Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Decatur, TX.

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


Theresa Kellam, Ph.D., HSP
Child Therapist

Theresa Kellam, Ph.D., HSP

Licensed Psychologist

In 76120 - Nearby to Decatur.

I'm very passionate about working with young children, especially using play therapy. Play is a child's language and toys are their words. Understanding children's play enables them to work on problems they don't have the worlds or cognitive abilities to share. In fact, I've written a book about it to help parents with their children's problems entitled "The Parent Survival Guide: from Chaos to Harmony in 10 Weeks or Less." You can find out more about it at www.specialplaytime.com. I also co-authored a book to train therapists how to work with parents.

Tracy Crain, LPC-S, LCDC
Child Therapist

Tracy Crain, LPC-S, LCDC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 76092 - Nearby to Decatur.

Although adults often see them as carefree, young children face struggles and stresses on a daily basis. Whether your child is dealing with test anxiety, bullying, peer pressure, or something else common to children, he or she can benefit from counseling. Additionally, if a young child is undergoing a significant transition or change, such as divorce or a family member’s sickness or death, counseling can help tremendously. Like adults, children need opportunities to express themselves, feel understood, and learn techniques to cope with life and the challenges it presents.

Angie Hesselbrock, LPC, NCC, LPC-S
Child Therapist

Angie Hesselbrock, LPC, NCC, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 76107 - Nearby to Decatur.

Young children learn and grow through play. I incorporate games, art, music, puppets, etc to help the children express themselves. Children don't have the language skills adults possess--they often express themselves through storytelling and pictures--building a trusting relationship with the child is the first step toward making them feel comfortable enough to share their story with me.

Cheryl Rutherford, MA,NCC,LPC
Child Therapist

Cheryl Rutherford, MA,NCC,LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 76051 - Nearby to Decatur.

Children are not equipped with adult words to help them express what is going on within their minds and hearts and lives. With more than half our marriages ending in divorce, kids these days are suffering in a huge way that is heartbreaking. Play therapy is all about giving children a safe place to "play out" their experiences, "act out" their anxiety and anger that they don't have the maturity to understand or communicate and learn coping skills to help them find peace in a chaotic world. A must for children who have experienced loss in any form in their lives or need appropriate empowerment to overcome bullying or other obstacles they encounter on a daily basis.

Audrey Kteily, Ph.D, LPC-S
Child Therapist

Audrey Kteily, Ph.D, LPC-S

Family Psychotherapist

In 75099 - Nearby to Decatur.

Dr. Kteily takes a family systems approach when working with clients. She assesses not only the individual but the family as well as other environments the person is active in. This gives Dr. Kteily a complete picture of the person's life and where changes need to be made. Of course some topics require a sharper approach such as addiction, anxiety and panic, and depression. Dr. Kteily works closely with each individual's physicians to manage their symptoms while helping each person find the root cause and eradicate it.

Donald Baer, LPC, LMFT
Child Therapist

Donald Baer, LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 76104 - Nearby to Decatur.

My master's degree (Cornell) is in child development. I have worked more than 35 years with families, agencies and schools on ALL child problems, including birth defects and all developmental and behavioral problems. As a family therapist, I help parents figure out alternative ways to deal with child and family issues, including things like foster parenting, adoption, intrafamily strife, sibling battles, etc. I offer child assessments - IQ, learning disability, slow learning, and all behavior areas. I regularly work with pediatricians and other child specialists to help children of all ages.

Reflections Counseling of Denton, M.Ed., M.S.
Child Therapist

Reflections Counseling of Denton, M.Ed., M.S.

Licensed Professional Counselors & Counselor Interns

In 76201 - Nearby to Decatur.

In Play Therapy a trained Play Therapist can establish a therapeutic relationship with your child. Through the use of play the counselor aids your child in learning how to express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem solving skills, and learn new ways of relating to others. The play therapy environment provides a safe emotional distance from the child's problems so that he or she can begin to develop appropriate expressions of thoughts and feelings. In the playroom the most troubling problems can be safely confronted and lasting resolutions can be discovered, rehearsed, and mastered.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.


You have found the top therapists in Decatur, TX who specialize in helping children.

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

Decatur is located in Wise County, Texas. It has a land area of 8.47 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Decatur is 6,521 people with 2,140 households and a median annual income of $46,161. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Decatur, TX

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Decatur, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Decatur may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Decatur public health department.