Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Bridgeport, CT.

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


Joyce Colburn, LCSW
Child Therapist

Joyce Colburn, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 06880 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

My approach to counseling children (ages 11 and up) begins with family therapy to determine to what extent parents need to be involved. I establish trust and a safe environment for children to enable them to share their issues and concerns. I also work with parents to help them understand their children's needs and develop an environment conducive to meeting those needs.

Kristie Doheny, PsyD,LMHC,LMSW, RPT
Child Therapist

Kristie Doheny, PsyD,LMHC,LMSW, RPT

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Master Social Worker

In 11784 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

We utilize play therapy and parent child psychotherapy in order to enhance the child ability to develop health relationships with the people in their life as well as overcome trauma. We utilize a child centered approach which enable the child to show us how he or she perceives their world through play, art, and movement. Our program is specialized to gain a detailed understanding of the child's developmental state as well as their parent's parenting stressors.

Connecticut Online Counseling, CT Licensed Therapists
Child Therapist

Connecticut Online Counseling, CT Licensed Therapists

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 06770 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

Finding a therapist who has experience working with young children can be difficult. You want someone who gets it and lets face it, being a Mom/Dad/Parent can be challenging. You want your child to behave, yet you continue to face challenges on getting them to understand you and what you are asking of them. Assessing the problem and coming up with an effective treatment is key! Working with a therapist who is highly trained is key so you can trust you are getting the best treatment! Give us a call today to learn more!

Family Guiding, Psy.D
Child Therapist

Family Guiding, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

In 11743 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

Sometimes knowing what your child needs in a difficult moment can be hard. At Family Guiding, we specialize in helping children with ADHD, aggressive, impulsive behavior and anxiety. We guide children towards appropriate ways to express feelings, cope with frustration and manage anxiety. We also work closely with parents and will help you use effective communication and discipline strategies with your child as well as increase peaceful and positive interactions.

Naudeya Richards, LCSW
Child Therapist

Naudeya Richards, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social worker

In 06525 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

Children experience the world in a variety of ways.These experiences greatly impact them a number of ways and can be displayed in behavioral problems, anxiety and focusing issues. Naudeya is trained to help children identify and express their emotions in healthier ways as they learn to make sense of their experiences. To schedule an appointment with Naudeya call TR Counseling & Wellness at 203-819-7650.

Margaret Burton, MS, LPC, NCC
Child Therapist

Margaret Burton, MS, LPC, NCC

Licenced Professional Counselor

In 06461 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

Do you have a strong willed child? I can help. Children react to everyday stressors in their own way and no two children react the same way to the same stressful event. The skill of self-regulation is a coping mechanism all children need to better navigate their worlds. I utilize cognitive behavioral and play therapies to teach these skills to both the child and their parents. Parents will then reinforce these life changing skills to enable their children to have a more positive outcome. Together, we can lay the foundation for a healthy happy child both at home and in school.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 06880 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

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.

Linda Palmieri, MFT
Child Therapist

Linda Palmieri, MFT

prelicensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 06468 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

Together we will explore the issues that are contributing to the problem you are facing with your child. We will look at the family patterns and see what we can adjust to help in the solution process. I will assist you with tools on how to work with your child. I will support you in your process with your child. Being a parents is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Let put some joy back in your life and in the process of parenting.

Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 06825 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

There just isn't anything much worse than hearing that your beautiful child has been identified by a teacher or even another mother-father as having a "problem".Most parents respond,at first, with denial. It is just too difficult to accept that there may be a real issue brewing or that one has already taken hold. I am highly skilled at diagnosing all forms of psychologically based childhood disorders but even more important, as a mother who has raised a special needs child I know how to help. I also know when a child has been misdiagnosed and a bit of parent training is needed. I work as an advocate in the schools combined with home visits to observe and direct parents how to cope.

Theresa Evans Knight, MA, LMFT, MBA
Child Therapist

Theresa Evans Knight, MA, LMFT, MBA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 06851 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

Children are a gift and a treasure. It never surprises me to hear something utterly unique come from one of my young clients. As a therapist I look to the strengths of the child and the family. I utilize play therapy and structural family therapy to help untangle difficult and challenging subject matter. Often times the child knows and reveals so much about the family and the special ways in which the family interacts with one another. One of the benefits of working with children in therapy is that I am able to identify with the child and family areas to strengthen and support. I work to encourage parents to be advocates and partners in setting clear rules, boundaries and consequences.

Ecclesia Holmes, NCC, LPC, RPT
Child Therapist

Ecclesia Holmes, NCC, LPC, RPT

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 06854 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

Children talk through play, it is their language. I use play therapy to connect with your child and help them develop coping skills that they will take with them throughout their lives. I will also give you some tools and tips to practice at home. Together, we will work through whatever your child may be going through. My number one priority is to make sure that you and your child feel comfortable and safe.

Paula Levy, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Paula Levy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 06880 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

You know when something is wrong with your child. It can be a divorce, a school or family problem. But, if your child is hurting, then your are hurting. Children require a therapist with special skills. I have extensive training in many forms of play therapy. Children are not able to communicate in the usual way. With play, their defenses are down and they can relate in a natural way. We have games, sand trays, art supplies, etc that are age appropriate for your child. As a mother of four children I understand your concerns and will do my best to help your child heal from the stresses they are experiencing. I know how precious your child is to you.

Ilise Gold, LPC
Child Therapist

Ilise Gold, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 06880 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

Working with children ages five and up who are experiencing bullying, social alienation, learning difficulties, self esteem corrosion, and conflicted feelings related to divorce, is a primary focus of my 30+ years of clinical practice. Age appropriate sessions involve both talk play and artistic therapeutic techniques while providing practical tools for effective communication. In a collaborative partnership I include the parents, teaching them effective parenting strategies for each unique child. My goal is to educate parents to become change leaders in their homes. My objective is to provide the family with the skills and tools to achieve ongoing success in their home environment.

Florence Sarigianis, LMFT
Child Therapist

Florence Sarigianis, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 06477 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

When a child struggles, a parent struggles's 10x more. Sometimes, we just don't know what to do make it better. I can help. Issues children experience such as, anger, low self-esteem, being bullied, prolonged nightmares, discipline problems are best addressed when they occur. Together, we will help your child work through the problem. I believe you, the parent are the best resource for solutions. Who knows your child better than you? I will provide you support and methods/tools to continue helping your child at home. I incorporate Sand Tray and Play therapy techniques in our sessions, as these work well with young children who have difficulty communicating what's bothering them.

Alice Kroll, LPC,NCC
Child Therapist

Alice Kroll, LPC,NCC

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR,National Certified

In 06478 - Nearby to Bridgeport.

I am a retired teacher who taught parenting for twenty five years and have a child development background. I work with parents developing skills to add in helping with discipline, school performance, and social skills. I listen to children and use art and play therapy to identify unconscious problems that may be causing stress or that may have occurred outside of the parents knowledge or understanding.


You have found the top therapists in Bridgeport, CT who specialize in helping children.

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

Bridgeport is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. It has a land area of 16.05 square miles and a water area of 3.36 square miles.  The population of Bridgeport is 147,629 people with 50,367 households and a median annual income of $41,801. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Bridgeport, CT

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Bridgeport is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Bridgeport are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Bridgeport public health department.