Child Psychologists and/or Child Counselors in Laguna Hills.


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Child Counselor

Kimi Schumacher, M.S., LMFT, LPCC, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

I am a Registered Play Therapist. Counseling children is different than working with adults. Children have not yet developed the areas of their brain associated with language and communication that adults use in typical "talk therapy" counseling. Play is the language of children, and through their play they are able to process their problems, such as divorce, loss of a loved one, behavior problems, trauma, anxiety, depression, or other difficult situations. Because play therapy is at a child's level, it is less invasive and less threatening. Children might not even have the words, thoughts or feelings to verbalize their experiences. Go to counselingorangecounty.com to learn more

Child Counselor

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

School refusal? Early indications of OCD? Don't feel helpless as a parent. We have helped hundreds of kids and teens through anxiety and fears they and their parents often could not understand. OCAC conducts an age appropriate assessment in office or at home. The goal is to help a child feel comfortable answering questions about a feared situation. Coming to understand a child's world is essential to relating and communicating. After underlying contributors have been established, a treatment plan is recommended, which often includes participation of parents or caretakers. OCAC provides clear direction and explanation and is always available by phone. Our care is highly personalized.

Child Psychologist

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

Raising your children can be a rewarding and joyous experience. Still, parenting comes with unique challenges and often frustrations, at every stage of development. I help parents learn not only what works, but also how to consistently implement change. Together we work on appropriate expectations, setting limits, and developing strategies to solve problems as they happen. I also concentrate on discipline, approaching it from a natural consequence viewpoint, rather than as a punitive measure. After all, the goal of any external discipline should be that the child eventually internalize it and discipline themselves. I look forward to assisting you: 949.370.4726 or info@southoccounseling.com.

Child Psychologist

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

Blending a family should be a happy event. A new marriage should be all about partnership and building life together. But all too often blended families are filled with conflict rather than harmony. Instead of compromise, it’s often about who’s right and who’s wrong. And the relationship with the step-children is always going to be strained. It’s no wonder that second marriages with blended families have a higher likelihood of divorce. But if you and your spouse are unified and take everyone’s needs into account, your family could function more smoothly. Many stepparents are defensive about “their” children. Each has a different upbringing and different parenting experiences and styles. What m....

Child Psychologist

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

Your child or teen deserves the best. There are many therapists in Orange County, most of them with only masters degrees. Only the top 1% go on to achieve a PhD, doctoral training, and pass national and state board examinations to become a licensed clinical psychologist. Need help with your child or teen? Make an appointment with Dr. Nikolaidis, call and text 24/7, (949)791-7127.

Child Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

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

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

Do you have a child that is having difficulty at school or at home? Is your child finding it difficult to maintain relationships? Even the best parent needs help from time to time . I can help children deal with the sadness and anxiety of struggling with a divorce in the home, bullying, sexual identity or a traumatic event. Through specific play and art therapy techniques, I can help to unlock a child's emotional world and identify thoughts and behaviors that are becoming problematic.

Child Counselor

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

If your child is suffering from trauma, grief or showing behavioral issues that have seem to come out of nowhere, play therapy is the answer. In our family playroom we offer a variety of therapeutic toys and games, including sand tray to help your child express the thoughts that cannot be verbalized. I am trained in play therapy, expressive arts therapy and sand tray, and have seen great results in children of all ages.

Child Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

I've had a wide variety and extensive amount of experience with treating children. I have a playful spirit and have no problem getting to a child's level. I use drawing techniques, play therapy and talking, depending on the child's interests and abilities. I've worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay as a Counselor for four years. I was also a mentor to an 11 year old girl for 7 years. I also worked at Sunny Hills Children's Garden, USF Center for Child and Family Development, Marina Middle School in San Francisco and Family Services Agency of Marin County, CA.

Child Psychologist

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

Our practice includes a clinician with experience in language & skill-building with autistic children, behavior modification & therapy with at-risk youth & families, and work with adolescents & families in crisis. He also coordinates an evidence-based program with the County of Orange that teaches families how to modify severe behavior problems in children. He is trained in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, & EMDR.

Child Counselor

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

Understanding what a child is trying to communicate is crucial. Often as a parent, it is difficult when frustration gets in the way, to hear what a child is trying to say. Years of experience helps me decode the message and help intervene in a way that can help the whole family function in a more positive manner.

Child Counselor

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

In order to help create lasting change, emotional stability, and healthy self-esteem for young children, I enlist the involvement of the parent(s)/ guardians as a kind of co-therapist to work with children. The parent(s) in an intact family are so regularly and intricately involved with the child that their emotional life and ways of responding to the child are of primary importance. While I will see a young child alone, I also need to work with the biggest influence on the young child, the parents or significant guardian/others in their lives to be effective for your child.

Child Counselor

Tamara Kubiak, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Hills, CA

Is your child acting out or shutting down? Or has her personality become unrecognizable from the carefree child she once was? Many factors contribute to the change in our children's behavior. Parents' divorce, bullying, academic stress and peer conflict are some reasons you're seeing a drastic change in your child. I provide a safe and comfortable environment to allow your child to open up about his world in order to share his feelings and learn how to communicate them more effectively. For young children, I utilize play therapy to allow them to process and express feelings in their language of play. Please call me at (949) 445-3160 to see how I can help your child.


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