level using books, games, and drawing. As we play together, your child will feel safe and find a way to express feelings not easily expressed because of lack of words. I will help your child develop new coping and verbal skills that will allow expression of feelings. I will, or course, communicate with you as the parent and make suggestions to help you interact better with your child

Child Therapist

Heather Gomez, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

I specialize in providing play therapy to young children. I have an office where I offer both directive and non-directive play therapy to children ages 2 and above. In play therapy, I like to include the family rather than treating the child as an individual. One specialty I offer with young children is and evidenced-based, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which helps children who have been severely traumatized to learn coping skills and to be better equipped to deal with life's events after the trauma. When the child is supported with their trauma, then concerning behaviors begin to decrease.

Child Therapist

Claudia Trevithick, ATR-BC, Registered Psychotherapist

Board-Certified Art Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

As an art therapist, sandplay therapist and play therapist, I believe that the young child's most natural way of expressing him/herself is through play, I usually let the child take the lead, often working in metaphor through puppets, drawing, and sandplay. I first do an intake with the parents. After assessing and working with the child, I will include family or parent/child sessions, as family patterns and relationships are important. I also teach parenting skills, and will support the parents to enhance their skills. It is so much easier to love a child when you feel hopeful and both of you feel important to each other.

Child Therapist

Brenda Bomgardner, LPC, NCC, BCC, ACS

Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Coach

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

Are you a parent of young children and feel lost or burned out. Do you want to fix your child's behavior? I have found one of the most effective ways to help a child is to support the parents. I have four grown children and seven grandchildren to add to my training. I bring a perspective of real life experience to the therapeutic relationship. I can work with you on helping you figure out how to parent your child in a way that works for you and your child.

Child Therapist

Camille Reich, M.S., Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

True Happiness and Stability Stems from the Quality of our Significant Relationships! I provide therapy for children, adolescents, individuals, elders, couples, and families. I focus on people's strengths and possibilities while addressing their real life difficulties. I provide a wide variety of evidence-based treatment approaches. Which means that all the therapy that I implement is highly researched and therefore, proven to work, if followed correctly. I believe in a holistic approach to the therapeutic process that incorporates biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions empowering a person or family towards mastering life to its fullest.

Child Therapist

Chris Szarka, MSW, MSTL

Behavioral Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

Specializing in Children and family therapy means you can be assured your child will be getting the special, specific attention of a therapist trained for the unique needs of children. Approaching a teenager's problems is quite different than working with a 5 or 6 year old. Every child in any given age range is different so therapy must be tailored individually to meet each child's needs. Adjustment to Divorce - Remarriage - Blended Families, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Academic Problems, Behavioral Concerns, Depression, Anxiety and Fear Issues, Tantrums, Fighting, Aggression, Impulse Control, Foster or Adoption, Self-esteem Issues - Self-concept Issues

Child Therapist

Rachel Weddle, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

Is your child not sleeping through the night and/or waking you multiple times at night? If you are longing for everyone in your family to sleep all night, then I can help. I have been working with families on their children's sleep issues for over a decade. I help families discover the gift of sleep and the subsequent joy of having a well rested family. My approach is rooted in developmental research and attachment theory. I take in the unique needs of your family and help you create a schedule, bedtime routine and sleep plan where everyone gets the sleep they need.

Child Therapist

Rebecca Frank, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

Adolescents can be a beautiful time in life, but for some it can be terrifying. Navigating through life as we try to find who we are and where we belong can be a daunting task. Support and guidance is always necessary through this time, but also learning through our experiences is vital to development as well. The pressures and expectations that adolescents carry around with them is a huge weight. Having a supportive and caring adult to walk them through this time in their life can be vital to get through this stage in life and thrive.

Child Therapist

Dennis H. Harris, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

I use non-directive, directive and sand play therapy when working with children. Given that younger children's brains are in a process of development and many of the more complex cognitive skills don't develop until later, play is the most effect method of learning to solve problems and process emotions or issues. As a school counselor I worked with families, teachers and children. I have trained as a synergistic play therapist, a person centered play therapist and in sand play.

Child Therapist

Michael Stein, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

Is your child suffering from anxiety or OCD? Is it taking over your family's lives? We specialize in treating children and teens with anxiety and OCD using a proven treatment method that has been shown to be more effective at relieving anxiety than any other type of therapy. We can help reduce your child's anxiety so they get back on track at home, in school, and with their friends.

Child Therapist

Sarah James, LCSW, CAC II, EMDR

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

At The Counseling Place at Lone Tree and Castle Pines, we offer a warm environment for children 2-12 years old to express themselves therapeutically. Our play therapist, Mary Dohrmann specializes in helping children through many life challenges such as divorce, ADHD, anxiety, sadness, behavioral issues, self-esteem, trauma, etc. Please visit our site to learn more about how play therapy can help your child. http://counselinglonetree.com/child-therapy/

Child Therapist

Sarah Spurlock, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Dakota Ridge

Children need a special environment for counseling and therapy. At Denver Counseling Solutions, we have created a great setting for child counseling and play therapy. We can help you as a parent and your child. Here are some of the situations we help children with each day: Anxiety, Fear, Impulse Control, Tantrums and Aggression, New Family Situations (divorce, remarriage, blended families, moving to a new location, foster or adoption), ADHD, Self-Esteem, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and dealing with loss, grief or death.



You have found the top therapists in Dakota Ridge, CO who specialize in helping children.

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

Dakota Ridge is located in Jefferson County, Colorado. It has a land area of 9.31 square miles and a water area of 0.30 square miles.  The population of Dakota Ridge is 33,583 people with 12,328 households and a median annual income of $85,446. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Dakota Ridge 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