Child Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Ivette Somoza Arroyo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90015  (Online Only)
I bring fourteen years of expertise working with children, adolescents and their families in areas such as generational conflict, parenting challenges, blended families, acculturation, difficulties with infertility, anxiety and depression.
Many people are hurting in their day- to- day life. Sometimes the hurt is a personal one like depression, anxiety, poor self- esteem, grief and loss and other times it is a relational challenge within marriage, with children or teens and or with family or friends. Healing is possible though often times not easy to know where to start. I am here to help you take the first steps on your personal healing journey and guide you to navigate the process throughout. Don't let unspoken fears hold you back from getting help. You can thrive and not just survive but it all starts with the first step.
I bring fourteen years of expertise working with children, adolescents and their families in areas such as generational conflict, parenting challenges, blended families, acculturation, difficulties with infertility, anxiety and depression.
Many people are hurting in their day- to- day life. Sometimes the hurt is a personal one like depression, anxiety, poor self- esteem, grief and loss and other times it is a relational challenge within marriage, with children or teens and or with family or friends. Healing is possible though often times not easy to know where to start. I am here to help you take the first steps on your personal healing journey and guide you to navigate the process throughout. Don't let unspoken fears hold you back from getting help. You can thrive and not just survive but it all starts with the first step.
(213) 863-0621 View (213) 863-0621
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Buffy Schroller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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.
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.
(818) 946-0526 View (818) 946-0526
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Becky (Mary Rebecca) Schomaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, IFECMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
I specialize in treating anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, and behavioral problems. When overwhelming experiences leave their mark, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Memories, fears, distress, and anger take over and damage our relationships. Parenting becomes fraught with tension. Children lose control, resulting in tantrums and behavior problems. By understanding the root of your distress, I can help you or your family find new ways to cope.
I specialize in treating anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, and behavioral problems. When overwhelming experiences leave their mark, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Memories, fears, distress, and anger take over and damage our relationships. Parenting becomes fraught with tension. Children lose control, resulting in tantrums and behavior problems. By understanding the root of your distress, I can help you or your family find new ways to cope.
(510) 867-3483 View (510) 867-3483
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Maricsa S Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90047
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist eager to collaborate with other mental health professionals to provide comprehensive and holistic treatment to clients struggling with pervasive disorders. I have extensive experience working with adults and Transitional Age Youth. I currently work with children in the age group 0-15 with their families. I have demonstrated skills in creating and implementing effective and individualized treatment plans and over 6 years of experience with Department of Mental Health standards and paperwork. In addition, I have foundational coursework and training in Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist eager to collaborate with other mental health professionals to provide comprehensive and holistic treatment to clients struggling with pervasive disorders. I have extensive experience working with adults and Transitional Age Youth. I currently work with children in the age group 0-15 with their families. I have demonstrated skills in creating and implementing effective and individualized treatment plans and over 6 years of experience with Department of Mental Health standards and paperwork. In addition, I have foundational coursework and training in Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
(310) 945-2227 View (310) 945-2227
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Luis Arcos
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I have worked in various settings within the mental health field, including an outpatient mental health facility for children and several elementary schools.
Are your problems consuming your life? Do you find it difficult to acknowledge your strengths and make the most of them? Therapy could be the solution. We will work on finding solutions and creating plans for change. Together, we will identify your strengths and how those strengths can help you to make positive changes. I use a cognitive behavioral model along with a strengths-based approach. I work from the premise that a strong therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of effective therapy. We will work as a team to create and achieve goals that improve your quality of life.
I have worked in various settings within the mental health field, including an outpatient mental health facility for children and several elementary schools.
Are your problems consuming your life? Do you find it difficult to acknowledge your strengths and make the most of them? Therapy could be the solution. We will work on finding solutions and creating plans for change. Together, we will identify your strengths and how those strengths can help you to make positive changes. I use a cognitive behavioral model along with a strengths-based approach. I work from the premise that a strong therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of effective therapy. We will work as a team to create and achieve goals that improve your quality of life.
(562) 850-1635 View (562) 850-1635
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Danielle Cornacchio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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.
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.
(661) 338-5710 View (661) 338-5710
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Manuel Mercado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90031
I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, children, and families contending with severe emotional disturbances, trauma, dual diagnosis, separation, abandonment, loss, victimization through local sex-trafficking, depression, anxiety etc.
Personal growth, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, issues surrounding sexual orientation or gender identification, life transitions or everyday life impediments are my primary focus for treatment. I draw upon your own personal strengths, talents, and desires to identify the options you have to move past the challenges you've identified and create alternative outcomes. Whatever the need, growth is a process that is worked on collaboratively in treatment. When the challenge exists between you and a loved one, treatment highlights the development of clear, honest, and respectful communication so that all parties may gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the person next to them.
I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, children, and families contending with severe emotional disturbances, trauma, dual diagnosis, separation, abandonment, loss, victimization through local sex-trafficking, depression, anxiety etc.
Personal growth, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, issues surrounding sexual orientation or gender identification, life transitions or everyday life impediments are my primary focus for treatment. I draw upon your own personal strengths, talents, and desires to identify the options you have to move past the challenges you've identified and create alternative outcomes. Whatever the need, growth is a process that is worked on collaboratively in treatment. When the challenge exists between you and a loved one, treatment highlights the development of clear, honest, and respectful communication so that all parties may gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the person next to them.
(626) 325-0107 View (626) 325-0107
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Kevin Gruenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I work with adults, children, and families.
In life, relationships matter most. Connected relationships expand one's capacity for growth, self understanding and ability to form meaningful bonds. My work focuses on building relationships that deepen my patients sense of vitality, as well as their ability to see themselves and others more clearly. I will help forge new possibilities, and amplify courage and grit.
I work with adults, children, and families.
In life, relationships matter most. Connected relationships expand one's capacity for growth, self understanding and ability to form meaningful bonds. My work focuses on building relationships that deepen my patients sense of vitality, as well as their ability to see themselves and others more clearly. I will help forge new possibilities, and amplify courage and grit.
(424) 377-8403 View (424) 377-8403
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Anna Kosoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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.
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.
(323) 987-4584 View (323) 987-4584
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Keren Garcia-Arteaga
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90041
I have provided services to children, teens, families, and individuals facing a broad range of behavioral and mental health challenges that profoundly impact their ability to thrive.
I believe that relationships are not just a source of our deepest pain, but also the catalyst for transformation and healing. Using cultural humility and compassionate attunement, I foster a nurturing space where you can explore your inner struggles, share your story, and discover your authentic self. As a companion on your journey towards healing, I will use a therapeutic approach that honors the intersecting parts of your being by bringing awareness to mind, body, spirit, and cultural identity.
I have provided services to children, teens, families, and individuals facing a broad range of behavioral and mental health challenges that profoundly impact their ability to thrive.
I believe that relationships are not just a source of our deepest pain, but also the catalyst for transformation and healing. Using cultural humility and compassionate attunement, I foster a nurturing space where you can explore your inner struggles, share your story, and discover your authentic self. As a companion on your journey towards healing, I will use a therapeutic approach that honors the intersecting parts of your being by bringing awareness to mind, body, spirit, and cultural identity.
(213) 682-2713 View (213) 682-2713
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Karena Lee Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Do you struggle with your child’s BIG emotions that impact your ability to go anywhere? Do you feel exhausted by having to say ‘no’ to your little one on repeat? Do you wish that your relationship with your young child could be better? You’re not alone. Now more than ever, parents are feeling overwhelmed about how to make it through the early childhood years. We believe that there’s a way to build a better parent-child relationship. We’re here to offer evidence-based therapy services to help parents and their children thrive.
Do you struggle with your child’s BIG emotions that impact your ability to go anywhere? Do you feel exhausted by having to say ‘no’ to your little one on repeat? Do you wish that your relationship with your young child could be better? You’re not alone. Now more than ever, parents are feeling overwhelmed about how to make it through the early childhood years. We believe that there’s a way to build a better parent-child relationship. We’re here to offer evidence-based therapy services to help parents and their children thrive.
(310) 356-0450 View (310) 356-0450
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Leah J. Pressman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
In addition to private practice, I worked as an attending psychologist at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program (2002 - 2015) and the UCLA Adult Eating Disorder Program (2008 - 2015).
My practice welcomes adults and adolescents facing concerns such as managing stress, dealing with loss and trauma, improving relationships, loneliness, eating and body-image issues, self-esteem, anxiety, sadness and depression. My approach to therapy emphasizes the development of a mutually respectful helping bond and integrates attachment, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspectives. I will work to help you more effectively manage distress and maximize growth and joy.
In addition to private practice, I worked as an attending psychologist at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program (2002 - 2015) and the UCLA Adult Eating Disorder Program (2008 - 2015).
My practice welcomes adults and adolescents facing concerns such as managing stress, dealing with loss and trauma, improving relationships, loneliness, eating and body-image issues, self-esteem, anxiety, sadness and depression. My approach to therapy emphasizes the development of a mutually respectful helping bond and integrates attachment, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspectives. I will work to help you more effectively manage distress and maximize growth and joy.
(310) 421-4102 View (310) 421-4102
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Wonder Well Therapy - Sunny Cho
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, IFECMHS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Yes, parenting feels hard, because it is hard. You are probably here because of your concerns for your child’s intense emotions and behaviors. It may be the tantrums that never seem to stop, or the biting and the hitting that feel too intense. It may be the rising anxiety and worries that your child is struggling with. Perhaps you feel depleted and lost from sifting through strategy after strategy while struggling to balance family life, relationships, work, and day-to-day chores. Has it been challenging for you to simply enjoy your child because you feel consumed by guilt, frustration, and worry as a parent? You are not alone.
Yes, parenting feels hard, because it is hard. You are probably here because of your concerns for your child’s intense emotions and behaviors. It may be the tantrums that never seem to stop, or the biting and the hitting that feel too intense. It may be the rising anxiety and worries that your child is struggling with. Perhaps you feel depleted and lost from sifting through strategy after strategy while struggling to balance family life, relationships, work, and day-to-day chores. Has it been challenging for you to simply enjoy your child because you feel consumed by guilt, frustration, and worry as a parent? You are not alone.
(323) 849-3035 View (323) 849-3035
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Frances Barry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Parenting is the most important but toughest job on the planet. But parenting is really hard when your child is struggling. It's so painful to see how fear, anger, sadness can take hold of your child. Big emotions turn a simple activity or transition into an overwhelming event. You walk on eggshells to prevent a blow up. Coaxing your child to participate in life is exhausting. You’ve talked gently with your child, encouraged them, tried consequences and rewards. But it’s difficult for your child to verbalize their feelings or they push you away. You feel stuck. You worry how this behavior will impact their future.
Parenting is the most important but toughest job on the planet. But parenting is really hard when your child is struggling. It's so painful to see how fear, anger, sadness can take hold of your child. Big emotions turn a simple activity or transition into an overwhelming event. You walk on eggshells to prevent a blow up. Coaxing your child to participate in life is exhausting. You’ve talked gently with your child, encouraged them, tried consequences and rewards. But it’s difficult for your child to verbalize their feelings or they push you away. You feel stuck. You worry how this behavior will impact their future.
(424) 251-8095 View (424) 251-8095
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Diana M Georger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Waitlist for new clients
My work in therapeutic classrooms for children who have autism and other unique needs increased my interest in primitive states of mind.
I provide therapy to patients of all ages suffering with anxiety and depression. I help patients going through life transitions. Within a trusting therapeutic relationship, the exploration of dreams and unconscious drives proves effective for a deeper understanding of challenges and blocks. Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Play Therapy, Sand Tray and Art are theories that are core to my approach.
My work in therapeutic classrooms for children who have autism and other unique needs increased my interest in primitive states of mind.
I provide therapy to patients of all ages suffering with anxiety and depression. I help patients going through life transitions. Within a trusting therapeutic relationship, the exploration of dreams and unconscious drives proves effective for a deeper understanding of challenges and blocks. Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Play Therapy, Sand Tray and Art are theories that are core to my approach.
(424) 343-1046 View (424) 343-1046
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Illuminate Child & Adolescent Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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 post-COVID lifestyle might be causing ongoing 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.
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 post-COVID lifestyle might be causing ongoing 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.
(424) 407-8929 View (424) 407-8929
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Maggie Sennish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Guided into self understanding in a safe, illuminating therapeutic relationship- children with losses & mood issues, teens in crisis due to world & family events or social anxiety, and adults & couples struggling in relationship, parenting, and prior family of origin conditioning- gain healthier coping skills and capacity for a more generative life.
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 20 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, I have a deep understanding of developmental life stages, mood disorders, the effects of trauma, and the ways to psychological growth. I accompany each client in identifying painful issues and in creating a more generative life in an environment of curiosity, respect, and hope. In the interest of offering best care, I am committed to regular consultation and training with other professionals.
Guided into self understanding in a safe, illuminating therapeutic relationship- children with losses & mood issues, teens in crisis due to world & family events or social anxiety, and adults & couples struggling in relationship, parenting, and prior family of origin conditioning- gain healthier coping skills and capacity for a more generative life.
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 20 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, I have a deep understanding of developmental life stages, mood disorders, the effects of trauma, and the ways to psychological growth. I accompany each client in identifying painful issues and in creating a more generative life in an environment of curiosity, respect, and hope. In the interest of offering best care, I am committed to regular consultation and training with other professionals.
(310) 776-6425 View (310) 776-6425
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Trennell Palacio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PPSC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
Is your child seeking a safe space for them to process their thoughts and emotions? I specialize with working with young children (6-12), children with disabilities who have behavioral, social emotional difficulties, and adolescents (13-17) who struggle with trauma related issues like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, and suicidal tendencies. This period of your child's life has the potential to be filled with the best memories of youth and freedom but are often weighed down by anxiety and feelings of sadness.
Is your child seeking a safe space for them to process their thoughts and emotions? I specialize with working with young children (6-12), children with disabilities who have behavioral, social emotional difficulties, and adolescents (13-17) who struggle with trauma related issues like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, and suicidal tendencies. This period of your child's life has the potential to be filled with the best memories of youth and freedom but are often weighed down by anxiety and feelings of sadness.
(310) 905-5601 View (310) 905-5601
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Douglas Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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.
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.
(818) 293-5708 View (818) 293-5708
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Karin Manger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064
As an additional area of speciality, I help families navigate IEP services for special needs children.
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for 30 years. My main area of focus is working with families and children. Initially in my career, I worked with children in residential treatment settings, who were struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. During the past 20 years I have worked primarily in the field of high conflict divorce. I deal with all aspects of divorce, including mediating custody agreements, comprehensive child custody evaluations, resolving co-parenting conflicts and helping children cope with the stress of parental conflict. I also work with families dealing with blended family issues.
As an additional area of speciality, I help families navigate IEP services for special needs children.
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for 30 years. My main area of focus is working with families and children. Initially in my career, I worked with children in residential treatment settings, who were struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. During the past 20 years I have worked primarily in the field of high conflict divorce. I deal with all aspects of divorce, including mediating custody agreements, comprehensive child custody evaluations, resolving co-parenting conflicts and helping children cope with the stress of parental conflict. I also work with families dealing with blended family issues.
(424) 543-8112 x2 View (424) 543-8112 x2

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles 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.