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.


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

Melanie Skipper-Relyea, MHR, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 75104 - Nearby to Mesquite.

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).

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

Dominique Dor, M.A., LPC-S

Dominique Dor

In 75116 - Nearby to Mesquite.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.