Child Therapists in Emeryville, CA

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Dr. Shea M. Pilgrim
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
My approach to practicing psychology is transparent and collaborative in nature. Clients report that I am grounding, honest, and easy to talk to. Evaluations follow the philosophy and techniques of collaborative/therapeutic assessment. An important first step in the process is a collaborative conversation to uncover questions that you want to have answered by the assessment. I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, and families.
My approach to practicing psychology is transparent and collaborative in nature. Clients report that I am grounding, honest, and easy to talk to. Evaluations follow the philosophy and techniques of collaborative/therapeutic assessment. An important first step in the process is a collaborative conversation to uncover questions that you want to have answered by the assessment. I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, and families.
(510) 216-1551 View (510) 216-1551
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Nancy Schulz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
Nancy believes that babies come into the world whole, but that as they develop into children, and depending on their conditions and influences, may learn to reject parts of themselves, causing them to judge themselves and develop negative thinking patterns.
Nancy Schulz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2008. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the School of Holistic Studies, John F. Kennedy University. Nancy believes that people want to improve their lives, but they may have stressors (including health), or messages they received from their families, school, or society, which have gotten in their way; and those feelings or patterns may have become entrenched.
Nancy believes that babies come into the world whole, but that as they develop into children, and depending on their conditions and influences, may learn to reject parts of themselves, causing them to judge themselves and develop negative thinking patterns.
Nancy Schulz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2008. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the School of Holistic Studies, John F. Kennedy University. Nancy believes that people want to improve their lives, but they may have stressors (including health), or messages they received from their families, school, or society, which have gotten in their way; and those feelings or patterns may have become entrenched.
(510) 254-3912 View (510) 254-3912
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Armand Volkas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA, MFT, RDT, BCT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
I believe that a supportive therapeutic relationship can be the springboard from which many life issues can be addressed and healed. I am warm and gentle, yet firm when appropriate. I am encouraging, nurturing and have a deep capacity for empathy. I am committed to your growth and the changes you want to make in your life. Issues I treat include anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, and relationships. I treat children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have special expertise in working with personal and collective trauma, deepening intimacy in couples, cross-cultural relationships, grief and mourning and healing friendships.
I believe that a supportive therapeutic relationship can be the springboard from which many life issues can be addressed and healed. I am warm and gentle, yet firm when appropriate. I am encouraging, nurturing and have a deep capacity for empathy. I am committed to your growth and the changes you want to make in your life. Issues I treat include anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, and relationships. I treat children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have special expertise in working with personal and collective trauma, deepening intimacy in couples, cross-cultural relationships, grief and mourning and healing friendships.
(510) 595-5500 x11 View (510) 595-5500 x11
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Karisa L Barrow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
Waitlist for new clients
Specialties: Gender and Sexuality, Foster Care/Adoption, Parenting Work & Trauma Areas of Focus: Adjustment, Depression & Anxiety, Children with Developmental, Emotional & Behavioral Difficulties, Parenting Consultation & Collaboration, Trauma, Loss, Dying & Bereavement.
I strive to create an authentic connection with my clients so we can develop an effective partnership in which healing, trying on new ways of thinking, and exploring change can happen safely. I believe that the foundation of mutual trust, empathy, and curiosity that I create with my clients will help them build meaningful relationships with others, mend old wounds, and learn more about themselves and how they contribute to their struggles. Helping my clients see themselves through a new lens will help them achieve the growth and fulfillment they want in their lives. Please don't hesitate to call for help.
Specialties: Gender and Sexuality, Foster Care/Adoption, Parenting Work & Trauma Areas of Focus: Adjustment, Depression & Anxiety, Children with Developmental, Emotional & Behavioral Difficulties, Parenting Consultation & Collaboration, Trauma, Loss, Dying & Bereavement.
I strive to create an authentic connection with my clients so we can develop an effective partnership in which healing, trying on new ways of thinking, and exploring change can happen safely. I believe that the foundation of mutual trust, empathy, and curiosity that I create with my clients will help them build meaningful relationships with others, mend old wounds, and learn more about themselves and how they contribute to their struggles. Helping my clients see themselves through a new lens will help them achieve the growth and fulfillment they want in their lives. Please don't hesitate to call for help.
(510) 962-9394 View (510) 962-9394
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Harmony J Satre
Psychologist, BA, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I specialize in neuropsychological and psycho-educational testing for children, adolescents and adults. Some concerns I assess commonly include: learning difference, giftedness, twice-exceptional, autism spectrum disorder (both children and adults), mood disorders, impacts of traumatic brain injury, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, cognitive processing issues, issues related to aging, personality disorders, and much more. If you have a particular need or question, please call or email and ask!
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I specialize in neuropsychological and psycho-educational testing for children, adolescents and adults. Some concerns I assess commonly include: learning difference, giftedness, twice-exceptional, autism spectrum disorder (both children and adults), mood disorders, impacts of traumatic brain injury, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, cognitive processing issues, issues related to aging, personality disorders, and much more. If you have a particular need or question, please call or email and ask!
(208) 218-8289 View (208) 218-8289
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Oscar S Ureño
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94662
I have many years of experience working with families in different configurations struggling with a variety of issues such as difficulties with effective communication between family members, past traumas, problematic dynamics in mixed and integrated families as well as challenges that arise from problematic behavior in children and adolescents.
Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
I have many years of experience working with families in different configurations struggling with a variety of issues such as difficulties with effective communication between family members, past traumas, problematic dynamics in mixed and integrated families as well as challenges that arise from problematic behavior in children and adolescents.
Making the decision to seek out and find the right therapist either for you or for a loved one can be tough. There are many variables to consider and the task can be overwhelming. I work with people who struggle with issues related to identity, mood, life transitions, conflict, trauma and resistance to therapy often because it is mandated. I provide a safe space where you can discuss the details of your challenges and ground the clinical work in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
(510) 306-7547 View (510) 306-7547
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Julia Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
(951) 438-7873 View (951) 438-7873
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Michael Torres
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests.
I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests.
(510) 768-7309 View (510) 768-7309
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Roni Alperin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT, BCT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
I believe that no matter how difficult of a time you're having, I can help you find your balance and power. I know that rage; shame, confusion and helplessness can make you feel stuck, lost and hopeless. I also know that there is a way out. In my therapy office you will feel safe and supported to unravel your feelings and thoughts, identify patterns, themes, get clear on what brought you to the place you are currently in and make intelligent new choices.
I believe that no matter how difficult of a time you're having, I can help you find your balance and power. I know that rage; shame, confusion and helplessness can make you feel stuck, lost and hopeless. I also know that there is a way out. In my therapy office you will feel safe and supported to unravel your feelings and thoughts, identify patterns, themes, get clear on what brought you to the place you are currently in and make intelligent new choices.
(408) 628-1776 View (408) 628-1776
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Maegan Willan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive
Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive
(510) 248-4807 View (510) 248-4807
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Mercy De Vault
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
I choose to use an approach that is respectful, non-blaming, and collaborative. We live our lives through stories. Often times, these stories no longer align with our values and beliefs. This is where problems emerge and attach themselves to our stories. By gaining some distance from the problem, we can begin to change our relationship with the problem and discover preferred ways of being that closely align with our beliefs. I aim to empower my clients by positioning them as experts in their lives in a non-pathologizing, inclusive environment, where the problem is the problem and we together find the solution.
I choose to use an approach that is respectful, non-blaming, and collaborative. We live our lives through stories. Often times, these stories no longer align with our values and beliefs. This is where problems emerge and attach themselves to our stories. By gaining some distance from the problem, we can begin to change our relationship with the problem and discover preferred ways of being that closely align with our beliefs. I aim to empower my clients by positioning them as experts in their lives in a non-pathologizing, inclusive environment, where the problem is the problem and we together find the solution.
(510) 422-1767 View (510) 422-1767
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Brenda Bloomfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
Anxiety, sadness, anger, regret are natural and human, but when one is stuck thinking and feeling these ways, something is wrong. If you are stuck, repeating the same kinds of experiences, or if there has been an unmanageable disruption in your life, I have been in practice helping people in similar situations for more than 20 years. Through talking and thinking together to deeply understand your experience, we discover and create new ways for you to think and act in the world. Your sense of self and of life expand, opening up space in which to move, breathe and grow.
Anxiety, sadness, anger, regret are natural and human, but when one is stuck thinking and feeling these ways, something is wrong. If you are stuck, repeating the same kinds of experiences, or if there has been an unmanageable disruption in your life, I have been in practice helping people in similar situations for more than 20 years. Through talking and thinking together to deeply understand your experience, we discover and create new ways for you to think and act in the world. Your sense of self and of life expand, opening up space in which to move, breathe and grow.
(510) 240-1819 View (510) 240-1819
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Mark Fromm
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
As Psychology Today's "Ask Our Therapist" columnist and executive director/psychologist for our Ask Our Therapist online service, every day I learn about and respond to the very diverse and meaningful struggles that people share.
As Psychology Today's "Ask Our Therapist" columnist and executive director/psychologist for our Ask Our Therapist online service, every day I learn about and respond to the very diverse and meaningful struggles that people share.
(510) 730-3034 View (510) 730-3034
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Ryan Cole
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
You feel like something is off but you're not exactly sure why. Your mind races and you feel stressed most of the time. You have a hard time slowing down and feeling connected with yourself as well as other people in your life. These statements describe the experience of many clients that I work with. I specialize in helping people who feel anxious, disconnected, or just "off." If you experience general anxiety, panic attacks, agitation, or disconnection from yourself or others, then I may be able to help you feel less alone and more settled in your life.
You feel like something is off but you're not exactly sure why. Your mind races and you feel stressed most of the time. You have a hard time slowing down and feeling connected with yourself as well as other people in your life. These statements describe the experience of many clients that I work with. I specialize in helping people who feel anxious, disconnected, or just "off." If you experience general anxiety, panic attacks, agitation, or disconnection from yourself or others, then I may be able to help you feel less alone and more settled in your life.
(510) 681-0284 View (510) 681-0284
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Sarah Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
I recognize that making a decision to come to counseling is not always easy, and will partner with you at your own pace to engage your natural capacity for healing and change. My style is warm, collaborative and non-judgmental. The way our time is spent together will be unique to your interests & needs. My practice is eclectic and may include mindfulness, expressive arts, nature, as well as traditional talk therapy, which we will discuss in our first meeting together. I'm passionate about providing therapeutic services to youth and young adults; and also work with adult clients & parents.
I recognize that making a decision to come to counseling is not always easy, and will partner with you at your own pace to engage your natural capacity for healing and change. My style is warm, collaborative and non-judgmental. The way our time is spent together will be unique to your interests & needs. My practice is eclectic and may include mindfulness, expressive arts, nature, as well as traditional talk therapy, which we will discuss in our first meeting together. I'm passionate about providing therapeutic services to youth and young adults; and also work with adult clients & parents.
(415) 792-0970 View (415) 792-0970
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Debra A Bronstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
I provide a down-to-earth approach to self-exploration and personal development, recognizing the universality of both human suffering and human potential. I take a non-pathological approach to therapy, coming from a core orientation that each person is inherently valuable and has an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness. My approach is dynamic and relational, being informed by a lifetime of psychological and spiritual inquiry.
I provide a down-to-earth approach to self-exploration and personal development, recognizing the universality of both human suffering and human potential. I take a non-pathological approach to therapy, coming from a core orientation that each person is inherently valuable and has an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness. My approach is dynamic and relational, being informed by a lifetime of psychological and spiritual inquiry.
(510) 858-2181 View (510) 858-2181
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James Pritchett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94662  (Online Only)
You are immersed in the fast-paced world of tech, where the pressure for innovation and the fear of falling behind can be overwhelming. You find yourself constantly worried about job security and career prospects, leading to sleepless nights, strained relationships, and a diminishing sense of enjoyment in life. The drive to stay ahead has become a source of anxiety, making it challenging to find peace even outside of work. You need accessible resources and practical tools that address these feelings as they arise, whether you're at home, in the office, or out socializing. What you're needing is more than just to manage your stress.
You are immersed in the fast-paced world of tech, where the pressure for innovation and the fear of falling behind can be overwhelming. You find yourself constantly worried about job security and career prospects, leading to sleepless nights, strained relationships, and a diminishing sense of enjoyment in life. The drive to stay ahead has become a source of anxiety, making it challenging to find peace even outside of work. You need accessible resources and practical tools that address these feelings as they arise, whether you're at home, in the office, or out socializing. What you're needing is more than just to manage your stress.
(530) 296-8660 View (530) 296-8660
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Caroline Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Andrea H Subuyuj
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma and those who present with depression and anxiety as well as with children and youth who struggle to communicate their challenges and frequently are seen as having behavior problems.
Hello and welcome! I’m a bilingual (English/ Spanish), bicultural clinical psychologist who has been providing therapy for the past 9 years. My private practice focuses on children, youth, and their families, in addition to individual adults. My approach to therapy is collaborative and informed by psychodynamic and systems theories. I have a deep respect for the unique persons my clients are, and their innate desire to heal, grow and to have meaningful relationships.
I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma and those who present with depression and anxiety as well as with children and youth who struggle to communicate their challenges and frequently are seen as having behavior problems.
Hello and welcome! I’m a bilingual (English/ Spanish), bicultural clinical psychologist who has been providing therapy for the past 9 years. My private practice focuses on children, youth, and their families, in addition to individual adults. My approach to therapy is collaborative and informed by psychodynamic and systems theories. I have a deep respect for the unique persons my clients are, and their innate desire to heal, grow and to have meaningful relationships.
(415) 363-6285 View (415) 363-6285
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Eva Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
In my practice, I see children, adolescents and adults who are seeking help for a variety of reasons. Common areas of need include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship difficulties. With children, these concerns may express themselves through externalizing behaviors at school and/or at home. I offer an open, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic relationship. My approach is adapted carefully to individual needs and is inclusive in regard to gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, class, and religious/spiritual orientation. I work with many LGBTQ+ individuals in my practice.
In my practice, I see children, adolescents and adults who are seeking help for a variety of reasons. Common areas of need include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship difficulties. With children, these concerns may express themselves through externalizing behaviors at school and/or at home. I offer an open, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic relationship. My approach is adapted carefully to individual needs and is inclusive in regard to gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, class, and religious/spiritual orientation. I work with many LGBTQ+ individuals in my practice.
(510) 640-8279 View (510) 640-8279
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Emeryville, 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 Emeryville 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.