Child Therapists in Encinitas, CA

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Nancy Moothart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Are you (or is your child ) overwhelmed and struggling to manage your emotions or life right now ? For over 25 years, I have been helping adults, children and families face and deal with life's challenges, including anxiety, depression, stress, divorce and co-parenting, family conflict, and communication. You may be facing a new phase of life or having mild symptoms, or maybe you are dealing with a long-term and more complicated situation in which you are feeling stuck and helpless. Either way, I can give you the tools and provide the space for you to begin working towards a happier and more satisfying life.
(760) 819-7614 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Nancy M Beehn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
The families that I work with find that I'm able to connect with their children and teens easily.
I am currently accepting new patients. Is your teen or pre-teen suffering from depression or anxiety? Are they struggling in school or with their peer group? Through the use of art, crafts and play therapy techniques, your child can learn new ways of coping. Children and teens don't always have the ability, or the words, to share how they are really feeling. Instead it comes out in their behaviors, which often times ends up creating conflict, disharmony and upset. It doesn't have to be this way. Your child and your family can enjoy being together. It is possible to see your child or teen be their best self!
(760) 642-5267 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Brittany Eason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
I use play therapy and am child -centered.
Hi, I’m happy you’re here. I am honored that you are interested to learn a bit more about what I can offer you and your family.
(858) 258-5328 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Rachel Porfirio Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I AM CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE FOR TELEHEALTH. My training goes beyond traditional talk therapy and encompasses Play Therapy for children ; Somatic Experiencing Training and the Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM) for teens and adults that enables people to get to the root of their disconnection so that they can feel more alive and connected to themselves. I utilize these specialized trainings in both play therapy and trauma resolution to resolve concerns such as: family stress, divorce, relational trauma, discipline and behavioral problems, and anxiety.
(760) 496-5446 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Dea Rivera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Is your family under stress due to your child 's difficulties at school or at home? These challenges can effect the overall happiness of your family. I can help you! Collaboratively piecing together the puzzle of your child 's needs and creating plans to assist in their success- you too, can feel successful! I provide you with practical skills that you can implement the same day. With over 20 years working as an educator and therapist in schools, I know how to assess and reach tweens, teens and young adults to help your family thrive.
(760) 938-5171 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Rachel Gerretsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
With nearly 15 years of experience in mental health, I work with children , adolescents, adults, families, couples, and individuals to improve quality of life.
Whether you are struggling with feelings of stress, anger, sadness, confusion, or frustration, or searching for peace, you are not meant to do it alone. My goal is to help you live a more fulfilling, authentic, and meaningful life by reconnecting you to your most desirable self. I provide a caring, non-judgmental, and collaborative space to explore your feelings and concerns. With passion, creativity, and a blend of theoretical orientations, I create a unique plan for clients to most effectively address a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, and to develop more adaptive skills related to coping and communication.
(210) 880-2847 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Adrienne Habib
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My specialty is providing treatment to school-aged children , pre-adolescents, adolescents, young adults, and families.
I am passionate about helping people move closer towards living a full and meaningful life. I aim to assist clients in uncovering the barriers that keep them stuck, take action in their lives based on their values and goals, and mindfully cope with life's struggles.
(760) 965-7506 x115 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Barbara Stanforth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT
Verified
Are you worried about your child ? Is he/she defiant/aggressive or avoidant? Sometimes parents feel something is wrong yet can’t pinpoint a specific problem. I have had great success in helping parents with these problems. When you feel like you have tried everything possible and don't know what to do next, it's time to call a professional. I can help restore harmony to your family!
(760) 654-6868 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Daniel McGrath
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed with managing in this fast paced world? Life is complex and it's often hard to handle the situations we face each day. Whether figuring out what to do about challenging children , issues in a close relationship, or which way to go as you move forward in life, uncertainties can stop anyone in their tracks. Few things are worse than feeling stuck and struggling when it seems like everyone else has it all figured out. It doesn't have to be that way. Things change, children mature, and if we're watching we find opportunities to heal, learn, and grow.
(858) 367-3936 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Kathryn Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
It is a helpless feeling when your child is struggling and you don't know how to help them. This pandemic has created a totally new and unexplored environment for our children . I am here to help both you and your child through this difficult time. I work solely with children from birth to 17 years old. I meet my clients where they are by creating a safe and fun space for them so that they feel comfortable talking about tough subjects and facilitating change. I believe that in working with children you must also incorporate their family and I encourage family involvement in all of my treatments.
(858) 358-7406 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Pathways to Wholeness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have worked with children ,adolescents and adults from varied and diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds for over 18 years.
Do you want to live a more problem free, meaningful and less stressed life? No matter what your present circumstances I believe each person has the ability to overcome their problematic situations and live a full and joy filled life. Most of us come to a point in our lives where we face a crisis or are at a crossroads. Present circumstances and problems may be impeding your ability to function effectively or life may just feel dull and meaningless.You could be experiencing thoughts and symptoms which make you feel fearful.
(760) 600-5697 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Deanne Johnson
PhD, LEP, LPCC
Verified
I am a specialist in Psychoeducational Assessment for children through adults. With extensive experience in working with individuals who may be gifted underachievers, learning disabilities (like dyslexia), autism-spectrum, ADHD/ADD, behavior & neuropsychological concerns, I am the professional to see regarding special needs. Assessments may be used for identification and services in special education/504 eligibility, school admissions, college and work. I work closely with other professionals to provide comprehensive services with specialists in speech, language, audiology, mental health therapy, occupational, & educational therapy
(760) 237-8873 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Cecilia Duenas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Lastly, I have training in psychological assessment, including neuropsychiatric measures, young child assessment (0-5 years), educational assessment (accommodations: LSAT, SAT, GRE, etc.
Hello, I am licensed clinical psychologist with training across several mental health areas. I am fluent in Spanish & experienced in bilingual assessment & treatment. I have extensive training in pediatric psychology & neuropsychology, specifically with issues surrounding medical diagnosis, adjustment & coping, and loss & bereavement. I am well versed in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, bereavement, trauma, adjustment disorders, and behavioral issues. I am committed to a culturally responsive treatment for all my clients. Having worked in a variety of settings including 3 Children 's Hospitals, community based settings, research & private practice I can treat a variety of concerns.
(760) 517-1798 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Valerie L. Zar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Is your pre-teen or teen-age child unusually irritable, withdrawn, sad, angry or tearful? Teens will often open up to therapists when they don't talk to parents. If your teen is refusing school, or not enjoying life, s/he may be struggling with anxiety or depression, inadequate social skills, bullies, feeling different, sexual identity, parental divorce, or body image worries. I offer a warm, nurturing and safe environment for adolescents to share their feelings and start to feel better about themselves. I enjoy helping adolescents and parents find their way during these difficult times.
(760) 621-0547 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Laura Christofferson Celnar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Do you struggle with what to do to "manage" your child 's behavior? Do you find yourself triggered by your child 's actions? Are you interested in taking a more peaceful/positive parenting approach, but aren't sure how to make it work with your child ? As a Registered Play Therapist with over 20 years of working with children and families, I specialize in helping overwhelmed parents learn strategies to lovingly set limits, build connection, and heal intergenerational wounds that can impact parenting.
(619) 367-9515 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Jennifer B Lofft
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
If you are here today because your teen or child is feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, unmotivated, or your family is stuck in conflict; you are in the right place. Parenting a struggling child can be a frightening and isolating experience and you don't have to do it alone. Using your feelings of fear, frustration, and maybe grief; to push for help and change, is pure courage. Returning to that place, where your child feels good again and your family feels like home, is a beautiful and realistic goal.
(760) 573-2386 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Tami Earnhart - Art Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
You’re worried about your child . You wonder if they need therapy and it’s weighing on you. You’ve tried talking to them, reasoning why their fear doesn’t make sense, but it never seems to make a difference. I help anxious kids & worried parents feel safe and at ease. I get that you just want your child to feel more carefree and express themselves more confidently. Today, you’re searching for a child therapist because you know if you don’t get help, nothing is going to change for your child . And something has got to change. I understand.
(760) 840-5477 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Kimberly Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I'm trained to help parents understand their child and make the home a safe haven.
I have a passion for helping people find emotional wholeness. My approach integrates biblical truths and solid psychological principles. My experience includes working with children , families, individuals and couples. Individual therapy -- relating to issues with anxiety, depression, abuses,conflict resolution, anger management, self esteem, and parenting. I provide Premarital, Marital, and Couple therapy addressing behavior that creates conflict. My goal is to draw couples closer together so they'll have a healthy, vibrant marriage. I have extensive training in child /play therapy, which enables me to work with children and teens starting at 3 years old.
(619) 722-3185 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Louisa Triandis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
I offer counseling/coaching to children , teens, families, couples and adults.
Welcome! We all want to live life as our best selves, but that can be especially challenging during difficult times. I have over 25 years of experience helping children , teens, families, adults and couples build on their strengths and get clear about what they want for their futures. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also utilize art therapy, Brainspotting (a brain based therapy that helps clients identify, process and release emotional and physical pain) and the Nurtured Heart Approach (a relationship based model that helps people focus on their successes rather than their failures, thereby increasing their Inner Wealth.)
(619) 439-1987 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Shannon Lerach, Ph.D., Inc., A Psychological Corp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a Play Therapist working with children ages 2-18 using a variety of play therapy approaches.
I am a trauma-specialist working with a range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, family counseling and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs. Working in a wide variety of settings has allowed me to cultivate my clinical skills and versatility in the following areas. Treatment specialization includes: Abuse & Trauma Recovery, EMDR (EMDRIA Certified), EMDR with Children & Adolescents, Registered Play Therapist, Therapy for Depression, Anxiety & Mood disorders, Grief & Loss Counseling, Blended Families & Divorce, Child Custody Evaluations, Parent Mediation, Co-parenting Facilitation & Reunification Therapy.
(619) 452-1994 
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Encinitas, CA 92024


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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Encinitas, 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 Encinitas 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.