Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Mesquite, TX.

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


Keturah Health, PMHNP-BC
Child Therapist

Keturah Health, PMHNP-BC

Ket Harris, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

In 75234 - Nearby to Mesquite.

At Keturah Health we work with ages 6-86. We have worked with children for over 5 years to improve behaviors at home and school. We can complete screening for ADHD, behavioral disorders and develop an active plan of care which include behavior therapy, positive reinforcement, and/or medication to treat children. We will work with the client and the parent to develop healthy coping skills.

Don Zablosky, LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC
Child Therapist

Don Zablosky, LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor/ Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 75218 - Nearby to Mesquite.

Children are not small adults. They only know what they observe and experience. Their world can be mysterious and scary without a good guide. Understanding their behaviors means we need to understand their views. We should be aware of where they are developmentally and cognitively so we can teach to their level. Our goal should be to shape behaviors. The goal is never to disipline, punish, or consequence. Those might be methods to shape but they are never goals by themselves.

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 Mesquite.

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.

Dawn Nelson, LCSW-S, ACSW, SAP, CART
Child Therapist

Dawn Nelson, LCSW-S, ACSW, SAP, CART

Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, Substance Abuse Professional

In 75087 - Nearby to Mesquite.

With a Specialization in Children and Families, I understand that children work through problems the best by using play therapy. Sitting on a big couch like an adult does not work well with a child. Instead, we sit on the floor and play age-appropriate cards or board games. With their hands busy, they can express their concerns in a way that reduces anxiety and enable the child to learn new ways of coping with the problem. I communicate with parents so they understand the child's perspective and how they can help at home or school.

Lakeside Life Center, Psychiatry and Counseling Services
Child Therapist

Lakeside Life Center, Psychiatry and Counseling Services

Lakeside Life Center

In 75010 - Nearby to Mesquite.

Lakeside Life Center has an extensive play therapy room which includes puppets, dolls, kitchen center, sand trays, paints, doll houses and more. Our child therapist and psychiatrist use this room to explore feelings and thoughts of children that cannot express themselves through traditonal communication techniques. Please call the office to see availability.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 75040 - Nearby to Mesquite.

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.

David Pettengill, CPCC
Child Therapist

David Pettengill, CPCC

Certified Professional Christian Counselor

In 75093 - Nearby to Mesquite.

Children and adolescents, or teens, build social skills and emotional intelligence as they grow. These things often lead to healthy, happy lives. But some kids have emotions or behave in ways that disrupt their well-being. Children go through changes in their moods and behaviors as they grow. Some of these changes are predictable. They can be challenging, but most are normal parts of child development. When a child's behavior matches their age, "growing pains" need not cause concern. Many theories address the phases of child development. Knowing these stages can help parents and caregivers understand child behavior and needs.

Kevin Lambert, Psy.D., MBA
Child Therapist

Kevin Lambert, Psy.D., MBA

Licensed Psychologist

In 75001 - Nearby to Mesquite.

Great Life Counseling Center is a family group practice in Addison, Texas. The group strives to provide a one stop shop for families to get psychological services. If you have concerns about the mental health of your child, this is the best place to visit. Visit the group's website (GreatLifeConsults.com) to learn more about our child psychologists.

Heath Counseling, LPC, CLFE, MFT, NP, BCBC
Child Therapist

Heath Counseling, LPC, CLFE, MFT, NP, BCBC

Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychiatric Care, Play Therapy

In 75089 - Nearby to Mesquite.

Our LMSW specializes in play therapy for children of all ages as well as children on the spectrum of Autism and Asperger's. She also specializes in working with parents of spectrum and neurodivergent kids. Learn to navigate your child's IEP education process and to have a healthy home with beautifully different children! Play therapy is used with younger kids while talk-based CBT therapies are used with older youth and teens. Family therapy is also provided to help families thrive together. When applicable, our Psychiatric Professionals can also assess and provide services for medication management.

Vantage Point Counseling Services, PsyD, LPC-S, CST, CSAT, LCDC
Child Therapist

Vantage Point Counseling Services, PsyD, LPC-S, CST, CSAT, LCDC

Licensed Professional Counselor--Supervisor

In 75219 - Nearby to Mesquite.

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Child Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Child and adolescent counseling can play a very important role in the life of a child who is dealing with one or more of the wide area of childhood challenges and traumas. Children can become the unintended victims of parents who had little training to become parents, had little time to be parents or experienced separation, abandonment, divorce , a change in parenting, step-parenting, foster parenting as well were challenged by dysfunctional homes with addictions, emotional disturbances and instabilities, extreme fighting, arguing, violence and abuse, frequent moving, and being passed from one divorced parent to another or from family member to family memeber. All these and many additional growing up challenges and traumas can be potent and disturbing...(view profile to read more)


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

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

Mesquite is a city that is located in multiple counties- Kaufman County and Dallas County in Texas. It has a land area of 47.22 square miles and a water area of 0.18 square miles.  The population of Mesquite is 144,788 people with 47,795 households and a median annual income of $49,604. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Mesquite, TX

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Mesquite, 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 Mesquite 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 Mesquite public health department.