Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Ives Estates, FL.

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


Child Therapist

Kathryn Doll, LCSW, MA, ATR

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

Children communicate so much to us through their artwork and their play. By using art therapy and play therapy techniques, children can feel free and safe to express their concerns and access their strengths. I feel that therapy with young children is NOT about interpreting their art or their play, but about hearing them and helping them learn to manage feelings, develop communication skills, develop self awareness and responsibility for self. You can reach me at 754-229-9662.

Child Therapist

Remy Nelson, M.Ed., M.Div, NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

Working with children can be complicated because of two primary factors. The first factor deals with the fact that children are dependent on adults. Their own problems affect them, and adults' (parents') issues and behaviors affect them. The question is: how does one determine whether the children's problems are coming from them or from their environment? Parental involvement in the therapy process is paramount for the success of children in therapy. Parents can help by talking about the behaviors their children are experiencing as well as the context of those behaviors. With the help of the parents, as a therapist, I can help to modify and coach through new parenting behaviors.

Child Therapist

Margie Mader, LMFT, C.Ht.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Board Certified Hypnotherapist

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

I believe children are very intelligent and know exactly what they need, but they often don't know how to communicate that. As a result, they may act out or in, create unhealthy symptoms, and begin to feel all alone. Through play therapy, I help children find their voice, learn to express feelings and identify needs appropriately, and learn healthy coping skills. I also work with the family, to set boundaries that support their child/children in the growth and progress they are making. As the child changes, so does the family. Growth happens with everyone, and life is never the same.

Child Therapist

Mario Garcia, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., LLM., PCC

Strategic Interventionist & Results Coach / Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

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.

Child Therapist

Mary Bondi, LMHC/Ft Lauderdale therapist

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

Children's way of communicating is through play. It is their natural way of expression. They may at times however, go through something that they do not know how to tell us. It could be difficulty with concentration, trouble with a peer at school or a sibling. Whatever it may be I can assist. Having extensive knowledge, experience and a play therapy specialty I can help children express and heal.

Child Therapist

Jennifer Spinner, LCSW, SAP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

Young children are very special. They express themselves in unique ways...often by acting out. This is important to remember. I incorporate play therapy into sessions as well as listening and validation. Parents always benefit from therpy in tandem with their child. ADHD is very common, and I am able to refer clients to a competent psychiatrist if they are interested in combining medication with therpy. I have many years of dealing with children suffering from Oppostitional Defiant Disorder. They importance of setting boundaries and incorporating consistency are only some of the things I work on with these children/families. I am able to refer children for intelligence testing as well

Child Therapist

Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services, Inc., LCSW, LMHC

Licensed Clinical Therapists

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

Trinity Harbor is dedicated to providing individualized services for all ages. Play therapy is offered for children between the ages (3-10) years. Play therapy is recommended for social skills development, self esteem, self expression and to assist with psychosocial and adjustment difficulties. Individual or Group sessions are offered to children and parents. The licensed or Masters level therapist will facilitate the play sessions based on the Child Centered Play Therapy model with the child. The goal of this model is to support the emotional, developmental growth of the child. Play therapy can also help strengthen and nurture the parent / child relationship. Call us today!

Child Therapist

Guy Jeanty, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, SAP

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

I’ve work with children in a variety of settings, and I’ve also worked with children in the foster care system and many in state custody. I’ve conducted supervised therapeutic visitation with the involvement of ChildNet, guardian ad litem, biological parents and foster parents. I also work with parents and children going through divorces, separations, children experiencing grief, bereavement, and problem with low self-esteem.

Child Therapist

Faramroze Sarkari, M.S., LMHC

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

We specialize in therapy for young children and adolescence to address various diagnostic categories of disorders ranging from Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Panic Disorder, to Depression and Anxiety Disorders. We also offer Growth Groups for children and adolescence to address Bullying, Abandonment Issues, Managing Anger, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Gender Identity, Managing Stress and Anxiety, Human Trafficking, and Gang Involvement. We use Meditation and Mindfulness practices to promote overall well-being.

Child Therapist

Kacee Tannenbaum, LCSW, DBTC

Board Certified Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

One of the most useful tools that I use in working with young children and their parents are behavior modification plans or also known as token economy. Behavior modification plans can be implemented with various problem areas a child may be facing. Some problem areas could be motivation, hygeine, ADHD, and defiance. These are to name only a few. I work closely with the family and child to see a productive outcome.

Child Therapist

Coral Arvon, Ph.D. ,LMFT, LCSW

Coral Arvon

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

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.

Child Therapist

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

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

Child Therapist

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Ives Estates

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.



You have found the top therapists in Ives Estates, FL who specialize in helping children.

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

Ives Estates is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It has a land area of 2.54 square miles and a water area of 0.21 square miles.  The population of Ives Estates is 19,980 people with 6,908 households and a median annual income of $46,985. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Ives Estates, FL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Ives Estates, 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 Ives Estates may have flexibility or sliding scales