Child Therapists in Menlo Park, CA

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Timothy J Weidner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
The Bay Area provides a very unique set of challenges for children and families to navigate. As a clinician with over 15 years of direct private practice work I feel uniquely qualified to help adolescents and their families work through these issues. I take a holistic and comprehensive approach to each individual and their family and form a compassionate relationship focused on measurable progress and change.
(628) 232-3556 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Lyndsey Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Stressful encounters, complex life experience, academic stressors and more, can often cause college students, teens, and children to struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, inadequacy, body image issues, and negative self-talk. In my career as a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have had the opportunity to work closely with clients struggling with these kinds of challenges both at school and at home. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients thrive and flourish by equipping them with the tools and guidance they need to navigate daily stressors, grow their self care, and improve coping skills.
(650) 249-7194 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Melissa Beacham Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a former research manager at the Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children and Youth.
I am particularly effective in working with bright and highly sensitive teens. During this pandemic, I believe that our most perceptive, sensitive adolescents are having the biggest mental health challenges with not seeing friends, family, and teachers on a more regular basis. I have extensive experience as a School Counselor in both private and public schools in the SF Bay Area. I also have designed and taught Social and Emotional Learning at several private schools. My ideal client is a teen facing the obstacles of anxiety, depression, learning challenges or social skills challenges at school or home.
(650) 297-6607 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Tom Hall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Once-upon-a-time none of us were parents and we didn't think much about how difficult that role could be. Fast forward to today and here you are searching for help with your child . Addictive technologies, teaching self-discipline, developing strategies for coping with change are challenging. Teaching life skills, and helping parents be more effective is what I've been doing since 1991. I'm what you might call a generalist in that I work with boys and girls of all ages and relate as easily to a six-year-old as to a sixteen-year-old.
(650) 257-9134 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Nancy J Witt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Clients with questions or concerns about their children frequently bring them to me because I have 30+ years of experience with children and have observed and worked with literally hundreds of them (especially birth to 6).
Are you experiencing a crisis? Anxious? Having problems sleeping? Not sure what to do but know something needs to be done and quick? I would like to help you feel better. Almost twenty years in private practice have provided me with a wide range of experience in stabilizing crises and developing treatment plans to meet your goals. Typically, I draw from psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories and work primarily with adults and adolescents. It is of the utmost importance to me to offer an emotionally safe space, where you can know with certainty that you can be yourself without fear of judgment.
(650) 557-4895 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Susan Light
Psychologist
Verified
For over 25 years I have worked with children , teens, parents, individual adults and couples facing a wide variety of issues and concerns. As I listen carefully to my clients and their challenges and goals, I choose the therapeutic modalities that best suit each individual and their needs. Whether working with a child in play therapy or teens and adults, I focus on personal strengths as well as struggles. People have described me as active, engaged, perceptive and caring. It is a privilege to accompany and assist people in the important process of discovery, healing, change and growth.
(650) 209-7653 
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Nancy Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
I am a child , family and teen specialist with expertise treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, and issues related to divorce.
You are worried about your children and teenagers and wish they would listen to you and talk with you. You want a peaceful and happy home. I can help! I believe in a team approach where parents are partners in the process of helping to make the family a happier and better place to grow. I respect kids and teens as they express their thoughts and feelings. My ultimate goal is for each member of the family to feel seen, heard and understood as we work together to solve issues and improve relationships.
(650) 830-5427 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Sarah Rubin, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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 
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Menlo Park, CA 94028
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Natalie Poursohrab Wager
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
I am a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. If there are learning, cognitive, social, and/or behavioral challenges, then a comprehensive evaluation will provide you with answers to why and recommendations on how to succeed. I have experience evaluating children as young as one for developmental differences to young adults who are pursuing higher education. My passion is to help students of all ages have successful outcomes despite learning differences, behavioral challenges, executive functioning difficulties, attentional problems, giftedness, and/or psychological barriers.
(650) 681-2898 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Sheryl Pliskin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
The Irlen Method provides a unique service for some children and adults identified with reading and learning difficulties, low motivation, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), discipline problems, headaches and migraines, autism, and traumatic brain injury.
Sheryl is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is dedicated to helping adults, adolescents and families recover from trauma, loss and thrive while coping with chronic medical conditions. Trained in transpersonal psychology, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR, she uses a holistic approach and is skilled in individualizing the care she offers. Serving in local nonprofit agencies and private practice, Sheryl has offered extensive support to foster and adoptive families and to individuals ready to deepen their personal relationships. Sheryl is able to help individuals reduce anxiety, improve their mood, restore hope, and reconnect with their community.
(650) 779-5758 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Gabriela Breton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a yoga teacher and an adjunct professor at CIIS teaching Child and Youth Psychotherapy.
I have a warm and compassionate approach focusing on the present moment. I support teens, pre teens, parents, families, individuals and couples deal with their challenges in a safe and supportive environment. I am experienced in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions to name a few. I have extensive training in DBT, CBT, Mindfulness,EMDR and Somatic therapy. I am also fluent in Spanish and through my life lived in four different countries, therefore, enjoy working with a population with diverce cultural background.
(415) 630-6063 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Richard D Abbey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
What do I do if my child can focus on interesting things but takes 3 hours to do 30 minutes of homework? What if my child doesn't seem to be doing as well as I thought they would in school, can something be done? How do I stop feeling so down and blue, or anxious? What if I had a concussion and I am not getting better, but the doctor told me to just rest and do nothing, are there ways for me to improve my condition? Do I have the early signs of dementia? what can be done if I do? My child went to college and failed, is there hope for them to get better? I provide solutions to these questions and more!
(650) 353-9221 
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Menlo Park, CA 94027
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Daniel Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in working with children , teens and individuals on the autism spectrum. My approach is built on the notion each person has the natural inclination for personal growth and change. My role as the therapist is to provide empathy, guidance, and unconditional positive regard while being genuine and honest in the therapeutic relationship.
(650) 435-4623 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Wendy Lair
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Are you looking for a therapist who is warm and engaging, flexible and practical? I believe that developing a strong working relationship between therapist and client is the basis for growth and change. I listen to your needs first, and will work collaboratively to identify and work toward your goals. My specialties: Helping young children and their families understand development, work through challenging behaviors, anxiety, depression, anger and other mood concerns. Supporting adolescents as they strive for independence and maturity. Managing parenting stress for individuals and couples. Healing from trauma.
(650) 683-8436 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Rebecca Cordero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have been working with children , teens and adults for almost 20 years in private practice. Prior to that, I worked in schools and at counseling agencies. I see clients of all ages using a combined approach of Cognitive Behavior and Psychodynamic therapies. However, I recognize that one size does not fit all when it comes to therapy, so I tailor my approach to the individual needs of each client.
(833) 669-0382 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Meghan Eileen Howe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hello! I am a LCSW passionate about working with individuals and families struggling with severe mood and anxiety. As you can see from my picture I have a compassionate yet light-hearted spirit that connects well with kids of all ages. For 11 years, I worked in the Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program at Stanford creating and modifying therapeutic treatment modalities for children and families. For this reason, I am best suited for clients with mood or anxiety disorders, behavioral difficulties, & suicidal tendencies. I see the most success when I am permitted to work with the client and the family simultaneously.
(650) 489-7742 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Maria Mercedes Giron-Cerna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
With thirty years experience as a bilingual/bicultural therapist in many areas of psychology, I am qualified to work with families, couples and individuals across a wide spectrum. I specialize in children and teens with conduct disorders. I specialize in 0-5 failure to thrive (RAD) and with Hospice work, emphasizing cultural differences (Hispanic). I also work with children and teens with developmental disorders that include Asperger's syndrome and mild Autism. I have long experience in Shamanic Healing (Native American and Hispanic). Further experience is with the LGT community. I also work with addiction, depression and OCD as well as Bipolar Disorders.
(628) 227-6380 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Katherine Peterson
Licensed Educational Psychologist, PhD, LEP
Verified
For parents, when your child is struggling - academically, socially, or emotionally - having a partner can make all the difference. Families seek out my services to diagnose learning differences and ADHD and to design and implement successful interventions. I help families achieve understanding and confidence related to their child 's education.
(650) 600-7817 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Laura Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The burning question: "Should I be concerned by my child 's behavior, lack of communication, or new friends... or is this just a phase"? There are many variables as to why children /adolescents begin acting differently and sometimes this is just a natural progression in your child becoming their own individual. However, other times these are warning signs that something problematic is involved and you are correct to be concerned.
(650) 209-7632 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Bruce S Linenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work well with adults and couples, and issues regarding children .
I'm a Psychologist with an Integrative perspective, comfortable working with a variety of types of people and problems from a variety of perspectives. It is as important to be able to work towards change in the present, as it is to revisit and understand how one's developmental history may be influencing present issues or repeating patterns. I have found truths in many theoretical approaches, and as much from studies outside of Psychology as within it.
(650) 681-4340 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Menlo Park, 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 Menlo Park 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.