Child Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA

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Photo of Jeanette Yoffe Director @ Yoffe Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laguna Beach, CA
Jeanette Yoffe Director @ Yoffe Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
My desire to become a child and adult therapist with a special focus on adoption and foster care challenges derived from my own experience of being adopted at age seven and a half and moving through the foster care system.
I have specialized for the past 20 years in the treatment of children , teens, and adult adoptees and foster youth, foster-adoptive parents, and first families. I work with former foster youth and adult adoptees who are struggling with grief and loss, and trauma and help them in their journey through search and reunion. I also facilitate open adoptions. I help first mothers and fathers process grief and loss and facilitate successful reunions. I developed unique psycho-therapeutic interventions that support children , and teens with serious psychological problems secondary to histories of abuse, neglect, and /or multiple placements.
(424) 999-1231
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dr. Sabrina Stutz
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
Does stress or conflict prevent your family from finding balance and wellness? I have a passion for supporting children , adolescents, young adults, parents, and healthcare providers. My goal is to use the most effective therapeutic tools at my disposal and tailor them to fit your unique circumstances so that you and your family can grow and thrive. Whether that means using short-term, evidence-based therapies like PCIT, or CBT or having a longer therapeutic relationship as a part of your regular self-care routine, I am committed to joining with you on your journey to your highest potential.
(657) 366-5148
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Kirk Michael Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children . I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
(949) 347-5468
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Amy Neufeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Anxiety, depression, stress, divorce, parenting, co-parenting, teen anxiety, children behavioral issues, navigating adult pressures.... Oh my! It’s a lot to manage on your own. Life is going to present its challenges and you don't have to deal with them alone. Together we can get you living the life you want.
(949) 541-4921
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Jody Spellmeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be full of challenges and life changing events. Some of these events and challenges can result in intense emotional distress. If you or a loved one are struggling with sadness, anxiety, stress management, loss & grief, or trauma, I would like to work with you in a mutual effort to address your distress and healing. Over the past 24 years I have been working with children , teens, adults and families to sort through emotions, build strategies & skills, and find solutions to manage the emotional struggles.
(714) 793-0733
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Lori Aleknavicius
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist who has extensive therapy experience treating children , adolescents, adults and families in a wide variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential, and school settings. I have provided individual, family and group therapy services to, as well as conducted psychological evaluations on, children , adolescents, adults and families of varying cultures, ethnicities, religions affiliations, sexual orientations, and levels of socioeconomic status. My areas of expertise include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, relational problems,and disorders usually diagnosed during childhood. I value each client as a unique individual and tailor my treatment approaches based on individual characteristics.
(949) 393-4219
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Laguna Beach, CA 92652
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Mary Herzog
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children , adolescents and their families.
I am a licensed psychologist whose research and practice in dance, education, and psychology support my innovative use of the most effective and empirically based treatment strategies. From your first appointment, my goal is to help you figure out your current obstacles and how to get past them. I will listen carefully to your concerns, ask a few questions and then try to provide an accurate and compassionate summary of my understanding of your situation. I will offer some treatment options and give you a sense of how we might work together so you can move forward in your life.
(949) 910-9344
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Trisha Church, Children and Family Therapy
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
Verified
I work with children 4 years old and up, adults, and couples.
As a mental health therapist, I provide support and guidance to my clients who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, children , and adolescents during times that may be impacting their mental health and overall well-being. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, growth, and transformation that requires acceptance and a belief that recovery and healing are possible. I commit to building trust, listening, and providing supportive direction.
(949) 356-7259
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Jenny Marshall (Formerly Eide)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Jenny Marshall, Ph.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice working with individuals, couples, children & families. She has worked in diverse clinical settings: public school systems, a low cost counseling center for individuals, families, and groups, a mental health center for children suffering from issues related to trauma and sexual abuse.
(949) 546-6763
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Cheryl Procaccini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a certified EMDR therapist, I work with adults, teens, and children ages 5 and older.
I'm interested in helping you understand what triggers your emotional distress and why, as well as what to do about it. My approach engages your mind, body, and inner wisdom as we work together to meet your therapy goals. I'll teach you skills for managing your emotions and stress while helping you transform challenges into opportunities for growth, self-acceptance, and healing. I'm best suited to treat anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and the lingering challenges of having grown up in a highly-stressed family.
(949) 335-7377
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Madeline Sober
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Maddy Sober provides therapy for children , adolescents, & young adults. Maddy utilizes a variety of evidence‑based strategies but focuses largely on cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). Maddy is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies & is a Certified CBT Therapist. Maddy works with a broad range of mental health issues and specializes in the areas of emotional regulation, behavior management, anxiety disorders, depression, and stress-management. Maddy has a niche for working with young children , adolescents, and college students and has specialized training & experience in this area.
(949) 347-5845
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Chase Boyle
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
You love your child , but raising them is a different story. They are falling behind in school, they are sneaking out, and they refuse to listen. There is chaos in the house and the arguments seem never ending. Respect is gone and the power struggle continues. Judgement and shame comes from friends and family members and you are at a loss of what to do because no matter what you've done, nothing seems to work. You must be overwhelmed and exhausted. Don't blame yourself for your child 's out of control behavior!
(949) 749-3259
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Teen & Family Life Coaching, Coach Mickey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
TEENS - your happy outgoing child has been replaced by a secretive/withdrawn, irritable/defiant teenager, creating worry, anxiety, chaos. You find yourself reacting to your teen, rather than enjoying a happy family. You've tried everything - bribery, setting boundaries, making demands, hurling threats. It's only gotten worse. Worried over the cause of your teen's change - addiction, (alcohol or drug abuse), ADD/ADHD, body image/self esteem issues (anorexia, bulimia, cutting, weight) bullying, maybe your pending divorce...anxiety, depression, school, suicide attempts, suicide of a friend or family member...
(949) 416-2176
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Jacqueline Lugo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
For years, I have focused on supporting caregivers through their own experiences related to parenting a child with disabilities and/or medical complexities.
Life can be hard, change is hard, loss is hard...navigating the exhaustion of the day-to-day is HARD. It is a giant step to seek support; I am glad you found my page. Creating a warm, supportive, and authentic therapeutic space is super important to me as a therapist. I strive to help individuals struggling with life's challenges and transitions. My goal is to come along side you and support you as you process, learn, heal, and grow in a therapeutic setting so that you can gain coping skills to thrive in your day-to-day life. You deserve a space for yourself to feel heard and supported.
(949) 353-6520
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Aaron R. Montgomery
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Now accepting patients in Newport Beach office. Dr. Montgomery is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychological testing and treatment with children and adolescents. He utilizes evidence-based psychotherapy particularly for the treatment of anger, disruptive behavior, ADHD, depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, school problems, relationship problems and parent- child conflict. Treatment for these disorders is approached from a skill building perspective with interventions derived from contemporary cognitive and behavioral therapy.
(949) 793-0122
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Sivan Kochinski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Whether you're a very anxious high schooler or a harried mom of school-aged kids, I look forward to helping you. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has trained at elite institutions and provides individual psychotherapy for children , adolescents, and young adults, as well as parents seeking help with their child 's or teen's behavioral challenges. I focus largely on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in my treatment of Anxiety disorders, Depressive disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Eating Disorders, and ADHD and associated behavioral challenges.
(949) 229-4939
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Laguna Beach, CA 92607
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Uzma Baig
MA, NCC
Verified
Verified
Welcome! My name is Uzma I am a personal coach for youth and adults. For years, I have helped children build strong peer relations, manage their anxiety, and become the best versions of themselves. I have a master's degree in school counseling from Virginia Tech and over ten years of working with children . I am a career-switcher with a unique set of skills. I have passionately helped youth and families work through their personal, emotional, and social growth. If you're looking for someone to help you navigate the many layers of feelings, emotions, and confusions, give me a call today to get started on finding solutions!
(571) 621-7983
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Laguna Beach, CA 92677
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The Weichman Clinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
It's tough being a parent today. Do you have a kid or teen who is struggling? Does your family need answers about your child 's state of mind or are looking for actual tools to help heal your family dynamic? Our mission is simple: The Weichman Clinic provides comprehensive mental health services, evaluations, diagnosis and collaborative treatment. And we do it all in one place with a special focus on the unique physiological and psychological needs of children and adolescents.The Weichman Clinic at Hoag Hospital's Neurosciences Institute provides unparalleled access to doctors and therapists who exclusively specialize in children and adolescents. Its multi-disciplinary team of professionals treats a variety of issues such as childhood or teenage developmental issues and complex mental health concerns. Each team member bring in-depth understanding of the unique needs of young people as well as a commitment to helping them gain insight into themselves so they can grow and thrive as adults.
(949) 537-2393
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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GT Healthcare
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
Verified
I've partnered with many populations to help overcome intense adversity to basic life skills. My clinical focus has been addiction rehabilitation, co-occurring disorders, behavioral issues, emotional regulation, self-esteem building, reintegration for veterans and post incarceration, parenting skills, social skills, and much more. I have gained knowledge and skills to promote an abundance of tools and interventions to aid in helping those in need, including children , youth, families and individuals.
(949) 353-6421
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Andrea D Schoon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, , LMFT
Verified
Verified
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE: *COUPLES COUNSELING *ANXIETY *DEPRESSION * CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ISSUES *SUBSTANCE ABUSE *LOSS/GRIEF *RELATIONSHIP ISSUES *ADJUSTMENT ISSUES *ANGER MANAGEMENT *DIVORCE **.
When you have tried to resolve issues on your own, and things just aren't changing, it is time to seek professional help. Perhaps your or your significant other's past and unresolved issues are what is creating the distress; an inability to trust, to feel joy and happiness, to pursue dreams. It is important to seek help early on so that things do not worsen. Whether you are seeking marriage counseling, individual therapy, or therapy for your teen, I can help you get on track to a healthier more fulfilling life.
(714) 942-4091
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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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.