Child Therapists in Richmond, CA

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Dora Ritzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94805  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about working with children and families.
Play is the language of childhood and I speak it fluently. Whatever situation your child is going through, we will face it together. We might be adventurers, exploring the rocky seas of emotion regulation. Perhaps we are princes and princesses trapped in a castle of loneliness, race car drivers going around on the track of ADHD, or warriors battling monsters in the dark. We might even teach a bear to use the potty.
I am passionate about working with children and families.
Play is the language of childhood and I speak it fluently. Whatever situation your child is going through, we will face it together. We might be adventurers, exploring the rocky seas of emotion regulation. Perhaps we are princes and princesses trapped in a castle of loneliness, race car drivers going around on the track of ADHD, or warriors battling monsters in the dark. We might even teach a bear to use the potty.
(510) 907-7061 View (510) 907-7061
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Beatriz Chavez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94801
I'm so glad you have found your way to my therapy practice Creative Wisdom Therapy! My intention is to support you, your teen, or your child use the power of creativity to make the changes you seek. Are you an adult or teen who would like to use your creative expression to learn about yourself, heal old or recurring wounds, and build healthy coping skills? Do you have a child who has lots of worries or big emotions? Is your child struggling with a difficult life event or transition? Are you a parent feeling stressed in your parenting role or experiencing a shift in your family dynamics?
I'm so glad you have found your way to my therapy practice Creative Wisdom Therapy! My intention is to support you, your teen, or your child use the power of creativity to make the changes you seek. Are you an adult or teen who would like to use your creative expression to learn about yourself, heal old or recurring wounds, and build healthy coping skills? Do you have a child who has lots of worries or big emotions? Is your child struggling with a difficult life event or transition? Are you a parent feeling stressed in your parenting role or experiencing a shift in your family dynamics?
(510) 617-5886 View (510) 617-5886
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Yvette Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804  (Online Only)
I am passionate about fostering healing spaces for clients that want to reconnect to their authentic selves. I have extensive experience helping families with young children (0-5 years) navigate difficult and traumatic experiences through my use of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I also have ample experience helping immigrants, children of immigrants, and BIPGM (Black, Indigenous, and People of the Global Majority) heal from institutional, generational, and familial trauma through my use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internal family systems (IFS), and ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP).
I am passionate about fostering healing spaces for clients that want to reconnect to their authentic selves. I have extensive experience helping families with young children (0-5 years) navigate difficult and traumatic experiences through my use of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I also have ample experience helping immigrants, children of immigrants, and BIPGM (Black, Indigenous, and People of the Global Majority) heal from institutional, generational, and familial trauma through my use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internal family systems (IFS), and ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP).
(341) 999-2691 View (341) 999-2691
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Amanda Noroña-Zhou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94803  (Online Only)
I like to think of myself as a mental health mentor. I am a psychologist with expertise in child development, women’s health, and parenting. I have been practicing for over a decade. I’m also a science nerd: I've spent many years dedicated to studying how mental health develops and how to promote mental wellness. Lastly, I am a person who has reflected on and gained wisdom from my own experiences with anxiety, stress, and challenging life experiences. Through this blend of professional insight and personal understanding, I see myself as a mentor bringing curiosity, collaboration, and expertise to the spaces I hold for my clients.
I like to think of myself as a mental health mentor. I am a psychologist with expertise in child development, women’s health, and parenting. I have been practicing for over a decade. I’m also a science nerd: I've spent many years dedicated to studying how mental health develops and how to promote mental wellness. Lastly, I am a person who has reflected on and gained wisdom from my own experiences with anxiety, stress, and challenging life experiences. Through this blend of professional insight and personal understanding, I see myself as a mentor bringing curiosity, collaboration, and expertise to the spaces I hold for my clients.
(510) 513-8722 View (510) 513-8722
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Nancy C Arvold
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94801
I offer family therapy around developmental stage issues and communication and an advocate for resolving parent/child issues.
I work particularly well with both men and women with emotional and life issues, childhood trauma, and gay and straight couples with communication and other difficulties. I help individuals with serious mental illness make positive changes in their lives,and work with their families. I work with addictions and the intersection with emotional issues, particularly using 12-step programs.
I offer family therapy around developmental stage issues and communication and an advocate for resolving parent/child issues.
I work particularly well with both men and women with emotional and life issues, childhood trauma, and gay and straight couples with communication and other difficulties. I help individuals with serious mental illness make positive changes in their lives,and work with their families. I work with addictions and the intersection with emotional issues, particularly using 12-step programs.
(510) 694-1007 View (510) 694-1007
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Weston Joshu Taussig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801  (Online Only)
Though I specialize in transitional-age youth, my 20+ years of experience serving children, young adults, and families have prepared me to work with clients from all walks of life.
Hi. I am so glad you are here. I hope you will find what you are looking for. Therapy is an art form that allows for tailored interventions addressing your concerns. While we all have the tools for a fulfilling life, we may experience feelings of being stuck, overwhelmed, helpless or trapped in an unhealthy world. This does not need to be your life! As a therapist, I will help you illuminate your path, gain self-understanding, and refocus your energy to build harmony.
Though I specialize in transitional-age youth, my 20+ years of experience serving children, young adults, and families have prepared me to work with clients from all walks of life.
Hi. I am so glad you are here. I hope you will find what you are looking for. Therapy is an art form that allows for tailored interventions addressing your concerns. While we all have the tools for a fulfilling life, we may experience feelings of being stuck, overwhelmed, helpless or trapped in an unhealthy world. This does not need to be your life! As a therapist, I will help you illuminate your path, gain self-understanding, and refocus your energy to build harmony.
(323) 792-2110 View (323) 792-2110
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Carolina Bacchi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801
I work with individual adults, children and parents in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
I work towards developing a relationship with you where you can feel safe to express your feelings, talk about your concerns and think creatively about old patterns and past worries that may be holding you back from living life more fully. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you will gain more awareness and learn to live in a creative and playful manner while developing the capacity to know and realistically meet your own needs. You will find me to be warm, interested, creative, and curious therapist.
I work with individual adults, children and parents in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
I work towards developing a relationship with you where you can feel safe to express your feelings, talk about your concerns and think creatively about old patterns and past worries that may be holding you back from living life more fully. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you will gain more awareness and learn to live in a creative and playful manner while developing the capacity to know and realistically meet your own needs. You will find me to be warm, interested, creative, and curious therapist.
(510) 771-7926 View (510) 771-7926
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Danielle Swan
Pre-Licensed Professional, ATR-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94801
Is your child struggling with anxiety, depression or a big life change or a recent trauma? Are you an adult navigating grief or a transitional phase in your life and overwhelmed with stress, worry, or fear? As an Art Therapist, using a trauma-informed approach, we will work collaboratively and creatively to meet your goals. I will help you access coping skills, establishing routines, and hold space for emotional expression. I specialize in working with individuals from marginalized communities, ages 4 through adulthood, with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.
Is your child struggling with anxiety, depression or a big life change or a recent trauma? Are you an adult navigating grief or a transitional phase in your life and overwhelmed with stress, worry, or fear? As an Art Therapist, using a trauma-informed approach, we will work collaboratively and creatively to meet your goals. I will help you access coping skills, establishing routines, and hold space for emotional expression. I specialize in working with individuals from marginalized communities, ages 4 through adulthood, with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.
(510) 390-7014 View (510) 390-7014
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Sami Qreini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
My practice focus is helping families with young children who are affected by attachment disruptions or stressful events, are struggling to catch on socially or academically, or experience emotional or behavioral challenges.
Are you looking for help, guidance or support as a parent, adolescent, adult, or couple? Do you feel out of tune with your friends or family? Overwhelmed with demands? Or stuck in relational or behavioral patterns? Therapy can open you to new perspectives. As your therapist, I can help you widen your view, find your competence and reconnect with yourself, so you feel up to life’s challenges. I will be a curious and empathic listener and provide a secure, contained space to explore.
My practice focus is helping families with young children who are affected by attachment disruptions or stressful events, are struggling to catch on socially or academically, or experience emotional or behavioral challenges.
Are you looking for help, guidance or support as a parent, adolescent, adult, or couple? Do you feel out of tune with your friends or family? Overwhelmed with demands? Or stuck in relational or behavioral patterns? Therapy can open you to new perspectives. As your therapist, I can help you widen your view, find your competence and reconnect with yourself, so you feel up to life’s challenges. I will be a curious and empathic listener and provide a secure, contained space to explore.
(510) 996-5994 View (510) 996-5994
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Gabriela Cibrian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801
My name is Gabriela Cibrian and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My passion is working with individuals and families to help them understand behavioral patterns within themselves to help them make positive changes. My style and approach to therapy are a good fit for children, teens, and adults who have experienced trauma and symptoms related to stress, anxiety, and depression. I specialize in working with clients to help them understand trauma responses and formulate a plan to create healthier thought patterns that lead to healthier behavioral patterns.
My name is Gabriela Cibrian and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My passion is working with individuals and families to help them understand behavioral patterns within themselves to help them make positive changes. My style and approach to therapy are a good fit for children, teens, and adults who have experienced trauma and symptoms related to stress, anxiety, and depression. I specialize in working with clients to help them understand trauma responses and formulate a plan to create healthier thought patterns that lead to healthier behavioral patterns.
(209) 802-0574 View (209) 802-0574
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Karen Gudino-Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801
Hello! My name is Karen Gudino-Gutierrez, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California providing services via telehealth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief, and stress. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adolescents and young adults who are facing challenges with life transitions, social stress, and other stressors that come along with growing up.
Hello! My name is Karen Gudino-Gutierrez, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California providing services via telehealth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief, and stress. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adolescents and young adults who are facing challenges with life transitions, social stress, and other stressors that come along with growing up.
(650) 900-9867 View (650) 900-9867
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Sothy Rith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94806
I have experience working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families.
Hello and welcome. I have been a dedicated psychotherapist for the past 14 years. I am originally from the Central Valley of California and have worked with severely mentally ill and dual-diagnosed clients in mental health agencies. Through my experience, I gained various therapeutic insights and applied different therapeutic approaches (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Play Therapy, and Rogerian Therapy).
I have experience working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families.
Hello and welcome. I have been a dedicated psychotherapist for the past 14 years. I am originally from the Central Valley of California and have worked with severely mentally ill and dual-diagnosed clients in mental health agencies. Through my experience, I gained various therapeutic insights and applied different therapeutic approaches (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Play Therapy, and Rogerian Therapy).
(909) 328-1445 View (909) 328-1445
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Lynne Joachim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801
Life transitions, difficulties in relationships or at work, family dynamics, friendships, raising children, self-esteem, postpartum depression, couples therapy, and support groups.
My name is Lynne Joachim and I'm a licensed Psychotherapist and have been seeing people of all ages for 30 years. I encourage people in therapy because it transforms lives and relationships in significant ways, especially the relationship with oneself. I was trained in Psychodynamic, insight-oriented therapy and am well versed in many different approaches to understanding the life span: adult development, the psychology of women, adolescents, couples therapy, and group therapy/support groups.
Life transitions, difficulties in relationships or at work, family dynamics, friendships, raising children, self-esteem, postpartum depression, couples therapy, and support groups.
My name is Lynne Joachim and I'm a licensed Psychotherapist and have been seeing people of all ages for 30 years. I encourage people in therapy because it transforms lives and relationships in significant ways, especially the relationship with oneself. I was trained in Psychodynamic, insight-oriented therapy and am well versed in many different approaches to understanding the life span: adult development, the psychology of women, adolescents, couples therapy, and group therapy/support groups.
(949) 762-8588 View (949) 762-8588
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Vicki Matthews
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94806
Hello, my name is Vicki Matthews and, I am an M.A. LPCC dual licensed in CA and NM. I focus on guiding my child, teen, and adult clients to be their own agents of change, catering to their needs, and meeting my clients where they are at in life. I focus on realistic and attainable goals working together with my clients to achieve therapeutic wellness, towards improving their daily functioning. My goal is to be a part of the curative process for all my clients.
Hello, my name is Vicki Matthews and, I am an M.A. LPCC dual licensed in CA and NM. I focus on guiding my child, teen, and adult clients to be their own agents of change, catering to their needs, and meeting my clients where they are at in life. I focus on realistic and attainable goals working together with my clients to achieve therapeutic wellness, towards improving their daily functioning. My goal is to be a part of the curative process for all my clients.
(510) 621-6299 View (510) 621-6299
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Daniela Barrera-Barajas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804  (Online Only)
I completed my MSW at CSU Sacramento and received my master level training from the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center, where I had the opportunity to provide therapeutic services to victims of crime and juvenile justice involved youth.
Asking for help is never easy AND we all need it from time to time. Hello, my name is Daniela Barrera-Barajas and I am a bilingual Spanish speaking therapist. I have 10+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am passionate about creating an empowering and culturally sensitive therapeutic environment for every person I work with. Whether you are looking to manage depression, anxiety, grief, family conflict, life transitions, or personal growth, I can support you in creating the skills to achieve your goals.
I completed my MSW at CSU Sacramento and received my master level training from the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center, where I had the opportunity to provide therapeutic services to victims of crime and juvenile justice involved youth.
Asking for help is never easy AND we all need it from time to time. Hello, my name is Daniela Barrera-Barajas and I am a bilingual Spanish speaking therapist. I have 10+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am passionate about creating an empowering and culturally sensitive therapeutic environment for every person I work with. Whether you are looking to manage depression, anxiety, grief, family conflict, life transitions, or personal growth, I can support you in creating the skills to achieve your goals.
(707) 402-7612 View (707) 402-7612
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Taryn M Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94806
Why do therapy? Why embark on a relationship with someone you don't know, to talk about difficulties or challenges in your life? Sometimes, when we tell family or friends how we are feeling, they react personally or try to explain away our experiences rather than make room for them. I believe that a relationship with a therapist is one in which significant change can take place. The neutral environment of therapy provides space to explore our experiences without worrying about angering, hurting, or upsetting someone else.
Why do therapy? Why embark on a relationship with someone you don't know, to talk about difficulties or challenges in your life? Sometimes, when we tell family or friends how we are feeling, they react personally or try to explain away our experiences rather than make room for them. I believe that a relationship with a therapist is one in which significant change can take place. The neutral environment of therapy provides space to explore our experiences without worrying about angering, hurting, or upsetting someone else.
(510) 496-6070 View (510) 496-6070
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Marcella Strickland-Ramsay
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801
Therapy doesn't have to be taboo. We all fall down and need help to get back up. You deserve support. Your distressed thoughts and behaviors do not have to be your reality or future. The behavior is only the symptom of what is going on. My role is to be the ambassador of your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. My goal is to encourage, promote, and integrate all aspects of the therapy process. As a client centered therapist, I ensure empathy, compassion, and unconditional positive regard. I am dedicated to social justice, youth development, and providing culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services .
Therapy doesn't have to be taboo. We all fall down and need help to get back up. You deserve support. Your distressed thoughts and behaviors do not have to be your reality or future. The behavior is only the symptom of what is going on. My role is to be the ambassador of your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. My goal is to encourage, promote, and integrate all aspects of the therapy process. As a client centered therapist, I ensure empathy, compassion, and unconditional positive regard. I am dedicated to social justice, youth development, and providing culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services .
(510) 288-5335 View (510) 288-5335
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Leah Platoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Not accepting new clients
I am glad you found your way here! From our first contact, I focus on creating safety and trust in a therapeutic relationship. We need non-judgmental space to build insight into ourselves- our habits and patterns- and make desirable changes. The goals are honorable- to improve our relationships (with ourselves and with others) and to flourish more in our lives, finding more fulfillment on our journeys. I will be there, with compassion and curiosity, helping uncover how deeper memories, beliefs, and feelings shape your current relationship dynamics, way of moving through life, and perceptions of the world.
I am glad you found your way here! From our first contact, I focus on creating safety and trust in a therapeutic relationship. We need non-judgmental space to build insight into ourselves- our habits and patterns- and make desirable changes. The goals are honorable- to improve our relationships (with ourselves and with others) and to flourish more in our lives, finding more fulfillment on our journeys. I will be there, with compassion and curiosity, helping uncover how deeper memories, beliefs, and feelings shape your current relationship dynamics, way of moving through life, and perceptions of the world.
(510) 939-9268 View (510) 939-9268
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Bridge Hope Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94806
Accepting New Clients. We all have different reasons for seeking assistance at various points in our lives. Perhaps you're looking for guidance or a new perspective. Maybe you're in a bad situation and don't know what to do. Whatever has brought you to this point of seeking support, please know that reaching out and asking for help takes tremendous courage. Finding new ways to deal with one's situation can be both illuminating and empowering.
Accepting New Clients. We all have different reasons for seeking assistance at various points in our lives. Perhaps you're looking for guidance or a new perspective. Maybe you're in a bad situation and don't know what to do. Whatever has brought you to this point of seeking support, please know that reaching out and asking for help takes tremendous courage. Finding new ways to deal with one's situation can be both illuminating and empowering.
(510) 892-5675 View (510) 892-5675
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Kay Guyer
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94804
I am Kay Guyer, and I’m a queer and genderqueer liberation-focused art therapist. I help queer and trans youth and adults feel strong and supported. I provide art therapy in a beautiful art studio in the bay area and online. I specialize in working with queer and trans teens and adults who want to increase their sense of rootedness and agency in order to live vibrantly.
I am Kay Guyer, and I’m a queer and genderqueer liberation-focused art therapist. I help queer and trans youth and adults feel strong and supported. I provide art therapy in a beautiful art studio in the bay area and online. I specialize in working with queer and trans teens and adults who want to increase their sense of rootedness and agency in order to live vibrantly.
(415) 532-8762 View (415) 532-8762
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Richmond, 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 Richmond 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.