Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Leisure World, MD.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Leisure World, Maryland.


Child Therapist

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Leisure World

Just like adults, sometimes a child or adolescent can benefit from therapy. We can help you identify the underlying cause of your child's problems and develop strategies to help you and your child to learn better, more effective ways of behaving and coping with frustrations, and solving problems. We have clinical psychologists and experienced therapists who specialize in working with children and adolescents.

Child Therapist

Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Leisure World

Helping young children takes building a collaborative relationship with the parents, and offering parental guidance. We assess the developmental tasks and needs of that child, and sometimes suggest child-centered play therapy or play therapy. We also offer Sand-tray therapy, which allows children to show us their inner worlds in images and motion. EMDR can be helpful with building inner resources and over-coming traumatic experiences, such as medical procedures. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, we look at children’s problems in the context of their whole lives. Sometimes helping parents learn to play with and understand the meaning of their children’s actions is the magic.

Child Therapist

Jeffrey Crouch, LCSW-C

Therapist

Within driving distance of Leisure World

I see children ages three to eighteen. I specialize in treating both behavioral problems and emotional problems. I treat depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I use play therapy to help children express their feelings which helps to reduce behavioral problems and emotional issues. I also work with parents to improve communication with their children, as well as parenting skills.

Child Therapist

Angela Sarafin, LMFT

Licensed Therapist

Within driving distance of Leisure World

When a child displays a problem behavior it indicates either an unmet need or an inadequate or inappropriate boundary in one of more relationship. Unlike play therapists, my focus is on increasing positive and cooperative interactions between the child and his/her parents and caregivers and teaching the child positive coping skills to deal with anger, sadness, and disappointment. Most change for children happens outside of the therapy room, so it is important for parents, caregivers, and teachers to be informed and/or involved in the therapy process.

Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Leisure World

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Child Therapist

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling

Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling

Within driving distance of Leisure World

Are you wondering if your child could benefit from child therapy? Our therapists provide services to children of all ages. Who is Child Therapy For? As parents, we can usually tell when our normal efforts to help our child aren't working. There are times when we could benefit from more ideas for parenting. We want to give our child a chance to improve his or her own natural capacity to adjust and cope with challenges. Child therapy can help a child express normal emotions and is done often in conjunction with meetings with the parent(s). See our website about typical issues addressed with child therapy. Our child therapy services uses play therapy for children under a certain age.

Child Therapist

Laurie Levine, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Leisure World

Working with young children is a unique skill. As young children are less able to verbalize their stressors than are older children and adults, I utilize non-verbal tools to help them both express their needs and help them to work on solutions. I use sand tray therapy in my office which gives children ownership over their "world" by using figurines and toys to play out their personal situations. I also use art therapy with young children; both free form and structured activities during the session. Playing games with a young child gives me a way to learn how they adapt to rules and limits as well as giving the child a way to experience some fun while in the midst of productive therapy

Child Therapist

Deborah Cole, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Leisure World

I have seen at least 1000 children and adolescents. Each one is different! Many have had learning disabilities, and many have had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Some have had Trichtoillomania (compulsive hair pulling), or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Tourettes. With these a behavior therapy approach has been most useful. For younger children, I use play therapy as well as parent consultations. Parents need to be involved but they also usually need to allow the child to talk freely. for play therapy, I use puppets and/or drawing activities at the little table and chairs in my office. I might need to assess the child formally to determine any learning problems.


You have found the top therapists in Leisure World, MD who specialize in helping children.

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

Leisure World is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. It has a land area of 1.10 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Leisure World is 9,089 people with 5,803 households and a median annual income of $53,175. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Leisure World, MD

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Leisure World is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Leisure World therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility