Child Psychologists and/or Child Counselors in San Jose.

Find A Therapist in San Jose

Child Counselor

Mary-Stone Bowers, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

Children can benefit from therapy, but often aren't mature enough to express their worries, concern, anger or grief through speech. What children can do participate in Play Therapy - the medium using creating, pretending, painting and building. Children's symptoms such as anxiety, depression, loss, anger and fear can be worked through in the presence of a trained therapist. Play therapy allows a child to deal with difficult emotions, find alternate solutions and change the way they think and feel about their concerns. Whether a child is struggling with divorce, bullying, loss or lots of change, therapy designed to meet the child where they are can be incredibly beneficial.

Child Counselor

René Bairos, RCC, MA Counselling Psychology, BA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

4320 Stevens Creek Boulvard, Suite 220, San Jose, CA 95129

Working with children is both a challenge and an honor. When children require therapy, it can be a very stressful time for the family so it is important that the care provider also seek help. The collaborative, personalized treatment plan has the potential to provide life changing support and can minimize the effects of trauma. Together, through play therapy, art, and some talking, the events unfold and the child receives clinically sound, nurturing care to provide emotional safety and learn healthy coping skills.

Child Psychologist

Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1302 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 205, San Jose, CA 95125

I work with children (as young as four-years-old) through a variety of methods including talk therapy, play therapy, and sandtray therapy. In addition, I provide parenting skills coaching to parents and help children and their parents find ways to relate better and have greater peace at home. Children appear to be very comfortable working with me and after a few sessions with a child, I am often told by the child that he or she has been looking forward to coming in.

Child Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

Therapy with children must include verbal and nonverbal modes of therapy. We include modeling and teaching positive behaviors and self-talk, identifying core beliefs, play therapy, and sandplay. Sandtray therapy, more commonly called Sandplay therapy, is a form of therapy that provides a way to help children express the "inexpressible" Other ways for children to express include drawing a picture, using a crafts technique, or doing a collage. Art and play therapy techniques are used to supplement the therapy as talk therapy can be limiting for many children. We may also employ Somatic Experiencing methods to resolve trauma. Also, we often include the parents or caretakers in the therapy.

Child Counselor

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

Children can benefit from therapy if they are currently facing stressors. It helps children develop problem-solving skills and also the value of seeking assistance before things get hard. I help the children and their families cope with stressors, that results in emotional and behavioral issues. I am able to assist children who are currently dealing with school stressors, such as homework, test anxiety, peer pressure or a significant life event such as the death of a family member, friend,pet and from a divorce. I help children and family members with tools and skills to cope with changes in the behavior, appetite, social functioning, sleep, which affects all other family members.

Child Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

San Jose, CA 95120

Children have not yet learned how to shield themselves from conflict, negativity, etc. Therefore, they are akin to "sponges," soaking up whatever they are exposed to. I provide children with a healthy, authentic space in which they can connect with their feelings through play and discussion. I also work with parents on styles of communication (those they might use with their children as well as their spouse/coparent) that may be inadvertently affecting children.

Child Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Jose, CA 95111

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 or 877-606-6161.

Find A Therapist