Child Therapists in Mission Viejo, CA

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Jennifer Morris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am an EMDR Certified therapist and Consultant in Training. My passion is to work with children , teenagers and adults who have experienced trauma and abuse and who are suffering from anxiety, anger, depression or other symptoms of PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.
(949) 379-2748 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Deeann Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
One of my specialties is working with children and teens.
My goal as a therapist is to help you feel better as quickly as possible. I have years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, marital difficulties, and problems with children /adolescents. Also, I have a strong background in Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Please give me a call--I am here to help.
(949) 439-3880 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Ray of Sunshine Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
It is often said, " children are the future." Then, let's work together to provide your child /adolescent support and guidance they need. Children /adolescents are going through many changes: physically, emotionally, and cognitively, and sometimes tough times come up. Do you find yourself asking, “Is my child sad?” “Is my child okay?” “I don’t know how to help my child ?” or “As a family, we need help” It is okay to ask these questions and I am here to help. I am a passionate clinician that wants to help you, help your child /adolescent be prepared for the future.
(949) 301-8044 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Christine Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children , adolescents, and their families; specifically children with emotional and behavioral problems. I bring to my practice expertise in the fields of foster care, attachment, grief and loss, adoption, trauma and parenting. I have 20 years of experience in working with traumatized youth in a variety of setting such as Level 12 and 14 residential, hospitals, schools and outpatient settings. I believe that what kids need most is to heal within their families, and although will work with the child individually believe that family sessions are crucial is building attachments and healing past trauma.
(949) 536-9832 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Marjan Kalhori Khanjan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
As children we always envision our future to be grand and perfect but the reality is life doesn't always turn out the way we planned.
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges; have you lost your way and have no idea how to steer back; do you feel like you've let yourself or others down; are you suffocating from anxiety; has grief left your heart shattered; do you want a more meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself and your loved ones; do you feel like no one understands and you're all alone; are you having difficulty navigating parenthood; do you have a child who challenges you and you feel defeated; do you feel stressed because of your job, school, or marriage; have you given up on yourself; have you lost your all joy?
(949) 518-0581 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Flavia Crovetto Hartley
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
My training and experience have been working with children , teens, young adults and parents who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression and attachment-based difficulties.
Thank you for visiting my page. First of all, I want to acknowledge how brave you are for being here, seeking help. I am glad you’re here. I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. I am passionate about helping my clients heal and become their most authentic selves by providing them with sensitive, trauma-informed care. I approach each client with empathy, self-awareness and cultural humility, as I believe they are the experts of their own lives and my role is to guide them in discovering their ability to heal past wounds and reach deep fulfillment.
(949) 979-4281 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Julie Wilnier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have been in private practice in since 2006, providing assessment and therapeutic services to children , adolescents, and adults of Orange County. Is someone in your family… Easily distracted? Restless? Struggling with academics? Losing concentration? Struggling to follow through with tasks? Falling behind at school or work? Having difficulty listening? Struggling with appropriate behavior? Experiencing test/school anxiety? Complaining of boredom? Experiencing emotional conflicts? Or struggling with peer/family issues? Let me help you get to the bottom of the issue, not just label it. I offer comprehensive psychological services to meet your needs.
(949) 391-4791 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Liza Abby Gant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
But of course have extensive background with individuals including children and youth.
If you are seeking personal healing, restored relationships, and practical tools for growth I would love the opportunity to be part of your journey. By developing an authentic, collaborative relationship with you, I want to help you break free from the bonds of the past to live life to the fullest in the present and reach your fullest potential in the future. I primarily work from the lens of attachment theory, EMDR and cognitive behavioral in a systems base. Additionally, my work with you can be built up on a Biblical foundation to strengthen who you are.
(949) 478-0383 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Kate Baxter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Are you worried about your child , tween or teen? I specialize with these ages and have experience in issues that your child may be facing: anxiety, anger management, struggles with peers, effects of divorce, behavioral issues, school functioning, depression etc. I work with my clients as individuals to better understand themselves and build skills to improve functioning in their environment more constructively. I work within their reality to use real life examples that make sense to them and therefore applicable to their lives. Role-play, reenactments, visual aids, play therapy constructs, puppets, art etc. are examples utilized with younger ages.
(949) 229-8027 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Debbi Orr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 30 years experience working with children and families.
Are your children having difficulties at home or school? Problems with friends? Outbursts? You don't need to continue the struggle! I am a Registered Play Therapist who utilizes play therapy techniques to help children work through behavior issues and trauma. I have a passion for helping families re-establish and maintain equilibrium for a peaceful home environment.
(949) 536-9546 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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MissionViejo/Ladera_Therapy (Individual & Family)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC
Verified
Other services include: I work with children and teens struggling with life transitions (COVID); Couple and individual therapy available to provide advise and a safe place to figure things out.
I am available by Zoom AND in person in my Mission Viejo office (very safe - social distancing). I specialize in all relationship challenges (30+ years active practice in field). If one or both partners are "leaning out" you might consider starting with 'Discernment Counseling' - this is an extended time session (80 minutes or more) to assist in decision-making both together and individually. I am versed in legal issues related to co-parenting, divorce and/or mandated counseling. I welcome high-conflict family relationship issues (for example, infidelity, addictions, extended family conflict, mental health challenges, etc.
(949) 649-4509 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Leah Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
I specialize in parent/ child conflicts, teens with overt behaviors, troubled teens, teens struggling with the transition of life, coaching and self-actualization, stress management, gay and lesbian issues, interpersonal relationships, divorce recovery.
I am extremely good at working with teens, MFT interns who are looking to do some interpersonal work while gaining their 3000 hrs., blended families, divorce Recovery, Drug and Alcohol abuse/use, Gay and Lesbian, grief and loss, as well as Parent/ Child Conflicts. I enjoy working with the above clients as well as receiving the internal benefits of watching my clients grow. I receive a "natural high" by working with and helping clients find their true selves. I believe the work I do help my clients enrich their personal and relational growth s well as enhance their emotional healing.
(714) 881-1565 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Dr. Patricia Gisbert
Psychologist, MS, PsyD
Verified
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR THERAPY. I love working with children , teens, and young adults. I provide evidence-based treatment for diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, etc. and also provide parent-coaching for children /teens with behavioral difficulties. My main goals in therapy are to better the quality of life of the client and their family, and to prevent future difficulties. My goals in testing are to get an accurate diagnosis and give beneficial recommendations. I work with the client, their family, and whomever else (e.g. school district, pediatrician, psychiatrist), in order to reach these goals.
(714) 710-1491 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Lisa Phillips
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Time to make a change? I am here to help. I practice Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on teaching coping skills and solving problems, and has been demonstrated by research to be highly effective in producing results. My specialties are anxiety, OCD, and depression, but I have experience successfully treating most problems. In addition to teaching how to resolve and manage problems, I focus on improving overall quality of life by increasing happiness and meaningfulness. I work with all ages - children , adolescents, adults, and families. I love my work and I am very dedicated to seeing my clients improve!
(949) 441-5958 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92675
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Linda Cleveland-O'Keefe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Are you having trouble managing your child 's behavior? If so I will use Parent Child Interaction therapy to provide a relationship "tool kit".
Do you wonder what stops you from having a more fulfilling life and more satisfying relationships? You can change your life and relationships to what you want them to be. I use evidence based (research validated) methods of psychotherapy to help you identify what you want out of life and make the changes necessary to create that life. I will help you uncover your strengths and use them to live a more authentic and joyful life. I specialize in using Parent Child Interaction, Cognitive Behavioral , Attachment, Mindfulness, Family Systems and Functional Family Therapies, dependent on your needs.
(949) 436-6916 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Sara Sutton
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
I specialize in providing services to very young children .
Regardless of one's age, there are times when outside support and assistance can be instrumental in overcoming life's struggles and/or in helping one to achieve their highest potential. I have over 20 years of counseling experience in schools serving students across all grade levels. I am also certificated in Play Therapy. While I provide therapy services to individuals of all ages, I have particular interest and skill in working with young people aged 2 through 18.
(858) 386-4203 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Discover Counseling Center, Inc.
LMFT
Verified
At Discover Counseling Center, we believe emotional and relational healing is a multi-step process. Our goal is to help individuals, couples and children find healing through self discovery, to find healthy ways to express thoughts and feelings, and to learn how to communicate to gain understanding and compromise. We not only guide our clients though this emotional exploration, but will also provide tools to help achieve measurable improvements in your life. Cristine MacDuffee-Rainer works with Children /Teens/Young Adults and Danielle works with Adults.
(714) 909-2528 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Ryan M. Watanabe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you concerned about your teenager's excessive stress, argumentative behavior at home, or declining grades? Adolescence is a stressful period as the developmental changes that occur during this time affect almost every area of a teenager's functioning (e.g. relationships with others, risk-taking behavior, sense of identity). However, these changes often lead to great distress on the teenager and their families. Psychotherapy can be a great tool for your child to work through his or her conflicts as they make the difficult transition into adulthood.
(949) 297-6072 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Mary C Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have special training in Parent- Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
I have been working with individuals and families for over 20 years. I love helping individuals and families feel more competent and happy. Whether it is an issue with your preschooler or communication problems with your teenager, I can help find a solution that everyone can live with.
(949) 485-4563 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92675
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Nadine Katibloo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have been working with children and their families for over 20 years, licensed eight years. I enjoy working with children of all ages; that is children ages 6-18 and anyone else who has had difficulty in their childhoods and is having trouble in their relationships today and anyone else which insurance refers. Basically You talk, I listen, Insurance pays ( well most of the time they do!!) I have a GREAT sense of humor and use it often. I AM NOT TAKING ANY NEW CLIENT AT THIS TIME
(949) 242-9741 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92690
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Mission Viejo, 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 Mission Viejo 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.