Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Federal Way, WA.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Federal Way, Washington.


Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR
Child Therapist

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98042 - Nearby to Federal Way.

My counseling practice in Kent has two Licensed Family Therapists who specialize in helping parents know how they can best help their child overcome their difficulties. Often helping with parenting is part of the healing process because knowing how to effectively deal with behavioral issues or emotional disturbances can be complex. They do not work with the children themselves.

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC
Child Therapist

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98109 - Nearby to Federal Way.

In working with children, I utilize a psychodynamic modality of treatment, including play therapy, as the primary way of purposefully engaging your child to discover and understand more about the cause of their current difficulties. I typically provide a treatment plan for the parent/s that details what it is I am doing and why. I also believe it is incredibly important in working with children to include the parent/s as often as possible and include that in the treatment plan. If your child is struggling in a way that is confusing to you and causing you distress, it may be helpful to discuss further and find out if your child could benefit from meeting with me.

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Children can experience times of stress and anxiety just like adults; however, it often manifests as poor behavior, temper tantrums, inability to focus, and disrespect. As desired behavior decreases, tension can build between parents and their children which can exacerbate the overall strains at home. If your child is struggling, playful-styled therapy can assist to understand the underlying cause of your child’s strife.

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS
Child Therapist

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98466 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I love working with children and helping them process, communicate, and heal through play. I have worked with children of a variety of ages. I provide a variety of activities so a child feels comfortable and enjoys their time in therapy. Children and adolescents feel safe and enjoy their time in my office. I provide play therapy with children. I believe that by working together clients can return to the enjoyments of life. I have worked with clients with a variety of struggles including: anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment, relationship issues, Autism, divorce, bullying, anger management, grief and loss, and social anxiety.

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Child Therapist

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In 98148 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Is your child bullied or isolated from others? Is your child reluctant to go to school, has trouble making friends, or seems withdrawn and lonely? Many children have trouble with self confidence, anxiety or social skills. Improving self esteem, emotional regulation, and social skills deficits in the younger years reduces difficulties later. We all want the best for our children, and as a parent myself I know how it can hurt to watch your child suffer and not know how to help. Find out how your child can be helped by in-person counselling, online coaching, or online educational programs.

Alena Davis, LMFTA
Child Therapist

Alena Davis, LMFTA

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98042 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Small children can be profundly helped by equipping parents with the necessary tools to raise their children and relate to their children. I work with parents to help them feel more confident as caregivers and more knowledgeable about the normal biological and psychological development of young ones. I also train parents in communication, reinforcement, and behavioral strategies.

Anavadya Taylor, MSW
Child Therapist

Anavadya Taylor, MSW

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98004 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Counseling for teens and children who are struggling with school, peer pressure and other social issues. Help for children and teens coping with the divorce of parents and other unhealthy family situations. Supports teens transitioning through the discomfort and insecurities of puberty. Encourages both children and teens to be their unique and authentic self so they can grow into healthy, confident and happy adults. Located in the Bellevue/Kirkland vicinity.

Merrie Day, M.A., Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Merrie Day, M.A., Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist WA

In 98005 - Nearby to Federal Way.

You want the best for your child so why not provide a safe, accepting, empathetic place for your child to learn new skills and experiences including reducing fears and worries, stress management, study skills, social skills, assertiveness, self-esteem and acceptance. With all the stressors in today's world, it is tough to give your child all he or she needs. Merrie Day, PhD and Ken Drummy, MSW are both fully trained child therapists and have over 30 years each of experience helping children and families be happier and more connected.

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98101 - Nearby to Federal Way.

We all want the best for our kids; for them to be happy, healthy and grow to do better in life than we have. Childhood can be hard. It can be difficult for kids to sort through feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness and being overwhelmed by all that is happening in their lives. Our child/adolescent counselors are trained to provide support through these stages of development, help to process through their feelings and find solutions and tools to better balance life and discover their own path.

Folktown Counseling, LMHC
Child Therapist

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

In 98107 - Nearby to Federal Way.

JOELLEN KENYON, LMHCA works with children particularly in the areas of depression, anxiety, adoption trauma, sexual abuse, and relationship issues. She has worked in a variety of settings including overseas within an orphanage and has developed a deep passion for counseling children and adoptive families. Karen strives to build relational trust both with her young clients and the parents who refer them to therapy.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 98188 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Child Therapist

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Federal Way.

This practice does not work with clients younger than six years of age, due to the developmental issues often attached to younger children. Play therapy, coloring books, drawing, board games, and other options that are both age appropriate and useful in helping child clients to open up are utilized. Children are free to bring any game or toys they wish to play with in therapy, and can even teach the counselor. This gives the opportunity to examine the child's level of social engagement, as well as other clinical issues that might need to be addressed. Involvement from the care givers of the child are hugely important in developing a care plan.

Israella Kleiman, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Israella Kleiman, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Supervisor, Clinical Director

In 98166 - Nearby to Federal Way.

One of the most important facets of child therapy is the joining process and the therapeutic relationship that develops between the child and the therapist. It is extremely important that the child feels safe, comfortable and understood. In our work with children, the goal is to join and assist the child in working through issues in his/her own language by providing a safe environment and a set of skills and tools that we explore and learn to apply together. “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." - Denis Waitley


You have found the top therapists in Federal Way, WA who specialize in helping children.

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

Federal Way is located in King County, Washington. It has a land area of 22.27 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Federal Way is 95,171 people with 34,117 households and a median annual income of $55,673. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Federal Way, WA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Federal Way 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 Federal Way 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 Federal Way public health department.