Child Therapists in Brisbane, CA

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Diana Halfmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brisbane, CA 94005
I’m certified in Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for adults from Integrative Psychiatry Institute. I have also throughly enjoyed working with children, teens, & families for 19+ yrs. I listen with the intent of thoroughly understanding your concerns, unhealthy patterns, what is keeping you stuck, as well as your vision for what you want more of in life. I get that as a parent, it’s hard to watch your child struggle with emotional dysregulation & show signs of low self-esteem. We’ll work collaboratively to come up with more interventions & behavioral plans to help your child develop and deepen their skills.
I’m certified in Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for adults from Integrative Psychiatry Institute. I have also throughly enjoyed working with children, teens, & families for 19+ yrs. I listen with the intent of thoroughly understanding your concerns, unhealthy patterns, what is keeping you stuck, as well as your vision for what you want more of in life. I get that as a parent, it’s hard to watch your child struggle with emotional dysregulation & show signs of low self-esteem. We’ll work collaboratively to come up with more interventions & behavioral plans to help your child develop and deepen their skills.
(415) 524-7921 View (415) 524-7921
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Paul Oglesby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brisbane, CA 94005
With tweens and teens, I try to match my interventions with your child’s developmental level and communication style.
If you are a parent who is feeling overwhelmed by the needs of a struggling child, confused and frustrated by family discord or at a loss as to how to communicate with your loved ones, I can help you restore the balance, calm and cooperation that have gone missing in your home. I have more than 20 years’ experience working with children and families who are grappling with problems such as divorce, adoption, major transitions, defiant behavior, ADHD, gender/sex/identity issues, grief/loss, learning challenges, drug and alcohol use/abuse, and more.
With tweens and teens, I try to match my interventions with your child’s developmental level and communication style.
If you are a parent who is feeling overwhelmed by the needs of a struggling child, confused and frustrated by family discord or at a loss as to how to communicate with your loved ones, I can help you restore the balance, calm and cooperation that have gone missing in your home. I have more than 20 years’ experience working with children and families who are grappling with problems such as divorce, adoption, major transitions, defiant behavior, ADHD, gender/sex/identity issues, grief/loss, learning challenges, drug and alcohol use/abuse, and more.
(650) 492-6789 View (650) 492-6789
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Araceli Cordova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brisbane, CA 94005  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a bilingual, first generation Mexican American therapist and Bay Area native, I am passionate about promoting exploration and connection to self identity, healthy relationships, and a growth mindset in times of transition. I work with children and families, particularly I specialize in providing a supportive and nonjudgmental space for teens struggling with the chaos of adolescence and becoming a young adult in this generation. I am here to process these anxious feelings and help teens develop the skills to better recognize, understand, and tolerate their feelings, so they can learn to “grow through what they go through”.
As a bilingual, first generation Mexican American therapist and Bay Area native, I am passionate about promoting exploration and connection to self identity, healthy relationships, and a growth mindset in times of transition. I work with children and families, particularly I specialize in providing a supportive and nonjudgmental space for teens struggling with the chaos of adolescence and becoming a young adult in this generation. I am here to process these anxious feelings and help teens develop the skills to better recognize, understand, and tolerate their feelings, so they can learn to “grow through what they go through”.
(650) 684-8199 View (650) 684-8199
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Bonnie Cardell Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brisbane, CA 94005
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapist and Advanced LENS Neurofeedback provider specializing in adolescents and adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Low Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA+. *Currently not accepting new psychotherapy clients and have a waitlist for new Neurofeedback/combined therapy clients. https://www.soundmindneurofeedback.com/
Psychotherapist and Advanced LENS Neurofeedback provider specializing in adolescents and adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Low Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA+. *Currently not accepting new psychotherapy clients and have a waitlist for new Neurofeedback/combined therapy clients. https://www.soundmindneurofeedback.com/
(415) 484-9894 View (415) 484-9894

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Nicole Leonard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Because of my work in the educational system, I am adept at school-based focus and attention issues, special-education advocacy, and parent & child interactions.
I am a CBT therapist who has been licensed since 2017. I have worked in the field of Psychology since 1992 and have extensive experience working with children, adults and families. I am most interested in working with children, parents, and families but I also work with individual adults.
Because of my work in the educational system, I am adept at school-based focus and attention issues, special-education advocacy, and parent & child interactions.
I am a CBT therapist who has been licensed since 2017. I have worked in the field of Psychology since 1992 and have extensive experience working with children, adults and families. I am most interested in working with children, parents, and families but I also work with individual adults.
(415) 692-4913 View (415) 692-4913
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Gregory Villalba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
I've had experience with children and adolescents who have struggled with a variety of emotional, psychological and adjustment issues.
I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life cycle challenges, and trauma. At times the way people cope with and manage their past or present difficulties create additional barriers to feeling good, and fulfilling their hopes and goals. As a conscientious, professional, and compassionate clinician, I strive to provide a therapeutic relationship in which together we can think about, understand and help you work through those feelings and thoughts that are troubling, confusing and worrisome.
I've had experience with children and adolescents who have struggled with a variety of emotional, psychological and adjustment issues.
I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life cycle challenges, and trauma. At times the way people cope with and manage their past or present difficulties create additional barriers to feeling good, and fulfilling their hopes and goals. As a conscientious, professional, and compassionate clinician, I strive to provide a therapeutic relationship in which together we can think about, understand and help you work through those feelings and thoughts that are troubling, confusing and worrisome.
(415) 574-0974 View (415) 574-0974
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Sonia Bello
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
I am also trained in providing child-parent psychotherapy and have worked for many years with young children (0-5) and their families.
I am a bilingual bicultural Marriage & Family Therapist in the field of mental health for over 13 years. In my practice, I strive to provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for individuals to explore and grow in desired areas. I work from a strength-based approach and I am passionate about empowering individuals and families to reach their full potential.
I am also trained in providing child-parent psychotherapy and have worked for many years with young children (0-5) and their families.
I am a bilingual bicultural Marriage & Family Therapist in the field of mental health for over 13 years. In my practice, I strive to provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for individuals to explore and grow in desired areas. I work from a strength-based approach and I am passionate about empowering individuals and families to reach their full potential.
(415) 234-1637 View (415) 234-1637
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Iliana Gesheva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults with trauma histories, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, body and self-esteem issues, life and family transitions. I also work with clients who are dealing with immigration and acculturation issues and support them with exploring and resolving intergenerational conflicts and cultural differences within their families and communities. I strive to create a safe space that includes collaboration, reflective curiosity, opportunities for change, creativity and humor.
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults with trauma histories, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, body and self-esteem issues, life and family transitions. I also work with clients who are dealing with immigration and acculturation issues and support them with exploring and resolving intergenerational conflicts and cultural differences within their families and communities. I strive to create a safe space that includes collaboration, reflective curiosity, opportunities for change, creativity and humor.
(628) 213-7635 View (628) 213-7635
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Dr. Paul Kramer
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South San Francisco, CA 94080
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. For the past 20 years, I have been working with children and teens who are struggling to balance the demands of school and their social life. I integrate parents in my work as much as possible. I also work with adults and Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress.
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. For the past 20 years, I have been working with children and teens who are struggling to balance the demands of school and their social life. I integrate parents in my work as much as possible. I also work with adults and Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress.
(650) 397-7833 View (650) 397-7833
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Emily Alona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South San Francisco, CA 94080
My name is Emily Alona, and I’ve been in mental health for the past 14 years, the last 8 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is relational, pragmatic, and client-centered. The bulk of my work has been with children, youth, and their parents/guardians. I have experience working with children (both individually and in family work) as well as adolescents. I have specialized training and experience working with trauma processing, grief, anxiety, and depression.
My name is Emily Alona, and I’ve been in mental health for the past 14 years, the last 8 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is relational, pragmatic, and client-centered. The bulk of my work has been with children, youth, and their parents/guardians. I have experience working with children (both individually and in family work) as well as adolescents. I have specialized training and experience working with trauma processing, grief, anxiety, and depression.
(909) 318-3158 View (909) 318-3158
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Victoria Wuest
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
I found that my style and approach are a good fit for children, adolescents, and adults who may be dealing with a history of trauma, anxiety, and/or stress.
My name is Victoria Wuest, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Redding, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults; I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and stress. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), harm reduction, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help my clients meet their goals and develop skills to help them feel better.
I found that my style and approach are a good fit for children, adolescents, and adults who may be dealing with a history of trauma, anxiety, and/or stress.
My name is Victoria Wuest, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Redding, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults; I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and stress. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), harm reduction, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help my clients meet their goals and develop skills to help them feel better.
(657) 837-1582 View (657) 837-1582
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Pauline Jarakian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
I am a longstanding Marriage Family and Child psychotherapist with extensive experience working with all traumas, depression, anxiety, attachment and relationship difficulties. I'm committed to being a culturally competent therapist, my practice is diverse and includes individuals, families, adults, adolescents, children and couples of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. I specialize in working with postpartum depression and infant parent therapy with mothers and babies. I supervise for MFT interns at USF's Family and Child Center and am an Adjunct Professor in USF's Graduate School of Counseling Psychology.
I am a longstanding Marriage Family and Child psychotherapist with extensive experience working with all traumas, depression, anxiety, attachment and relationship difficulties. I'm committed to being a culturally competent therapist, my practice is diverse and includes individuals, families, adults, adolescents, children and couples of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. I specialize in working with postpartum depression and infant parent therapy with mothers and babies. I supervise for MFT interns at USF's Family and Child Center and am an Adjunct Professor in USF's Graduate School of Counseling Psychology.
(415) 418-7476 View (415) 418-7476
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Liana Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014  (Online Only)
I empathize deeply with the experiences of children of immigrants. Striving to live up to parental expectations. Struggling with not feeling (fill-in-the-identity) enough. Navigating the complexities of various cultural norms and values. Addressing the shadows of intergenerational trauma. Battling the incessant inner critic that demands perfection, relentless effort, and the prioritization of others' needs over our own. Juggling the added responsibilities as the family's interpreter, caregiver, or even unofficial therapist. I specialize in helping children of immigrants confront and ease these challenges. I see you and I can help.
I empathize deeply with the experiences of children of immigrants. Striving to live up to parental expectations. Struggling with not feeling (fill-in-the-identity) enough. Navigating the complexities of various cultural norms and values. Addressing the shadows of intergenerational trauma. Battling the incessant inner critic that demands perfection, relentless effort, and the prioritization of others' needs over our own. Juggling the added responsibilities as the family's interpreter, caregiver, or even unofficial therapist. I specialize in helping children of immigrants confront and ease these challenges. I see you and I can help.
(415) 236-9327 View (415) 236-9327
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Toppacio Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
I learned how to provide caregivers with parenting while assisting children who are in the probation system and have autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other mental health concerns.
Hello, my name is Toppacio Rodriguez, but you can refer to me as Topy. My pronouns are she/her (ella/ellas). As a therapist, I will follow your lead and provide suggestions and information on what options are available. I'm a big believer that having limited expectations only provide limited opportunities. I will collaborate with you to identify challenges in your path, brainstorm with you and be on your side as you see what works best. I have had the pleasure of learning from various groups and populations. I obtained experience working in Family Preservation assisting families through the reunification process.
I learned how to provide caregivers with parenting while assisting children who are in the probation system and have autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other mental health concerns.
Hello, my name is Toppacio Rodriguez, but you can refer to me as Topy. My pronouns are she/her (ella/ellas). As a therapist, I will follow your lead and provide suggestions and information on what options are available. I'm a big believer that having limited expectations only provide limited opportunities. I will collaborate with you to identify challenges in your path, brainstorm with you and be on your side as you see what works best. I have had the pleasure of learning from various groups and populations. I obtained experience working in Family Preservation assisting families through the reunification process.
(619) 853-3973 View (619) 853-3973
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Renee Surcouf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94083  (Online Only)
Renée and Insight Wellness Center therapists work with children, adolescents, teens, young adults, adults and seniors impacted with various issues including, but not limited to, grief and loss, life transitions, learning disorders, developmental disabilities, LGBTQ, mental health and trauma.
I have provided therapeutic services to individuals and families in a variety of settings for the past 20+ years. My experience includes executing equity-minded programs and working with diverse groups in private practice, non-profit settings, hospitals, hospice, and the Regional Center system. At Insight Wellness Center, our intake coordinator is dedicated to matching you with a therapist who specializes in your specific needs. If Renée is not available, our intake coordinator will personally discuss our therapists with you for a good match.
Renée and Insight Wellness Center therapists work with children, adolescents, teens, young adults, adults and seniors impacted with various issues including, but not limited to, grief and loss, life transitions, learning disorders, developmental disabilities, LGBTQ, mental health and trauma.
I have provided therapeutic services to individuals and families in a variety of settings for the past 20+ years. My experience includes executing equity-minded programs and working with diverse groups in private practice, non-profit settings, hospitals, hospice, and the Regional Center system. At Insight Wellness Center, our intake coordinator is dedicated to matching you with a therapist who specializes in your specific needs. If Renée is not available, our intake coordinator will personally discuss our therapists with you for a good match.
(925) 386-2072 View (925) 386-2072
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Center for Rising Minds
Psychologist
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080  (Online Only)
The Center for Rising Minds was founded by Niroshika De Silva, PsyD, with the philosophy that the treatment for children, adults, and families should include a holistic approach, as no individual is exactly the same. We believe that treatment is most effective when providers from other disciplines collaborate in order to meet the needs of the whole individual. At Center for Rising Minds, we provide services across the lifespan, recognizing that children and adults can experience similar challenges that would benefit from psychotherapy, occupational therapy, or both.
The Center for Rising Minds was founded by Niroshika De Silva, PsyD, with the philosophy that the treatment for children, adults, and families should include a holistic approach, as no individual is exactly the same. We believe that treatment is most effective when providers from other disciplines collaborate in order to meet the needs of the whole individual. At Center for Rising Minds, we provide services across the lifespan, recognizing that children and adults can experience similar challenges that would benefit from psychotherapy, occupational therapy, or both.
(415) 848-9047 View (415) 848-9047
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Katrina Watkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
My passion is working with therapeutically with individuals, couples, children, and families.
Hello, I'm Katrina Watkins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, focusing on creating a safe, empathetic space for you to explore your concerns and strengths. I am dedicated to assisting my clients in the following areas: anxiety and stress management, depression and mood disorders, relationship and family issues, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, self-esteem and confidence, addiction and substance abuse, mindfulness, work-related stress, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.
My passion is working with therapeutically with individuals, couples, children, and families.
Hello, I'm Katrina Watkins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, focusing on creating a safe, empathetic space for you to explore your concerns and strengths. I am dedicated to assisting my clients in the following areas: anxiety and stress management, depression and mood disorders, relationship and family issues, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, self-esteem and confidence, addiction and substance abuse, mindfulness, work-related stress, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.
(650) 275-6256 View (650) 275-6256
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Uchechukwu Alozie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
I have a background and child welfare services, so I am very familiar with the trauma that comes from familial interpersonal relationships.
My name is Uchechi Alozie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is seeing my client within their environment and not just the issues they are presenting. My approach is trying to aid my clients holistically. I have worked with family units for more than 10 years. And have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness for 6 years. My goal is to help clients by determining what is influencing and impacting the client in their environment rather than looking just at the presenting issues.
I have a background and child welfare services, so I am very familiar with the trauma that comes from familial interpersonal relationships.
My name is Uchechi Alozie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is seeing my client within their environment and not just the issues they are presenting. My approach is trying to aid my clients holistically. I have worked with family units for more than 10 years. And have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness for 6 years. My goal is to help clients by determining what is influencing and impacting the client in their environment rather than looking just at the presenting issues.
(760) 823-8366 View (760) 823-8366
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Oscar F Cervantes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
His background is extensive and includes: child, adult and family psychotherapy at a number of agencies, several university student health and counseling services, the California Youth Authority; faculty at several state and private universities' graduate departments of psychology, schools of medicine, and Chicano studies departments.
Dr. Oscar F. Cervantes is a bicultural, Spanish/English bilingual clinical psychologist with a Masters in Sciences in Clinical Counseling and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with over 34 years of academic and clinical experience. He has privileges in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the Bay Area. Dr. Cervantes specializes in cross-cultural psychology, mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, and behavioral medicine. In addition to his private practice, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School Department of Internal Medicine.
His background is extensive and includes: child, adult and family psychotherapy at a number of agencies, several university student health and counseling services, the California Youth Authority; faculty at several state and private universities' graduate departments of psychology, schools of medicine, and Chicano studies departments.
Dr. Oscar F. Cervantes is a bicultural, Spanish/English bilingual clinical psychologist with a Masters in Sciences in Clinical Counseling and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with over 34 years of academic and clinical experience. He has privileges in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the Bay Area. Dr. Cervantes specializes in cross-cultural psychology, mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, and behavioral medicine. In addition to his private practice, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School Department of Internal Medicine.
(650) 589-9442 View (650) 589-9442
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Jacqueline Woods
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94134
Jacqueline Woods, PhD(C), LPCC, NCC is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, trauma, and grief. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and works with clients to manage stress, build resilience, improve mindfulness, and increase emotional well-being. I typically work with military families as well as active-duty military personnel. I also work with women, children, and men. I prefer telehealth settings.
Jacqueline Woods, PhD(C), LPCC, NCC is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, trauma, and grief. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and works with clients to manage stress, build resilience, improve mindfulness, and increase emotional well-being. I typically work with military families as well as active-duty military personnel. I also work with women, children, and men. I prefer telehealth settings.
(951) 441-2344 View (951) 441-2344

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Brisbane, CA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Brisbane build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.