Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Tamarac, FL.

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


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

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

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 33319 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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.

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 33317 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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

Josephine Laquis Rodriguez, LMFT, LMHC, MCAP, NCC
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

In 33067 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 33304 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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.

Kerri Ifill, LMHC
Child Therapist

Kerri Ifill, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 33431 - Nearby to Tamarac.

I have always had a passion for working with kids, and find that when a child feels heard and validated, they open up and connect very easily. I never pressure a child to talk to me, and instead discuss mutual interests and fun activities as a way to build rapport. Typically, I find that when a child is empowered with the skills to manage his or her emotions and communicate their thoughts and feelings effectively, they walk through the world with a different level of confidence and more willingness to make healthy choices. This often comes with making small tweaks to the home environment so that parents are children are connecting in a healthier and more effective way.

Laurie Shoats, M.S., L.M.F.T.
Child Therapist

Laurie Shoats, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 33067 - Nearby to Tamarac.

Young children have their own unique set is struggles. Sometimes it can be with peers in school. Sometimes it can be family issues. Sometimes it can be self-esteem or feelings of anxiety or fears. Children need a special approach which incorporates play therapy techniques. I offer shorter sessions for younger children and 20 years of experience of being a mom as well. My approach has proven helpful in assisting children on getting things back on track and experiencing positive feelings.

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 Tamarac.

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.

Margie Mader, LMFT, C.Ht.
Child Therapist

Margie Mader, LMFT, C.Ht.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Board Certified Hypnotherapist

In 33309 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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.

David Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, CHt
Child Therapist

David Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, CHt

Clinical Director

In 33483 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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.

Hanny Hausmann, MA, LMHC
Child Therapist

Hanny Hausmann, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 33180 - Nearby to Tamarac.

I specialized in treating children, helping with behavioral issues, anxiety and depression, autism and developmental delays, social difficulties, divorce, parenting skills, abuse and neglect, trauma, etc. The treatment is customized to meet the child and family's needs and wishes. Because children do not have the same language abilities as adults, I use play therapy as a way to learn more about children's emotions and inner conflicts.

Linda Wechter-Ashkin, Ph.D. NCSP
Child Therapist

Linda Wechter-Ashkin, Ph.D. NCSP

Licensed and Certified School Psychologist

In 33446 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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.

Elizabeth Ossip, MSW, LCSW, CAP, ICADC
Child Therapist

Elizabeth Ossip, MSW, LCSW, CAP, ICADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 33487 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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....

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

Coral Arvon, Ph.D. ,LMFT, LCSW

Coral Arvon

In 33180 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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.

Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services, Inc., LCSW, LMHC
Child Therapist

Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services, Inc., LCSW, LMHC

Licensed Clinical Therapists

In 33063 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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!

Jason Wasser, LMFT, CAP
Child Therapist

Jason Wasser, LMFT, CAP

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 33312 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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.

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

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

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 33328 - Nearby to Tamarac.

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.


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Tamarac is located in Broward County, Florida. It has a land area of 11.62 square miles and a water area of 0.46 square miles.  The population of Tamarac is 64,681 people with 27,242 households and a median annual income of $43,235. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Tamarac is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Tamarac are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Tamarac public health department.