Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Tacoma, WA.

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


Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS
Child Therapist

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2002 65th Ave W, Tacoma, Washington 98466 | 206-588-5140

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.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Child Therapist

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Life Path Counseling, PLLC - 2367 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, Washington 98402 | 360-865-4852

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.

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

Tacoma is located in Pierce County, Washington. It has a land area of 49.73 square miles and a water area of 12.68 square miles.  The population of Tacoma is 207,948 people with 79,026 households and a median annual income of $52,042. .


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Therapy in Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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 Tacoma public health department.