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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Parenting is the most important but toughest job on the planet. But parenting is REALLY tough when your child is struggling. It's painful to watch their daily life interrupted by too many worries, anger outbursts or bouts of sadness. You want so badly to help, but although you've tried, engaging with your child doesn't always have the desired outcome. Feeling worn out? It’s time to try something different. Therapy can help your child better navigate the ups and downs of life AND support you in your role as a parent.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
I help kids, grownups, and everyone in between find their own True Voice, so they can live the lives they deserve. Maybe your child is misbehaving at school, or your teenager is sullen and distanced, or you're in love and know you'd like to stay with this person, if you could only change a few things that really scare you. Or maybe there's an aggressive part of you that your parents didn't know how to handle, or a hurt and vulnerable side that you've always felt too ashamed to feel.
Tara DeLuco, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MS, PPS
Families receive in-depth information about their child ’s cognitive and learning profile, including their unique pattern of strengths and challenges, in addition to diagnostic clarity, and targeted treatment recommendations for school, home, and community settings.
Dr. Tara DeLuco is a pediatric neuropsychologist and California certified school psychologist practicing in the Los Angeles area. She specializes in providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations and consultation for children , adolescents, and young adults with developmental, cognitive, attentional, learning, and/or social-emotional challenges, as well as those with current medical conditions and complex medical histories. Dr. DeLuco draws upon her neuropsychological training, and years of experience as a school psychologist, to provide a comprehensive, individualized, and evidence-based assessment and treatment approach.
Are you concerned about your child 's wellbeing? As a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience, I specialize in treating children /adolescents who present with anxiety, depression, and disruptive behaviors that impact their functioning in home, school, and social settings. I enjoy working with children and their parents helping children learn how to regulate and tolerate feelings (anger, frustration, sadness, and anxiety), manage challenging/disruptive/impulsive behaviors, and acquire adaptive, positive coping skills. I assist parents in learning how to regulate their own feelings and be aware of their behaviors so they can help their child .
Monica Taylor Dessert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
I currently see children in-person and am trained in the Oaklander-model of play therapy.
In life there is pain. Painful experiences growing up that stay inside and manifest in our everyday behavior and internal struggles. In my work, whether the person is a child , teen, young adult, parent, or woman, I aim to provide a space of compassion and safety from which to understand the world around us (relationships, school, work, friendships) and the internal world within us (thoughts, emotions, pain, discomfort). The goal in my work is to help you/your child get in touch with, tune in, and understand themselves; in particular thoughts and feelings.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Working with individuals, couples, parents, and children from preschool age to adulthood requires an integrative way of working.
In my many years of experience, I have been fortunate to witness the curative benefits of the therapeutic relationship. I work with individuals, couples, and families, from young children to adults, who are suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, loss, and trauma continue to The children and adolescents I have had in my practice have struggled with issues of divorce, adoption, peer pressures, anxiety, depression, sibling rivalry, and social difficulties. Utilizing a somatic understanding and integrating EMDR, has deepened the work with many clients, especially those who have experienced trauma.
Debra Jill Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Is it ever difficult to understand your child 's behavior or your teen's angst? Do they speak a language or behave in a way you find challenging? Children from infancy through adolescence can seem unmanageable at times causing parents to feel overwhelmed and powerless. Why continue struggling? If your child is having a difficult time at home, in school, or with friends, I can offer insights and recommendations as well as provide a safe space for everyone to learn respectful, meaningful communication directed toward positive change. Let me help you and your family get there together.
Registered Psychological Associate, PhD
I specialize in evidence-based treatments for children , adolescents, and young adults with depression, anxiety and life stress. I have experience working with clients with diverse and intersecting identities and strongly value integrating evidence-based treatments into the fabric of their lives. I believe that each individual is the expert on themselves and I work to tailor and integrate therapeutic skills into clients’ lives in creative and effective ways.
Meridio Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
ON LINE THERAPY SERVICES . My experience includes helping children , teens, young adults, adults and families with common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, relationship issues, healing past trauma, adjustment to new life circumstances, autism. I also specialize in helping children with highly disruptive behavior. I use short-term, evidence based approach to achieve long lasting positive results.
Registered Psychological Associate, PhD, MPH
I specialize in evidence-based treatments for children , teens, and young adults with anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, eating disorders, and behavior problems. I have extensive experience working with clients from diverse, multicultural backgrounds. I strive to provide therapy that is grounded in science, while honoring the unique needs of each individual. My approach is deeply relational, and I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to understand your struggles and learn new tools. I am passionate about empowering clients to face their fears, change unhelpful patterns, heal from trauma, and develop more self-compassion.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
I find that art and play can be a meaningful mode of expression and reflection for children , teens and families.
It can be hard growing up in Los Angeles and dealing with the intense pressure of school, family and friends. It's also hard trying to be an adult, working to establish one's self and feel comfortable in saying, "This is who I am, this is who I want to be." We all come through this process with different stories, experiences and perspective. I love to work with families and individuals on this journey. I have over ten years of experience working with families during their deepest moments of pain and confusion, joy and growth. These years of work with a diverse set of people and needs helps to inform my interactions with clients.
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I am currently a Co-Investigator on a major federally funded grant from NICHD awarded to do an outcome study of my early intervention model working with parents of young children .
I currently see adolescents, adults, parents, and couples in private practice specializing in psychotherapy. I work from a contemporary psychodynamic/attachment based model. I seek to create an emphathic environment to help clients feel understood, while also challenging them to go to greater depths by confronting self-defeating or growth inhibiting patterns of relating to self and others.
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Illuminate Child & Adolescent Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Your child is a source of light. But perhaps you've noticed their light has dimmed recently and you feel concerned. Perhaps your teen is falling behind in school, having difficulty connecting with their friends, or experiencing confusion as they explore their gender identity. Your young child may be having anger outbursts or challenges with their behavior at home. Adjusting to the ever-changing COVID-19 lifestyle might be causing worries and changes in mood or personality. Or your child might have experienced a major stressor like divorce, a death in the family, or even a traumatic event like a car accident or an act of violence.
Mara T Thorsen
My clinical experience includes specialties working with high-risk children /adolescents and adults and with severely abused, neglected, and traumatized youth.
Searching for a psychotherapist can be difficult. My practice is focused on providing an empathic, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapeutic approach. I provide a warm collaborative environment respecting each person's unique history, culture, struggles, strengths, and goals. Like many people, you may feel stuck in your life and may be encountering repeated difficulties. When left untreated, anxiety, difficulties managing feelings, relationship issues, depressions, and inhibitions can significantly impact one's life. I focus on working together to help promote your growth, expand your capacity to think and feel, and learn new and more adaptive ways of coping with your life challenges.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
I have extensive experience working with children /teens and their families dealing with mood disorders, school and family issues, developmental delays, drug use, or transitions in their lives.
I believe that the most effective and lasting changes take place with a strong and supportive client-therapist relationship. I strive to create a comfortable and safe space where my clients can look inward and find their greatest strengths in order to overcome underlying causes and unhealthy patterns that have potentially held them back in the past. Although treatment is not one size fits all, empathy and acceptance are key elements in allowing you to start making positive changes. My goal is to help you take the steps necessary to have the life that you want.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA Ed, MAPsych, LPCC
My approach to children and parental guidance is rooted in play therapy training as a child development specialist with vast experience as an educator classroom teacher and School Principal), artist, writer, and psychotherapist.
I provide supportive, creative and caring Psychotherapy for children , adolescents, and adults - couples, families, individuals. STUDIO ART EXPERIENCE for individuals and groups takes place in my Venice Studio. I offer many comfortable treatment modalities for my patients besides traditional talk or play therapy in my office setting. Additionally, I have FOOD FOR THOUGHT cooking therapy groups in my "greenhouse kitchen", and use Animal Assisted Therapy with my Pet Partner Therapy Dogs in my office. My devoted practice and practical guidance are in a warm office setting with a "family therapy" kitchen, play therapy room and AAT dogs.
Cornacchio also specializes in telehealth for children , delivering treatment via secure videoconferencing.
Dr. Cornacchio is a clinical psychologist specializing in assessing & treating childhood mental health problems. She has particular expertise in treating childhood anxiety and behavioral disorders. Dr. Cornacchio delivers treatment that is high quality and science-backed. She is a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist, the gold standard treatment for early childhood behavior problems (e.g., ODD). Dr. Cornacchio has a particular expertise in the treatment of childhood selective mutism and OCD, two disorders lacking available expert care.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Hi there! I'm Alison and I specialize in working with children as young as 4 years old! I am a nature enthusiast, a native upstate New Yorker, a musician, and a devoted dog mom to my pup, Doug. As an Associate Marriage & Family (136606) Trauma Therapist, and certified Mindfulness Skills Instructor, I'm passionate about helping children and adults overcome emotional difficulties and build healthy coping skills. I'm committed to providing a safe, nurturing space for my clients aged 4 and up to talk about their feelings and learn practical calming tools for stressors at home, with friends, and in the classroom.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Navigating life’s challenges is no easy pursuit, especially without support. Therapy is a safe and comfortable space in which you and your child can receive that support. I aim to help your child hone a strong sense of self and surmount internal stumbling blocks, as well as equip you with tools to better understand your child ’s unique needs.
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Thanks so much for stopping by! Maybe you’re a new or expectant parent who is struggling? Or perhaps you’d like to get support for your child who is having a hard time? I support children and adults in managing overwhelming thoughts and feelings, difficult parent- child relationships, difficult births, traumatic events, etc., in finding relief.
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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.