Child Therapists in Monterey, CA

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Marilee G. Ruebsamen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
20 years of doctoral level applied clinical experience as a Child Fam Trauma Psychologist, scientist-practitioner, professor, supervisor, researcher, providing evidence & need-based relational, trauma responsive therapy for children /adults, informed by psychological assessment.
Promoting healing & trustworthy engagement for children , youth, their families, adults who come seeking shelter, emotional safety and refuge (see abbeypsychservices.com). Even the youngest demonstrate remarkable strengths with precise, attuned, attention to their levels of awareness, given new experiences to help transform distorted cognitive appraisals of themselves, others, relationships, the world. Working together, we cultivate more accurate appraisals of internal/external experience, shift into clearer, more realistic thinking, enhanced empathy, healthier, more effective coping styles. We co-create new, hopeful, cooperative stories to replace hopeless, repetitive, "traumatic reliving" within the safety of a predictable, nurturing, skillfully maintained therapeutic environment.
(831) 275-8260 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Carolyn Kelleher, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Family life is both rewarding and challenging. Raising children is an important job and it can feel overwhelming at times. No two people parent the same way and how to blend two different life patterns and meet the needs of an individual child , while rewarding, can also feel frustrating. Having tools to navigate these challenges can help you feel confident and deepen your self-awareness. Working as a team with you and your child we will build on strengths and develop strategies for solving issues.
(831) 609-1273 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Jim Aguilar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have been working as a therapist in Southern California for eight years. I have worked with with a variety of cultures, ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses. Most of my experience has been working with the Hispanic/Latin American population. Previously I have worked with victims of violent crimes, childhood trauma and stress caused by transitions in life. Therefore I have experience working with dyads such as parent- child and couples. Also I have worked with adolescents and children .
(818) 351-1944 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Saralinda Subbiondo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have extensive experience in working with children of all ages, & their parents.
My approach is generally solution-focused, and based on the premise that it's easier to make changes based on our strengths than our deficits. My style is down-to-earth, friendly, and collaborative. There is no problem too big that we can’t resolve together in a collaborative style. I build a therapeutic relationship on mutual respect and support people in using their strengths to overcome challenges. I very much enjoy my work and consider it an honor to be invited into the lives of the people with whom I work.
(424) 404-8749 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Nefertari Rossell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
In working with children , it is necessary to work with caregivers as well.
In working as a therapist since 2008, my capacity to treat individuals includes working with children and adults. With that, I also provide specialty services for women of color as well as those who are seeking spiritually-based treatment. I typically work from a Psychodynamic theory that is relationally-based and solution-focused. The typical person coming to my office is seeking a better understanding of themselves as well as a hope of achieving short-term and long-term goals for self-betterment. I am committed to providing individualized support to each individual presenting to my office.
(831) 508-9735 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Christina Shamah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals, children , adolescence, couples and families with a practice that is inclusive of lifespan, economic, educational, gender, and cultural diversity.
Are you searching for a sense of purpose, to better understand or be understood by others? Are you looking for support in making decisions more aligned with your values? I utilize an integrative counseling style tailored to your unique needs, providing the opportunity for you to tap into your strengths. Insight gained may provide you the opportunity to manage stressors and to make self driven choices in a balanced manner. Approaching life's most difficult challenges in a confidential way may allow you to work towards your goals, providing you the opportunity to safely delve into your relationship struggles.
(831) 920-4874 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Paul Mark Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with children adolescents adults and families, in individual, play, family, couples and group psychotherapy.
We are all in the process of change, it is an unavoidable element of life. The trick is to have the willingness to look at how we wish to change, and take steps to do so. This may involve simply developing a different perspective on some struggle or other. No matter what the problem is though it takes courage, to allow another person to see our vulnerability. With that willingness there are very few problems which cannot be significantly improved or solved. Encouragement from a person who understands what we struggle with can help empower us to take action to feel better and be happier..
(831) 263-4593 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Marilee Ruebsamen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you concerned for your children in an ongoing high conflict divorce or another highly distressing situation? I consult, support, offer parent/ child coping strategies to prevent longterm effects of severe stress & trauma for children /affected others. Even the youngest can demonstrate remarkable resilience. We attend to their confusion, impaired awareness, degree of distorted cognition. Parents cultivate enhanced attunement, insight, learn to see beyond children 's distorted appraisal. We co-create more accurate thinking, safer, more healthy relationships, make space for more realistic understanding, provide predictability, constancy, enhanced trust, explore feelings, support emotional regulation, form new, hope-filled stories to replace frightening, traumatic ones.
(408) 455-7347 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Sherri White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I treat children , adolescents, and adults using a variety of techniques individualized to uniquely accommodate each client.
(831) 228-8973 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Keri Murdock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have over fifteen years experience providing therapy to children , adolescents, adults, families, and the veteran population. I enjoy working in the areas of parenting, blended families, and assisting people in redefining themselves and finding meaning after major life changes. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of each client and often utilize CBT, solution focused, behavioral, and narrative therapies in my practice.
(831) 346-1534 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Alham Rodriguez (Bilingual)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with children .
Hello and bienvenidos. I have over 11 years of experience working with children , adolescents, adults, and families. My approach to practice is tailored to the individual needs and style of each client. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. My style is authentic, attentive, warm, yet playful and humorous. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel heard and understood. I enjoy working from an integrated approach that is person-centered, mindfulness-based, and rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(831) 387-6689 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Megan Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Supporting children to develop awareness & thrive. I support children & their parents develop an understanding around what is creating and maintaining challenges; and, bring more regulation and less stress to everyday living. My work is influenced by current research on play therapy, neurobiology, attachment and the mind body connection. I am also a registered Yoga Teacher, and incorporate Eastern approaches into treatment such as yoga, meditation & sensory awareness practices.
(720) 548-2291 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Josh Short
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience providing mental health services to children , adolescents, and adults in individual therapy. It takes real courage when someone asks for help or looks for support and it’s a privilege to be able to offer my services and not a request that is ever taken lightly. When working with youth in particular, one thing I know to be true is that young people are more similar than dissimilar no matter where they come from. They all deserve to be respected and feel valued through a collaborative process where they are the leaders of their sessions.
(831) 215-5456 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Therapy Lab Monterey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Common goals include depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, insomnia, parenting, child anxiety, and self-esteem.
Therapy Lab offers individual teletherapy that's based on a plan. Visit our website (therapylab.com) to explore a menu of treatment plans based on common goals for therapy. With your input, we'll make a plan that's based on your goals, your timeline, and your budget. Our science-based plans are designed to support you in overcoming distress (anxiety, relationship problems, work stress) so you walk away with emotional health and insight. At your first session, your exceptionally qualified therapist will get to know you and pick or design a plan that’s customized to your situation.
(831) 231-1429 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Catholic Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified
Are you experiencing discomfort in your life right now? Maybe you are not feeling as healthy as your could be, or your relationship is struggling. Maybe you are fighting to get out of bed in the morning, and stay out of bed when you get home from work. It feels like you have to "put on a face" for the people around you and can never turn off. That you have a million thoughts at once and they mostly seem to be worst case scenario thinking. Maybe you are struggling as a parent seeing these things in your children .
(831) 525-0621 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Lena M Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I grew up in Southern California and received my BA from California State University, San Marcos in Sociology and Liberal Arts. I obtained my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2002 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008. I have over 20 years of experience working with children , adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a strong foundation in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.
(831) 221-9641 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Judy D Zappacosta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST-T
Verified
I have been in private practice for over 30 years helping children , families and adults. My clinical work includes a Jungian orientation to therapy, including non-verbal Sandplay Therapy for children and adults,dreamwork and somatic awareness. It is also includes extremely practical perspectives. I am accepting new referrals for children , adults, and families as they move through life transitions, trauma, depression or adjustment difficulties. I am a certified Teaching Member of Sandplay Therapists of America.
(831) 272-0255 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Grace M Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I've been a child custody mediator; and specialize as a crisis and trauma therapist.
How can I help you? Was there a crisis, or an unexpected, yet, traumatic event that has happened in your life? Maybe you're just feeling lost, tired, overwhelmed, in-shock, and just in need of some extra support. Maybe it was an ultimatum, "Either we go to therapy, or we're done..." that motivated this decision. So here you are... reading this... are you ready? As your Therapist I will listen, be supportive, and help you deal with the crisis, trauma, and stressors in your life. I provide a warm, inviting, safe, and non-judgmental space where you and your healing are my main focus.
(831) 264-0937 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Judi Lang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over thirty years of experience providing strategic therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family therapy to adults, children , adolescents and families.
(213) 319-2873 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Angelina Marquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations, such as children , adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of needs; behavioral, emotional, social, relational, and psychoeducation.
Life sometimes throws you unexpected challenges that can make you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and hopeless. If you are struggling with life challenges that are impacting your quality of life, I am here to tell you there is hope. Loss is often one of our biggest life challenges that trigger mental health issues. Grief is a natural response to loss, whether that is a loss of a relationship, job, or death of a loved one, it can also bring up thoughts and feelings of past traumas. Processing and learning about loss and grief and what to expect when grieving can help you grow and heal.
(408) 676-4044 
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Monterey, CA 93940
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Monterey, 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 Monterey 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.