Jonathan Gerard, DMin
208 Sunset Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Many therapists specialize in working with young children--using play therapy, for example, and I admire the work that they do. But my own approach is to hypothesize that when a child is not doing well, the problem likely resides with the parents. Thus I coach the parents to be firm and consistent. But I also coach them to work together, if they can--since child problems, seen in the context of divorcing parents, for example, might actually be a solution in that the problem is the only thing that brings the parents together as they seek to deal with the child. So resolving the parents' issues often is the key. The child cannot be made (however unintentionally) responsible for family unity.
Carolina Castanos, Ph.D
Marriage and Family Therapist
3711-A West Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403
Parenting is not an easy task and sometimes it becomes a burden when our little ones act out. Children do not act out randomly, there is something that bothers them and is hurting them. Children, as all of us, need to feel cared for and important in the lives of significant others. When they act out, they most likely do not get the best out of their caretakers, feeling unimportant and not cared for. It is crucial to help them express their feelings and help them relate with others in a more positive way. When I work with children I always involve parents and, if applicable, school to help create an environment that nurtures change and the child's strengths.
Marina Ervin, MS, LPC, NCC, BCPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor/National Certified Counselor
502-N East Cornwallis Drive Ste. B, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
I work with children as young as two or three years of age if they are verbal. In addition, I work with the family system to make the changes needed to help them work as a family unit or team. Play therapy is the avenue that allows children to express themselves or to work through situations or issues that are creating stress for the child. Hands-on activities, therapeutic games, exercises, puppets, roleplays, sandtray, and bilbliotherapy are some of the strategies I use to help the child find healing, to help them learn to make good choices, and to be effective problem-solvers and leaders.
Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPC
3300 Battleground Avenue Suite 303, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
When working with children my specialities are adoption, mood disorders (such as anxiety - depression - anger), and ADHD. I offer children and parents a safe, welcoming and "child" friendly environment. Your child more often then not is already feeling tense, unsure, and a bit nervous of the counseling setting. My first job will always be to relate with your child and work to help him/her feel entirely comfortable as - progress is entirely based upon your child's relationship with me. You may find that our sessions are on the floor around a board game rather then on the chair. Give me a call to book your first appointment - I also welcome you to simply call with questions to see if we are a good fit.
Tina Lepage, Psy.D.
Group Psychology & Psychiatry Practice Serving the Triangle for Over 15 Years
LEPAGE ASSOCIATES PSYCHOLOGICAL & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 5842 Fayetteville Road, Suite 106, Durham, North Carolina 27713
Therapy with a young child is often a multi-tiered approach. Part of the process focuses on fostering a sense of comfort, support, and understanding for the child who may be feeling frustrated, unsuccessful, anxious, or depressed about life circumstances. Therapy also incorporates strategies for aiding the child to make behavioral changes in areas where he or she is currently struggling. Finally, therapy brings parents into the process by helping them gain a comprehensive understanding of what drives their child, and how they can then direct their child in more adaptive ways which allot for more successful life experiences. Similar to adults, children enter therapy for a broad array of reasons. W....
The Mindly Group, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists
North Carolina 27513
Childhood is a time of tremendous growth and change and sometimes this can get a little overwhelming for children and their families. We're here to help children get back on the path towards growth and development. We tailor our treatment to the developmental level of each child and utilize individual counseling, play therapy, and family therapy approaches to address emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues. Some common concerns we help with include ADHD, anxiety, low self-esteem, emotional difficulties, and social difficulties. We also offer parent behavior management training to help parents address behavioral issues such as temper tantrums, defiance, and aggression.
Maria Russell, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Salisbury, North Carolina 28146
Directive and non-directive play therapy are the two main ways I work with children in therapy. I use art, sand, toys and games to help children feel safe in the counseling environment. Children express themselves through play, using their imaginations to share with the therapist their thoughts and feelings. Working with young children also heavily involves the parents, teaching them new skills that help with behavior modification.
Tammy Holcomb, LPCS, CEDS, NBCCH
Licensed Professional Counselor
5001 S Miami Blvd. Ste 325, Durham, North Carolina 27703
Sadly, I am seeing younger and younger children coming into therapy with eating disorders. I work with a family based model to help families learn the skills required to intervene to help children begin road to recovery. Frequently, exposure therapy is a big piece of this work where families work with me to learn ways to re-introduce foods back into the child's meal plan.
Clay Parker, LPC, NCC, M.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor
1630 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannpolis, North Carolina 28083
I have worked extensively with children for over 19 years. I am proud to be a nationally certified Parents as Teachers educator that enhances my interactions with the child and parent. I have been fortunate to work with children who are aggressive, cast aside and misunderstood. I am certified to work with children with inappropriate sexual behaviors and proud to serve that population. I approach dealing with children with a great deal of joy that makes them feel non-judged and important. I treat children from ages 3-18.
Beth Holloway, MA, LPC
Beth Mumford Holloway
5909 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Some of my most enjoyable sessions are when I get to use play therapy or sand play to help a child overcome sadness, irritability, abuse, abandonment, divorce of parents or some other diagnosis. Children are amazingly resilient and can make great progress toward positive mental health. It is reward to help adult authority figures learn the value of listening, define the problem and work together to find workable solutions for their unique personality and situation. My work with children and adolescents always includes interventions for helping parents.
Michael Rivest, Ph.D., D.S.T.
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103
Male teens are getting into emotional and social difficulties through sex ting, pornography, sending personal photos to each other and early sexual encounters. Parents should realize that these early sexual activities profoundly influence the teens adult decisions including mate selection and employment success or failure. Helping the teen to mature early will help their life time of happiness.
Dale Hancock, Ph.D.
Dr. Dale Hancock
3540 Clemmons Road Suite 233, Clemmons, North Carolina 27012
Children & Adolescents I love helping children, teens, and parents through early life issues. A balanced child will enjoy much greater success in relationships and performance. I have been blessed to work with numerous children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) as we work on growing focus abilities and learning to act more age appropriate. Younger children respond well to play therapy and look forward to sessions with me. Teens have responded well to working through issues while being treated with respect and compassion.
Blake Clemmons, MA, LPCA
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
2124 Crown Centre Dr. Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28, Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
For child therapy I highly recommend my colleague Stephanie Roofner,MA,LPCA. Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate specializing in helping children and teens overcome crises and difficult life transitions. She does this through interactive modalities including games, toys, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling. Stephanie applies these interactive techniques to working with families, adults, and couples to overcome relationship issues, self-estself-esteem and identity issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. To learn more about Stephanie go to www.Agapechristiancounseling.org and click her staff page bio or call (704) 849-0144 or Stephanie.Roofner@ncagape.org