Child Psychologists and/or Child Counselors in Delray Beach FL.


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Child Counselor

David Ransen, Ph.D., LMFT, BCH

Clinical Director

So many child behavior and parenting problems simply vanish, once we understand a few basics. Children are not small adults, and should not be expected to respond the way adults do. Children, like everyone else, respond beautifully to praise, love and reward. By contrast, punishment creates only resentment and the motivation to not get caught. All the particulars flow from these simple truths. Even the most defiant and disrespectful children can quickly come around, if we simply pay a little more attention to connecting praise and rewards to desirable behavior, and withholding them for unwanted behavior.

Child Counselor

Elizabeth Ossip, MSW, LCSW, CAP, ICADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

I help children process their emotions through play and other proven therapies. If your child has experienced an emotional upset, trauma or difficulty, I provide a safe, neutral and supportive environment for them to express their feelings and become "regulated." Their behavior will shift and they will cope with their feelings and circumstances in a new and positive way. I have worked extensively with at-risk children in the most stressful circumstances. Through play therapy, behavioral therapy and other evidence based techniques, I can assist your child with a wide range of problems, behaviors and disorders, as well as providing parenting support and education. Please call for an appointment now....

Child Counselor

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

Small children aged 3 to 8 typically do not participate in family therapy because the vast majority of therapists consider such children too young to articulate their feelings or understand complex patterns of behavior. Butler thinks otherwise, as she perfects her skills using an approach called narrative therapy. Often described as “post-modern,” narrative therapy allows clients to put away old, tired versions of the stories they tell themselves [and everybody else] about their lives. Playing more to the clients’ strengths than their weaknesses, the approach urges clients to see themselves as much more than the presenting problem and to identify ways in which they are already taking steps

Child Counselor

Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services, Inc., LCSW, LMHC

Licensed Clinical Therapists

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

Trinity Harbor is dedicated to providing individualized services for all ages. Play therapy is offered for children between the ages (3-10) years. Play therapy is recommended for social skills development, self esteem, self expression and to assist with psychosocial and adjustment difficulties. Individual or Group sessions are offered to children and parents. The licensed or Masters level therapist will facilitate the play sessions based on the Child Centered Play Therapy model with the child. The goal of this model is to support the emotional, developmental growth of the child. Play therapy can also help strengthen and nurture the parent / child relationship. Call us today!

Child Psychologist

Linda Wechter-Ashkin, Ph.D. NCSP

Licensed and Certified School Psychologist and Neuropsychology Testing

15127 Jog Road Suite 100, Delray Beach, FL

I currently see many of my young clients in order to provide psychological and educational testing. I provide gifted testing as well as testing for educational and behavioral issues. I have worked within the school system for over 20 years so I am able to help parents to navigate the school system and to better understand their child's IEP goals and accommodations.

Child Counselor

Retreat at Palm Beach

Outpatient Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Counseling

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

Youth Connection is an intensive program for those individuals who suffer from addiction, but are also faced with the challenges of young adulthood. Teenagers and young adults, 18 – 25 years of age, who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction often find themselves dealing with additional pressures. They may have trouble with their workload at school, associate with delinquent peers, suffer from a lack parental supervision, or just generally exhibit feelings of inadequacy, poor self-image, or even depression. They have not learned the necessary skills that would otherwise enable them to cope with everyday life situations.

Child Counselor

Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services, Inc., LCSW, LMHC

Licensed Clinical Therapists

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

Trinity Harbor is dedicated to providing individualized services for all ages. Play therapy is offered for children between the ages (3-10) years. Play therapy is recommended for social skills development, self esteem, self expression and to assist with psychosocial and adjustment difficulties. Individual or Group sessions are offered to children and parents. The licensed or Masters level therapist will facilitate the play sessions based on the Child Centered Play Therapy model with the child. The goal of this model is to support the emotional, developmental growth of the child. Play therapy can also help strengthen and nurture the parent / child relationship. Call us today!

Child Psychologist

Susan Nestler, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

I offer Play-Family Therapy for children from 3 - 12. The therapy starts each session with 20 minutes of family time to discuss both strengths and difficulties the child or family is having. The child then spends 30 minutes in the imaginative realm of play therapy, where the metaphors of his play mirror the life hurts and challenges of his/her everyday life. Children often choose the sand tray, with its many figures which are symbols for the elements of their inner experience. But the play room is also full of other toys that allow play themes to unfold. I create a safe space for the child to understand and express his/her experience and provide parenting support at family meetings.

Child Counselor

Susan Christiansen, Ph.D, LMFT, MSW

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

As a marriage and family therapist, I see the innocence of a child as the foundation for well-being. I work with the child's strengths in the context of family, school, friends, divorce, abuse, and other situations which may impact the emotional health of the child. Everything is in relationship to other forms of behavior. We derive a fuller understanding of these relational patterns from a brief comparison of other scenarios. Looking at the bigger picture can lead to a happier story ending.

Child Counselor

Kathryn Doll, LCSW, MA, ATR

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Art Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

Children communicate so much to us through their artwork and their play. By using art therapy and play therapy techniques, children can feel free and safe to express their concerns and access their strengths. I feel that therapy with young children is NOT about interpreting their art or their play, but about hearing them and helping them learn to manage feelings, develop communication skills, develop self awareness and responsibility for self. You can reach me at 754-229-9662.


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