Child Therapists in Pacifica, CA

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Anyella Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
MY WORK IS TO GUIDE AND SUPPORT PARENTS IN BECOMING A SECURE BASE FROM WHICH CHILDREN CAN GROW AND BECOME COMPETENT AND HAPPY HUMAN BEINGS.
I HAVE BEEN A LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, CHILD-PARENT PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIST FOR ALMOST 20 YEAR. I HAVE DEDICATED MY LIFE TO WORKING WITH FAMILIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN TO HELP PARENTS CREATE A LOVING AND HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEIR CHILDREN CAN THRIVE.
MY WORK IS TO GUIDE AND SUPPORT PARENTS IN BECOMING A SECURE BASE FROM WHICH CHILDREN CAN GROW AND BECOME COMPETENT AND HAPPY HUMAN BEINGS.
I HAVE BEEN A LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, CHILD-PARENT PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIST FOR ALMOST 20 YEAR. I HAVE DEDICATED MY LIFE TO WORKING WITH FAMILIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN TO HELP PARENTS CREATE A LOVING AND HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEIR CHILDREN CAN THRIVE.
(650) 984-1351 View (650) 984-1351
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Cassandra Majus, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacifica, CA 94044
I have a history of working in non profit agencies with children, adolescents, and families.
Life is full of transitions, whether in childhood or adulthood. They are part of life and can be positive or negative. Life will always throw something your way. I'd like to help you through these transitional periods and make the journey smooth and comfortable. Seeking treatment can be a difficult choice, but in the end is a rewarding part of life. I'm looking to support parents of young children, children/teens transitioning to new stages of life, adolescents transitioning to college, new mothers adjusting to being a parent, and women who are struggling with job/school/relationship/motherhood stressors.
I have a history of working in non profit agencies with children, adolescents, and families.
Life is full of transitions, whether in childhood or adulthood. They are part of life and can be positive or negative. Life will always throw something your way. I'd like to help you through these transitional periods and make the journey smooth and comfortable. Seeking treatment can be a difficult choice, but in the end is a rewarding part of life. I'm looking to support parents of young children, children/teens transitioning to new stages of life, adolescents transitioning to college, new mothers adjusting to being a parent, and women who are struggling with job/school/relationship/motherhood stressors.
(650) 204-8690 View (650) 204-8690
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Aliza Shelan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
I offer children, adolescents, and teens an outlet to explore the challenges of navigating peer pressures, complicated family dynamics, and the increasing pressures of transitioning into adulthood.
Teen angst? Bring it on! I work with adolescents, teens, and parents in navigating some of the most difficult years. If you are having difficulty connecting with your child, tween, or teen I will assist you with enhancing your connection while simultaneously setting boundaries as a parent. Sounds like a difficult feat? I know! But isn't it from the challenging times that we gain the most? Do you remember what it was like getting through middle school? Many of us would like to forget, however, with assistance it does not have to be so difficult for your child or for you to reach them.
I offer children, adolescents, and teens an outlet to explore the challenges of navigating peer pressures, complicated family dynamics, and the increasing pressures of transitioning into adulthood.
Teen angst? Bring it on! I work with adolescents, teens, and parents in navigating some of the most difficult years. If you are having difficulty connecting with your child, tween, or teen I will assist you with enhancing your connection while simultaneously setting boundaries as a parent. Sounds like a difficult feat? I know! But isn't it from the challenging times that we gain the most? Do you remember what it was like getting through middle school? Many of us would like to forget, however, with assistance it does not have to be so difficult for your child or for you to reach them.
(628) 400-0314 View (628) 400-0314
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Donna C Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RSP
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
I create a warm, safe and protected therapeutic environment where your child can explore, learn and grow.
For over 20 years, I have worked in urban and suburban schools before transitioning to private practice in 2020. K-5 has been my most recent focus, and have worked with middle and high school students in previous years. I have supported students with anxiety, social and behavioral challenges, mood, grief, and attention difficulties. Working collaboratively with parents we can help your child feel a sense of belonging, uncover the frustrations and worry, relieve symptoms of anxiety, and reduce the anger and behavioral challenges using a strength-based approach. I'm here to help!
I create a warm, safe and protected therapeutic environment where your child can explore, learn and grow.
For over 20 years, I have worked in urban and suburban schools before transitioning to private practice in 2020. K-5 has been my most recent focus, and have worked with middle and high school students in previous years. I have supported students with anxiety, social and behavioral challenges, mood, grief, and attention difficulties. Working collaboratively with parents we can help your child feel a sense of belonging, uncover the frustrations and worry, relieve symptoms of anxiety, and reduce the anger and behavioral challenges using a strength-based approach. I'm here to help!
(650) 376-8751 View (650) 376-8751
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Taylor Langley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
I am here to help you find some peace and calm in this storm of life. Although that sounds a bit cliche, life seems to be getting more complicated by the day- I want to support you in whatever way you or your family need. My experience is with a range of issues, ages, and cultural diversities, including working through family conflict, helping with behavior modification for your young child or learning how to connect with your teen. I also work with adults dealing with job stress, relationship issues, or those struggling to find passion and drive.
I am here to help you find some peace and calm in this storm of life. Although that sounds a bit cliche, life seems to be getting more complicated by the day- I want to support you in whatever way you or your family need. My experience is with a range of issues, ages, and cultural diversities, including working through family conflict, helping with behavior modification for your young child or learning how to connect with your teen. I also work with adults dealing with job stress, relationship issues, or those struggling to find passion and drive.
(628) 209-5303 View (628) 209-5303
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Caroline Siu Chui
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044  (Online Only)
In supporting children, teens, and adults with emotional and behavioral challenges, I utilize a combination of Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent Coaching interventions.
Are you looking for support for your child, family, or maybe you? I have experience working with children, teens, and families in Community and School-Based settings. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and who also may be experiencing a range of additional presenting concerns or diagnoses, such as ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, family or other relational challenges.
In supporting children, teens, and adults with emotional and behavioral challenges, I utilize a combination of Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent Coaching interventions.
Are you looking for support for your child, family, or maybe you? I have experience working with children, teens, and families in Community and School-Based settings. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and who also may be experiencing a range of additional presenting concerns or diagnoses, such as ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, family or other relational challenges.
(415) 941-5937 View (415) 941-5937
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Nicole Leonard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
Because of my work in the educational system, I am adept at school-based focus and attention issues, special-education advocacy, and parent & child interactions.
I am a CBT therapist who has been licensed since 2017. I have worked in the field of Psychology since 1992 and have extensive experience working with children, adults and families. I am most interested in working with children, parents, and families but I also work with individual adults.
Because of my work in the educational system, I am adept at school-based focus and attention issues, special-education advocacy, and parent & child interactions.
I am a CBT therapist who has been licensed since 2017. I have worked in the field of Psychology since 1992 and have extensive experience working with children, adults and families. I am most interested in working with children, parents, and families but I also work with individual adults.
(415) 692-4913 View (415) 692-4913
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Victoria Holley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Victoria! My focus is working with children ages 6+, adolescents, teenagers and women - specifically moms and moms of multiples. I help with a variety of issues, primarily anxiety, social anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and those struggling with finding or rediscovering identity and authenticity. I believe humans strive to be the best they can be, and are always on the path to self-actualization. You are the expert in your life, but sometimes there is a disconnect between where you are and where you want to be. I will help guide you to get there and together, we will work towards your goals.
Hi, I'm Victoria! My focus is working with children ages 6+, adolescents, teenagers and women - specifically moms and moms of multiples. I help with a variety of issues, primarily anxiety, social anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and those struggling with finding or rediscovering identity and authenticity. I believe humans strive to be the best they can be, and are always on the path to self-actualization. You are the expert in your life, but sometimes there is a disconnect between where you are and where you want to be. I will help guide you to get there and together, we will work towards your goals.
(650) 582-2740 View (650) 582-2740
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Mollie Yocum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
I have advanced training child and adolescent therapy and use this to integrate into relational space with Gottman Method Couples Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) a trauma focused therapy that allows space for shifting not only traumatic memories but longstanding negative beliefs.
Are you struggling with navigating a relationship in your life? Relational therapy, typically called couples but can include a variety of relationship types, focuses in on communication, trust, repair, and joy. Typical sessions include allowing space for identifying specific sources of discomfort and practice for how to make and sustain relational shifts. Specialized training in child psychology allows for particular support around navigating parenting challenges and understanding how to support your unique child.
I have advanced training child and adolescent therapy and use this to integrate into relational space with Gottman Method Couples Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) a trauma focused therapy that allows space for shifting not only traumatic memories but longstanding negative beliefs.
Are you struggling with navigating a relationship in your life? Relational therapy, typically called couples but can include a variety of relationship types, focuses in on communication, trust, repair, and joy. Typical sessions include allowing space for identifying specific sources of discomfort and practice for how to make and sustain relational shifts. Specialized training in child psychology allows for particular support around navigating parenting challenges and understanding how to support your unique child.
(650) 547-0943 View (650) 547-0943
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Rachel Holowicki
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MEd, EdS, LEP
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
I feel incredibly fortunate to have the ability to help children and families understand and navigate learning differences and disabilities. The special education/IEP process can be overwhelming, and I am happy to help guide you and your family to make the best decisions for your child. I truly believe every child can be successful, and it's so rewarding to help children reach their full potential. I work often with children with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have the ability to help children and families understand and navigate learning differences and disabilities. The special education/IEP process can be overwhelming, and I am happy to help guide you and your family to make the best decisions for your child. I truly believe every child can be successful, and it's so rewarding to help children reach their full potential. I work often with children with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(415) 592-7875 View (415) 592-7875
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Karrie M Stafford
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacifica, CA 94044  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years of licensed, clinical experience working with individuals, families and children. My approach is curious, reflective and skills based. I hold a nonjudgmental and authentic stance. I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. My main areas of clinical focus includes; couples and marriage counseling, supporting families with youth coping with emotional and behavioral issues and supporting individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression and/or unresolved trauma.
I have over 15 years of licensed, clinical experience working with individuals, families and children. My approach is curious, reflective and skills based. I hold a nonjudgmental and authentic stance. I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. My main areas of clinical focus includes; couples and marriage counseling, supporting families with youth coping with emotional and behavioral issues and supporting individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression and/or unresolved trauma.
(650) 689-3057 View (650) 689-3057
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Megan Cutaran
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacifica, CA 94044
In raising children and processing the many emotions that came with it, I healed my childhood wounds.
I don’t want to give you the usual pitch on what I can offer as a therapist. The truth is, there are a lot of amazing therapists out there. There are also many that might not be the right fit for you. At the end of the day, finding a strong connection with a therapist is what matters most for seeing results. So I will be as direct as possible- I connect best with clients who are curious about new perspectives and want to think deeply on how they came to be the person they are today. Those who are looking to improve themselves and their relationships tend to connect best with the way I work. If this sounds like you, please read on.
In raising children and processing the many emotions that came with it, I healed my childhood wounds.
I don’t want to give you the usual pitch on what I can offer as a therapist. The truth is, there are a lot of amazing therapists out there. There are also many that might not be the right fit for you. At the end of the day, finding a strong connection with a therapist is what matters most for seeing results. So I will be as direct as possible- I connect best with clients who are curious about new perspectives and want to think deeply on how they came to be the person they are today. Those who are looking to improve themselves and their relationships tend to connect best with the way I work. If this sounds like you, please read on.
(415) 687-4936 View (415) 687-4936
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Christopher Arrillaga
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacifica, CA 94044
I am a clinical psychologist that works with children, adolescents, and adults in both English and Spanish. I believe that compassion and insight into one's personal struggles can lead to powerful, positive changes in life. I specialize in pediatric neuropsychological testing for children and young adults regarding learning, developmental, social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. My collaborative approach to psychological testing seeks to empower parents and their child to gain a new perspective and deeper understanding of a particular child's unique strengths and individualized needs.
I am a clinical psychologist that works with children, adolescents, and adults in both English and Spanish. I believe that compassion and insight into one's personal struggles can lead to powerful, positive changes in life. I specialize in pediatric neuropsychological testing for children and young adults regarding learning, developmental, social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. My collaborative approach to psychological testing seeks to empower parents and their child to gain a new perspective and deeper understanding of a particular child's unique strengths and individualized needs.
(512) 882-1139 View (512) 882-1139
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Caroline Morton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
Therapy is a personal process and finding the right fit with the right therapist makes all the difference. In a non-judgmental, supportive and safe environment, I invite my clients to take risks and explore their challenges wholeheartedly to help understand their issues, gain awareness, overcome their obstacles, and ultimately obtain the tools to lead an empowered life. I offer one free 30-minute phone consultation. Call (650)455-2547 to determine if we are the right fit. To find out more about my professional background, visit my website at www.cmortonmft.com.
Therapy is a personal process and finding the right fit with the right therapist makes all the difference. In a non-judgmental, supportive and safe environment, I invite my clients to take risks and explore their challenges wholeheartedly to help understand their issues, gain awareness, overcome their obstacles, and ultimately obtain the tools to lead an empowered life. I offer one free 30-minute phone consultation. Call (650)455-2547 to determine if we are the right fit. To find out more about my professional background, visit my website at www.cmortonmft.com.
(650) 209-7798 View (650) 209-7798
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Rebecca Good
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacifica, CA 94044
I offer *concierge therapy services* in Palo Alto, Piedmont, and the greater Bay Area. I am committed to uniquely serving individuals and family systems to support clients in navigating their complex and fast-paced lives in a way that is expressly tailored to fit into your Bay Area lifestyle. I work dynamically with family members to address overarching goals from different perspectives. This allows me to focus on your needs from every angle possible. The result is comprehensive change on an individual and systematic level. I can meet online or in person with a flexible structure to meet your ever changing needs.
I offer *concierge therapy services* in Palo Alto, Piedmont, and the greater Bay Area. I am committed to uniquely serving individuals and family systems to support clients in navigating their complex and fast-paced lives in a way that is expressly tailored to fit into your Bay Area lifestyle. I work dynamically with family members to address overarching goals from different perspectives. This allows me to focus on your needs from every angle possible. The result is comprehensive change on an individual and systematic level. I can meet online or in person with a flexible structure to meet your ever changing needs.
(510) 775-6818 View (510) 775-6818
Lynn Gallo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 385-8010 View (650) 385-8010
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Christina Marie Balistreri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacifica, CA 94044  (Online Only)
I have worked with a wide variety of clients dealing with a range of symptoms. I enjoy working with different clients from adults to kids and individual, families, couples and groups and I believe we can all learn from each other. I enjoy offering my experiences and skills to help others better understand themselves and their relationships. I understand that life challenges, both big and small, can affect people's mood and productivity. I am caring, compassionate, understanding and a great listener. I provide a very non-judgmental and caring space for clients to explore the challenges they are faced with.
I have worked with a wide variety of clients dealing with a range of symptoms. I enjoy working with different clients from adults to kids and individual, families, couples and groups and I believe we can all learn from each other. I enjoy offering my experiences and skills to help others better understand themselves and their relationships. I understand that life challenges, both big and small, can affect people's mood and productivity. I am caring, compassionate, understanding and a great listener. I provide a very non-judgmental and caring space for clients to explore the challenges they are faced with.
(415) 855-7947 View (415) 855-7947
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Maggie B. de Vera
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacifica, CA 94044
Maggie de Vera is a respected Holistic Practitioner, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Life Coach, Trainer & Consultant in the Bay Area. Backed with over 30+ years of extensive experience, education/training and leadership, Maggie is acclaimed in her field for effective work with the most challenging cases and runs a private practice as a Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Sex Therapist, Life Coach, Speaker/Trainer, Consultant and also the Founder & President/CEO of a Non-profit Agency serving the disadvantaged & high-risk. Maggie focuses on supporting/ empowering her clients to heal and grow to create a healthy & positive life
Maggie de Vera is a respected Holistic Practitioner, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Life Coach, Trainer & Consultant in the Bay Area. Backed with over 30+ years of extensive experience, education/training and leadership, Maggie is acclaimed in her field for effective work with the most challenging cases and runs a private practice as a Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Sex Therapist, Life Coach, Speaker/Trainer, Consultant and also the Founder & President/CEO of a Non-profit Agency serving the disadvantaged & high-risk. Maggie focuses on supporting/ empowering her clients to heal and grow to create a healthy & positive life
(415) 237-2396 View (415) 237-2396
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Jeffrey Joseph Bruno
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pacifica, CA 94044
My clients seek integrative solutions to complex and distressful problems for their own or their children's thoughts, emotions, and bodily experiences. While talk-based therapies are helpful, a relational approach may not be enough to solve acute or chronic mental health challenges. Yet, anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, PTSD, or developmental-learning disabilities often respond to personalized and holistic mind-body approaches. My ideal client is looking for more than an expert to talk with about their challenges or symptoms. They are open to exploring new methods and strategies to beneficially transform their life.
My clients seek integrative solutions to complex and distressful problems for their own or their children's thoughts, emotions, and bodily experiences. While talk-based therapies are helpful, a relational approach may not be enough to solve acute or chronic mental health challenges. Yet, anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, PTSD, or developmental-learning disabilities often respond to personalized and holistic mind-body approaches. My ideal client is looking for more than an expert to talk with about their challenges or symptoms. They are open to exploring new methods and strategies to beneficially transform their life.
(650) 675-3703 View (650) 675-3703
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Fritz Bixler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacifica, CA 94044
My priority is helping you build a life beyond your wildest dreams. I am dedicated to meeting you where you’re at, and supporting you in carving out your own unique path towards healing and self-actualization. I believe everyone has the capacity to flourish, and I aim to create space for my clients to explore what wellness looks like for them. I really get intensity and emotional sensitivity, and understand the blessings and burdens that come with diverse ways of seeing the world. I am primarily a drama therapist specializing in creative play, but also provide straightforward talk therapy.
My priority is helping you build a life beyond your wildest dreams. I am dedicated to meeting you where you’re at, and supporting you in carving out your own unique path towards healing and self-actualization. I believe everyone has the capacity to flourish, and I aim to create space for my clients to explore what wellness looks like for them. I really get intensity and emotional sensitivity, and understand the blessings and burdens that come with diverse ways of seeing the world. I am primarily a drama therapist specializing in creative play, but also provide straightforward talk therapy.
(925) 966-3435 View (925) 966-3435
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Pacifica, 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 Pacifica 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.