Child Issues

Today’s children face a variety of unique issues. As children grow, they go through many mood and behavior changes. Although these changes can be difficult – both for the children and for the caregivers – they are usually normal, predictable and no cause for concern. However, when a child is having trouble at home, school or with friends, or is struggling to process a routine or traumatic event (for example the birth of a sibling, death of a loved one, bullying, or abuse), the help a professional may be needed. A mental health professional who specializes in child issues can be a great asset in helping a child (or their caregivers) navigate this distinctive time in their lives. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today!

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If being a parent in 2022 is difficult, being a kid in 2022 is near impossible. I am passionate about working with children and adolescents in close collaboration with parents/care-givers to assist in a myriad of issues, including anxiety, depression, school avoidance, bullying, self-esteem, divorce, co-parenting, and trauma. I utilize a unique combination of interactive play therapy, relational therapy, and EMDR (if appropriate) in order to give your child the most effective therapy experience.

— Nicole Bermensolo, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I have worked with children and young people for over 15 years across multiple settings including schools, outpatient mental health clinics, adoption organizations and in private practice. I have extensive training in child-centered therapies and am passionate about working with children by speaking their language using play therapy, EMDR for children and Theraplay, a family-based play therapy to strengthen and build the parent-child relationship.

— Robyn Holmes-Cannon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
 

I am currently a Foundational Level Theraplay practitioner and am also pursuing a credential to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). The RPT credential is designated to therapists who have a met a certain level of education and as well as a certain level of hands-on experience using play therapy to work with children and families. I have currently completed 2/3 of my training and hands-on experience.

— Christine M. Valentín, Clinical Social Worker in Middlesex, NJ

I am a registered play therapist and use play to help children grow and heal.

— Jasmine Berger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in St. Louis, MO
 

Children’s therapy looks different from adults or adolescents because typically, children are better able to express themselves through their play and art than just through words. Using these methods, I will help your child express and understand their feelings and problems.

— Julie Klamon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA

I work with parents of children who may have a learning, attention, or behavior disorder, struggle to complete classwork and homework, are fearful of certain situations, have sleep problems, have difficulty regulating emotions and self-control, experience separation anxiety at home and school, become easily frustrated or overwhelmed, or are stubborn and defiant with adults. I offer psychoeducational/psychological evaluations, child therapy, and parent support sessions.

— Dr. Kristin Edwards, Psychologist in Tampa, FL
 

I am certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, which is an evidence-based therapy for children ages 2-7. As caregivers, you desire to have a close, loving, and fun relationship with your child. When this is not the case, time with your child can feel frustrating, overwhelming, and exhausting. With PCIT, you can learn some fun ways to play with your little one and some healthy and effective ways to increase compliance.

— Ally Monarch, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

We treat and evaluate a large range of child issues including developmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder), anxiety, video game addictions, ADHD, anger management/emotional regulation, parenting strategies, and depression.

— Quintessential Health, Clinical Psychologist in ,
 

Working with children and families is one of my great joys. I have significant experience working with children, teens and their families. My work with children and families is based in family systems theory, which means that I believe that each component and relationship of the family deserves attention. Therapy with me would include sessions with parents, child/teen and at times, all of us together. I want to be a supportive and caring change agent for your family.

— Kayla Tsongas, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

Child issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem, and poor coping abilities. Stressors to explore include bullying, family transition or changes, or social skill challenges.

— Heather Silivanch, Counselor in Morristown, NJ
 

Children’s therapy looks different from adults or adolescents because typically, children are better able to express themselves through their play and art than just through words. Using these methods, I will help your child express and understand their feelings and problems.

— Julie Klamon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA

At Newport Academy, we believe that true transformation occurs as our teens learn to see themselves as beautiful, bright, and powerful people who can take control of their own lives. In order to help our patients achieve that goal, we maintain the highest possible standards for our services, and commission third-party evaluations of our programming. By consistently gathering and analyzing data related to our outcomes, we’re able to make more strategic and tailored decisions for our patients.

— Newport Academy, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Orange, CA
 

Child/Play Therapy helps children to improve communication and interpersonal skills. It focuses on a child's interests and encourages interaction based on the child's favorite activities. Our professionals, collaborate to help children deal with emotional trauma, anxiety, grief, behavioral problems, neurological conditions and mental illness.

— Washington Psychological Wellness, Mental Health Practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD

I have a certificate in Play Therapy and believe strongly in the power of play. Play is a child’s natural language. Using Play Therapy provides a therapeutic approach that is child-centered and evidence based. It helps children process a variety issues from anxiety, traumatic experiences, social difficulties, life changes and many more issues. Through attuning with the child the therapist builds trust, helps with social and emotional regulation and improves communication skills.

— Jessamy Whitsitt, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

Working with children and families is one of my great joys. I have significant experience working with children, teens and their families. My work with children and families is based in family systems theory, which means that I believe that each component and relationship of the family deserves attention. Therapy with me would include sessions with parents, child/teen and at times, all of us together. I want to be a supportive and caring change agent for your family.

— Kayla Tsongas, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

I have worked with children with issues of bullying, family dynamics, navigating life transitions, school stress or difficulties, and more.

— Elizabeth Latsos, Social Worker in New York, NY
 

I am a registered play therapy supervisor, with specialized training in treating children and adolescents through the language of play. Yes, this can be done via telehealth! I will provide a packet to children under 12 with resources to utilize during sessions. For adolescents, I provide specific skills training and creative therapies to aid in regulation of emotion.

— Elizabeth Reed, Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC

I really love working with children and use a variety of approaches to treat various childhood disorders/concerns. I work a lot with behavioral issues, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and social issues in children.

— Laura Eltahawy, Therapist in Huntington, NY
 

Working with children and families is one of my great joys. I have significant experience working with children, teens and their families. My work with children and families is based in family systems theory, which means that I believe that each component and relationship of the family deserves attention. Therapy with me would include sessions with parents, child/teen and at times, all of us together. I want to be a supportive and caring change agent for your family.

— Kayla Tsongas, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

Working with children and families is one of my great joys. I have significant experience working with children, teens and their families. My work with children and families is based in family systems theory, which means that I believe that each component and relationship of the family deserves attention. Therapy with me would include sessions with parents, child/teen and at times, all of us together. I want to be a supportive and caring change agent for your family.

— Kayla Tsongas, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA