Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Ruskin, FL.

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


Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 33703 - Nearby to Ruskin.

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.

Clarissa Crystal-Belle, Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC
Child Therapist

Clarissa Crystal-Belle, Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC

Star Point Counseling Center

In 33510 - Nearby to Ruskin.

We specialize in turning troubled teens around. If your teenage child is defiant against authority figures at home, school or in the community, resulting in family conflict, child discord, multiple referrals, suspension, expulsion, and/or legal issues, we can help him or her through the stages of change, to increase compliance with rules and laws, encourage positive peer selection, improve academic status, and over all goal directed behavior. Similarily, if your child is suffering from depression, anxiety, socialization issues, etc., we help open communication by encouraging the expression of negative thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that compromise your child's sense of well being. We provide....

Dolores Puterbaugh, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, BCC
Child Therapist

Dolores Puterbaugh, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Mental Health

In 33773 - Nearby to Ruskin.

As a parent, grandparent, and former school counselor, I have a special place in my heart for children. Most of my work with children is done in conjunction with their parents or guardians. A combination of play therapy, expressive therapies and solution-focused brief therapy is helpful with a wide range of children's issues. For school-age children and teens, techniques such as CBT and mindfulness training, which their grownups can also learn to use so they can be helpful coaches for their children, are great tools. Behavior problems, grief, parental divorce or remarriage, anxiety or depression, are all areas where children can benefit from help and support. Please call today!

Alex Chapunoff, LMHC
Child Therapist

Alex Chapunoff, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 33707 - Nearby to Ruskin.

Children are often misunderstood by grown-ups because they tend to express their feelings and perceptions through actions instead of words, and grown-ups often find these actions challenging or troublesome, which in turn leads to more misunderstanding. My approach with a child is thus to develop a therapeutic rapport, so the child can understand that he or she won't be judged personally for his or her actions or difficulties. This encourages the child to express him- or herself honestly and to appreciate counseling as an opportunity. I often also work closely with the parent(s) or guardian(s) since they play such an important part in the child's life and in how that child thinks and feels.

Kathleen Rodriquez, LCSW
Child Therapist

Kathleen Rodriquez, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 33710 - Nearby to Ruskin.

Young children learn through play. There are many therapeutic techniques that are used through play to help a child express themselves and figure out what is going on internally or externally. A child will also learn to express themselves in emotional, verbal and physcial constructive ways. One of the first things I will do seeing your child is create a relationship that is Honest, Open, Purposeful and Engaging. A child who sees me will laugh, have fun, feel comfortable and learn how they are in control of their behavior. Parents are also important part of therapy for children. Parents will receive education and skills that will assist their child with success.


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

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

Ruskin is located in Hillsborough County, Florida. It has a land area of 18.01 square miles and a water area of 1.52 square miles.  The population of Ruskin is 18,846 people with 6,383 households and a median annual income of $47,592. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Ruskin, FL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Ruskin, 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 Ruskin may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Ruskin public health department.