Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in DeSoto, TX.

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


Lisa Sipes, M.A., LPC
Child Therapist

Lisa Sipes, M.A., LPC

Children's Counselor

In 75243 - Nearby to DeSoto.

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.

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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 75104 - Nearby to DeSoto.

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).

Seigel Bartley, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-V, CDVS
Child Therapist

Seigel Bartley, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-V, CDVS

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor; Certified Anger Management Specialist; Certified Domestic Violence Specialist

In 76015 - Nearby to DeSoto.

At Christ Centered Counseling we assist children, ages nine and older, with modifying their inappropriate behavior and with learning self-control skills. Children learn cognitive and behavioral skills as they begin to incorporate biblical principles into their lives. Bible stories are utilized to assist children with understanding Christ-like age appropriate behavior.

Tracy Crain, LPC-S, LCDC
Child Therapist

Tracy Crain, LPC-S, LCDC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 76010 - Nearby to DeSoto.

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.

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

Dominique Dor, M.A., LPC-S

Dominique Dor

In 75116 - Nearby to DeSoto.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 75211 - Nearby to DeSoto.

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.

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 DeSoto.

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.

Matthew Drumm, MA, LPC-Intern
Child Therapist

Matthew Drumm, MA, LPC-Intern

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

In 75104 - Nearby to DeSoto.

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.

Theresa Kellam, Ph.D., HSP
Child Therapist

Theresa Kellam, Ph.D., HSP

Licensed Psychologist

In 76120 - Nearby to DeSoto.

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.


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

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

DeSoto is located in Dallas County, Texas. It has a land area of 21.63 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of DeSoto is 52,486 people with 18,907 households and a median annual income of $59,260. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in DeSoto 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 DeSoto therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local DeSoto public health department.