Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Wheat Ridge, CO.

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


Samantha Ricard, M.A., MFTC
Child Therapist

Samantha Ricard, M.A., MFTC

Counselor

In 80304 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

Samantha Ricard offers adolescent/teen counseling for children and families in Loveland, Colorado and surrounding areas. If you have noticed that your teen is depressed, sleeping too much, not interested in anything, crying for no reason, feeling angry, suffering from stress and anxiety, has low self-esteem, is cutting or self-harming, or is struggling with an eating disorder, then adolescent counseling can help. In addition, counseling can address past abuse or trauma issues, ADD/ADHD, bullying, and problems with Facebook and other social media. Come in for a free adolescent/teen counseling consultation to find out more about how Samantha can help you and your child.

Tiffani Garner, M.A., NCC, LPCC
Child Therapist

Tiffani Garner, M.A., NCC, LPCC

Counselor

In 80304 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

Children have difficulty sharing their feelings clearly and appropriately. Tiffani Garner is a trained child therapist. She 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 Tiffani today if you are considering child counseling in Northern Colorado.

Robyn Looze, Robyn Looze, LCSW
Child Therapist

Robyn Looze, Robyn Looze, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 80016 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

Children under 6 years of age are not yet developmentally ready to communicate their thoughts and feelings in words. Moreover, understand why they feel the way they feel and appropriately display their emotions. Children need to be nurtured, supported and guided navigating through uncharted territory. I provide a safe, warm environment for your child to learn about social interactions and express their emotions in a healthy manner. I offer play therapy, art therapy and animal assisted therapy, which promotes communication skills, helps escape stress and learn coping strategies. Moreover, parents and caregivers are involved in the therapeutic process.

Scott Boyd, M.A., LPC, CACII
Child Therapist

Scott Boyd, M.A., LPC, CACII

LPC, CACII

In 80302 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

I believe I have a natural skill in dealing with teens and young adults. I have practiced therapy in a middle school and high school setting as well as an outpatient facility for young adults suffering from addiction and mental health issues. I believe the ability to have a genuine relationship with my clients, regardless of their age, is the cornerstone to an effective partnership. I did my fair share of suffering as a teen/young adult and believe it has benefited me when working with teens/young adults suffering through their own problems currently.

Nicholas Terry, M.C., NCC, LPCC
Child Therapist

Nicholas Terry, M.C., NCC, LPCC

Counselor

In 80304 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

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. Nicholas offers child therapy to children and teens in the Fort Collins and surrounding Northern Colorado areas.

Laura Borner, LMFT
Child Therapist

Laura Borner, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 80112 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

Young children are such an important part of the family system. They are the ones that are most affected negatively if there are problems in their environment. Enabling a child to “reach" for a family member when they are feeling pain, sadness or even joy will help them bond closely with others. Children need to feel attached to others in that they can have healthy relationships throughout life.

Angela Dotzenrod, MA, LPC
Child Therapist

Angela Dotzenrod, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 80002 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

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.

Taylor Eisenach, M.A., MFTC
Child Therapist

Taylor Eisenach, M.A., MFTC

Marriage and Family Therapist and Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

There are many ways that counseling can help your adolescent or teen. Taylor assists teens in overcoming the effects of divorce, adjusting to a blended family, and dealing with the loss of a parent or loved one. Taylor also helps teens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, bullying, self-esteem or body image issues, difficulties at school, autism spectrum, or eating disorders. Your adolescent may be exhibiting anger and defiance, apathy, lack of goals, or cutting. These are signs that you need to reach out for assistance as soon as possible. The initial consultation is no cost, and Taylor will work with you and your teen to get the counseling help you need.

Nicholas Hunt, M.S.S.W.
Child Therapist

Nicholas Hunt, M.S.S.W.

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

If you feel that your adolescent child needs the help of a professional counselor, Nick is here to help. With experience in schools and other settings with teenagers, Nick is skilled in helping individuals in this tough stage of life. Using compassion and humor, he can work alongside your child to overcome the challenges they are facing. To schedule a free consultation for your adolescent with Nick, call 970-227-2770 today.

Wade Brandon, M.C., LPC
Child Therapist

Wade Brandon, M.C., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

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.

Sarah James, LCSW, CAC II, EMDR
Child Therapist

Sarah James, LCSW, CAC II, EMDR

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapist

In 80124 - Nearby to Wheat 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/

Kelly Sinning, M.A., LPCC
Child Therapist

Kelly Sinning, M.A., LPCC

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

Kelly brings enthusiasm and energy as well as years of experience to my work with children. Kelly loves to help kids and families find simple, creative solutions to the issues they are experiencing. Kelly'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 Kelly today to find out how counseling can help you and your child.

Claudia Trevithick, ATR-BC, Registered Psychotherapist
Child Therapist

Claudia Trevithick, ATR-BC, Registered Psychotherapist

Board-Certified Art Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist

In 80014 - Nearby to Wheat 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.

Sue McCullough, LCSW
Child Therapist

Sue McCullough, LCSW

Licensed Clincial Social Worker

In 80027 - Nearby to Wheat 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

Jamie Rabkin, LCSW
Child Therapist

Jamie Rabkin, LCSW

Individual and Family Therapist

In 80211 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

Young children often require tenderness and care in the therapeutic environment. I offer a multitude of interventions including play therapy, to allow your child to learn adaptive ways to express and control their emotions. This also includes giving you, the caregiver, tools to support your child's growth. It is important that the caregiver take an active role in the therapy process in order to learn ways that the child's system can support their success!

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 80202 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

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.

Phil Hartwick, M.A., LPC
Child Therapist

Phil Hartwick, M.A., LPC

Counselor

In 80530 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

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.

Rebecca Frank, MA, LPC, NCC
Child Therapist

Rebecca Frank, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

In 80128 - Nearby to Wheat 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.

Laura Stuart, MA, NCC, LPC
Child Therapist

Laura Stuart, MA, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 80203 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

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.

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 Wheat 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.

Dennis H. Harris, MA
Child Therapist

Dennis H. Harris, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

In 80031 - Nearby to Wheat 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.

Hannah Dorsher, Hannah Dorsher M.A., EMDR, LPC
Child Therapist

Hannah Dorsher, Hannah Dorsher M.A., EMDR, LPC

Counselor

In 80304 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

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.

Michael Stein, Psy.D.
Child Therapist

Michael Stein, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 80222 - Nearby to Wheat 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.

Mindy Berry, MA, LPCC
Child Therapist

Mindy Berry, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

In 80016 - Nearby to Wheat Ridge.

Do you worry that your teen is acting different, struggling to communicate, or isolating and you just don't know how to help? Or maybe they are hanging out with a new group of kids at school. I can help you! I provide a safe space where the teen is able to vent, process, take apart and reorganize all of their feelings in a way that makes them feel better - that is my job. When a child begins to master that skill, the bridge towards communication and healing is natural. Parker Counseling Teen Counselor Adolescent Counselor Parker Counselor

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 Wheat Ridge.

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.



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Wheat Ridge is located in Jefferson County, Colorado. It has a land area of 9.36 square miles and a water area of 0.24 square miles.  The population of Wheat Ridge is 31,192 people with 13,978 households and a median annual income of $47,841. .


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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Wheat Ridge, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Wheat Ridge may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Wheat Ridge public health department.