Child Therapists in Half Moon Bay, CA

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Allyce Bess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019  (Online Only)
I am familiar with the child protective and juvenile justice systems through previous work experiences.
Growing up does not have to be unnecessarily painful or lonely. I help children, adolescents and young adults navigate developmental transitions with creativity and purpose. I also provide parents with education, skills and support to augment treatment. Young people often need guidance to explore their feelings, discover their unique strengths, and find meaning in their lives as they transition into adulthood. Challenges like family conflict, school problems, sexual confusion, depression, identity development, substance abuse, anxiety and stress can be greatly alleviated through the attentive support of a caring, unbiased professional.
I am familiar with the child protective and juvenile justice systems through previous work experiences.
Growing up does not have to be unnecessarily painful or lonely. I help children, adolescents and young adults navigate developmental transitions with creativity and purpose. I also provide parents with education, skills and support to augment treatment. Young people often need guidance to explore their feelings, discover their unique strengths, and find meaning in their lives as they transition into adulthood. Challenges like family conflict, school problems, sexual confusion, depression, identity development, substance abuse, anxiety and stress can be greatly alleviated through the attentive support of a caring, unbiased professional.
(650) 458-4372 View (650) 458-4372
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Sarah Rubin, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
I believe that we all have the ability to fully heal. When we decide to ask for help, great change occurs. With over 20 years of experience working with adults, teens, children, and families, I offer the highest caliber of therapeutic coaching, psychotherapy, equine assisted healing, and art therapy. I developed and directed an equine therapy program, taught at the graduate level, and facilitated family programs for many organizations. I can help you and/or your loved ones move forwards, create healthy boundaries, and develop a higher sense of self worth. Email me now for a FREE CONSULT: srubinmft@gmail.com
I believe that we all have the ability to fully heal. When we decide to ask for help, great change occurs. With over 20 years of experience working with adults, teens, children, and families, I offer the highest caliber of therapeutic coaching, psychotherapy, equine assisted healing, and art therapy. I developed and directed an equine therapy program, taught at the graduate level, and facilitated family programs for many organizations. I can help you and/or your loved ones move forwards, create healthy boundaries, and develop a higher sense of self worth. Email me now for a FREE CONSULT: srubinmft@gmail.com
(650) 741-5052 View (650) 741-5052
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Jane Kinsley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
I have worked with children and families for over 20 years.
Whether you are struggling with a difficult relationship or life has brought you down an unwanted path, I help people to get in touch with their own inner ability to bounce back from challenges through self-awareness and finding blocks to your personal happiness. To me, the most important aspect of therapy is the personal bond we will develop together which will help you with all aspects of your life. I have experience working with children, teens, parents, and families, as well as individuals.
I have worked with children and families for over 20 years.
Whether you are struggling with a difficult relationship or life has brought you down an unwanted path, I help people to get in touch with their own inner ability to bounce back from challenges through self-awareness and finding blocks to your personal happiness. To me, the most important aspect of therapy is the personal bond we will develop together which will help you with all aspects of your life. I have experience working with children, teens, parents, and families, as well as individuals.
(650) 466-7786 View (650) 466-7786
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Karrie M Stafford
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years of licensed, clinical experience working with individuals, families and children. My approach is curious, reflective and skills based. I hold a nonjudgmental and authentic stance. I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. My main areas of clinical focus includes; couples and marriage counseling, supporting families with youth coping with emotional and behavioral issues and supporting individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression and/or unresolved trauma.
I have over 15 years of licensed, clinical experience working with individuals, families and children. My approach is curious, reflective and skills based. I hold a nonjudgmental and authentic stance. I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. My main areas of clinical focus includes; couples and marriage counseling, supporting families with youth coping with emotional and behavioral issues and supporting individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression and/or unresolved trauma.
(650) 689-3057 View (650) 689-3057
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Anna-Maria Munoz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
I received my graduate degree from UC Berkeley and have completed post-graduate training in child trauma and family treatment.
Whether you are experiencing an acute personal crisis or seeking more general self examination, therapy can be an excellent way to obtain clarity and relief. Together we will explore the personal factors contributing to your distress, develop a better understanding of healthy and unhealthy patterns of dealing with your problems, and learn adaptive ways to cope. My goal is to help you increase your skills and enable you to successfully manage your current and future challenges.
I received my graduate degree from UC Berkeley and have completed post-graduate training in child trauma and family treatment.
Whether you are experiencing an acute personal crisis or seeking more general self examination, therapy can be an excellent way to obtain clarity and relief. Together we will explore the personal factors contributing to your distress, develop a better understanding of healthy and unhealthy patterns of dealing with your problems, and learn adaptive ways to cope. My goal is to help you increase your skills and enable you to successfully manage your current and future challenges.
(650) 666-0882 View (650) 666-0882
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Mollie Yocum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
I have advanced training child and adolescent therapy and use this to integrate into relational space with Gottman Method Couples Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) a trauma focused therapy that allows space for shifting not only traumatic memories but longstanding negative beliefs.
Are you struggling with navigating a relationship in your life? Relational therapy, typically called couples but can include a variety of relationship types, focuses in on communication, trust, repair, and joy. Typical sessions include allowing space for identifying specific sources of discomfort and practice for how to make and sustain relational shifts. Specialized training in child psychology allows for particular support around navigating parenting challenges and understanding how to support your unique child.
I have advanced training child and adolescent therapy and use this to integrate into relational space with Gottman Method Couples Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) a trauma focused therapy that allows space for shifting not only traumatic memories but longstanding negative beliefs.
Are you struggling with navigating a relationship in your life? Relational therapy, typically called couples but can include a variety of relationship types, focuses in on communication, trust, repair, and joy. Typical sessions include allowing space for identifying specific sources of discomfort and practice for how to make and sustain relational shifts. Specialized training in child psychology allows for particular support around navigating parenting challenges and understanding how to support your unique child.
(650) 547-0943 View (650) 547-0943
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Nathan Greene
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy services to adults, children, adolescents families. I support clients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships. In therapy, I take a supportive, curious, nonjudgemental stance. My clients struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, loss, adoption, psychological trauma, childhood development, parenting, and everyday stressors.
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy services to adults, children, adolescents families. I support clients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships. In therapy, I take a supportive, curious, nonjudgemental stance. My clients struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, loss, adoption, psychological trauma, childhood development, parenting, and everyday stressors.
(949) 577-6606 View (949) 577-6606
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Caroline Morton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Therapy is a personal process and finding the right fit with the right therapist makes all the difference. In a non-judgmental, supportive and safe environment, I invite my clients to take risks and explore their challenges wholeheartedly to help understand their issues, gain awareness, overcome their obstacles, and ultimately obtain the tools to lead an empowered life. I offer one free 30-minute phone consultation. Call (650)455-2547 to determine if we are the right fit. To find out more about my professional background, visit my website at www.cmortonmft.com.
Therapy is a personal process and finding the right fit with the right therapist makes all the difference. In a non-judgmental, supportive and safe environment, I invite my clients to take risks and explore their challenges wholeheartedly to help understand their issues, gain awareness, overcome their obstacles, and ultimately obtain the tools to lead an empowered life. I offer one free 30-minute phone consultation. Call (650)455-2547 to determine if we are the right fit. To find out more about my professional background, visit my website at www.cmortonmft.com.
(650) 209-7798 View (650) 209-7798
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Peggy Farrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
My formal name is Margaret but everyone calls me Peggy. I love to work with clients who are exploring who they are. Perhaps you feel like you have moments of feeling lonely and stuck? Perhaps your life events have made you feel separate and different from others? Maybe you have trouble focusing and your concentration can be spotty? You wonder how others see you and you want to fit in.
My formal name is Margaret but everyone calls me Peggy. I love to work with clients who are exploring who they are. Perhaps you feel like you have moments of feeling lonely and stuck? Perhaps your life events have made you feel separate and different from others? Maybe you have trouble focusing and your concentration can be spotty? You wonder how others see you and you want to fit in.
(628) 257-8828 View (628) 257-8828
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Korah La Serna Guilar
Licensed Educational Psychologist, NCSP, LEP4148
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Waitlist for new clients
With 17+ years of experience working as a School Psychologist (NCSP) and Special Education/Student Services Director, I know the complexities of determining if/what specialized educational support is needed. Over the years I've worked with students in public, charter and private schools. I've also taught assessment to school psych graduate students at CSUS. I've provided staff and parent trainings on topics of 2nd language acquisition, specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and mental health issues such as anxiety. As an educational psychologist, I work with learners pre-k to college to support their educational journey.
With 17+ years of experience working as a School Psychologist (NCSP) and Special Education/Student Services Director, I know the complexities of determining if/what specialized educational support is needed. Over the years I've worked with students in public, charter and private schools. I've also taught assessment to school psych graduate students at CSUS. I've provided staff and parent trainings on topics of 2nd language acquisition, specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and mental health issues such as anxiety. As an educational psychologist, I work with learners pre-k to college to support their educational journey.
(650) 753-6573 View (650) 753-6573
Lynn Gallo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 385-8010 View (650) 385-8010
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Embracing Transition
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
I welcome you to my practice of Embracing Transition. I support you during your difficult situation to see the possibilities when you cannot. I have worked successfully with adults and families for over 30 years focusing on parenting, co-parenting, divorce, and grief. My experience includes working with severe mental health conditions for 25 years. Since 2015 I have worked with individuals with chronic medical conditions.
I welcome you to my practice of Embracing Transition. I support you during your difficult situation to see the possibilities when you cannot. I have worked successfully with adults and families for over 30 years focusing on parenting, co-parenting, divorce, and grief. My experience includes working with severe mental health conditions for 25 years. Since 2015 I have worked with individuals with chronic medical conditions.
(650) 275-5959 View (650) 275-5959
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Siobhan O'Connor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
I am a collaborator helping you get the quality of life you deserve. Together, we will work towards the changes you are hoping to make in your life. We'll look at the barriers, the "what's getting in the way" of what you'd like your daily life to be like. My belief about doing therapy with people is that you are the expert in your life. My job is to help you find a stronger connection to your preferred self, and help you untangle from the habits that get in the way of you being more comfortable in your own skin.
I am a collaborator helping you get the quality of life you deserve. Together, we will work towards the changes you are hoping to make in your life. We'll look at the barriers, the "what's getting in the way" of what you'd like your daily life to be like. My belief about doing therapy with people is that you are the expert in your life. My job is to help you find a stronger connection to your preferred self, and help you untangle from the habits that get in the way of you being more comfortable in your own skin.
(408) 769-5795 View (408) 769-5795
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Dr. Jerry Bakka, Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
**Please see DrJerryBakka.com for more information. Therapy is a collaboration with my clients to ensure a safe, non-judgmental place to explore feelings, cognitions, patterns, and options. My psychodynamic and CBT perspectives look at current difficulties through exploration of past and present experiences. I work with people brand new to therapy but have also been the psychologist to many therapists. Vast experience allows me to draw upon 30 years of work in hospitals and private practice. To begin, I help clients articulate expectations for therapy so that together we can create a positive, productive therapeutic relationship.
**Please see DrJerryBakka.com for more information. Therapy is a collaboration with my clients to ensure a safe, non-judgmental place to explore feelings, cognitions, patterns, and options. My psychodynamic and CBT perspectives look at current difficulties through exploration of past and present experiences. I work with people brand new to therapy but have also been the psychologist to many therapists. Vast experience allows me to draw upon 30 years of work in hospitals and private practice. To begin, I help clients articulate expectations for therapy so that together we can create a positive, productive therapeutic relationship.
(415) 413-0577 View (415) 413-0577
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Alexandra Castile
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience.
I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience.
(951) 419-4498 View (951) 419-4498
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Heather Springs Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Everyone needs support from time to time in navigating through life. Therapy is a great way to meet this need. We all go through life’s ups and downs and experience adversity, challenges and set-backs, which is what helps connect us as human beings. If you are struggling with major life changes, with your career, relationships or parenting, I’m here to help. My goal is to identify behavioral patterns and triggers that contribute to stress in your life. Once identified, together we can provide you the tools to navigate and cope through current and future challenges.
Everyone needs support from time to time in navigating through life. Therapy is a great way to meet this need. We all go through life’s ups and downs and experience adversity, challenges and set-backs, which is what helps connect us as human beings. If you are struggling with major life changes, with your career, relationships or parenting, I’m here to help. My goal is to identify behavioral patterns and triggers that contribute to stress in your life. Once identified, together we can provide you the tools to navigate and cope through current and future challenges.
(650) 418-2007 View (650) 418-2007
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Life in Strides
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019  (Online Only)
(650) 275-6426 View (650) 275-6426

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Jennifer Jimenez Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and overall, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years, and have been in private practice for 8 years. I have extensive experience in working with children and families, and I also work with individuals. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with anger management, relationship issues, and domestic violence.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and overall, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years, and have been in private practice for 8 years. I have extensive experience in working with children and families, and I also work with individuals. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with anger management, relationship issues, and domestic violence.
(415) 813-5193 View (415) 813-5193
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Cassandra Majus, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Bruno, CA 94066
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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Mark Purcell
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals.
I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals.
(650) 206-5520 View (650) 206-5520

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay 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.