Child Therapists in Chula Vista, CA

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Glen F Pastores
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91914
I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families dealing with a wide range of behavioral and emotional issues.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges to them. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families dealing with a wide range of behavioral and emotional issues.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges to them. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
(858) 952-0824 View (858) 952-0824
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Claudia Jessica Peralta
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Marriag, Family, Terapis
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Waitlist for new clients
As a mother of a special child and having worked with different population, I have learn to see life from both sides.
I work towards building a safe environment for my clients where we can find a solution or way to improve their lives.
As a mother of a special child and having worked with different population, I have learn to see life from both sides.
I work towards building a safe environment for my clients where we can find a solution or way to improve their lives.
(619) 592-7091 View (619) 592-7091
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Maria Guadalupe Montalvan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
My priorities as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist are to provide excellent care and professional therapy services to all families. I have been honored to work with exceptional families, adolescents and children in an outpatient psychiatry setting. I have extensive experience in working with children from age 4 to 19 year old adolescents, as well as with their families. My areas of expertise are the treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, ADHD, and autism. In addition, I'm trained to provide psychotherapy to adults presenting with a variety of difficulties which adversely affect their lives.
My priorities as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist are to provide excellent care and professional therapy services to all families. I have been honored to work with exceptional families, adolescents and children in an outpatient psychiatry setting. I have extensive experience in working with children from age 4 to 19 year old adolescents, as well as with their families. My areas of expertise are the treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, ADHD, and autism. In addition, I'm trained to provide psychotherapy to adults presenting with a variety of difficulties which adversely affect their lives.
(760) 214-9736 View (760) 214-9736
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Georgina Anaya
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91914
I am Accepting New Clients! Who do you and your family talk to when you are seeing your child/teen struggle with school, peer and family relationships, anger, depression, anxiety, OCD, or behaviors that are impacting their safety and well-being? The feeling of powerlessness that what you are trying isn't helping and your child is not getting better can be very overwhelming. The beautiful part of it is that you are willing to support them through it. I believe that as a parent, you are doing your best and that's already setting your child up for best outcomes!
I am Accepting New Clients! Who do you and your family talk to when you are seeing your child/teen struggle with school, peer and family relationships, anger, depression, anxiety, OCD, or behaviors that are impacting their safety and well-being? The feeling of powerlessness that what you are trying isn't helping and your child is not getting better can be very overwhelming. The beautiful part of it is that you are willing to support them through it. I believe that as a parent, you are doing your best and that's already setting your child up for best outcomes!
(619) 473-4226 View (619) 473-4226
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Marissa Gran
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91910
I am a licensed psychologist with over 12 years experience providing early intervention services to children and their families.
I work for all kinds of children and their families. After doing this for 12 years it's pretty simple - my ideal client is someone who needs to get better and is ready to get some help to do so.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 12 years experience providing early intervention services to children and their families.
I work for all kinds of children and their families. After doing this for 12 years it's pretty simple - my ideal client is someone who needs to get better and is ready to get some help to do so.
(619) 369-1928 View (619) 369-1928
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Diega Molina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Is your child struggling at home, school, or friendships? Does anxiety, anger, tantrums, or sadness seem to disable them? Whether it is huge outbursts of emotions, being overly quiet or shut down, I equip kids & parents to overcome hurdles & live with more confidence. A child's behavior is their way of communicating with you. Together we can work on understanding what your child is "saying". Getting help for your child shows how much you care for them! I'm a bilingual psychotherapist (English-Spanish) with over a decade of experience working with children, teens, & families.
Is your child struggling at home, school, or friendships? Does anxiety, anger, tantrums, or sadness seem to disable them? Whether it is huge outbursts of emotions, being overly quiet or shut down, I equip kids & parents to overcome hurdles & live with more confidence. A child's behavior is their way of communicating with you. Together we can work on understanding what your child is "saying". Getting help for your child shows how much you care for them! I'm a bilingual psychotherapist (English-Spanish) with over a decade of experience working with children, teens, & families.
(858) 281-2855 View (858) 281-2855
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Rafael M. Reyes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Dr. Reyes has years of experience in the field of psychology and has had extensive training in the treatment of child and adolescent issues. His practice currently focuses on helping children and families overcome issues related to behavior problems, depression, anxiety and anger. He also sees adults for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Dr. Reyes has practiced in San Diego for the past ten years and is also affiliated with Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. He speaks fluent Spanish and can provide all services in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Reyes has years of experience in the field of psychology and has had extensive training in the treatment of child and adolescent issues. His practice currently focuses on helping children and families overcome issues related to behavior problems, depression, anxiety and anger. He also sees adults for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Dr. Reyes has practiced in San Diego for the past ten years and is also affiliated with Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. He speaks fluent Spanish and can provide all services in both English and Spanish.
(858) 376-7963 View (858) 376-7963
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New Vision Counseling Center
Psychologist, MACP, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Services offered include individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy and therapy with children and adolescents.
New Vision Counseling Center is a nonprofit organization offering low fee therapy to those who cannot afford traditional therapy costs. The prelicensed therapists are under the direct supervision and guidance of experienced therapists.
Services offered include individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy and therapy with children and adolescents.
New Vision Counseling Center is a nonprofit organization offering low fee therapy to those who cannot afford traditional therapy costs. The prelicensed therapists are under the direct supervision and guidance of experienced therapists.
(619) 736-9741 View (619) 736-9741
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Danielle Nicole Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91911
You can gain confidence in your parenting skills, strengthen your relationship with your child or teen, learn how to communicate in ways that lead to cooperation and harmony, and finally find relief knowing that your child is safe and happy, and that your relationship is strong.
You’ve tried everything you can think of with your child, and nothing seems to work. You’re worried, frustrated, and tired. Therapy can help you and your family find solutions. I specialize in supporting children, teens, parents, caregivers and families during times of stress. Together, we will bring peace, happiness, laughter, and love back into your home. Parenting doesn’t come with a handbook, and you're navigating this journey as best as you can. Your number one super power that will get you through this time is the fact that you love and care about your kid so much, and will do whatever it takes to make sure they’re okay.
You can gain confidence in your parenting skills, strengthen your relationship with your child or teen, learn how to communicate in ways that lead to cooperation and harmony, and finally find relief knowing that your child is safe and happy, and that your relationship is strong.
You’ve tried everything you can think of with your child, and nothing seems to work. You’re worried, frustrated, and tired. Therapy can help you and your family find solutions. I specialize in supporting children, teens, parents, caregivers and families during times of stress. Together, we will bring peace, happiness, laughter, and love back into your home. Parenting doesn’t come with a handbook, and you're navigating this journey as best as you can. Your number one super power that will get you through this time is the fact that you love and care about your kid so much, and will do whatever it takes to make sure they’re okay.
(916) 884-2762 View (916) 884-2762
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Michelle Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Hi! My name is Michelle and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am currently accepting new referrals. I have over 10 years experience working with children, parents and families. I specialize in relationships between children and parents, biracial parenting, multi-racial children and I enjoy helping family systems navigate daily struggles of living at home during the pandemic. You can read more about me at www.counselingsdc.com I would love to connect mpark@counselingsdc.com
Hi! My name is Michelle and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am currently accepting new referrals. I have over 10 years experience working with children, parents and families. I specialize in relationships between children and parents, biracial parenting, multi-racial children and I enjoy helping family systems navigate daily struggles of living at home during the pandemic. You can read more about me at www.counselingsdc.com I would love to connect mpark@counselingsdc.com
(619) 415-8930 View (619) 415-8930
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Kendall Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Hi, Looking forward to connecting with you. I get to work with a variety clients – children, women, families, and mothers. If you or your loved ones are navigating the challenges of anxiety, depression, or trauma, you've come to the right place. I provide a safe and supportive space where you can learn, express, and develop the tools to overcome these hurdles. Together, we'll embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery. Whether it's finding peace, building resilience, or mending relationships, my goal is to help you or your family on the path to a brighter and healthier future. It is an honor to support you.
Hi, Looking forward to connecting with you. I get to work with a variety clients – children, women, families, and mothers. If you or your loved ones are navigating the challenges of anxiety, depression, or trauma, you've come to the right place. I provide a safe and supportive space where you can learn, express, and develop the tools to overcome these hurdles. Together, we'll embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery. Whether it's finding peace, building resilience, or mending relationships, my goal is to help you or your family on the path to a brighter and healthier future. It is an honor to support you.
(619) 304-9429 View (619) 304-9429
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Dr. Celeste Simmons
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91915  (Online Only)
Don't you just want to be a good parent? Don't you want to feel confident that what you are doing is good enough? You might feel like the "bad guy parent", thinking that you have to be the one to set the expectations, meanwhile feeling like your children resent you for it. You might feel guilty because being a parent does not always FEEL good...and you feel bad about that. Haven't you been frustrated and overwhelmed enough already? Aren't you tired of questioning whether or not what you are doing is best serving your children? When is enough enough? And let's not talk about when you have to collaborate on parent decisions...
Don't you just want to be a good parent? Don't you want to feel confident that what you are doing is good enough? You might feel like the "bad guy parent", thinking that you have to be the one to set the expectations, meanwhile feeling like your children resent you for it. You might feel guilty because being a parent does not always FEEL good...and you feel bad about that. Haven't you been frustrated and overwhelmed enough already? Aren't you tired of questioning whether or not what you are doing is best serving your children? When is enough enough? And let's not talk about when you have to collaborate on parent decisions...
(559) 212-3324 View (559) 212-3324
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Socorro Espinosa Saavedra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
As a "parenting coach", I focus on the parent-child relationship to address their children's behavior challenges that are happening both at home and at school.
Hello/Hola, I'm Socorro- My name is Socorro Saavedra, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. My goal in therapy is to help clients reach their full potential by healing past trauma and support maintain their mental well-being. I work with children, adults, couples, and families facing depression, anxiety, significant life transitions as well as challenges in parenting.
As a "parenting coach", I focus on the parent-child relationship to address their children's behavior challenges that are happening both at home and at school.
Hello/Hola, I'm Socorro- My name is Socorro Saavedra, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. My goal in therapy is to help clients reach their full potential by healing past trauma and support maintain their mental well-being. I work with children, adults, couples, and families facing depression, anxiety, significant life transitions as well as challenges in parenting.
(619) 439-1940 View (619) 439-1940
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Paula Zamudio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
My work ethic and devotion to mental health enables me to provide a nurturing environment for clients to self-explore. My goal is to do excellent work and demonstrate great sensitivity in working with culturally diverse clients, as well as, with a broad range of mental health populations. My therapeutic experience includes individuals, couples, families, children, and groups. My pursuit of personal and vocational goals always has at its center, an appreciation for family, community, clients, and colleagues.
My work ethic and devotion to mental health enables me to provide a nurturing environment for clients to self-explore. My goal is to do excellent work and demonstrate great sensitivity in working with culturally diverse clients, as well as, with a broad range of mental health populations. My therapeutic experience includes individuals, couples, families, children, and groups. My pursuit of personal and vocational goals always has at its center, an appreciation for family, community, clients, and colleagues.
(619) 324-3821 View (619) 324-3821
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Dennis Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
In addition to formal and continuing education my experience comes from over fifty two years of marriage, raising two children and keeping up with four grandchildren and all the adventure that entails.
If you’re reading this, you’re having some sort of trouble. I help good people get through tough times. There are many ways to do counseling. You can think of me as a life coach who offers principles to help you solve personal and relational problems. And /or, I can be your therapist to help you process a history of hurts and help you get on with your life. I work with couples and individuals (children, teens and adults) in an atmosphere that is casual and relaxed. I use language and tools you can use now. No psychobabble. If we connect we're likely to do some good work. So I'm ready when you are.
In addition to formal and continuing education my experience comes from over fifty two years of marriage, raising two children and keeping up with four grandchildren and all the adventure that entails.
If you’re reading this, you’re having some sort of trouble. I help good people get through tough times. There are many ways to do counseling. You can think of me as a life coach who offers principles to help you solve personal and relational problems. And /or, I can be your therapist to help you process a history of hurts and help you get on with your life. I work with couples and individuals (children, teens and adults) in an atmosphere that is casual and relaxed. I use language and tools you can use now. No psychobabble. If we connect we're likely to do some good work. So I'm ready when you are.
(858) 331-1722 View (858) 331-1722
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Tanya Moreno @ Grow Through Life Counseling
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Hello! I have experience treating trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, and life transitions among other mental and social emotional health concerns. I create a warm and collaborative environment in which clients feel supported while processing past experiences and strengthening skills to accomplish goals. I have worked in school-based settings providing support to elementary school-aged children. I collaborate with parents/caregivers to provide parenting support and foster effective family communication. No matter where you are at in your mental health journey, I would love to support you through it!
Hello! I have experience treating trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, and life transitions among other mental and social emotional health concerns. I create a warm and collaborative environment in which clients feel supported while processing past experiences and strengthening skills to accomplish goals. I have worked in school-based settings providing support to elementary school-aged children. I collaborate with parents/caregivers to provide parenting support and foster effective family communication. No matter where you are at in your mental health journey, I would love to support you through it!
(619) 848-1738 View (619) 848-1738
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Carlos Gonzalez
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91910
My experience includes working with children, adults/older adults as well as couples and families from diverse backgrounds/populations in both public and private therapy settings.
Finding life to be an overwhelming challenge? Feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? Perhaps trauma or adverse life experiences have you stuck and unable to move forward. Whatever your situation, I look forward to helping you heal and live a meaningful and fruitful life. In our work together, I integrate processes, interventions, and skills based in CBT, DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to build psychological flexibility around your life/mental health concerns. I also provide EMDR therapy to address trauma and am happy to implement biblical/Christ-centered insights into therapy upon request.
My experience includes working with children, adults/older adults as well as couples and families from diverse backgrounds/populations in both public and private therapy settings.
Finding life to be an overwhelming challenge? Feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? Perhaps trauma or adverse life experiences have you stuck and unable to move forward. Whatever your situation, I look forward to helping you heal and live a meaningful and fruitful life. In our work together, I integrate processes, interventions, and skills based in CBT, DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to build psychological flexibility around your life/mental health concerns. I also provide EMDR therapy to address trauma and am happy to implement biblical/Christ-centered insights into therapy upon request.
(619) 943-3470 View (619) 943-3470
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Janeen Reid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91914
She has volunteered for the past consecutive 19 years with Royal Family Kids's Camp to serve as a Social Worker with children ages 6-12 who are in protective custody or have been adopted and want to have fun for a week with church volunteers.
Janeen Reid is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Janeen earned her Master's degree in 2003 in Clinical Psychology and became licensed in 2010. She has years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. She treats patients starting at age 3 up to 65+. Her psychotherapy work includes play therapy, individual, couples and family therapy. Janeen draws from a variety of treatment approaches and believes in Christian Counseling to address and heal therapeutic concerns, individual problems and broken relationships with a spiritual, faith-based approach.
She has volunteered for the past consecutive 19 years with Royal Family Kids's Camp to serve as a Social Worker with children ages 6-12 who are in protective custody or have been adopted and want to have fun for a week with church volunteers.
Janeen Reid is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Janeen earned her Master's degree in 2003 in Clinical Psychology and became licensed in 2010. She has years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. She treats patients starting at age 3 up to 65+. Her psychotherapy work includes play therapy, individual, couples and family therapy. Janeen draws from a variety of treatment approaches and believes in Christian Counseling to address and heal therapeutic concerns, individual problems and broken relationships with a spiritual, faith-based approach.
(858) 786-0220 View (858) 786-0220
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Marc J Davidoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
I'm a bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist and psychologist. I work with children, teens, adults , couples and families. I believe that the human being is capable to change if he has the adequate tools. These tools can be found in therapy and other healthy environments. Soy un psicoterapeuta y psicologo bilingue y bicultural. Trabajo con ninios , adolescentes, adultos, parejas y familias. Creo que el ser humano es capaz de cambiar si tiene las herramientas adecuadas que puede encontrar a traves de la terapia y otros medios.
I'm a bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist and psychologist. I work with children, teens, adults , couples and families. I believe that the human being is capable to change if he has the adequate tools. These tools can be found in therapy and other healthy environments. Soy un psicoterapeuta y psicologo bilingue y bicultural. Trabajo con ninios , adolescentes, adultos, parejas y familias. Creo que el ser humano es capaz de cambiar si tiene las herramientas adecuadas que puede encontrar a traves de la terapia y otros medios.
(858) 771-0994 View (858) 771-0994
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Paul Davila
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Hi, I'm Paul Davila. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I utilize a client-centered approach and have experience working with clients with mood disorders, as well as substance abuse disorders. I have years of experience working with clients in a psychiatric hospital setting as well as substance abuse outpatient treatment facility. I have worked with children, teens, and adults. I have worked with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, adjusting to new environments/life changes, and those working on their sobriety.
Hi, I'm Paul Davila. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I utilize a client-centered approach and have experience working with clients with mood disorders, as well as substance abuse disorders. I have years of experience working with clients in a psychiatric hospital setting as well as substance abuse outpatient treatment facility. I have worked with children, teens, and adults. I have worked with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, adjusting to new environments/life changes, and those working on their sobriety.
(619) 393-8477 View (619) 393-8477

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Chula Vista, 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 Chula Vista 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.