Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Carteret, NJ.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Carteret, New Jersey.


Dana Spada, PhD, LCSW
Child Therapist

Dana Spada, PhD, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 07722 - Nearby to Carteret.

Young children often need an emotionally safe environment to thrive. Dr. Spada can support you and your child to explore issues your child is experiencing and teach them positive ways to cope. Dealing with issues that may be coming up for a child right away is critical so that they don't have to struggle as adults. Play therapy and talk therapy can help a child explore and navigate what it is they are feeling.

Craig Springer, PhD
Child Therapist

Craig Springer, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 07016 - Nearby to Carteret.

I recognize that children and adolescents are not just young adults but rather have unique and specific needs that require a high level of expertise. I have the training and experience necessary to help children and adolescents address the challenges and distress that they encounter as they grow up. I have experience in helping children with a wide range of problems including emotional and behavioral difficulties, academic challenges, peer-related difficulties, and family conflict. I work collaboratively with schools, learning consultants, neuropsychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists and othe specialized professionals to ensure that children’s comprehensive needs are met.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 07101 - Nearby to Carteret.

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.

So.i.Heard Music Therapy, MM, MT-BC, NMT
Child Therapist

So.i.Heard Music Therapy, MM, MT-BC, NMT

Neurologic Music Therapist

In 07041 - Nearby to Carteret.

Our music therapists specialize in reaching young children, including those with autism, ADHD, trauma, William's Syndrome, Down's syndrome, and much more. Our therapists are highly trained and can tailor functional goals to any child. Our individualized music exercises can address attention, self expression, coping strategies, social skills, functional speech, and more!

Joanne Gerr, LCSW
Child Therapist

Joanne Gerr, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist and Adult Educator

In 08904 - Nearby to Carteret.

Wise parents bring young children in for counseling for both preventative mental health, and early intervention before problems become entrenched. I work successfully with young children and their families with eating disorders, behavioral problems, attention deficit disorder, school avoidance and school phobia, difficulties with peers, siblings, and parental relationships. I also work with children challenged or frightened by medical symptoms and problems, and help families to learn strategies to cope and transform the challenges into experiences that lead to strength and family cohesiveness.

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Child Therapist

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In 10012 - Nearby to Carteret.

Is your child bullied or isolated from others? Is your child reluctant to go to school, has trouble making friends, or seems withdrawn and lonely? Many children have trouble with self confidence, anxiety or social skills. Improving self esteem, emotional regulation, and social skills deficits in the younger years reduces difficulties later. We all want the best for our children, and as a parent myself I know how it can hurt to watch your child suffer and not know how to help. Find out how your child can be helped by in-person counselling, online coaching, or online educational programs.

Michael Barmak, LCSW
Child Therapist

Michael Barmak, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07016 - Nearby to Carteret.

I help with children as young as nine years old learn how to feel their feelings and take personal responsibility for them rather than make others responsible for how they feel. And then how to manage, communicate and release their feelings appropriately. I also help children build higher self worth, be more compassionate with themselves and learn how to make better choices.

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 10022 - Nearby to Carteret.

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

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.
Child Therapist

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 10011 - Nearby to Carteret.

I have a doctorate in child psychology, and have been a school psychologist, both diagnosing learning problems and doing counseling. I work closely with the parents, and in many cases would not treat the child directly. I usually focus on and get to know the parent, how I can best support them as a parent, as a spouse, and as a person in the world. And, I work with parents so that we are a team together helping you to do the best thing for your child or children.

Wendi Dumbroff, MA, LPC
Child Therapist

Wendi Dumbroff, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07940 - Nearby to Carteret.

As a family therapist, I will work with young children, however, this is always done in the context of family therapy. I try to understand what else is happening in the family, and how it may be impacting the child (children). Is there conflict between the parents? Has there been a loss of a loved one? Young children don't always have the language to express their feelings. Parents may also have unresolved issues from their own childhoods which may emerge. Often, much of the work will end up being with the parents, not because they are "bad parents," but because they are the most important people in their children's lives!

Sherry Schwartz, LCSW
Child Therapist

Sherry Schwartz, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

In 07110 - Nearby to Carteret.

Our practice offers clinicians with experience and certifications as school social workers. We have experience working with children and parents and families. We involve families in the care and treatment of children. For our first session, we will meet with the parents and review your concerns. We will then schedule sessions with your child and then update you in their care, through sessions with you as well. You and your child will receive the support that you need. We will set goals and help your child reach them.

Steven Sussman, Ph.D
Child Therapist

Steven Sussman, Ph.D

Licensed NJ & NY Psychologist

In 07092 - Nearby to Carteret.

Young children in particular need to feel safe and have fun to be interested in psychotherapy. If not, they do not relax and open up. Instead, they spend their sessions avoiding and denying their problems. Often, the therapist and parent spend wasted time pleading, prodding, and cajoling the child to participate in an honest thoughtful manner. My child-friendly methods are purposely compelling to young children. Many are so excited to come to therapy they run up the stairs and and through the hallway to my office; necessitating me to accommodate other tenants by posting signs discouraging such behavior.

Annie Block Pearl, M.S.
Child Therapist

Annie Block Pearl, M.S.

Psychotherapist

In 10016 - Nearby to Carteret.

My approach to working with young children is unique, because I believe that the child's dysfunction is reflection of an imbalance in the family system. Therefore, my work is with the parent(s) of the child in order to restore harmony in the family and peace for the child. Please feel free to call for my information!

Nancy Howard, MSW, LCSW
Child Therapist

Nancy Howard, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 08830 - Nearby to Carteret.

I enjoy providing counseling to young children, as the impact of intervention can have profound and meaningful developmental benefits. Children must be heard, and have an opportunity to express themselves in order to have any chance of progress, and I have experience interacting with parents as part of the process. I can perform guided counseling with or without parents present, and I aim to provide clarity in otherwise uncertain situations to parents and children alike.

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LCADCs, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LCADCs, Ph.D.

LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LAC, LCADCs, and Ph.D.

In 07666 - Nearby to Carteret.

Children are our future and we want to make sure we can do everything to help them to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted individuals. At Mars and Venus Counseling Center, we see children and their parents as young as one year old. Our services include: effective parenting techniques for your child’s unique personality, anger management, behavior modification, divorce support, anxiety, depression, overcoming fears, social development, and issues at school. Depending on the age of the child, we often incorporate play therapy to communicate with children in their own language. We use puppets, dolls, clay, drawing, as well as a variety of therapy games to help children identify what is upsetting

Positive Reset Eatontown, LCSW, LPC, CCS
Child Therapist

Positive Reset Eatontown, LCSW, LPC, CCS

Licensed Clinical Counselor

In 07701 - Nearby to Carteret.

Working with young children is most effective when a systems approach is used. A systems approach allows a clinician to view the young child as part of a larger system and gain a better understanding of the child through gaining a better understanding their relationship with other aspects, parts, people within their system or environment. This approach requires all aspects of the child's system to be available to participate in treatment such as parents, caregivers, schools, siblings, etc. The clinician also simultaneously works on building a relationship with the child and having small but meaningful interactions meant to further evaluate the system.

Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 07030 - Nearby to Carteret.

When working with adolescent patients, psychologists at the Lukin Center strive to uphold the adolescent’s privacy while supporting the parent(s) and prioritizing the adolescent’s safety. We focus on four main issues that affect adolescents, including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Behavior Disruptive Disorders, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

In 10168 - Nearby to Carteret.

We have four clinicians who specialize in children and adolescents. Anger, anxiety, school refusal, trauma, OCD, performance anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, defiance, eating disorders, and even depression and self-injury are all areas of focus in our work with children. Our clinicians are well trained and understand how critical effective intervention as early as possible is, since children are forming behavioral patterns, relationships, and personality traits. We also understand how important the role of the parents and the entire family can be in supporting a child to change. Likewise, we recognize how much the entire family can benefit from experiencing the child's growth.

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT
Child Therapist

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT

Psychoanalyst, Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07045 - Nearby to Carteret.

Your child or children may be suffering for reasons that are unclear. Are your children constantly angry and oppositional? Are they often hyper? Are your children doing poorly in school? As parents, do you fear you won't be able to help your child with his or her "anger management." Using empathy and sensitivity, our professionals work individually with both children, adolescents and with parents with the goal to ending the problem behavior or lowering a child's anxieties.


You have found the top therapists in Carteret, NJ who specialize in helping children.

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

Carteret is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 4.39 square miles and a water area of 0.57 square miles.  The population of Carteret is 24,170 people with 7,790 households and a median annual income of $67,068. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Carteret, NJ

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Carteret are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Carteret public health department.