Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Utica, NY.

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


Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Child Therapist

Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play

In 13440 - Nearby to Utica.

As a certified child centered play therapist, I am trained and enjoy working with children ages 3 and up. Using play therapy for children is like talk therapy for adults.. it is the best way children have to communicate their struggles and work through their feelings. A critical part of working with children is keeping communication going with you, the parent. Part of my treatment approach includes regularly scheduled consultations with you. I have designated play therapy space at my Syracuse and Rome offices, and look forward to talking with you about your child.

Raessa Winkels, MS LCAT-P
Child Therapist

Raessa Winkels, MS LCAT-P

Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Most of my clinical mental health experience has been with children and adolescents in a variety of settings and modalities. I enjoy working with children and adolescents, as they radiate hope and wrestle with the world in such a way that is sincere and vulnerable. With children, I hold to the therapeutic modalities of child-centered therapy (in art and in play), narrative therapy, Jungian therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and art therapy. Art therapy may be used in conjunction with all of the therapeutic modalities, being versatile in expression. I hold to being trauma-informed, as trauma may manifest in various ways.

Emily Lough, MS LCAT-P
Child Therapist

Emily Lough, MS LCAT-P

Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

There are many different approaches to therapy with children. Common forms of therapy with children and adolescents include creative arts therapy and play therapy. These forms of therapy use extra tools such as creating and playing to let the client express themselves nonverbally. Therapy can be beneficial in helping young children/adolescents in exploring their thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Play therapy and art therapy can be beneficial tools to help children learn healthy coping skills. It can also give them the space to express themselves freely without fear of judgment or reprimanding.

Miranda Vellozzi-Fischetto, LCAT-LP
Child Therapist

Miranda Vellozzi-Fischetto, LCAT-LP

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Provisional

Available for Online Therapy

When I work with kids. I create a safe space for them to explore, feel in control, and build skills. I include parents with regular communication and at home techniques when needed. For working with children, I like to incorporate play and art as it makes therapeutic concepts and learning more accessible and relatable. I am comfortable using play therapy techniques without extending past my scope of practice. Art embraces visual, kinesthetic, and sensory parts of the brain which kids are more in tuned with, in comparison to adults. I adjust my language and use metaphors to make therapy age-appropriate.


You have found the top therapists in Utica, NY who specialize in helping children.

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

Utica is located in Oneida County, New York. It has a land area of 16.75 square miles and a water area of 0.25 square miles.  The population of Utica is 61,100 people with 23,622 households and a median annual income of $30,504. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Utica, NY

Difficult yet possible - ask your therapist

Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Utica. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Utica. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Utica public health department.