Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Balch Springs, TX.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Balch Springs, Texas.


Vantage Point Counseling Services, MA, LPC, CST, CSAT, LCDC
Child Therapist

Vantage Point Counseling Services, MA, LPC, CST, CSAT, LCDC

Licensed Professional Counselor--Supervisor

In 75219 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

Finding a therapist who can work with young children is a challenge. Our therapist, Fred Theobald, has experience helping children who are dealing with issues of depression, adjustment to changes, coping with divorce, behavior problems at home, and social skills. By providing a warm, gentle approach, children are more likely to open up about what their experience is. He integrates parents into the therapy, so that they know how to work with their children, rather than against them. Contact us today to set up an appointment with Fred.

Shelley Jackson, Ph.D, LPC, RPT/S
Child Therapist

Shelley Jackson, Ph.D, LPC, RPT/S

Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

In 75074 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

Play Therapy is effective with children from 3 to 11 years old. Dr. Jackson is a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor. She has extensive training and experience working with children 3 - 11. An important part of Play Therapy is the relationship that a child has with the adult so therapy involves caregivers in addition to individual counseling sessions with the child. If your child is experiencing difficulty please call to make an appointment for Play Therapy with Dr. Jackson

Paul Myers, MA.  LPC
Child Therapist

Paul Myers, MA. LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 75074 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

Children many times do not even know how they feel about their circumstances and often have difficulty communicating it. Even if they did know many times they won't share it with a parent out of fear. Therapy helps a child overcome difficult emotions, learn how to regulate them in a healthy way, and provides valuable feedback for the parents. There are specific tools used that provide a child the ability to express their feeling accurately.

Melanie Skipper-Relyea, MHR, LPC-S, NCC
Child Therapist

Melanie Skipper-Relyea, MHR, LPC-S, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 75104 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

I see children five years old and up in my practice, and love helping them learn to see their potential and their innate gifts. I use directive play therapy to stimulate kids to think differently about their problems, cope with stress (including directions from authority figures) and enrich their inner lives. Teenagers will receive talk therapy, modified and tailored to their maturity level and challenges. Parenting consultations are an essential part of this process, so parents and caregivers can expect to be able to ask questions and get new parenting tools (and refinement of their existing ones).

Cynthia Orrego, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Cynthia Orrego, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 75074 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

I specialize in the assessment and treatment of young children as well as adolescents. In working with children in therapy or as part of the evaluation process, I strive to provide a warm, caring and supportive environment. Building rapport and trust is as important as providing effective treatment approaches across different developmental stages. My experience in both educational and clinical settings, has helped me realize that when working with children one needs to implement a systems approach. Getting the family and school on board with treatment and working together as a team is the best way to make positive and lasting changes in children's lives.

Dominique Dor, M.A., LPC-S
Child Therapist

Dominique Dor, M.A., LPC-S

Dominique Dor

In 75116 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

Working with young children in therapy is the challenge of language. Children do not have the therapeutic language to express their feelings. As a therapist working with young children, I use activities, unstructured play, games and observations. My job is to help translate that I'm learning into a positive and productive counseling session. Working with teens and pre-teens my focus is to explore social issues, family relationships, self image that's affecting their behavior. I spent many years working with at-risk youth with great success. I specially enjoy working with youth with a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder. Life skills counseling and coaching works well.

Andrea Schultz, M.Ed., LPC-S, RPT-S
Child Therapist

Andrea Schultz, M.Ed., LPC-S, RPT-S

Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Board-Approved Supervisor

In 75075 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

Children express their worries and concerns differently than adults do. It takes a specialized approach and skill-set to communicate and work effectively with them. I am a Registered Play Therapist with more than 25 years of experience working with children and parents. Through play therapy I help children learn to express themselves and develop the skills they need to overcome a variety of challenges. I work closely with parents to give them the tools they need to support and guide their child in a positive direction.

Lisa Sipes, M.A., LPC
Child Therapist

Lisa Sipes, M.A., LPC

Children's Counselor

In 75243 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

Play therapy is the best therapeutic model for small children because it helps them: 1. Become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies. 2. Develop new and creative solutions to problems. 3. Develop respect and acceptance of self and others. 4. Learn to experience and express emotion. 5. Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others. 6. Learn new social skills and relational skills with family. 7. Develop self-efficacy and thus a better assuredness about their abilities.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 75211 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

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.

Matthew Drumm, MA, LPC-Intern
Child Therapist

Matthew Drumm, MA, LPC-Intern

Professional Licensed Counselor-Intern, supervised by Heather Cawthon LPC-Supervisor

In 75284 - Nearby to Balch Springs.

Young children can be the most challenging of all persons to get to open up and show you the truth of their world. It takes a truly well trained and dedicated person to work honestly and authentically for the child's benefit; not reading too much into and not missing details. I can utilize non-directive play therapy. I believe that small children communicate through play. I have experienced the healing that can felt by a child by showing a trusted adult via play, what is bothering them. Being part of the healing of Jesus' little lambs is my biggest privilege.


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

Balch Springs is located in Dallas County, Texas. It has a land area of 9.01 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Balch Springs is 25,210 people with 6,688 households and a median annual income of $40,230. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Balch Springs, TX

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Balch Springs is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs public health department.