Child Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Photo of Amy Keezer Yanagawa, Marriage & Family Therapist in Palo Alto, CA
Amy Keezer Yanagawa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with families, children and teens who are struggling with the day to day challenges of life. When one member of the family is in crises or requiring extra care it can take a toll on the whole system. I have worked with families and children with special needs for over a decade, and I understand how frustrating it can be to find the right kind of help. I'm here to offer practical solutions and support as we work together to achieve positive changes.
(707) 946-4172 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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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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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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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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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Jeff Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
It has been over 30 years of helping families, adolescents and children . There have been hundreds of family members enjoying better lives and better relationships. You can, too! Give me a call or set up an appointment and lets start figuring out the right direction and getting past the things that are in the way to help you have the best years of your life!
(650) 241-1720 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Kara Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, PhD, FAED
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist working with children , adolescents, adults and families. I have specialty training in working with anxiety, depression and eating disorders. I specialize in CBT, Family Based Treatment of eating disorders (FBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I particularly enjoy working with families and parents. I am committed to providing excellent, empirically-supported treatments as well as providing expert diagnosis and treatment planning for those looking for guidance and wellness.
(650) 297-6952 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Luisa Montaini-Klovdahl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dr Luisa has the training and experience to assist children along the entire age continuum, from young child to adolescence.
Collaborative, effective, respectful and warmth best describes Dr. Luisa's approach. Striving to support wellness, strength and calm for each client, Dr. Luisa draws on her experience, research and best practices to assist clients and families with their personal growth. The unique needs and learning style of clients guide the interventions that are mutually selected between therapist and client. Whether the need is coaching, specialty treatment and interventions or support navigating a healthy path through stressful times, Dr. Luisa will collaboratively work with clients and families to identify the treatment choices toward health.
(650) 666-0928 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ben Seider
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
When working with children /adolescents I consider developmental stage, cognitive ability, family and environment to better understand how therapeutic issues contribute to the child 's struggles.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals ( children , adolescents, and adults), couples and families. I help individuals who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, problems with relationships, and various addictions. I work from a client-centered perspective that is both integrative, collaborative, and recovery-based (i.e., incorporates client's strengths as opposed to solely focusing on negatives or pathology). As such, I am able to draw upon my expertise in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Couples and Family Therapy to flexibly design treatment to meet the specific needs of my clients.
(415) 779-7332 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Dr. Marlina Rose Selva
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
I work with foster/adopted children and their families, as well as individuals and couples seeking counseling. I help families work through difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, school adjustment, attachment, and family conflict. My passion for working with families dates back to my undergraduate training in psychology at UCLA. I have worked extensivley with children , adolescents, and parents on overcoming obstacles related to cognitive, social and emotional needs. Upon special request, I provide in-home therapy services in the Bay Area.
(650) 899-8509 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Kristene Hossepian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
As a child and adolescent psychologist with expertise in anxiety, depression, eating disorders, parent management training, and stress, I've received extensive training in several evidence-based interventions.
Building strong relationships with clients is one of the unique privileges of this work. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal challenges, life stressors, and issues related to athlete mental health. With every client, I attempt to identify an effective way to discuss stressors that is both non-threatening and developmentally appropriate. I am committed to implementing tailored, evidence-based interventions, to affect meaningful change. In creating a collaborative environment characterized by genuineness and authenticity, I hope to empower clients to achieve their goals.
(650) 747-6351 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Gabriela S Buendia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have more than 10 years experience working with children 0-5 working and their parents on issues such as attachment, life/changes, and emotional regulation.
My focus and goal as a clinician is to create a warm, safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their personal issues and find meaning and purpose in their lives. I specialize in working with young children , parents, couples and individual clients going through significant life transitions. It is in the therapist/client relationship where my clients can begin to explore their issues, challenges and needs and also discover their strengths and internal resources in order to have a better understanding of who they are and reach their goals.
(650) 276-4633 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Sedigheh Dokie Riahi Kashani (Aka Dokie Riahi)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Do you find yourself asking “Should I be worried about this?” in regards with your child ? Are you struggling to determine whether your child ’s behavior is “normal”, a phase, or something that needs additional support? Is your adolescent’s inability to put his emotional experiences into words resulting in him communicating his inner turmoil through actions (i.e.,arguing, acting out, distancing from you, disengaging with academic responsibilities, etc.). I have a deep passion for working with youth and parents and have had the pleasure of working with children , adolescents, parents, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and with various stressors since 2006.
(408) 837-5847 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Julia Zubillaga
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including ADHD, developmental delays, and learning-related issues, as well as medically related neurocognitive dysfunction. I also conduct individual psychotherapy with similar focus. I work with children of all ages through young adulthood. I take pride in helping my clients and their families with unanswered questions about their struggles at home, school, and/or work, and enjoy helping them find solutions and providing them with recommendations to alleviate their concerns.
(650) 229-6753 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Lisa Maria Daly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Welcome! As you’re looking at this site, you may be wondering if therapy can be helpful for you, your family, or your child . You or your teen or child may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, irritable, or losing sleep. You may be struggling to connect or experiencing conflict in relationships. Your teen or child may be feeling self-critical or anxious in social situations, struggling in school, or dealing with a transition, loss, or parents’ divorce. Together, we'll work to reduce stress, anxiety, or depression, improve relationships, and decrease negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors.
(650) 670-3759 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Nancy Peters LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Children tell stories about themselves through play: creating characters that are stories about themselves and their families.
When you are in emotional crisis, it is important to feel that someone is listening carefully to your often confusing, upsetting thoughts. I listen with curiosity that you can begin to experience about yourself. In understanding hidden and often inhibiting parts of yourself you are freer to be in charge of your life and reach your desired goals.
(650) 262-0117 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Kaitlyn Egan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
As a child and adolescent psychologist, I provide cognitive-behavioral, evidence-based interventions that are tailored to fit the individual needs of your child or family.
Life is hard enough for your teen – then you throw in puberty, a slow-growing prefrontal cortex, social media pressures, academic pressure, family conflict, peer conflict, maybe even a biological tendency to be more emotionally sensitive – and ta-da! The perfect Petri dish for anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues has been created. Or maybe your child hasn’t hit teenagehood yet, but they’re exhibiting problem behaviors and/or emotion dysregulation that you both could use some help managing. My goal is to help you and your child make sense of what's happening and together find ways to improve your quality of life.
(650) 275-5508 
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Batya Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
I help my clients, who include children , adults and couples, build their capacity to relate to their feelings and connect with others.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
(415) 275-6820 
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Andrea Barlas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified
I have been working with children and adolescents for over 30 years in the greater Bay Area. My primary practice focuses around facilitating youth through difficult transitions, school related stresses, anxiety, peer relationships, and self esteem. Additionally, I support young adults and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, sexual orientation and difficult life transitions.
(650) 303-9738 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Megan McConnell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In my work with families, I have expertise in parent coaching and providing parent- child relationship services as well as assisting caregivers and their children in coping with difficult life experiences.
I provide comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological assessment, therapy, and consultation services for children , adolescents, and adults. I am a strong advocate for my clients and offer a supportive, nurturing and flexible approach throughout the assessment and treatment process. I utilize a variety of research-based techniques, tailored to the child and family's needs. I have extensive training and experience working with families from different cultures/ethnicities in a variety of settings.
(650) 727-1134 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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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 
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Photo of Anne Goldstein, Marriage & Family Therapist in Palo Alto, CA
Anne Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you or is someone you love struggling and trying to find help? Are you worried about a child who is unhappy at school, has trouble making friends, or seems sad or anxious? Are you feeling disconnected, stressed, or hopeless? Are these feelings and worries making it difficult for you to be the kind of friend, spouse or parent you want to be? Perhaps you are unsure how to help your child or yourself cope during this difficult time. I hope to provide a safe, caring, empathetic space so together we can explore and understand all of these difficult feelings.
(650) 397-7220 
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Office is near:
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto 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.