Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Lighthouse Point, FL.

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


Child Therapist

Elizabeth Ossip, MSW, LCSW, CAP, ICADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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

Retreat at Palm Beach

Outpatient Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Counseling

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

Youth Connection is an intensive program for those individuals who suffer from addiction, but are also faced with the challenges of young adulthood. Teenagers and young adults, 18 – 25 years of age, who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction often find themselves dealing with additional pressures. They may have trouble with their workload at school, associate with delinquent peers, suffer from a lack parental supervision, or just generally exhibit feelings of inadequacy, poor self-image, or even depression. They have not learned the necessary skills that would otherwise enable them to cope with everyday life situations.

Child Therapist

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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

Coral Arvon, Ph.D. ,LMFT, LCSW

Coral Arvon

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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

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 Lighthouse Point

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

Kacee Tannenbaum, LCSW, DBTC

Board Certified Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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

David Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, BCH

Clinical Director

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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

Margie Mader, LMFT, C.Ht.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Board Certified Hypnotherapist

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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

Kathryn Doll, LCSW, MA, ATR

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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

Jason Wasser, LMFT, CAP

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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.

Child Therapist

Sultana M. Pashalidis, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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.

Child Therapist

Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services, Inc., LCSW, LMHC

Licensed Clinical Therapists

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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

Linda Wechter-Ashkin, Ph.D. NCSP

Licensed and Certified School Psychologist and Neuropsychology Testing

Within driving distance of Lighthouse Point

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.



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

Lighthouse Point is located in Broward County, Florida. It has a land area of 2.30 square miles and a water area of 0.08 square miles.  The population of Lighthouse Point is 11,104 people with 4,932 households and a median annual income of $79,658. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Lighthouse Point for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees