Child Therapists in Daly City, CA

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Paul Oglesby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
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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Sonia Bello
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94013
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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Cassandra Majus, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
I have a history of working in non profit agencies with children, adolescents, and families.
Life is full of transitions, whether in childhood or adulthood. They are part of life and can be positive or negative. Life will always throw something your way. I'd like to help you through these transitional periods and make the journey smooth and comfortable. Seeking treatment can be a difficult choice, but in the end is a rewarding part of life. I'm looking to support parents of young children, children/teens transitioning to new stages of life, adolescents transitioning to college, new mothers adjusting to being a parent, and women who are struggling with job/school/relationship/motherhood stressors.
I have a history of working in non profit agencies with children, adolescents, and families.
Life is full of transitions, whether in childhood or adulthood. They are part of life and can be positive or negative. Life will always throw something your way. I'd like to help you through these transitional periods and make the journey smooth and comfortable. Seeking treatment can be a difficult choice, but in the end is a rewarding part of life. I'm looking to support parents of young children, children/teens transitioning to new stages of life, adolescents transitioning to college, new mothers adjusting to being a parent, and women who are struggling with job/school/relationship/motherhood stressors.
(650) 204-8690 View (650) 204-8690
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Meryl Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
(415) 868-5901 View (415) 868-5901
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Margaret Owen-Wilson
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94014
I am a culturally sensitive licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy and psychological testing. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space to help you and/or your child discuss and explore your current and previous stressors and work towards your own personal goals. I have a patient-centered, collaborative and strengths-based approach to treatment and I tailor each session based on your unique goals for treatment. I utilize a blend of relational, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to treatment. I specialize in both individual (with children, adolescents and adults) and family therapy.
I am a culturally sensitive licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy and psychological testing. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space to help you and/or your child discuss and explore your current and previous stressors and work towards your own personal goals. I have a patient-centered, collaborative and strengths-based approach to treatment and I tailor each session based on your unique goals for treatment. I utilize a blend of relational, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to treatment. I specialize in both individual (with children, adolescents and adults) and family therapy.
(650) 826-3947 View (650) 826-3947
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Diana Halfmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
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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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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Iliana Gesheva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94013
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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Aliza Shelan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
I offer children, adolescents, and teens an outlet to explore the challenges of navigating peer pressures, complicated family dynamics, and the increasing pressures of transitioning into adulthood.
Teen angst? Bring it on! I work with adolescents, teens, and parents in navigating some of the most difficult years. If you are having difficulty connecting with your child, tween, or teen I will assist you with enhancing your connection while simultaneously setting boundaries as a parent. Sounds like a difficult feat? I know! But isn't it from the challenging times that we gain the most? Do you remember what it was like getting through middle school? Many of us would like to forget, however, with assistance it does not have to be so difficult for your child or for you to reach them.
I offer children, adolescents, and teens an outlet to explore the challenges of navigating peer pressures, complicated family dynamics, and the increasing pressures of transitioning into adulthood.
Teen angst? Bring it on! I work with adolescents, teens, and parents in navigating some of the most difficult years. If you are having difficulty connecting with your child, tween, or teen I will assist you with enhancing your connection while simultaneously setting boundaries as a parent. Sounds like a difficult feat? I know! But isn't it from the challenging times that we gain the most? Do you remember what it was like getting through middle school? Many of us would like to forget, however, with assistance it does not have to be so difficult for your child or for you to reach them.
(628) 400-0314 View (628) 400-0314
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Araceli Cordova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94014  (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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Ivette M Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and frustrated? Has it been difficult for you to make a decision or struggling in a relationship? I am a licensed bilingual Marriage and Family therapist who specializes working with adults, teens and children 0-6 years old. My belief is creating a safe space for a client and taking time for self-care. My specialty is trauma informed care in early intervention, attachment, depression and anxiety using EMDR, CBT and whole care holistic. I'm relationship driven, proactive, and filled with compassion. I have been working with the adults, parents, families, and children for over 20 years.
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and frustrated? Has it been difficult for you to make a decision or struggling in a relationship? I am a licensed bilingual Marriage and Family therapist who specializes working with adults, teens and children 0-6 years old. My belief is creating a safe space for a client and taking time for self-care. My specialty is trauma informed care in early intervention, attachment, depression and anxiety using EMDR, CBT and whole care holistic. I'm relationship driven, proactive, and filled with compassion. I have been working with the adults, parents, families, and children for over 20 years.
(650) 817-7736 View (650) 817-7736
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Phuong Tran Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Hi there, I'm Phuong Nguyen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). As a therapist, I am passionate about cultivating a safe space for you to examine the challenges and barriers that prevent you from living a joyful life. I hope to use therapy as a tool to help you find healing and growth in your own journey. During my clinical practices, I come to recognize that I work well with a wide age range (children to adults) but I do work best with teenagers to young adults who might be dealing with transitions, figuring out their values/identities, relationship issues, and social pressures.
Hi there, I'm Phuong Nguyen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). As a therapist, I am passionate about cultivating a safe space for you to examine the challenges and barriers that prevent you from living a joyful life. I hope to use therapy as a tool to help you find healing and growth in your own journey. During my clinical practices, I come to recognize that I work well with a wide age range (children to adults) but I do work best with teenagers to young adults who might be dealing with transitions, figuring out their values/identities, relationship issues, and social pressures.
(650) 414-4978 View (650) 414-4978
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Hilary Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
Not accepting new clients
My practice focuses on child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and women's issues.
Hello and welcome to my practice. I help clients to make intentional changes that honor and respect their own needs and values, and to become resilient, emotionally strong, and self-empowered in the process. I help clients to rediscover and strengthen their own sense of courage and hope. Modern life can at times seem overwhelming as we strive to find meaning and direction in our lives. I can help you on your journey to find greater meaning and fulfillment, identify ways you can work towards achieving your dreams, and improve your personal relationships.
My practice focuses on child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and women's issues.
Hello and welcome to my practice. I help clients to make intentional changes that honor and respect their own needs and values, and to become resilient, emotionally strong, and self-empowered in the process. I help clients to rediscover and strengthen their own sense of courage and hope. Modern life can at times seem overwhelming as we strive to find meaning and direction in our lives. I can help you on your journey to find greater meaning and fulfillment, identify ways you can work towards achieving your dreams, and improve your personal relationships.
(415) 423-2148 View (415) 423-2148
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Jenna King
Psychologist, PhD, CATP
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Waitlist for new clients
I am experienced in working with adults, children (3+), teens, and families with anxiety, depression, challenging behavior, and childhood trauma. Identity affirmation and development is central to my practice, including but not limited to expertise with neurodiverse and gender and sexual diverse individuals/families. I also provide Psychodiagnostic Assessment for neurodiverse Children/teens and Adults considering Autism Spectrum/ADHD/Anxiety related concerns and Youth presenting with Mood, Anxiety, ADHD, and Trauma/Significant Life Stress related concerns.
I am experienced in working with adults, children (3+), teens, and families with anxiety, depression, challenging behavior, and childhood trauma. Identity affirmation and development is central to my practice, including but not limited to expertise with neurodiverse and gender and sexual diverse individuals/families. I also provide Psychodiagnostic Assessment for neurodiverse Children/teens and Adults considering Autism Spectrum/ADHD/Anxiety related concerns and Youth presenting with Mood, Anxiety, ADHD, and Trauma/Significant Life Stress related concerns.
(650) 547-4901 View (650) 547-4901
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Gaiane Akopian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Hello, my name is Gaia Akopian. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide psychotherapy to California residents via Telehealth. I work with adolescents, teens, children, families, as well adults. In my practice, my main areas of focus are anxiety, depression, life stressors, parenting, communication / relational issues, loss and grief, addictions, low self-esteem, domestic violence, and existential crisis. I practice Client Centered also known as Person-Centered approach to therapy, to help my clients feel better and achieve their goals in the therapeutic process.
Hello, my name is Gaia Akopian. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide psychotherapy to California residents via Telehealth. I work with adolescents, teens, children, families, as well adults. In my practice, my main areas of focus are anxiety, depression, life stressors, parenting, communication / relational issues, loss and grief, addictions, low self-esteem, domestic violence, and existential crisis. I practice Client Centered also known as Person-Centered approach to therapy, to help my clients feel better and achieve their goals in the therapeutic process.
(650) 648-6712 View (650) 648-6712
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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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Jessica Gilligan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Hello, I'm Jessica Gilligan, and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, young adults (18-25 yrs. old), and their parents/family members. I value holding a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients, so they can process whatever they need to, and find solutions that work for them. I have the most experience treating teens and young adults with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Low Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA+ topics, Anger Management, and Communication/Social Skill development. I'm comfortable providing individual and/or group therapy.
Hello, I'm Jessica Gilligan, and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, young adults (18-25 yrs. old), and their parents/family members. I value holding a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients, so they can process whatever they need to, and find solutions that work for them. I have the most experience treating teens and young adults with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Low Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA+ topics, Anger Management, and Communication/Social Skill development. I'm comfortable providing individual and/or group therapy.
(661) 338-5312 View (661) 338-5312
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Pauline Jarakian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
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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Jeanna Eichenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
I work intensively and relationally with adults, adolescents, and children, couples, triads and groups.
Longing for a different outcome? Want to write a new story? You are probably hoping to find support with the process of healing something that isn't feeling right. Psychotherapy can help by offering an accepting space to look, non-judgmentally, at whatever feels stuck, painful, or unresolved. Use my support and encouragement to help you approach these challenges in new ways, and find new solutions. My goal is to provide you with acceptance and ways to access your own innate wisdom and energy. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. Short and long term therapy options are available, depending on your concerns and goals.
I work intensively and relationally with adults, adolescents, and children, couples, triads and groups.
Longing for a different outcome? Want to write a new story? You are probably hoping to find support with the process of healing something that isn't feeling right. Psychotherapy can help by offering an accepting space to look, non-judgmentally, at whatever feels stuck, painful, or unresolved. Use my support and encouragement to help you approach these challenges in new ways, and find new solutions. My goal is to provide you with acceptance and ways to access your own innate wisdom and energy. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. Short and long term therapy options are available, depending on your concerns and goals.
(415) 799-4049 View (415) 799-4049
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Cecilie Herring
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
I specialize in working with pre and postnatal moms, supporting parents as they navigate and adjust to parenthood, strengthening the parent-child connection, grief surrounding the loss of a loved one, coping with a chronic illness and/or pain, and working with the challenges of anxiety and depression.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist offering psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and children. My training focuses on helping my clients improve their relationships with themselves and others, navigate life transitions, and heal from traumatic experiences. My overall approach seeks to provide a warm, trusting, nonjudgemental relationship in which you are deeply listened to and can safely and freely discuss your challenges, concerns, and vulnerabilities.
I specialize in working with pre and postnatal moms, supporting parents as they navigate and adjust to parenthood, strengthening the parent-child connection, grief surrounding the loss of a loved one, coping with a chronic illness and/or pain, and working with the challenges of anxiety and depression.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist offering psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and children. My training focuses on helping my clients improve their relationships with themselves and others, navigate life transitions, and heal from traumatic experiences. My overall approach seeks to provide a warm, trusting, nonjudgemental relationship in which you are deeply listened to and can safely and freely discuss your challenges, concerns, and vulnerabilities.
(415) 517-9319 View (415) 517-9319
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Daly City, 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 Daly City 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.