Child Therapists in Hermosa Beach, CA

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Shireen Sonefeldt
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice includes individual, parent- child , and family therapy.
Welcome! As a licensed psychologist, certified perinatal mental health provider, and specialist in infant/early childhood mental health, I enjoy helping families and children from birth through the elementary school years. I specialize in parent- child relational challenges, anxiety, behavior problems, postpartum depression/anxiety/adjustment, and testing and evaluation.
(310) 340-2443
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Kate Mosier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children and teenagers with behavioral, social and emotional difficulties.
Does your child have frequent angry outbursts, problems getting along with peers, anxiety and worry, or difficulty focusing in school? Are you feeling overwhelmed with family problems and do not know how to fix what is wrong? Have you recently had baby and are struggling with depression, anxiety or just having difficulty adjusting to parenthood?
(310) 784-5566
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Tiffany A Dawson
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have had over 15 years experience impacting the lives of children , adolescents and adults with emotional disturbances and often extensive trauma histories. The symptom presentation can range but often the cause is a mixture of biological factors and environmental stress combined with an inability to effectively process and deal with these stresses. I create meaningful working relationships, even when someone may be skeptical of the benefits of therapy. I then work collaboratively to improve coping skills and the ability to handle challenging situations with minimal to no impairment today and in the future.
(310) 405-0062
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Carly Steinberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am fully trained and certified in several evidence based practices to treat children 0-5, including Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
Are you a parent whose young child has experienced trauma, is defiant, has difficulty with transitions or has gone through family changes such as divorce, separation or loss of a parent? My goal is to help you address these issues by deeply connecting and attuning to your child . I will work with you and your child simultaneously, guiding you through difficult moments with them so you feel equipped and confident as a parent. My specialty is treating young children , specifically those who are 0-5 years old.
(714) 597-6087
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Shari Giti
Psychologist, PsyD, MM, MA
Verified
Verified
Dr. Shari Giti is a child & adolescent psychologist and the Clinical Director of South Bay Child and Family Therapy--a comprehensive psychological practice in Hermosa Beach and Torrance/Palos Verdes. At SBCFT, Dr. Giti provides child , teen, and family therapy. She also specializes in psychological, educational, and AD/HD, assessment services. In addition to training and experience in child therapy, Dr. Giti completed a prestigious fellowship in Child /Adolescent Assessment and Diagnostics. She works hand-in-hand with educators, physicians and other treatment team members to ensure the highest quality care for her patients.
(424) 321-6796
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Ariel Mendelson
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, PPS, APCC
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for help for your tween or teenager? Do you find your child worrying, struggling with self-harm, a recent divorce, grief/loss, or unwanted thoughts? You've come to the right place. By working collaboratively, I will build on strengths and teach coping skills to empower and reach a place of recovery, safety and healing.
(424) 397-2582
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Erin Rieger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LEP
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with children , adolescents, adults and couples.
You have taken the brave first step towards feeling better and I am here to support you every step of the way. Clients report that they feel safe, understood and cared about when working with me. I provide an empathetic, non-judgmental space in which my clients can express their feelings, make positive change, gain keen insight into themselves, improve their self-esteem and create the life they want. After working together, clients report improved mood and increased self-worth.
(424) 285-1688
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Monica Chernoff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS , AMFT
Verified
Verified
My specialities as a therapist are 1) children , adolescents, & their families and 2) student athletes. Many individuals within this population suffer with mood disorders, anxiety, school & sport performance stress, identity crisis, family conflict, and low self-esteem due to familial/societal expectations and competitive culture. As a child , teenager, or parent, managing all these life stressors can take a toll on our mental health. My hope as a therapist is to make clients feel safe to process these struggles, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and improve their social/ family connections around them.
(424) 340-5636
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Evelyn Jacobson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I utilize play therapy with children to help with a range of issues and behaviors.
I strive to create safe space where clients can feel comfortable examining their strengths and challenges. I see myself as a guide on this journey of self-discovery, and I believe it's important to look together at the multiple contexts that affect us as individuals, from our family backgrounds to the meanings that we attach to our experiences in order to find our authenticity. I use an individualized approach grounded in family systems to guide clients on their journeys of self-exploration, weaving mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques into sessions.
(855) 849-5322
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Tiona Sykes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes it is hard to know which way to go. You can get caught up in the same routine daily as you balance school, work, friends, family, and relationships. You may often attempt to escape your emotions that build up while managing heavy caseloads and expectations. You may scroll through social media platforms, watch people get engaged or married, have children , and travel world-leading "dream" jobs. You may think to yourself – when will it be my turn? Here’s the truth: you aren’t some other person. You are you, and you deserve to live the best life possible.
(310) 361-9607
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Leah Niehaus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Much of my professional experience has been working with children , adolescents, young adults, and families. I enjoy helping each family member find their voice and improve their communication and functioning as a family. I aim to help them to lift their depression and anxiety, communicate better in their relationships, and figure out who they are and what they stand for. In addition to individual and family therapy, I run a Middle School Girls' Group and High School Girls' Group therapy experience which can be powerful and helpful for young girls. *I also provide Clinical Supervision to pre-licensed therapists.
(310) 997-4280
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Shauna B Letvin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Hermosa Beach and I specialize working with children and adolescents.
Going to therapy for the first time can often be overwhelming and flat out scary. Who really wants to tell a stranger about the challenges in their life. If you are here on my page looking for a therapist you have taken the first step, which is great.
(310) 856-9507
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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New Hope Family Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Our specialists have worked in community mental health with school age children , adolescents, families and adults.
Se Habla Español. Llame para una consulta gratis. Are you finding yourself questioning what is your life's purpose? Wondering if this is where you need to be in life. Asking if you are making the right decision/choice? Are you experiencing periods of sadness, worry, frustration or sleepless nights? Are recent changes in life difficult to manage? Are you a new parent, a newlywed, are you going through a separation/Divorce? Have you been married for a while but have been struggling in communicating with your spouse? Do everyday life tasks seem difficult to complete and manage? Is your concern your child ?
(562) 273-2135
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Jennifer Trombley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with parents, children , and teens on a variety of presenting issues ranging from anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, crisis management and general relational issues. I prescribe to the belief that in most cases involving children , therapy should be brief and time limited. I have provided counseling services in various settings including local schools, a community mental health center, and now in my private practice. I work from a family systems and humanistic lens to meet the individual needs of my clients. I also utilize evidence-based treatments such as CBT.
(424) 999-0811
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Sabrina Santiago
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have been working in the field since 2014 and throughout my time I have worked with adults, children /teens, and individuals with neurodivergence. When working with my clients I make sure to tailor therapy to meet their needs including: finding ways to make interacting with their world easier and more manageable, developing coping skills, and working on communication skills. I aim to empower my clients and help them realize that they are amazing and capable. When possible I also try to incorporate the family dynamic into treatment as family is an important factor.
(310) 929-6344
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Cristy Pareti
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I also have specialized training in working with young children , as well as adolescents and young adults, and the stress and conflicts they experience transitioning into adulthood.
I am passionate about helping clients raise their level of self-awareness and transform themselves and their relationships into the level they have always wanted. Whether anxiety, depression, past traumas or failed relationships are currently making you or your relationships feel stuck, I am dedicated to helping you discover new ways of challenging old patterns of thoughts and behaviors. You can create a renewed sense of empowerment and increase your overall sense of well-being.
(714) 752-0864
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Iris Lee Knell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Does your middle school or high school aged child need some additional support? Are they struggling in school or with maintaining friendships? Perhaps someone in the family is ill with cancer or has a substance abuse issue? I specialize in working with children and families navigating life's difficult moments and transitions. With over 20 years of experience as a school counselor, and over 30 years in practice as a therapist, I bring a unique perspective in helping individuals adjust. I work with the entire family to help promote positive behavior and teach coping skills.
(310) 906-4562
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Andrea Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been practicing for over 17 years. Specializing in working with children , adolescents, and families from primarily a solution-focused, cognitive behavioral approach, I offer a variety of interventions best matched to fit my client's individual needs. Adept in working with childhood disorders, trauma experiences, grief and loss, anger management, and parenting issues, I strive to look at the "whole picture" and incorporate collaterals and family members, as needed.
(424) 347-6621
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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Albert A Knapp Jr
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with children , tweens, teenagers, and young adults, from a Play Therapy and CBT perspective.
(310) 340-7289
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Michelle Corby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize therapeutic play to increase a child 's self-awareness of thoughts and feelings, build coping skills, and learn emotion-regulation techniques.
Parenting a struggling child who has tantrums, acts out aggressively, is defiant, and is impulsive can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Raising a child who is going through a difficult time and often appears sad, worried, or experiences challenges with peers can be heartbreaking. Figuring out the best ways to reach your child in any of these circumstances can be tricky and finding the right support isn't always easy. As a licensed therapist, I specialize in working with children and families with emotional and behavioral challenges and can be the support that you are looking for.
(424) 306-1155
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Child Therapists

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

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

How long are sessions with child therapists?

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

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

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

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

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