Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in El Portal, FL.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in El Portal, Florida.


Mary Weatherford, Ph,D., MBA, Ed.S., CRC, BCN
Child Therapist

Mary Weatherford, Ph,D., MBA, Ed.S., CRC, BCN

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 33146 - Nearby to El Portal.

While Dr. Weatherford does not do therapy, so to speak, with young children, she does offer NeurOptimal Neurofeedback training units for home use. Neurofeedback is biofeedback for the brain. It exercises and helps improve the functioning of the brain, calming it and improving its stability. It’s easy, and anyone can do it. The brain learns to increase certain brainwaves that are helpful for improved function. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry recommends Neurofeedback for Attention Deficits, Autism/Aspergers, Epilepsy, Head Injury, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Addictions, and Reading Disorders.

Kimberly Woolery, M.S., BCBA, RMHCI
Child Therapist

Kimberly Woolery, M.S., BCBA, RMHCI

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst/Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

In 33324 - Nearby to El Portal.

I have been working with children and adolescents for the past 10 years. My goal is to help children understand how their thoughts and emotions affect their behaviour. I also utilize the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis and will work closely with your child and understand how your child learns, why certain behaviours occur, and where the need for improvement is before developing activities and rewards to teach them.

Mario Garcia, Jr., D.Min., J.D., LLM., MCC
Child Therapist

Mario Garcia, Jr., D.Min., J.D., LLM., MCC

Neuro Strategic Brain Health Coach / Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 33176 - Nearby to El Portal.

At the Counseling Studio, it has been our pleasure to work with hundreds of children ages 5+. We assess and treat the six types of ADD/ADHD with therapy and neutraceuticals highly recommended by the Amen Clinic. As an Amen Clinic Professional Dr. Mario believes in the healthy brain concept and works with families and children, coaching them for a better and richer lifestyle.

Jason Wasser, LMFT, CAP
Child Therapist

Jason Wasser, LMFT, CAP

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 33312 - Nearby to El Portal.

One of the things that makes our practice special is that we use the whole family as part of the process to help young children reach their goals. We have found that the outcome is faster and more successful when more members are involved to help the child reach his or her goals. We provide a relaxed and comfortable environment for children and their families to explore their issues and work together towards a more happy life.

Coral Arvon, Ph.D. ,LMFT, LCSW
Child Therapist

Coral Arvon, Ph.D. ,LMFT, LCSW

Coral Arvon

In 33166 - Nearby to El Portal.

Children need to be heard and understood. If not given a voice they will hold their thoughts and feelings in and then burst in temper tantrums and or act out. Maybe severe anger or withdrawal, they do need help. We use play therapy as well as talk therapy. We bring parents and families together again. What ever it is remember we are as "sick as our secrets"! Lets help our children not be the isolators of tomorrow , but rather the leaders of the world. Let them have a voice.

Jacqueline Clarke Jemmott, PhD, LMFT, MCAP, BC-TMH
Child Therapist

Jacqueline Clarke Jemmott, PhD, LMFT, MCAP, BC-TMH

Psychotherapist/Family Therapist

In 33324 - Nearby to El Portal.

I work with children ages 5 and above. I work with understanding the parents' concern about the presenting issue/s. I get the child's voice into the therapy session to explore understanding for therapy and develop goals. After therapeutic needs assessments, and establishing goals. I utilize either CBT or Solution Focused Brief Therapy along with art or play therapy. I will include family sessions, as I belief that changes are not only needed in the individual client, but in the family system.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 33101 - Nearby to El Portal.

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.

Sofia Robirosa, MBA, LMFT, CAP.
Child Therapist

Sofia Robirosa, MBA, LMFT, CAP.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Addictions Professional

In 33324 - Nearby to El Portal.

Is it nearly impossible to get your child to obey you? Get him to do his homework? Not fight with his siblings? Or does she get a lot in trouble at school? Maybe, you just brought a newborn home and you are struggling with the demands of being a new parent? I provide a safe and compassionate space to achieve your goal of helping you with your child. I look forward to hearing from you today! Call me for a free consultation at 954-805-9513.

Fuzzy Socks Therapy, MSEd, MSW, LCSW
Child Therapist

Fuzzy Socks Therapy, MSEd, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

I work with children (generally ages 10+) using play therapy, talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR. Why play? Children learn and experience their world through play! I use games/activities to model identifying feelings and using coping skills, and to give kids the opportunity to get frustrated so they can practice using adaptive coping strategies.

Jo Shaw, Ph.D
Child Therapist

Jo Shaw, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I have been working with children since 2002. I am passionate about helping children. I also enjoy working with parents to help them overcome the challenges that come with raising children with special needs. I have extensive experience working with children that have been diagnosed with autism, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, attention problems, defiance, and many others. I can provide comprehensive assessments to help identify learning disabilities and special needs. I also provide therapy to children and their families to help overcome difficulties.

Monica Gilbert, BCBA, LMHC
Child Therapist

Monica Gilbert, BCBA, LMHC

Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 33172 - Nearby to El Portal.

Children may present with several behavioral difficulties that may have different presentations depending on the child's age and etiology of the difficulties. Environment tremendously precipitate these difficulties. In order to work with a child, parental involvement is highly recommended. We have approximately 10 years of experience working with children and families.

Ernesto Felipe, LMHC, M.S., MS.Ed., NBCC, CRRTP
Child Therapist

Ernesto Felipe, LMHC, M.S., MS.Ed., NBCC, CRRTP

Board Certified Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach

In 33134 - Nearby to El Portal.

Play is an important part of growing up and learning, especially for children. Play therapy with small children provides them with the opportunity of learning to express feelings, trying out new coping mechanisms and adaptive behaviors. some children may have experienced trauma and helping them express, rather than analyze their experiences surrounding themes of anger, fear, sadness, etc. using a variety of interventions may help them free themselves from disturbing memories and maladaptive coping

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida
Child Therapist

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

In 33169 - Nearby to El Portal.

Small children aged 3 to 8 typically do not participate in family therapy because the vast majority of therapists consider such children too young to articulate their feelings or understand complex patterns of behavior. Butler thinks otherwise, as she perfects her skills using an approach called narrative therapy. Often described as “post-modern,” narrative therapy allows clients to put away old, tired versions of the stories they tell themselves [and everybody else] about their lives. Playing more to the clients’ strengths than their weaknesses, the approach urges clients to see themselves as much more than the presenting problem and to identify ways in which they are already taking steps


You have found the top therapists in El Portal, FL who specialize in helping children.

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El Portal is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It has a land area of 0.41 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of El Portal is 2,491 people with 883 households and a median annual income of $52,216. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in El Portal is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your El Portal therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local El Portal public health department.