Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Richardson, TX.

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


Lakeside Life Center, Psychiatry and Counseling Services
Child Therapist

Lakeside Life Center, Psychiatry and Counseling Services

Lakeside Life Center

In 75010 - Nearby to Richardson.

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.

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 Richardson.

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.

Chenal Family Therapy PLC, Individual and Couples Therapy
Child Therapist

Chenal Family Therapy PLC, Individual and Couples Therapy

Sharla Austin, LMFT

In 75230 - Nearby to Richardson.

Parenting can push your sanity to the brink, your relationships into constant conflict, and your motivation into the ditch. Our team of therapists is experienced at helping you navigate the fine line between finding help for your child and coaching you as a parent. We can help assess for common disorders and coordinate with medical and educational professionals to communicate needed changes. We also have specialists in play therapy who can help children navigate some of life's difficult moments including divorce, remarriage, death, bullying and anger.

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 Richardson.

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.

Paul Myers, MA.  LPC-S
Child Therapist

Paul Myers, MA. LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 75034 - Nearby to Richardson.

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.

David Pettengill, CPCC
Child Therapist

David Pettengill, CPCC

Certified Professional Christian Counselor

In 75093 - Nearby to Richardson.

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.

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 Richardson.

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.

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

Melanie Skipper-Relyea, MHR, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 75051 - Nearby to Richardson.

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).

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 75093 - Nearby to Richardson.

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 Richardson.

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 Richardson.

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 Richardson, TX who specialize in helping children.

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

Richardson is a city that is located in multiple counties- Collin County and Dallas County in Texas. It has a land area of 28.56 square miles and a water area of 0.09 square miles.  The population of Richardson is 110,815 people with 40,020 households and a median annual income of $72,427. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Richardson, TX

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Richardson for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Richardson public health department.