Child Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Samantha Kountz-Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families ranging in age from 2-years-old to 90-years-old who present with a wide range of challenges.
Many people experience anxiety or sadness at some point in their life. Sometimes these feelings are related to a big change, a new stressor, or a longstanding challenge that has left you feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Regardless of what's going on in your life, my goal is to help you better confront, cope with, and recover from difficulties, so that you can live a more fulfilling life. I understand that the idea of therapy can seem intimidating. I see your decision to engage in treatment as a true testament to your strength.
I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families ranging in age from 2-years-old to 90-years-old who present with a wide range of challenges.
Many people experience anxiety or sadness at some point in their life. Sometimes these feelings are related to a big change, a new stressor, or a longstanding challenge that has left you feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Regardless of what's going on in your life, my goal is to help you better confront, cope with, and recover from difficulties, so that you can live a more fulfilling life. I understand that the idea of therapy can seem intimidating. I see your decision to engage in treatment as a true testament to your strength.
(415) 949-2466 View (415) 949-2466
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Shannon Wilkowski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
Congratulations on taking the first step toward feeling better and living a better life! While it can be overwhelming to contemplate trying therapy, with a little time and energy, therapy can make a positive difference in your life. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in overcoming challenges and making positive changes in your life. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulty connecting with others, or you are navigating a life transition. I love to work with parents and children to help create a more peaceful home life.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward feeling better and living a better life! While it can be overwhelming to contemplate trying therapy, with a little time and energy, therapy can make a positive difference in your life. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in overcoming challenges and making positive changes in your life. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulty connecting with others, or you are navigating a life transition. I love to work with parents and children to help create a more peaceful home life.
(408) 351-4118 View (408) 351-4118
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Nahal Zakerani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Are you looking for someone to work with you and your family to optimize you, your child, or family's strengths? Are the pressures of school, relationships, work, or society impacting you or your child's ability to feel happy and fulfilled? If so, I am available to work with you to develop wellness strategies to promote health and well-being. Whether you or your child are struggling with depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, medical concerns, or academic struggles, working with a trained professional is a way to find support & understand you/your child's needs better.
Are you looking for someone to work with you and your family to optimize you, your child, or family's strengths? Are the pressures of school, relationships, work, or society impacting you or your child's ability to feel happy and fulfilled? If so, I am available to work with you to develop wellness strategies to promote health and well-being. Whether you or your child are struggling with depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, medical concerns, or academic struggles, working with a trained professional is a way to find support & understand you/your child's needs better.
(408) 883-4591 View (408) 883-4591
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Mary K Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, parent/child relational problems, peer difficulties, grief, parenting/behavioral challenges, problems pertaining to school, and family conflict.
I am a licensed psychologist who has over 20 years experience working with adolescents and adults. Therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client. I strive to create a supportive environment in which clients can feel safe to explore their feelings and address barriers that are interfering with their quality of life. I draw from a variety of treatment approaches that match your own personal needs and goals. I believe our thoughts influence our feelings and ultimately our behavior so I also work from a cognitive behavioral approach.
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, parent/child relational problems, peer difficulties, grief, parenting/behavioral challenges, problems pertaining to school, and family conflict.
I am a licensed psychologist who has over 20 years experience working with adolescents and adults. Therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client. I strive to create a supportive environment in which clients can feel safe to explore their feelings and address barriers that are interfering with their quality of life. I draw from a variety of treatment approaches that match your own personal needs and goals. I believe our thoughts influence our feelings and ultimately our behavior so I also work from a cognitive behavioral approach.
(408) 796-4273 View (408) 796-4273
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Thu Huong Tran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110
Meet Thu Tran, a bilingual counselor and associated therapist with extensive experience in mental health programs and private practice. Thu is dedicated to guiding individuals, including children, families, adults, and couples, on a transformative journey toward self-awareness and empowerment. Thu's mission is to empower individuals to lead authentic and fulfilling lives by enhancing self-awareness, confronting reality, and utilizing strengths to overcome challenges.
Meet Thu Tran, a bilingual counselor and associated therapist with extensive experience in mental health programs and private practice. Thu is dedicated to guiding individuals, including children, families, adults, and couples, on a transformative journey toward self-awareness and empowerment. Thu's mission is to empower individuals to lead authentic and fulfilling lives by enhancing self-awareness, confronting reality, and utilizing strengths to overcome challenges.
(408) 642-6864 View (408) 642-6864
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Kay (Khatoun) Nourallahi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I have years of experience working with children and parents in different settings.
I like to offer you a safe and compassionate space to explore your relationship with yourself and the significant people in your life. Together we can support you to develop clarity on what you want/need and how to express/communicate them to your family, friends and coworkers. Through psycho education and examination of how your past experiences/attachments have shaped your behavior and the lens from which you see the world, you can make the changes you hope for and heal from past traumas. I have faith in your wisdom to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
I have years of experience working with children and parents in different settings.
I like to offer you a safe and compassionate space to explore your relationship with yourself and the significant people in your life. Together we can support you to develop clarity on what you want/need and how to express/communicate them to your family, friends and coworkers. Through psycho education and examination of how your past experiences/attachments have shaped your behavior and the lens from which you see the world, you can make the changes you hope for and heal from past traumas. I have faith in your wisdom to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
(408) 317-0953 View (408) 317-0953
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Mahnoor Rehman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
Welcome! I, Mahnoor, am a passionate and trauma informed therapist operating out of the Bay Area, California. I help children, teens and adults overcome their challenges in order to live happier lives. I understand that each individual is unique, therefore I utilize therapeutic modalities that are the best fit for your and/or your child. I'll work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that supports your wellbeing through a warm and non-judgmental approach. Being a South Asian female of color it fulfills me to provide care to BIPOC, refugees and immigrant communities. Come as you are, all aspects are welcome!
Welcome! I, Mahnoor, am a passionate and trauma informed therapist operating out of the Bay Area, California. I help children, teens and adults overcome their challenges in order to live happier lives. I understand that each individual is unique, therefore I utilize therapeutic modalities that are the best fit for your and/or your child. I'll work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that supports your wellbeing through a warm and non-judgmental approach. Being a South Asian female of color it fulfills me to provide care to BIPOC, refugees and immigrant communities. Come as you are, all aspects are welcome!
(408) 617-9838 View (408) 617-9838
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Melissa Walter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
I have extensive experience and knowledge supporting children and young adults profoundly impacted by autism in a school setting, along with a deep understanding of how the family has been affected.
When we focus on developing a relationship first and feeling a sense of safety, it is much easier to navigate through the discomfort. So we will start there. I invite you to try Art Therapy in a way that will assist you in recognizing your strengths and provide you with a feeling of connection. If Art Therapy is not something you are interested in, we will engage in talk therapy so you may experience feeling seen and known. I often incorporate art, play, and movement when working with children and families. A typical client of mine is looking for guidance in emotional regulation and wants greater emotional awareness.
I have extensive experience and knowledge supporting children and young adults profoundly impacted by autism in a school setting, along with a deep understanding of how the family has been affected.
When we focus on developing a relationship first and feeling a sense of safety, it is much easier to navigate through the discomfort. So we will start there. I invite you to try Art Therapy in a way that will assist you in recognizing your strengths and provide you with a feeling of connection. If Art Therapy is not something you are interested in, we will engage in talk therapy so you may experience feeling seen and known. I often incorporate art, play, and movement when working with children and families. A typical client of mine is looking for guidance in emotional regulation and wants greater emotional awareness.
(408) 414-6394 View (408) 414-6394
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Vani Hariharan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95117
I believe that people are resilient and resourceful, capable of overcoming difficulties. Sometimes we get entangled in personal and relational patterns that can overwhelm our resources. I help clients identify these problematic patterns and empower them to break free from patterns that do not serve them well. I focus on my client's interpersonal relationships and relationships with larger social systems. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and couples on several issues, including family and couple distress, trauma, and various presentations of anxiety and depression through a systemic and attachment-based lens.
I believe that people are resilient and resourceful, capable of overcoming difficulties. Sometimes we get entangled in personal and relational patterns that can overwhelm our resources. I help clients identify these problematic patterns and empower them to break free from patterns that do not serve them well. I focus on my client's interpersonal relationships and relationships with larger social systems. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and couples on several issues, including family and couple distress, trauma, and various presentations of anxiety and depression through a systemic and attachment-based lens.
(650) 374-0238 View (650) 374-0238
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Jillian Taylorwood
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95130
Does your child seem unhappy or angry; maybe having problems at home or school? Are your kids fighting? Do you have a young child who doesn’t listen to you, refuses to sleep in their own bed, won’t eat anything but crackers, or throws a fit when they don’t get their way? Do you find yourself feeling frustrated or angry with your child? Are you tired of fighting with your spouse, or your kids? Maybe your kids are fine but find you, yourself, are feeling overwhelmed. I am here to help. I’m a teacher turned therapist who works with children (0-17) and families, both individually and as a whole.
Does your child seem unhappy or angry; maybe having problems at home or school? Are your kids fighting? Do you have a young child who doesn’t listen to you, refuses to sleep in their own bed, won’t eat anything but crackers, or throws a fit when they don’t get their way? Do you find yourself feeling frustrated or angry with your child? Are you tired of fighting with your spouse, or your kids? Maybe your kids are fine but find you, yourself, are feeling overwhelmed. I am here to help. I’m a teacher turned therapist who works with children (0-17) and families, both individually and as a whole.
(408) 418-2560 View (408) 418-2560
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Terrance Mclarnan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Parents worry when they know something is wrong with their child.
In a way, life is a puzzle. With many pieces to choose from, we try to find those pieces that fit smoothly together. However, life becomes troubling when what we have chosen doesn't fit and the same problems seem to occur in one situation after another, making life seem even more frustrating and confusing. I am trained as both an artist and a psychotherapist and work in a collaborative style. After 20 years of experience, I bring a little humor and grace while learning to think creatively to move through the maze of life, it is an exciting possibility.
Parents worry when they know something is wrong with their child.
In a way, life is a puzzle. With many pieces to choose from, we try to find those pieces that fit smoothly together. However, life becomes troubling when what we have chosen doesn't fit and the same problems seem to occur in one situation after another, making life seem even more frustrating and confusing. I am trained as both an artist and a psychotherapist and work in a collaborative style. After 20 years of experience, I bring a little humor and grace while learning to think creatively to move through the maze of life, it is an exciting possibility.
(408) 659-8144 View (408) 659-8144
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Jackie Chang, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Is your child having difficulties in school? Are you having relational problems? Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or a loved one, I strive to ensure my patients feel supported as we collaboratively work towards your better quality of life. As a licensed marriage & family therapist, I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution based approaches to help address your needs.
Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Is your child having difficulties in school? Are you having relational problems? Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or a loved one, I strive to ensure my patients feel supported as we collaboratively work towards your better quality of life. As a licensed marriage & family therapist, I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution based approaches to help address your needs.
(408) 767-6891 View (408) 767-6891
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Ashlee Saenz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Taking the step to invest in your mental health takes strength and courage. To feel heard and understood is one of our most basic, fundamental needs. In my practice, I create a safe, accepting, judgment-free space where you are encouraged to be your authentic self. It is my goal to provide you the best care by highlighting your strengths and tailoring treatment to your specific needs. I am passionate about working with children, teens, young adults, adults, and families of all backgrounds struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. I am here to support and guide you through life’s obstacles.
Taking the step to invest in your mental health takes strength and courage. To feel heard and understood is one of our most basic, fundamental needs. In my practice, I create a safe, accepting, judgment-free space where you are encouraged to be your authentic self. It is my goal to provide you the best care by highlighting your strengths and tailoring treatment to your specific needs. I am passionate about working with children, teens, young adults, adults, and families of all backgrounds struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. I am here to support and guide you through life’s obstacles.
(408) 351-8381 View (408) 351-8381
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Be Love Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
I know how exhausting and upsetting it can feel to be stuck in a place of tension and discord in your own family. I also know how scary it can be when your child is struggling in her life and you don't know what else to do. I am delighted you have found me because I would love to help. Over the past 20 years of practicing as a therapist, I have found my passion working with kids and teens and helping them feel happier in their lives and in their families.
I know how exhausting and upsetting it can feel to be stuck in a place of tension and discord in your own family. I also know how scary it can be when your child is struggling in her life and you don't know what else to do. I am delighted you have found me because I would love to help. Over the past 20 years of practicing as a therapist, I have found my passion working with kids and teens and helping them feel happier in their lives and in their families.
(408) 647-5993 View (408) 647-5993
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Cynthia Ryan Francis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with relationship challenges, a transition, such as a death or divorce that is impacting you or your children? Or, have a child who is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, difficulties at school, or is defiant? If so, I can provide help and support for you. I have enjoyed working in Psychiatry for Kaiser Permanente 21 years seeing children and teens ages 2 - 18 and their parents, performing individual, group and family therapy. Additionally I have maintained a private practice working primarily with Adults.
Are you dealing with relationship challenges, a transition, such as a death or divorce that is impacting you or your children? Or, have a child who is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, difficulties at school, or is defiant? If so, I can provide help and support for you. I have enjoyed working in Psychiatry for Kaiser Permanente 21 years seeing children and teens ages 2 - 18 and their parents, performing individual, group and family therapy. Additionally I have maintained a private practice working primarily with Adults.
(408) 404-5409 View (408) 404-5409
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Hilary Grabner Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95112  (Online Only)
Does your child struggle with behavior or "big feelings?” Are typical parenting strategies not working and you want guidance? Perhaps your child is anxious, and you feel lost in how to support them. Your child may need social skills building. You want to have boundaries or to be on the same page as your spouse? This is all normal. Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. Children can have difficulty managing their emotions, and developmentally, they do not always have the language to communicate or express their wants and needs. I would love to help you navigate life's challenges, reduce stress and build the family you want.
Does your child struggle with behavior or "big feelings?” Are typical parenting strategies not working and you want guidance? Perhaps your child is anxious, and you feel lost in how to support them. Your child may need social skills building. You want to have boundaries or to be on the same page as your spouse? This is all normal. Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. Children can have difficulty managing their emotions, and developmentally, they do not always have the language to communicate or express their wants and needs. I would love to help you navigate life's challenges, reduce stress and build the family you want.
(650) 459-5882 View (650) 459-5882
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Rosario A. Puga-Dempsey (Bilingual Spanish-English)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
I am currently accepting new clients for in person and video sessions. I am an experienced marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to helping couples, adult individuals and children struggling with difficult life transitions, trauma and depression find renewed hope in life.
I am currently accepting new clients for in person and video sessions. I am an experienced marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to helping couples, adult individuals and children struggling with difficult life transitions, trauma and depression find renewed hope in life.
(408) 317-1297 View (408) 317-1297
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Namita Krishnan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
I work with a wide range of people who are often feeling stuck or overwhelmed facing life’s challenges. My clients are often motivated and resourceful, looking for support, insight, and tools to help them cope with problems. Typically, they have been struggling for a long time and are looking for extra support to improve their children's lives or their own. I also work with families who are looking for a diagnostic evaluation of their child's ADHD symptoms
I work with a wide range of people who are often feeling stuck or overwhelmed facing life’s challenges. My clients are often motivated and resourceful, looking for support, insight, and tools to help them cope with problems. Typically, they have been struggling for a long time and are looking for extra support to improve their children's lives or their own. I also work with families who are looking for a diagnostic evaluation of their child's ADHD symptoms
(408) 684-5165 View (408) 684-5165
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Elisabeth Subega
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Is your child struggling with anxiety (separation anxiety, selective mutism, school avoidance, OCD, etc.), adjustment to separation/divorce, or experiencing grief/loss? Is your child angry and acting out? Has your child experienced abuse? If your child is suffering, I am here to help support you and your child through these difficult times. There is hope and healing!
Is your child struggling with anxiety (separation anxiety, selective mutism, school avoidance, OCD, etc.), adjustment to separation/divorce, or experiencing grief/loss? Is your child angry and acting out? Has your child experienced abuse? If your child is suffering, I am here to help support you and your child through these difficult times. There is hope and healing!
(669) 338-5631 View (669) 338-5631
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Toni Ratzburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I believe children and teens can learn, grow, and thrive when they have coping skills, feel empowered, and practice self-care. My goal is to encourage youth to learn who they are and how to advocate for their unique needs. I specialize in working with neurodiverse, gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) youth and their families. I encourage youth to use their strengths and interests in order to grow, heal, and cope. Building self-awareness, such as understanding their own sensory processing and asynchronous development, is an important part of my work with youth.
I believe children and teens can learn, grow, and thrive when they have coping skills, feel empowered, and practice self-care. My goal is to encourage youth to learn who they are and how to advocate for their unique needs. I specialize in working with neurodiverse, gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) youth and their families. I encourage youth to use their strengths and interests in order to grow, heal, and cope. Building self-awareness, such as understanding their own sensory processing and asynchronous development, is an important part of my work with youth.
(408) 583-5331 x11 View (408) 583-5331 x11
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in San Jose, 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 Jose 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.