Child Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Grow Through Life Counseling Mission Valley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Hello and welcome! Grow Through Life Counseling is a group private practice welcoming both in person clients in Mission Valley, CA and via Telehealth in CA. We have immediate openings and are accepting new clients. Our Mission is to provide quality counseling for all ages throughout life. We provide culturally sensitive and inclusive care for all children, teens, adults, couples and families. We respect each family member's unique identities, perspectives and experiences in life. With effective and creative psychotherapeutic interventions, we support emotional growth and development during the various stages of life to be healthier.
Hello and welcome! Grow Through Life Counseling is a group private practice welcoming both in person clients in Mission Valley, CA and via Telehealth in CA. We have immediate openings and are accepting new clients. Our Mission is to provide quality counseling for all ages throughout life. We provide culturally sensitive and inclusive care for all children, teens, adults, couples and families. We respect each family member's unique identities, perspectives and experiences in life. With effective and creative psychotherapeutic interventions, we support emotional growth and development during the various stages of life to be healthier.
(619) 378-7281 View (619) 378-7281
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Rada West
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Are you concerned your child is demonstrating delays in milestones, such as speech and motor skills? Is your child demonstrating symptoms of poor attention/concentration, difficulties establishing peer relationships, difficulty learning or is not progressing in school as expected? Does your child have a history of a head injury or any other medical concerns that caused a decline/loss of skills? If any of the above are a concern, then perhaps, a neuropsychological evaluation would assist in understanding your child's current functioning and specific strengths and weaknesses. Please feel free to contact me for a free phone consultation .
Are you concerned your child is demonstrating delays in milestones, such as speech and motor skills? Is your child demonstrating symptoms of poor attention/concentration, difficulties establishing peer relationships, difficulty learning or is not progressing in school as expected? Does your child have a history of a head injury or any other medical concerns that caused a decline/loss of skills? If any of the above are a concern, then perhaps, a neuropsychological evaluation would assist in understanding your child's current functioning and specific strengths and weaknesses. Please feel free to contact me for a free phone consultation .
(858) 242-4583 View (858) 242-4583
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Family Connections Therapy, Inc.
LMFT, LPCC, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92128
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.
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 View (858) 879-3515
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Diega Molina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
Is your child struggling at home, school, or friendships? Does anxiety, anger, tantrums, or sadness seem to disable them? Whether it is huge outbursts of emotions, being overly quiet or shut down, I equip kids & parents to overcome hurdles & live with more confidence. A child's behavior is their way of communicating with you. Together we can work on understanding what your child is "saying". Getting help for your child shows how much you care for them! I'm a bilingual psychotherapist (English-Spanish) with over a decade of experience working with children, teens, & families.
Is your child struggling at home, school, or friendships? Does anxiety, anger, tantrums, or sadness seem to disable them? Whether it is huge outbursts of emotions, being overly quiet or shut down, I equip kids & parents to overcome hurdles & live with more confidence. A child's behavior is their way of communicating with you. Together we can work on understanding what your child is "saying". Getting help for your child shows how much you care for them! I'm a bilingual psychotherapist (English-Spanish) with over a decade of experience working with children, teens, & families.
(858) 281-2855 View (858) 281-2855
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Charlene Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, families, and couples in addressing problematic issues while exploring and learning new ways to increase self awareness, in order to connect with the world around them.
Looking forward to a better tomorrow? Looking forward to understanding today? Each new phase in life may bring challenges that can cause you to question who you are or what you're doing? Utilizing a collaborative approach in understanding your heart and mind may help ease problem areas you are struggling with. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in children, adolescents, and families. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques unique to each individual.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, families, and couples in addressing problematic issues while exploring and learning new ways to increase self awareness, in order to connect with the world around them.
Looking forward to a better tomorrow? Looking forward to understanding today? Each new phase in life may bring challenges that can cause you to question who you are or what you're doing? Utilizing a collaborative approach in understanding your heart and mind may help ease problem areas you are struggling with. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in children, adolescents, and families. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques unique to each individual.
(619) 547-1080 View (619) 547-1080
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Merav Segall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Do you and your child struggle to get through the day? Are you frustrated with your child's behavior and just do not know how to get him to listen? Are you and your teenager on different pages and just cannot connect? Has your child experienced a trauma, death or divorce? My approach to helping you and your child is warm and collaborative. I focus on developing a relationship; seeing your child, understanding him and providing space for her to explore and express. My goal in working with families is to bring joy into parenting.
Do you and your child struggle to get through the day? Are you frustrated with your child's behavior and just do not know how to get him to listen? Are you and your teenager on different pages and just cannot connect? Has your child experienced a trauma, death or divorce? My approach to helping you and your child is warm and collaborative. I focus on developing a relationship; seeing your child, understanding him and providing space for her to explore and express. My goal in working with families is to bring joy into parenting.
(619) 340-1019 View (619) 340-1019
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Hilber Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
We specialize in Anxiety and ADHD in children, teens, and adults.
We are empathic and experienced San Diego therapists who provide practical, evidenced-based therapy to children, teens, and adults. We work together with you and your family to provide treatment, support and guidance to help you understand and navigate the difficult or stressful situations that may be impacting your life.
We specialize in Anxiety and ADHD in children, teens, and adults.
We are empathic and experienced San Diego therapists who provide practical, evidenced-based therapy to children, teens, and adults. We work together with you and your family to provide treatment, support and guidance to help you understand and navigate the difficult or stressful situations that may be impacting your life.
(619) 489-1467 View (619) 489-1467
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Candice April Ruttner-Duryea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
"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
"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 View (619) 870-1376
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Erika Diaz
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
My name is Erika Diaz, and I am a Spanish speaking therapist. As a therapist, I am passionate about providing Spanish therapeutic services for children, teens and adults who are in need of support around family communication issues, family healing adversities and environmental challenges that come with change. As a therapist, I am aware that it is difficult for families and children to seek therapy and accept support. I am enthusiastic about working with individuals facing adversities including depression, anxiety, family/life stressors, anger management, trauma, low self esteem, and appropriate communication.
My name is Erika Diaz, and I am a Spanish speaking therapist. As a therapist, I am passionate about providing Spanish therapeutic services for children, teens and adults who are in need of support around family communication issues, family healing adversities and environmental challenges that come with change. As a therapist, I am aware that it is difficult for families and children to seek therapy and accept support. I am enthusiastic about working with individuals facing adversities including depression, anxiety, family/life stressors, anger management, trauma, low self esteem, and appropriate communication.
(858) 519-8002 View (858) 519-8002
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Janel J King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92105
If your child is struggling with an issue you cannot seem to help them overcome.
Are there times when you cannot explain the overwhelming emotions you are experiencing. I enjoy helping those who are seeking change and are motivated to do so. I believe people should always work toward becoming their best selves. I work with individuals, families, children, and adolescents. If your family is suffering from functioning in a loving and happy manner and you cannot figure out where the problem lies, family therapy may be the right choice for you. From learning to function with a new baby, blending, or newly transitioning teenagers, I can help.
If your child is struggling with an issue you cannot seem to help them overcome.
Are there times when you cannot explain the overwhelming emotions you are experiencing. I enjoy helping those who are seeking change and are motivated to do so. I believe people should always work toward becoming their best selves. I work with individuals, families, children, and adolescents. If your family is suffering from functioning in a loving and happy manner and you cannot figure out where the problem lies, family therapy may be the right choice for you. From learning to function with a new baby, blending, or newly transitioning teenagers, I can help.
(619) 569-1651 View (619) 569-1651
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Blooming Behavior Services
Michelle Felix, MEd , BCBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
If your child or adolescent has difficulty attending to a task this could affect their social skills, learning new topics, and/or adaptive skills.
Was your child recently diagnosed with Autism, at risk for Autism, intellectual, developmental, neurological disability, and/or has comorbidity diagnosis? Do they have difficulty completing daily life skills, in school, or making friends? If so we would love to help you and your family by creating tailored treatment goals that have lasting change.
If your child or adolescent has difficulty attending to a task this could affect their social skills, learning new topics, and/or adaptive skills.
Was your child recently diagnosed with Autism, at risk for Autism, intellectual, developmental, neurological disability, and/or has comorbidity diagnosis? Do they have difficulty completing daily life skills, in school, or making friends? If so we would love to help you and your family by creating tailored treatment goals that have lasting change.
(858) 244-9320 View (858) 244-9320
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Rachel Ann Hoffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you struggling with a transition or feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Are you a parent of a child/teen who needs support in navigating school and adolescence? I am here to help you process and problem solve through goal oriented therapy and practical problem solving.
Are you struggling with a transition or feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Are you a parent of a child/teen who needs support in navigating school and adolescence? I am here to help you process and problem solve through goal oriented therapy and practical problem solving.
(619) 340-1026 View (619) 340-1026
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Shamin Patel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Dr. Patel is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychological assessment. She uses gold standard measures and customizes psychological evaluations to each individual child. Her evaluations provide tailored and detailed recommendations to best assist children and their families to thrive.
Dr. Patel is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychological assessment. She uses gold standard measures and customizes psychological evaluations to each individual child. Her evaluations provide tailored and detailed recommendations to best assist children and their families to thrive.
(858) 434-8780 View (858) 434-8780
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Shaylyn Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I work with young adults. My areas of expertise include children and adolescent development, tech addiction and life transitions.
I work with young adults. My areas of expertise include children and adolescent development, tech addiction and life transitions.
(619) 768-2797 View (619) 768-2797
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Debra L Jedeikin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MA , LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I am currently enrolled in a Doctoral Program in Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology in order to stay current with latest research.
Debra Jedeikin is a psychotherapist with 24 years of experience across two continents.HELPING FAMILIES HEAL: My goal is to heal families through respectful and compassionate communication. My "Changing Family" program helps children adjust in cases of divorce,blended families and bereavement. I specialize in treating children of all ages. INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: I work collaboratively with you to remove emotional obstacles, make peace with yourself and enrich your Life in every way! Your time is now ! COUPLES: I work with couples to develop conflict resolution skills, respectful communication, physical / emotional intimacy. My goal for you is connection, love and laughter.
I am currently enrolled in a Doctoral Program in Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology in order to stay current with latest research.
Debra Jedeikin is a psychotherapist with 24 years of experience across two continents.HELPING FAMILIES HEAL: My goal is to heal families through respectful and compassionate communication. My "Changing Family" program helps children adjust in cases of divorce,blended families and bereavement. I specialize in treating children of all ages. INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: I work collaboratively with you to remove emotional obstacles, make peace with yourself and enrich your Life in every way! Your time is now ! COUPLES: I work with couples to develop conflict resolution skills, respectful communication, physical / emotional intimacy. My goal for you is connection, love and laughter.
(858) 367-0900 View (858) 367-0900
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Terry Wilke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
I offer fun interactive parent and child workshops on the following topics: Help Your Child Pay Attention, Help Your Child Worry Less, Help Your Child Manage Anger, and Help Your Child Improve Self Esteem.
I am a Cognitive Behavioral Solution Focused therapist with over 30 years of experience providing services to children, teens, young adults and families dealing with stress/anxiety, improving self esteem, managing with ADHD, and dealing with school issues. Together we will use a strength based approach to work toward specific emotional or behavioral goals. I engage with children and families through play therapy activities and teens/young adults through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) talk therapy activities.
I offer fun interactive parent and child workshops on the following topics: Help Your Child Pay Attention, Help Your Child Worry Less, Help Your Child Manage Anger, and Help Your Child Improve Self Esteem.
I am a Cognitive Behavioral Solution Focused therapist with over 30 years of experience providing services to children, teens, young adults and families dealing with stress/anxiety, improving self esteem, managing with ADHD, and dealing with school issues. Together we will use a strength based approach to work toward specific emotional or behavioral goals. I engage with children and families through play therapy activities and teens/young adults through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) talk therapy activities.
(619) 648-3668 View (619) 648-3668
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Lindsay MacMaster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92119
With a specialty in play therapy for children, individual therapy, family therapy, and connective parenting approaches, I make sure your counseling session is grounded in scientific research but is still tailored to your needs and goals.
I’m Lindsay MacMaster PsyD, a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the San Diego area. When you work with me, I create a setting that is warm and compassionate, a space that allows you to best connect with what is bothering you. Counseling helps you learn how to become your best self. Your therapist can support you as you lean into life’s most difficult challenges rather than shy away from them.
With a specialty in play therapy for children, individual therapy, family therapy, and connective parenting approaches, I make sure your counseling session is grounded in scientific research but is still tailored to your needs and goals.
I’m Lindsay MacMaster PsyD, a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the San Diego area. When you work with me, I create a setting that is warm and compassionate, a space that allows you to best connect with what is bothering you. Counseling helps you learn how to become your best self. Your therapist can support you as you lean into life’s most difficult challenges rather than shy away from them.
(619) 402-0086 View (619) 402-0086
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Sarah Schumacher
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92123
I enjoy working with adults, children, military, LEOs, regarding behaviors, anger, family issues, couples, emotional stability, family counseling, parenting, rebuilding healthy relationships, anxiety, and depression.
Hello, I am Sarah Schumacher, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field since 2018 and I was previously a lead clinician. Prior to being a therapist, I spent 20 years in the army, and served several tours in Afghanistan. If you’re looking for quality private counseling with a provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I love helping people overcome the difficulties that life brings and assisting my clients to feel empowered as they learn the skills necessary to prevail and enjoy a happy, healthy, and successful life. I enjoy working with adults and children.
I enjoy working with adults, children, military, LEOs, regarding behaviors, anger, family issues, couples, emotional stability, family counseling, parenting, rebuilding healthy relationships, anxiety, and depression.
Hello, I am Sarah Schumacher, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field since 2018 and I was previously a lead clinician. Prior to being a therapist, I spent 20 years in the army, and served several tours in Afghanistan. If you’re looking for quality private counseling with a provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I love helping people overcome the difficulties that life brings and assisting my clients to feel empowered as they learn the skills necessary to prevail and enjoy a happy, healthy, and successful life. I enjoy working with adults and children.
(619) 493-2170 View (619) 493-2170
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Terra Towne
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. I’m passionate about providing evidenced-based care and am one of the only therapists in San Diego certified in Family-Based Treatment (FBT), the gold standard treatment for child and adolescent eating disorders. My therapeutic style is warm, authentic, and collaborative. I am deeply empathetic to the struggles that eating disorders pose for clients and their families. I strongly believe that no one chooses to have an eating disorder (nor do parents cause eating disorders) and that there is always hope for lasting recovery.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. I’m passionate about providing evidenced-based care and am one of the only therapists in San Diego certified in Family-Based Treatment (FBT), the gold standard treatment for child and adolescent eating disorders. My therapeutic style is warm, authentic, and collaborative. I am deeply empathetic to the struggles that eating disorders pose for clients and their families. I strongly believe that no one chooses to have an eating disorder (nor do parents cause eating disorders) and that there is always hope for lasting recovery.
(858) 358-5909 View (858) 358-5909
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Kristee Anne Beres
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I am a clinical psychologist who has been in practice for twenty years. I have extensive training in treating children, adolescents and adults. My practice focuses on helping children, adolescents and adults address clinical concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral disorders and adjustment disorders. I also provide emotional and clinical support and guidance for parents and family members. I work with individuals of all ages specializing in working with children and adolescents. However, I work with individuals of all ages.
I am a clinical psychologist who has been in practice for twenty years. I have extensive training in treating children, adolescents and adults. My practice focuses on helping children, adolescents and adults address clinical concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral disorders and adjustment disorders. I also provide emotional and clinical support and guidance for parents and family members. I work with individuals of all ages specializing in working with children and adolescents. However, I work with individuals of all ages.
(858) 943-3219 View (858) 943-3219

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in San Diego, 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 San Diego 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.