Child Therapists in Culver City, CA

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Carly Tolbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS, RPF II
Verified
Verified
The 12-week workshops explore topics related to parent- child attachment relationships, trauma and post-traumatic growth and include practices for self and communal care.
Hello, I am the founder of Kaftan Collective; an organization grounded in the practice of embodied awareness as a pathway to communal healing for Black, Indigenous and POC folks. My practice is oriented around supporting parents feel more balanced and connected with their children and with themselves. Challenges associated with parenting while facing systemic oppression can activate feelings stress, anxiety, shame and isolation. My aim is to help my clients to better understand the sources of their pain and to cultivate resource and resilience so that they may continue to navigate their parenting journeys with compassion and love.
(323) 817-0451
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Culver City, CA 90230
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Judy V. Szklarek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We may be using Parent- Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, as well as art, play, and dance/movement-based techniques to creatively explore your inner world.
It is a genuine honor and privilege to journey alongside you as we discover and unblock whatever is preventing you from living a stable, healthy life. If you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stressful family dynamics or challenges with parenting, I am here for you. Employing a humanistic, evidence-based, and creative approach to mental health treatment, I will work with you to build inner strength, resiliency, and healthier relationships. We may do sessions out in nature or virtually from the comfort of your home.
(310) 742-1349
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Culver City, CA 90232
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Chisato Komatsu
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to manage your child ’s behavior? Do you want to have more consistent, peaceful and effortless routines and schedules for yourself and for your child ? Are you wondering if your child will ever grow out of throwing tantrums, or one day start eating wider variety of food? Are you tired, overwhelmed, feel like there just isn't enough time in the day? Parents are being uncharacteristically challenged in the current environment, and finding the balance can be challenging. My practice includes short and long term intervention helping individuals and parents identify and attain goals using the principal of ABA.
(323) 576-4622
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Culver City, CA 90230
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Carrie R King
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In general, I see children to work on issues the child or parent identifies as important for change.
I am a clinical psychologist who works with children and adolescents in individual and group psychotherapy, and I conduct neuropsychological and educational evaluations. I am interested in working with individuals on developing healthy relationships with self, family, peers, and school. I consider each person a component of a family system and each family system as a part of school and community systems. Therefore, I value the insights of parents and teachers and understand healthy communication feeds emotional well-being, relationship success, and academic achievement. I believe that strong people are built on the shoulders of the people who surround them.
(424) 243-5711
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Culver City, CA 90230
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John Claros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked with clients in English/Spanish helping adults with co-occurring disorders, at-risk youth, children , adolescents and veterans, with exposure to trauma, neglect, abuse, and parents with parenting issues. Working with these clients early on in my career motivated me to help those who cannot help themselves. Working as a therapist is a rewarding experience as well as a privilege to be invited into another person's life. I find that in joining clients on their journey to make changes and overcome the difficulties in their lives it enables them to discover their best self.
(323) 553-7336
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Culver City, CA 90230
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Jennifer Noble
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You will have your own weekly parent session to explore your own experiences & blindspots - an indispensable part of helping your child navigate their problems.
Do you argue with your teen? Lecture, yell, or worry too much? Are you not sure how to get through to your teen? I help parents understand their teens. It is possible to have a different, positive relationship with your teen. You can become stronger & better equipped to take care of your teen. You can discover your unique teen and feel proud of who they can become. I can't make parenting easy, but I can make you feel more at ease parenting. My only goal is to be an educated guide. My stance with my clients is a combination of finding strengths and exploring how our past may shows up in our current behavior.
(424) 230-7871
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Culver City, CA 90230
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Billie Weiser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a Marriage, family, child therapist and have a PsyD in psychoanalysis. I have been in practice for almost 30+ years. Although I am well versed and trained in many techniques, including the short term behavioral oriented ones, my orientation always leads me to a psychodynamic lens. By this I mean that I will always use the context, both current and historical, including family of origin, to inform the work and deepen my understanding of anyone I embark on a path of working in partnership with toward the general goals of reducing pain, increasing joy and broadening one's life choices.
(213) 238-5443
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Culver City, CA 90232
Patience Cummings-John
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a licensed psychologist, my clinical experience is with individuals, children , adolescents, and families dealing with stressful and agonizing life events. In addition, my professional expertise also includes providing psychological testing and evaluations, psycho-educational assessments, and immigration evaluations.
(424) 294-8902
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Culver City, CA 90232
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Scott L. Tobin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are you going through a difficult time? Are you concerned about your child ? I'm here to help. Like a trusted friend I'm very easy to talk to. I've served the Culver City / Mar Vista community for 25 years helping many others just like yourself. I specialize in stress management, depression, anxiety, children & adolescents, Family Counseling, relationship issues, major life events, phase of life issues and much more. Have confidence relief is near. I can help.
(310) 210-9808
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Culver City, CA 90230
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Spencer D Presler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked internationally with children , teens, & adults for over 20 years, & have extensive experience with grief/bereavement, crisis intervention, health-related trauma & challenges, as well as other mental health issues, including depression & anger-management.
I believe that at times we all get sad, down, bummed-out, etc… but nobody needs to be depressed; I believe that therapy need not be: - intimidating; uncomfortable; awkward; unsafe; labeling/diagnostic, OR indoors; I believe that life can be really challenging, especially for those who try to get through it alone; I believe that nobody should even attempt to get through it alone; I believe that "craziness" is in the eye of the beholder & each of us is crazy in our own uniquely beautiful ways..
(951) 530-4283
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Culver City, CA 90230
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LA Teen Whisperer - Emerging Adulthood Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Let me help you help your child .
I assist teens who are lagging in their developmental skills to boost their self-esteem, perform better in school, and prepare for college environments. I help parents to identify and support their teen’s needs, so they can better reach their maximum potential.
(424) 581-0115
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Culver City, CA 90232
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Zobra Hemphill-Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or behavioral issues? Have you found yourself feeling stuck or unable to create change? Therapy can help you cope with these challenges and set you up for future success. I find a positive and trusting client-therapist relationship to be the most essential component of the therapeutic process and place an emphasis on creating a safe and non-judgmental space for effective reflection and growth. Incorporating humanistic, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches, I work with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, oppositional defiance, high-risk behavior, and family dynamics.
(424) 233-1039
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Culver City, CA 90066
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Lauren McMillan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
I graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Child Studies.
A native to Los Angeles I get it; the constant hustle, traffic, the grind of working to pay for life not psychotherapy. I know you’ve got valid reasons for why this isn’t the best time for therapy, but I’m calling your bluff. You’re not too busy, too old, too Black, or too broken. This is “right time” because there will never be a right time to get well. This is your moment. I’m going to say you’ve slowed down just enough to feel; running errands with tears streaming down your face. Hating your spouse, your kids, but hating yourself more because you’re still hurting, still invisible, still in your trauma. My primary focus is kids
(424) 387-3415
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Culver City, CA 90230
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Tamar Kodish
Registered Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in evidence-based treatments for children , adolescents, and young adults with depression, anxiety and life stress. I have experience working with clients with diverse and intersecting identities and strongly value integrating evidence-based treatments into the fabric of their lives. I believe that each individual is the expert on themselves and I work to tailor and integrate therapeutic skills into clients’ lives in creative and effective ways.
(310) 499-2581
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Culver City, CA 90232
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Sarah Lipshy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I’m passionate about working with children , teens and families, adopting a positive, collaborative approach that compliments each family’s unique strengths. I empower families by exploring family systems, engaging children in play therapy and somatic work, and exploring the “why” behind children ’s behavior in an open-minded manner. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed or defeated by your current family dynamic, want support in parenting skills, or have a child who needs extra guidance and care, I am here to help you gain the insight you need to find greater peace, compassion, and understanding in your life.
(323) 800-8969
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Culver City, CA 90232
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Monica A Ellison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with children , teens, adults, and families using strength based and narrative therapies as well as evidenced-based models to treat issues ranging from anxiety and mood disorders, relationship difficulties/challenges, parenting difficulties, underperformance and concentration issues.
Your courage and resilience have gotten you this far and while seeking help is half the battle, I am here to guide you the rest of the journey. I work with clients to provide a safe space to address a variety of issues ranging from trauma, depression, anxiety, shame, grief, self-esteem and relationship difficulties and challenges. Together we can develop a new narrative about yourself and your potential while addressing past traumas and developing coping strategies to manage current and future challenges. I aim to assist clients overcome personal challenges, to create and maintain healthy and productive lives.
(323) 406-7442
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Culver City, CA 90066
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Illuminate Child & Adolescent Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Your child is a source of light. But perhaps you've noticed their light has dimmed recently and you feel concerned. Perhaps your teen is falling behind in school, having difficulty connecting with their friends, or experiencing confusion as they explore their gender identity. Your young child may be having anger outbursts or challenges with their behavior at home. Adjusting to the ever-changing COVID-19 lifestyle might be causing worries and changes in mood or personality. Or your child might have experienced a major stressor like divorce, a death in the family, or even a traumatic event like a car accident or an act of violence.
(424) 407-8929
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Culver City, CA 90230
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Eric Rubey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there, My name is Eric Rubey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with children , adolescents, teens, adults, and families. I have spent most of my career working with and treating anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and behaviors, trauma, parenting, and substance use and abuse. I believe good therapy stems from non-judgment and acceptance. I utilize a Strength-Based, Person-Centered approach with elements of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative modalities. My goal is to walk beside you on your journey and collaborate with you on where you want to go.
(310) 986-3754
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Culver City, CA 90232
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Julieanne Searles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
My work with children includes art and music therapeutic modalities based on a multi-cultural music and movement program I've run for 20+ years.
Looking to take charge of the parts of your life that are holding you back from experiencing joy, centeredness and energetic aliveness? I offer myriad interactive mind/body exercises and mental health tools, from both traditional and alternative healing methods, to help you make long-lasting changes in a short amount of time. You'll learn to shift old unhealthy habits and thought patterns and begin to feel more grounded, hopeful and present in mind, body and spirit.
(424) 351-9793
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Culver City, CA 90232
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Faye Ingrid Mandell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Also, I work with parent/ child issues regarding trust, cooperation, discipline, and self-esteem.
Do you desire caring, respectful, cooperative relationships without losing yourself in the process? Every individual deserves meaningful relationships that do not compromise her/his principles, values, or beliefs. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 plus years of experience working with individuals, couples, parents, and families, I assist clients to realize and increase their full potential while decreasing negative thinking that may block this process.
(424) 570-3077
Culver City, CA 90230
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Child Therapists

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.