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.


Child Therapist

Heather Gomez, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Sue McCullough, LCSW

Licensed Clincial Social Worker

Within driving distance of 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

Child Therapist

Benjamin Downey, M.A., NCC

Counselor

Within driving distance of Thornton

Children have difficulty sharing their feelings clearly and appropriately. Benjamin Downey is a trained child therapist. He uses strategies, such as play, music and art therapies, to help children share their deepest thoughts, anxieties, fears, and worries. In addition, therapy helps children understand and process past traumatic experiences that may be still affecting their thoughts and behaviors. Contact Benjamin today if you are considering child counseling in Northern Colorado.

Child Therapist

Ray Robinson, M.A., Psy.D., CISM, EMDR Level II

Counselor

Within driving distance of 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 bring over 15 years of experience helping children 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.

Child Therapist

Michael Stein, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Foundations Counseling, LLC

Counseling Organization

Within driving distance of Thornton

At Foundations Counseling, we offer counseling services to children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 18, who may be struggling with inappropriate behaviors, difficult emotions, and upheaval or trauma in their life. For younger children, our specialists utilize play therapy to effectively address their needs. For older children, traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy is often the most effective stragey. We also offer art therapy for all ages. If you feel a child in your life would benefit from therapy, please call us at (970) 227-2770.

Child Therapist

Phil Hartwick, M.A.

Counselor

Within driving distance of Thornton

Adolescence has its own set of unique challenges and issues. As teens develop advanced cognitive capacities, experiences and events take on different meanings. 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 to schedule a free consultation.

Child Therapist

Claudia Trevithick, ATR-BC, Registered Psychotherapist

Board-Certified Art Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Brittany White, M.A., LPC, NCC, EMDR, CCTP

Counselor

Within driving distance of Thornton

Often, children and teens don't come to counseling eager and ready to talk. Brittany White brings a calm, patient energy to her work with children in order to forge a trusting alliance and make the counseling room into a safe space. Once that trusting relationship is established, Brittany can work with your child to change negative thoughts and behaviors. Brittany provides counseling to children and teens in Fort Collins and surrounding areas.

Child Therapist

Hannah Dorsher, Hannah Dorsher M.A., EMDR, LPCC

Counselor

Within driving distance of 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 Hannah Dorsher and schedule a free initial consultation at one of her Northern Colorado counseling offices.

Child Therapist

Carole Brooks, Ph.D, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Rachel Weddle, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Thornton

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

Angela Dotzenrod, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.



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

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

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