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.


Child Therapist

Marie Fennell, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Bridgeport

Children are a wonderful gift to a family - the world is brand new to them, and they bring with them a unique way of seeing and experiencing life experiences for the first time. It can, however, be challenging sometimes to understand why they do the things that they do. Sometimes, it can even be frustrating when they don't meet our expectations, or worse, it seems they don't even want to try. I like to work with children and understand the issues they are dealing with, and ultimately help them respond more positively to the requests and direction of their parents and educators.

Child Therapist

Joyce Colburn, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Margaret Burton, MS

Pre-Licenced Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Christina Thompson, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Bridgeport

I offer counseling services for young children. While it may be difficult for children to identify or discuss their emotions, different types of therapy, including play therapy and behavioral therapy. Young children may have difficulty at home, in school or with their peers, and this can be challenging to manage. My role is to give children an open and safe environment to build a working relationship, so that they may come to gain trust and the ability to express their feelings in their own way.

Child Therapist

Paula Levy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Theresa Evans Knight, MA, LMFT, MBA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Yudit Maros, LMFT, C.Ht.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Hypnotherapist

Within driving distance of Bridgeport

I love to work with children of all ages: they are not set in their ways yet, and are so ready and eager to be well! I can help children with anxiety, depression, traumas, phobias, and social adjustment. I can also help your family to facilitate your child's well-being by adjusting your parenting style to that particular child's needs. I will also help your family to decrease the level of stress that is often contributes to childrens' behaviors or emotional or social troubles.

Child Therapist

Stokes Counseling Services, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Bridgeport

Counseling young children is a specialization many people do not have experience doing. We focus on younger children's behaviors where we combine individual counseling and parent sessions to help you understand why your child is acting this way and enhance the communication between one another. Call us to schedule to an appointment with one of our experienced Counselors.

Child Therapist

Maureen Berube, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Bridgeport

Like adults, a child’s behavior can change when (s)he is feeling stressed out. Common symptoms are suddenly seeming withdrawn, worried, stressed, sulky or tearful. Therapy can help kids improve their problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. The kinds of problems that are addressed include: school stress (homework, bullying or peer pressure), family issues (parents fighting, impending divorce or other transitions like a loss, move or serious illness). If you feel your child might have an emotional or behavioral problem or needs help coping with a difficult life event, trust your instincts and call for a consultation.

Child Therapist

Family Guiding, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Linda Palmieri, MFT

prelicensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Child Therapist

Florence Sarigianis, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.



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.