Child Therapists in Salinas, CA

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Mari Ulate
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I hold a strong belief that early childhood experiences play a significant role in our beliefs, values, and how we relate to others as children , which impacts how we relate as adults in our relationships.
In my job as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I like to work with people who want to heal themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships. As a student, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2010. In 2015, I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. My passion for counseling and serving others began when I worked as a peer counselor at my high school, which inspired me to pursue a career in psychology and understand how trauma impacts our relationships.
(831) 215-4103 
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Rick Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to examine issues that impact our quality of life, as well as a powerful tool to promote true healing and lasting change. I work together with Individuals and families to help bring awareness and healing to the source of their emotional stress and pain, to hopefully enable them to live their lives more fully and contently. I have over 16 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families in various practice settings, including private practice, schools, and public service agencies.
(831) 346-1417 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Kristin Falzett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have 10 years experience working with families, children and parents who are struggling with the challenges of day to day life.
All of us have those moments in life where we finally "get" something, those times when everything finally makes sense. As a therapist it is a pivotal moment in the therapeutic process, as a parent it can be very rewarding to see this occur for your child , and as an individual, it can be the difference between getting stuck in a bad place and moving forward in your life. I work with individuals, children and couples who are facing life's stressors and are looking for the tools to improve the quality of their lives.
(831) 789-2657 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Jennifer Rios
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I provide therapy to children , teens, adults, couples, and families who are eager to make a change.
Starting therapy can feel intimidating and finding the right therapist can feel even harder. We often face challenges that feel overwhelming and as if we're out of control. Having support and learning skills plays a major role in how we cope and move forward with these challenges, even when it feels like moving forward isn't possible or just too much to face. As an LMFT I aim to work collaboratively with clients to empower and uplift them through life's challenges.
(831) 208-3293 
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Beatriz Velasquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I’m a bilingual (English and Spanish) licensed marriage and family therapist with many years of mental health experience providing services to different populations and ethnic groups. I work with adults, children , and families concerning issues of depression, anxiety, and disruptive behavior, with a specialization in trauma. I provide treatment that is strength-based and trauma-informed. I have specialized training related to trauma, early childhood mental health, adolescent mental health, and experience working with life transitions.
(559) 206-1934 
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Salinas, CA 93906
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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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Salinas, CA 93901
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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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Salinas, CA 93901
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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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Salinas, CA 93906
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Jaqueline Ma. Ward-Mederos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have ten years’ experience working with children , adolescents, adults and families.
Life changes, separations, divorce, children having difficulty adjusting to a separation. Adults experiencing difficulties adjusting to sudden changes, grief, and loss. Your household has become a battlefield between your adolescent, spouse and you? Blended family issues? Unexplained sudden changes in your child ’s behavior? sudden sleep changes, excessive fears, ongoing cries and temper tantrums? Si tiene problemas con sus hijos y no encuentra una solucion, esta pasando por un divorcio? Su casa se ha combertido en una campa de batalla? Su hijo (a) ha tenido cambios drasticos en su comportamiento, miedos, berrinches? Llame
(831) 256-4365 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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LH Healing Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
I specialize in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, adversity, child psychology, addictive behaviors, and conflict resolution.
My name is Leidy Hernandez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has worked with children and families for the past 9 years. My focus is to ensure that everyone lives a healthy and balanced life, prioritizing their mental health as a means to happiness. This may require processing any underlying trauma that is influencing negative daily behaviors. Everyone deserves happiness so it is important to overcome the underlying stressors that can prevent achieving and reaching a healthy state of mind. Whether it is depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, or inability to accomplish daily tasks. I am here to help.
(831) 387-7716 
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Hildur R Simonardottir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I see children , adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, life cycle challenges, trauma/abuse and many more. People cope with and try to manage their past and present to the best of their ability. However, at times it can be overwhelming and may also create additional barriers as people often outgrow their coping skills, or their skills and tools are simply no longer working for them.
(831) 508-3636 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Whether you’re a child , teen or adult; I’m here to offer some guidance and relief.
“Therapy, yeah that’s not for me”, may have been a thought that has crossed your mind once, twice or many times. So look at this as a huge step in the right direction for you, as you look at profiles and possibly make a decision to invest in yourself. I've been in your shoes and looking for a therapist can be scary and intimidating. Your story is for you to share when you’re ready and with someone that you trust . You may be at a point in your journey in which you are experiencing difficult and unexpected feelings and emotions that you are trying to make sense of or find answers to. That is where I hope to help you.
(831) 800-2083 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Eddie Bautista
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I'm dedicated to helping improve and enhance the emotional well-being of individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. During a lifetime, each of us will experience challenges, loss or difficulties and stress in our relationships. Stress has a way of affecting our bodies/lives, which may range from pain, anxiety or depression. It's during these times of stress that you may want help in seeking change in your life by empowering yourself to be on a positive path/growth and personal balance. Therapy is a partnership/journey between the therapist and the client.
(831) 777-5293 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Sally Kay Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have provided years of therapeutic services to clients of child abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and adults molested as children .
I am a bilingual and bicultural Mexican-American licensed therapist. I have extensive practice assisting survivors of sexual abuse. It is my passion to help all people who might be going through a difficult time and/or have experienced trauma. My goal is give my clients the coping skills and tools to help them grow and spread their wings. I would like to be able to help as many people as possible to help them hurt less, cease any feeling of guilt or shame, and thrive into confident individuals.
(831) 800-2175 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Nancy Carnathan-Cribbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAD
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Spiritual Director, I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, marriage conflicts, parent- child concerns, survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues and spirituality. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore those areas of your life that are causing you discomfort, pain, sadness, stress and anxiety, preventing you from embracing who you really want to be.
(831) 216-6676 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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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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Salinas, CA 93906
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Nicole Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have years of experience working with individuals (adults, children and adolescents), couples and families confronted with a variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, suicidality, trauma, grief and loss, stress management, relationship difficulties, divorce, and life transitions.
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome and it is my belief that through authentic human connection, compassion and unconditional positive regard one can open up new doors of self-discovery that will allow them to find meaning, purpose and healing. It is my goal to help shine light on areas of your inner experience that will foster your ability to expand your self-awareness and make life changes. No two individuals are the same, thus I strongly believe in working with you to understand what your unique experience is like and adjust my approach to meet you where you are at.
(831) 264-1697 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Paige Lynn Dickman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR, CTC
Verified
I have years of experience working as a teacher and counselor of children and adolescents.
When we experience transition, loss, find ourselves in cycles of addictive behaviors, or find we've lost our center, no matter what age or stage of life, this life can feel overwhelming. Heart centered, skillful guidance and support can help us find renewal, peace and wholeness in the midst of life's most challenging circumstances.
(831) 318-5828 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Dr. Rebecca A Scott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Accepting New Patients. When we feel stuck in our situation, it can create feelings of hopelessness. In addition to the many problems that complicate our daily lives such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, patients come to me with complex relationship issues including marital distress, divorce recovery, verbal & emotional abuse, loss of child , parent, or spouse. I approach therapy from a holistic perspective, to address the root problem, not just the symptoms. Like physical therapy, the goal is to get well and end treatment. I offer perspective on your experience, and provide clear, concise directions on meeting your goals.
(831) 208-3701 
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Salinas, CA 93908
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Lighthouse Counseling - Teletherapy Available
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Steps away from the beach, Lighthouse Counseling is located on the campus of Janus of Santa Cruz where compassionate licensed and pre-licensed therapists are available to provide client-focused therapy to you and your family. We provide therapy to people who are looking to heal from a variety of challenges including but not limited to addiction, mental health, life transitions, relationship issues as well as circumstances linked to poverty, trauma and marginalization. We serve clients with diverse backgrounds and across the life-span ( children , youth, adolescents, young adult , adults and older adults) couples and families.
(831) 498-2186 
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Salinas, 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 Salinas 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.