Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Thornton, CO.

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


Sally Bonkrude, MA, MT-BC, LPC
Child Therapist

Sally Bonkrude, MA, MT-BC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor - Board Certified Music Therapist

In 80127 - Nearby to Thornton.

With young children, you have to let go and play. Play is one of the ways children communicate and express their feelings. Using "Play Therapy", we enter the world of play and within the play, one finds the needs of the child, and the parents are then able to see how they may help their children in positive ways. Sometimes, it's about going for a walk with the child and seeing what comes up. It's being present, open and able to get out of your way of thinking and opening to what the child is trying to show you through their play.

Angela Dotzenrod, MA, LPC
Child Therapist

Angela Dotzenrod, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 80002 - Nearby to Thornton.

Teens can have a variety of difficulties including questioning their identities, struggling with self esteem and acceptance issues, worrying about meeting expectations, lacking organizational skills, and recovering from abandonment or trauma. I work with teens to help them develop their personal values, identify their unique talents and abilities, develop social and practical skills, and heal from past hurts and trauma. Anxiety and bullying are also common issues I work with.

Laura Stuart, MA, NCC, LPC
Child Therapist

Laura Stuart, MA, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 80246 - Nearby to Thornton.

I highly specialize in working with young children. I have extensive training and knowledge in early childhood development and use a combination of play therapy and EMDR when treating children. I believe trust is the most important component of therapy with kids and put a large emphasis on building the therapeutic relationship in the beginning. This allows kids to feel safe and benefit long term from the therapy process.

Claudia Trevithick, ATR-BC, Registered Psychotherapist
Child Therapist

Claudia Trevithick, ATR-BC, Registered Psychotherapist

Board-Certified Art Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist

In 80014 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 80110 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Heather Gomez, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Heather Gomez, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 80020 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Aubrey Hahn, M.Ed, NCC, LPCC, EMDR
Child Therapist

Aubrey Hahn, M.Ed, NCC, LPCC, EMDR

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

Emotional anxiety and stress take a toll on every aspect of your life, including your relationships, your work, and your sense of self. Psychological stress is one of the most common and human forms of suffering. There is no shame in seeking out help. Heidi Kalak is a trusted source for anxiety and stress counseling in Loveland, Windsor, and Northern Colorado. Call to schedule a free consultation today.

Jacob Wilson, M.S., NCC
Child Therapist

Jacob Wilson, M.S., NCC

Counselor

In 80651 - Nearby to Thornton.

Jacob Wilson offers skilled, compassionate counseling services to adolescents and teens in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. I bring experience and excellence to my work helping teens who are dealing with many issues, including depression & anxiety, drug or alcohol abuse, defiance, school problems, self-harm or cutting, and bullying. I also work with parents to develop strategies to help their teens at home. Call today to find out if adolescent counseling will help the teen in your life.

Amber Phipps, M.S., CAT
Child Therapist

Amber Phipps, M.S., CAT

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

Amber brings enthusiasm and energy as well as years of experience to her work with children. Amber loves to help kids and families find simple, creative solutions to the issues they are experiencing. Amber's goal is for your child to enjoy coming to therapy and view it as a special time to work through difficult experiences and look forward to feeling better. Call Amber today to find out how counseling can help you and your child.

Sofie Brodsky, M.A., LPCC
Child Therapist

Sofie Brodsky, M.A., LPCC

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

Children and adolescents are more aware of their circumstances and in control of their future than most people give them credit for. During this time of rapid development, it is helpful to have your child work with a trained adolescent and child counselor to better equip them for the challenges that are inevitable in life. In counseling, your child can heal past hurts while learning strategies to enhance social, education, and lifelong situations. If you think child counseling may be helpful for you child, call H and Sofie Brodsky a free initial consultation at one of her Northern Colorado counseling offices.

Wade Brandon, M.C., LPC
Child Therapist

Wade Brandon, M.C., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. Many parents feel unprepared for the challenges they are presented as their children go through various stages. Wade specializes in helping parents learn skills and strategies to deal with their family's unique needs. He brings years of professional experience, along with his personal experience as a father, to his work with parents in Northern Colorado. Call today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your parenting needs with Wade.

Brett Morley, M.A., LSC, LPCC
Child Therapist

Brett Morley, M.A., LSC, LPCC

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

I have a passion for providing help to children and adolescents. Whether your child is needing play therapy or assertiveness training, or you are concerned about cutting/self-injury, eating disorders, bullying, or step-family issues, I will work closely with you and your child to provide hope and healing. Come in for a free consultation to discuss your child's specific needs.

Carolyn Miller, M.Ed., NCC
Child Therapist

Carolyn Miller, M.Ed., NCC

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

If you are looking for counseling services for an adolescent in your life, it is important to find a therapist who has specific training and experience working with children. Carolyn helps young children overcome a variety of hardships: behavioral problems, dealing with divorce, adoptions, developmental disabilities, recovering from abuse, grief, family in the military, and mental health diagnoses. In addition, Carolyn works with parents seeking enhanced parenting techniques. She helps children and adolescents with trauma, effects of divorce, school issues, self-esteem issues, ADD/ADHD, and goal setting.

Keira Olivas, M.A., LPC, MFTC
Child Therapist

Keira Olivas, M.A., LPC, MFTC

Counselor

In 80504 - Nearby to Thornton.

Is your child or teenager struggling in some way with their feelings, behaviors, or relationships? Are you worried about ADD/ADHD, cutting, eating disorders, anxiety or depression? Is your child having difficulty recovering from a traumatic event or death of a loved one? I have helped innumerable children and adolescents recover and improve their lives. If you are worried about a child in your life, call today to find out if child counseling is the answer.

Carole Brooks, Ph.D, LPC
Child Therapist

Carole Brooks, Ph.D, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 80235 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Keli Focht, M.S.W., CAC II
Child Therapist

Keli Focht, M.S.W., CAC II

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

Keli brings many years of experience to my work with young children. Keli uses a combination of play therapy, art therapy, and parent-child interaction therapy, combined with traditional counseling techniques, to help her youngest clients overcome and heal from past trauma, depression, anxiety, the effects of divorce, loss of a parent or loved one, and issues in school. Get started today with a free consultation at one of my Northern Colorado counseling offices.

Brenda Bomgardner, LPC, NCC, BCC, ACS
Child Therapist

Brenda Bomgardner, LPC, NCC, BCC, ACS

Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Coach

In 80214 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Michael Stein, Psy.D.
Child Therapist

Michael Stein, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 80222 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Kelly Otterson, M.A., LPC
Child Therapist

Kelly Otterson, M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

Child counseling addresses the sensitive cognitive, social, and emotional development that is happening at this age. School-age children quickly develop the ability to understand their own complex emotions as well as the emotions and intentions of their family and friends. This "emotional literacy" is greatly enhanced through working with a trained child therapist. Kelly offers child therapy to children and teens in the Fort Collins and surrounding Northern Colorado areas.

Stephanie Kirchgessner, M.S., LPCC
Child Therapist

Stephanie Kirchgessner, M.S., LPCC

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

Adolescence has its own set of unique challenges and issues. An adolescent who has experienced a crisis, such as divorced parents, loss of a loved one, school issues, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, trauma/PTSD, self-esteem issues, bullying, family issues, eating disorders, or abuse, will understandably begin to question "why?". How he or she handles these thoughts can impact their whole life and, without resolution, they may turn to destructive behaviors. Adolescent counseling during this time has powerful positive affects over the course of a lifetime. Call today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced counselors.

Sarah Spurlock, M.A., LMFT
Child Therapist

Sarah Spurlock, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 80010 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Dennis H. Harris, MA
Child Therapist

Dennis H. Harris, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

In 80031 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Sue McCullough, LCSW
Child Therapist

Sue McCullough, LCSW

Licensed Clincial Social Worker

In 80027 - Nearby to Thornton.

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

Seth Spurgeon, M.A., LPCC
Child Therapist

Seth Spurgeon, M.A., LPCC

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

Seth works with adolescents and teens in the Northern Colorado area who are dealing with anxiety and depression, bullying, Facebook depression ADD/ADHD, family concerns, criminal behavior, and sports performance. If you are worried about your teenager, don't wait until things get worse. Call today to find out how adolescent counseling can help. The first session is always free.

Ashley Braund, M.A., RBT, CTRS, LPCC
Child Therapist

Ashley Braund, M.A., RBT, CTRS, LPCC

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Thornton.

I bring many years of experience to my work with young children. I use a combination of play therapy, art therapy, and parent-child interaction therapy, combined with traditional counseling techniques, to help my youngest clients overcome and heal from past trauma, depression, anxiety, the effects of divorce, loss of a parent or loved one, and issues in school. Get started today with a free consultation at one of my Northern Colorado counseling offices.



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Thornton is a city that is located in multiple counties- Adams County and Weld County in Colorado. It has a land area of 35.73 square miles and a water area of 1.06 square miles.  The population of Thornton is 133,451 people with 42,679 households and a median annual income of $66,948. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Thornton, CO

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Thornton 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 Thornton public health department.