Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Lauderdale Lakes, FL.

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


Child Therapist

Sofia Robirosa, MBA, LMFT, CAP.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Addictions Professional

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

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.

Child Therapist

Margie Mader, LMFT, C.Ht.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Board Certified Hypnotherapist

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

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

Jennifer Spinner, LCSW, SAP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

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

Linda Wechter-Ashkin, Ph.D. NCSP

Licensed and Certified School Psychologist and Neuropsychology Testing

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

I currently see many of my young clients in order to provide psychological and educational testing. I provide gifted testing as well as testing for educational and behavioral issues. I have worked within the school system for over 20 years so I am able to help parents to navigate the school system and to better understand their child's IEP goals and accommodations.

Child Therapist

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

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

Josephine Laquis Rodriguez, LMFT, LMHC, MCAP, NCC

Licensed Mental Health COunselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Masters Certified Addiction Professional. National Certified Counselor

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

Sometimes kids, like adults, can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help kids develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. Therapists can help kids and families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Many kids need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or serious illness.

Child Therapist

David Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, BCH

Clinical Director

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

So many child behavior and parenting problems simply vanish, once we understand a few basics. Children are not small adults, and should not be expected to respond the way adults do. Children, like everyone else, respond beautifully to praise, love and reward. By contrast, punishment creates only resentment and the motivation to not get caught. All the particulars flow from these simple truths. Even the most defiant and disrespectful children can quickly come around, if we simply pay a little more attention to connecting praise and rewards to desirable behavior, and withholding them for unwanted behavior.

Child Therapist

Elizabeth Ossip, MSW, LCSW, CAP, ICADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

I help children process their emotions through play and other proven therapies. If your child has experienced an emotional upset, trauma or difficulty, I provide a safe, neutral and supportive environment for them to express their feelings and become "regulated." Their behavior will shift and they will cope with their feelings and circumstances in a new and positive way. I have worked extensively with at-risk children in the most stressful circumstances. Through play therapy, behavioral therapy and other evidence based techniques, I can assist your child with a wide range of problems, behaviors and disorders, as well as providing parenting support and education. Please call for an appointment now....

Child Therapist

Kacee Tannenbaum, LCSW, DBTC

Board Certified Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

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

Mary Bondi, LMHC/Ft Lauderdale therapist

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

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

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

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

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

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

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

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

Sultana M. Pashalidis, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lauderdale Lakes

At Fort Lauderdale Therapy Center we take our work with Young Children very seriously. We use a variety of play therapy methods to help relate to our small clients and provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for both parents and children. Families find their second home at Fort Lauderdale Therapy Center and through productive play and healthy communication our work is not only fruitful for the child, but for the family context as well.



You have found the top therapists in Lauderdale Lakes, FL who specialize in helping children.

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

Lauderdale Lakes is located in Broward County, Florida. It has a land area of 3.68 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Lauderdale Lakes is 34,796 people with 10,999 households and a median annual income of $31,497. .


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