Child Therapists in Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

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Brenda Wilkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist and parenting coach, I have devoted my career to helping people change their lives in positive ways. These changes can involve assisting parents in altering the problematic behavior of their children , coaching to achieve life goals, or overcoming troublesome habits. I use a positive, solution-oriented approach to maximize performance and help people solve the problems in their lives. I use a combination of individual, couples and family based work to allow the whole family to be part of the solution.
(858) 376-7969
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Kathryn Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you remember that children 's song about going on a bear hunt? Can't go over it! Can't go under it! We've got to go through it! Life is full of situations that can leave us feeling much like this song. In working with individuals and families, including children (ages 3+) and adolescents, adults, and their caregivers, my hope is for you to find new solutions to the challenges you are facing every day. I may not be able to get you over it or under it, but I am here to help you through it.
(858) 736-9990
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Theresa Huang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I enjoy working with every individual of all ages, but I absolutely love working with children and teens. I tailor my approach based on what the client needs. I use play or art therapy as play is the language of the children . It helps them to express their internal world when they have no words for it. I have completed the core competencies for Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) under International Model. PCIT is an evidence-based intervention that promotes positive parent- child relationships while reducing disruptive behaviors at home. I am also a certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator.
(858) 609-6789
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) specializes in working with children , teens, adults, families & couples.
Is excessive worry or sadness limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a life worth living? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, panic, excessive worry & depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, skills & reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
(619) 787-6676
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Candice April Ruttner-Duryea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
"I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it."- Maya Angelou. Often when being faced with the choice to seek help, sometimes there is embarrassment of needing that help. I offer therapy that is open, honest and no matter what has happened, the choice to change is your greatest accomplishment. The past can strengthen us with its lessons, but it's a crime when it destroys our beautiful souls under its shame. I specialize in Eating Disorders, PTSD, Trauma and Children . Please visit My website, or call me for more informaiton
(619) 870-1376
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Kids, Teens & Family
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Concerned about your child or teen? We help children and teens with a wide range of problems including: acting out, low grades, wrong peer group, noncompliance, recent changes, blended families, post divorce needs. We work with: ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, and Asperger's. Often, families are an important part of the treatment process. We help parents struggling with behavioral problems and create effective treatment plans. We have helped thousands of families and are confident we can help you. Our practice is focused on making positive steps forward in goal setting, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
(619) 378-7281
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Joel Gamache
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Have you or a family member been struggling with anxiety or depression? Having difficult with coping skills around trauma? If so, I am here to support you. Since gaining my Masters in 2016, I have had experience working with: pre-teens and teens in the juvenile justice system, children , and families in the county clinic setting. I have experience helping those who have been battling with trauma, developmental trauma, child abuse, and developmental delays. I look forward to connecting and helping you achieve your goals. I incorporate Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Family Communication, and Gottman's Emotion Coaching approaches.
(858) 221-9630
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Grow Through Life Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
She has helped hundreds of families throughout her career with us! We specialize in the needs of children , teens and families.
Are you a new Mom? Adjusting to motherhood is tough and can be overwhelming! I can help and am here to tell you that you're not alone. My passion is supporting new mother's in their emotional process. We will focus on individualized strategies and building helpful relationship. If you feel concerned about what steps to take, please get in touch. We will work together to help you feel confident in navigating difficult emotions, and to begin to feel better through a treatment plan based on your needs as a new mother. I am also a school counselor in a middle school and love working with preteens and teenagers in the treatment process!
(858) 780-4763
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Family Connections Therapy, Inc.
LMFT, LPCC, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Does your child say, “You don’t understand” or completely ignores your requests? Do you feel powerless and frustrated that consequences don’t seem to work anymore on your child ? We help to empower your family with new ways of communicating and relating, so harmony is restored. Kids need to feel heard and that what they think matters. Children often feel like no adult is listening, at school or at home. We help to give both children and parents a voice, which often calms the chaos. Children and teenagers need help learning how to express their needs in a way that their parents can hear them.
(858) 879-3515
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Marni Stueland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I also have an extensive background in working with children and their families struggling with issues related to diagnoses within the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I have been working in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy for over 20 years. I graduated from The University of Southern California in 1994 and received my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at The University of San Diego in 1997. My focus is Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, with children , adolescents, adults, couples and families. My goal is to bring a sense of warmth and compassion to the therapy process, valuing a focus on each individual's strengths and resiliency. I bring my clinical knowledge as well as my personal life experiences to the therapy process.
(858) 217-5840
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Molly K Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
Whether it's because of a life-long mental illness, a learning disability or a stressful transition you're currently experiencing, we all deserve to be supported in our journey toward wellness. It takes a great deal of courage and strength to start that process of healing, and I will be there every step of the way. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working as a therapist since 2016. I spend my days working as a School Social Worker, supporting children in the academic environment. While I specialize in working with children and adolescents, I have a great deal of experience working with adults and families.
(858) 295-6611
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92127
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Christy A. George
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether you are having difficulty managing emotions, connecting with others, parenting an intense child or dealing with a specific situation, I can help you or your child through this challenging time.
Have you been told you have an intense personality? Are you bright, sensitive, creative? Do you have a lot to offer, but find life and relationships overwhelming? I work with intelligent children , teens and adults to find greater life satisfaction, and to turn their intensities into their greatest assets. You can learn to better manage and reduce stress, reduce anxiety and depression, stop racing thoughts, manage over thinking and resolve past trauma. Working together you will also gain the ability to better your relationships by increasing your emotional intelligence, communication skills, and the ability to negotiate conflicts.
(760) 530-6026
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Randy Buckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children , teens, adults and families. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, PTSD, early childhood physical/sexual and emotional abuse, parenting, parent- child conflict, grief, relationship issues, school related problems, including the IEP process and divorce issues. I am currently only offering tele therapy. Online therapy can be offered in the comfort of your own home.
(619) 432-6571
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Kristina A Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked in the mental health field for over twenty years as a social worker and as a therapist with the military, in the public school system, with a non profit agency, with Child Protective Services and Rady Children 's Hospital.
Reaching out for mental health treatment can be intimidating but do trust that therapy is a supportive and nurturing environment and I look forward to helping you in this journey.
(858) 533-2731
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Krystin Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 6+ years of clinical experience. I work with couples, children , adults, families. I've worked at a Rapid Rehousing program with previously homeless families, at a foster care agency working with foster parents, foster children , and group home boys, and I've spent the last 3 years working as a school based therapists for students grades K-12. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, life transitions, trauma, grief/loss, and behavior issues (kids).
(858) 239-1619
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Weston Joshu Taussig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have worked 20+ years in a DMH contracted intensive day treatment program serving severely emotionally disturbed children and their families.
Life often can feel like you are on this long, dark and lonely path. At times it can get overwhelming. I envision that a therapist can be a lantern bearer. As you walk along this path, the therapist can help illuminate what is in front of you. They can help you to look at the different paths you can take. They can not make the choice of what path to take, but they can accompany you along your journey. Be a witness.
(323) 792-2110
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Jennifer Konzen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CST, CCDC
Verified
Verified
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
(858) 217-4992
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92120
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Sheena Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Verified
I help people who have experienced trauma gain feelings of peace and freedom. Feelings such as anxiety, numbness, and physical exhaustion are what I want to help you deal with and transform. Do you feel like a piece of you was hurt or broken, and now you can't connect with your true self? Perhaps these negative reactions you are having seem to continually affect your life. My goal is to help you have a better chance of reaching your whole self. The scars of your past do not need to effect your future. I want to help you repair and heal that piece of you that was hurt from your trauma.
(858) 943-0604
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92128
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Marcia K Garceau
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, PhD, MFT with over ten years of clinical experience working with all ages to provide strategies and solutions to overcome general anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, panic, PTSD, phobias, depression, relationship problems, binge eating, weight loss, addiction, other self-sabotaging behavior, career and life transitions, grief, and parenting/family issues.
(858) 281-2734
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Charles E Farrow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I generally help individuals to reach their goals of feeling happier and calmer or to change from unwanted habits to wanted habits. I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of California since 1992. I work with individuals through the lifespan, and I use an integration of techniques. I am a bilingual (bicultural: Cuban-American) clinical psychologist.
(858) 207-6029
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Child Therapists

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.