Child Psychologists and/or Child Counselors in Santa Ana.


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Child Counselor

Terry Anderson, M.S., Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

One of my specialties is working with elementary age (and adolescents). A child or young person's struggles with difficult feelings and unhelpful behaviors can impact the rest of his or her life. Addressing these challenges during the child's critical developmental years can rebalance and set the stage for a happier and healthier future. I have a special feeling for young people in distress, and feel my professional and life experience has enabled me to be especially attuned to their feelings, needs, and pain. I have over 13 years experience working with children facing emotional and behavioral challenges. Please feel free to call.

Child Psychologist

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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 Psychologist

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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

Burdetta Honescko, Psy. D.

Burdetta Honescko MFT Psy D.

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

When families are having problems with small children I work with the parent and the child. As the parent grows and learns better parenting skills the children respond. Always remember "behavior is language". The behavior of the child is telling you something, learn to listen and try to see through the eyes of the child. We learn developmental stages of their child and what reasonable expectations should be.

Child Counselor

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Children see the world through a different lens. Adults often treat children in a delicate way, as to not overwhelm their sensitivities. As a former early childhood educator, I understand the balance between nurturing interaction, and recognizing a child's strength. Children are naturally social beings, even when they are shy. They are natural grievers, even thought they might not fully understand loss. Children want to be loved and feel acceptance, even when they exhibit behaviors that seem to indicate otherwise. I implement talk, music, and art therapy to help children express themselves in ways that feel natural to them. Let me assist your child in discovering healthy self expression.

Child Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I work with 12 year olds and up. For young teens we use games, pillow fights, exercise, drawing, any medium that would make it more comfortable for the teen to open and share. When beneficial, I bring the parents into the end of the session so that they know what the teen is needing in their assistancxe with that next week. Art and journaling are a significant part of homework to allow the youth to express and reduce their emotional overload.

Child Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Child and adolescent counseling can play a very important role in the life of a child who is dealing with one or more of the wide area of childhood challenges and traumas. Children can become the unintended victims of parents who had little training to become parents, had little time to be parents or experienced separation, abandonment, divorce , a change in parenting, step-parenting, foster parenting as well were challenged by dysfunctional homes with addictions, emotional disturbances and instabilities, extreme fighting, arguing, violence and abuse, frequent moving, and being passed from one divorced parent to another or from family member to family memeber. All these and many additional growing up challenges and traumas can be potent and disturbing...(view profile to read more)

Child Psychologist

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

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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 Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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 Counselor

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana, 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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