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 Psychologist

Linda Wechter-Ashkin, Ph.D. NCSP

Licensed and Certified School Psychologist and Neuropsychology Testing

Within Driving Distance of 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

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 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 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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

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.

Child Counselor

Marleen Roy, Ed., MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, EMDR Approved Consultant & Certified Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

Therapy for children involves full analysis of issues which can include, but not limited to; psychoeducation on child development, parenting practices, blended family topics, positive coping skills in home and school, academy success, treatment of ADHD, sensory processing disorders, disruptive mood-dysregulation disorder, anxiety, depression including bereavement, bullying and social skills/communication development. Common to children and teens are peer pressure, broken family or friend relationship issues, and technology lifestyles that can overshadow and deplete critical "ages and stages" of healthy development. Child/ teen therapies are best incorporated with the caregivers.

Child Counselor

Margie Mader, LMFT, C.Ht.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Board Certified Hypnotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

I believe children are very intelligent and know exactly what they need, but they often don't know how to communicate that. As a result, they may act out or in, create unhealthy symptoms, and begin to feel all alone. Through play therapy, I help children find their voice, learn to express feelings and identify needs appropriately, and learn healthy coping skills. I also work with the family, to set boundaries that support their child/children in the growth and progress they are making. As the child changes, so does the family. Growth happens with everyone, and life is never the same.

Child Counselor

Mary Bondi, LMHC/Ft Lauderdale therapist

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

Children's way of communicating is through play. It is their natural way of expression. They may at times however, go through something that they do not know how to tell us. It could be difficulty with concentration, trouble with a peer at school or a sibling. Whatever it may be I can assist. Having extensive knowledge, experience and a play therapy specialty I can help children express and heal.

Child Counselor

Kacee Tannenbaum, LCSW, DBTC

Board Certified Professional Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Delray Beach, FL

One of the most useful tools that I use in working with young children and their parents are behavior modification plans or also known as token economy. Behavior modification plans can be implemented with various problem areas a child may be facing. Some problem areas could be motivation, hygeine, ADHD, and defiance. These are to name only a few. I work closely with the family and child to see a productive outcome.


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