Child Therapists in San Mateo, CA

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Wendy Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
Being a parent is challenging enough but it can be even more difficult when your child is struggling.
With over 25 years of Mental Health experience the last 18 years having specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families. My approach is primarily based on who is in the room and how I can be most helpful to my client. I utilize mindfulness, art therapy, sand play and cognitive behavioral therapies.
Being a parent is challenging enough but it can be even more difficult when your child is struggling.
With over 25 years of Mental Health experience the last 18 years having specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families. My approach is primarily based on who is in the room and how I can be most helpful to my client. I utilize mindfulness, art therapy, sand play and cognitive behavioral therapies.
(650) 684-5280 View (650) 684-5280
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Carol Wong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of preschoolers, school-age children, teenagers, college students, and young adults who are experiencing social and emotional problems associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (e.g., previously known as Asperger's Disorder, High Functioning Autism), Anxiety Disorders (e.g., Social Anxiety, Selective Mutism), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), cultural and identity development, and stressful transitions. I provide consultations, individual therapy, parent support, and social skills groups for school-age children and teens.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of preschoolers, school-age children, teenagers, college students, and young adults who are experiencing social and emotional problems associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (e.g., previously known as Asperger's Disorder, High Functioning Autism), Anxiety Disorders (e.g., Social Anxiety, Selective Mutism), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), cultural and identity development, and stressful transitions. I provide consultations, individual therapy, parent support, and social skills groups for school-age children and teens.
(650) 762-6917 View (650) 762-6917
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Claudio Vargas Silva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94404  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping couples, families, and children. As human beings, we have a need to feel connected to a significant other who becomes like a safe haven and a source of security and comfort. This person helps us to face the world with confidence because we know there is someone who cares about us. When we feel disconnected from our attachment figure, we feel unprotected and life's challenges seem to be bigger and scarier. I help couples and families to feel secure in their relationship by strengthening their bond so that they become responsive, accessible and emotionally engaged with each other.
I specialize in helping couples, families, and children. As human beings, we have a need to feel connected to a significant other who becomes like a safe haven and a source of security and comfort. This person helps us to face the world with confidence because we know there is someone who cares about us. When we feel disconnected from our attachment figure, we feel unprotected and life's challenges seem to be bigger and scarier. I help couples and families to feel secure in their relationship by strengthening their bond so that they become responsive, accessible and emotionally engaged with each other.
(408) 837-7936 View (408) 837-7936
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Tim Baima Individual, Couple, & Family Therapy Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
I specialize in working with families, couples, and children & adolescents. I strive to form relationships with my clients built upon trust, authenticity and collaboration. Working together we are able to open and expand possibilities to heal from pain, transform destructive cycles, and grow towards richer, more satisfying lives and relationships. Relationships often get stuck because we are unaware of ways we have hurt others and been hurt ourselves. Sometimes our best efforts to make things better seem to exacerbate the problem. I work to raise insight, facilitate healing, and open possibilities to connect in more satisfying ways.
I specialize in working with families, couples, and children & adolescents. I strive to form relationships with my clients built upon trust, authenticity and collaboration. Working together we are able to open and expand possibilities to heal from pain, transform destructive cycles, and grow towards richer, more satisfying lives and relationships. Relationships often get stuck because we are unaware of ways we have hurt others and been hurt ourselves. Sometimes our best efforts to make things better seem to exacerbate the problem. I work to raise insight, facilitate healing, and open possibilities to connect in more satisfying ways.
(510) 289-2292 View (510) 289-2292
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Jennifer Jimenez Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and overall, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years, and have been in private practice for 8 years. I have extensive experience in working with children and families, and I also work with individuals. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with anger management, relationship issues, and domestic violence.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and overall, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years, and have been in private practice for 8 years. I have extensive experience in working with children and families, and I also work with individuals. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with anger management, relationship issues, and domestic violence.
(415) 813-5193 View (415) 813-5193
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Bob Livingstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I have been in private practice for twenty-eight years and I believe therapy issues are all related to loss. I specialize in working with children of divorce, those who have lost a loved one, men with anger issues, and the problems of teenagers. I am the author of five self-help books. My new book is titled Letting go of Grief: Move your Body to Rock and Soul. You can check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/k8kggrv
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I have been in private practice for twenty-eight years and I believe therapy issues are all related to loss. I specialize in working with children of divorce, those who have lost a loved one, men with anger issues, and the problems of teenagers. I am the author of five self-help books. My new book is titled Letting go of Grief: Move your Body to Rock and Soul. You can check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/k8kggrv
(650) 741-1534 View (650) 741-1534
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Laura Kevranian
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
Hello and welcome. Life experiences can be complex, challenging, at times confusing and overwhelming. While this is all so normal, many folks struggle to navigate the difficulty of these experiences. I truly believe we’re not meant to struggle through these waves all on our own. I have experienced how effective therapy can be in helping people move through past traumas, in transforming their lives and having more space for peace, connection, joy & freedom. I love my work with children, teens and adults, and have found it to be so gratifying to take part in the steady unfolding of an individual's or family’s transformation.
Hello and welcome. Life experiences can be complex, challenging, at times confusing and overwhelming. While this is all so normal, many folks struggle to navigate the difficulty of these experiences. I truly believe we’re not meant to struggle through these waves all on our own. I have experienced how effective therapy can be in helping people move through past traumas, in transforming their lives and having more space for peace, connection, joy & freedom. I love my work with children, teens and adults, and have found it to be so gratifying to take part in the steady unfolding of an individual's or family’s transformation.
(650) 881-3409 View (650) 881-3409
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Krysta Banazek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
I help clients define how they want their lives to be different and help them identify the steps they will need to take to reach their goals. I've built a practice with the goal of strengthening families by increasing communication between its members and helping them focus on problem solving versus placing blame. Adults going through a life transition is a specialty - relationship issues, birth of a baby, balancing work & family, divorce and blended families. I also have a passion for children/adolescents and their welfare. I can provide valuable support to help them work through the challenges they are facing.
I help clients define how they want their lives to be different and help them identify the steps they will need to take to reach their goals. I've built a practice with the goal of strengthening families by increasing communication between its members and helping them focus on problem solving versus placing blame. Adults going through a life transition is a specialty - relationship issues, birth of a baby, balancing work & family, divorce and blended families. I also have a passion for children/adolescents and their welfare. I can provide valuable support to help them work through the challenges they are facing.
(650) 200-3906 View (650) 200-3906
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Doreen R Maller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
Waitlist for new clients
I have been trained in the Expressive Arts and bring art into sessions with both children and adults to add insight and deepen self-observation.
I believe that all people have innate skills and strengths and have the potential to live rich and meaningful lives but sometimes get stuck in patterns and behaviors that interfere with their ability to grow. I believe psychotherapy is an important tool to help people discover their natural ability to heal, to love and to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our fast-paced and demanding lives can create uncomfortable stressors in individuals and families. My time with each client provides an opportunity for calm and reflection in challenging and stressful lives.
I have been trained in the Expressive Arts and bring art into sessions with both children and adults to add insight and deepen self-observation.
I believe that all people have innate skills and strengths and have the potential to live rich and meaningful lives but sometimes get stuck in patterns and behaviors that interfere with their ability to grow. I believe psychotherapy is an important tool to help people discover their natural ability to heal, to love and to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our fast-paced and demanding lives can create uncomfortable stressors in individuals and families. My time with each client provides an opportunity for calm and reflection in challenging and stressful lives.
(415) 800-1718 View (415) 800-1718
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San Mateo Child and Family Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
I enjoy working with children, teens, individual adults, and couples! Are you stressed out because your child or teen is dealing with anxiety, depression, academic, or behavioral problems? Are you yourself feeling anxious, depressed? Are you struggling in your marriage to feel that emotional and physical connection you once felt? I believe you are unique and special, and I look forward to working together to create growth and change in your life. I am the owner of a group practice with seven therapists who work for me, and I enjoy connecting you with the therapist who is your best fit!
I enjoy working with children, teens, individual adults, and couples! Are you stressed out because your child or teen is dealing with anxiety, depression, academic, or behavioral problems? Are you yourself feeling anxious, depressed? Are you struggling in your marriage to feel that emotional and physical connection you once felt? I believe you are unique and special, and I look forward to working together to create growth and change in your life. I am the owner of a group practice with seven therapists who work for me, and I enjoy connecting you with the therapist who is your best fit!
(650) 288-6615 View (650) 288-6615
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Cynthia Medina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
I provide psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for school-age children and adolescents.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in evaluations for children and adolescents with challenges in the following areas: Attention and focus, executive functioning skills, learning, anxiety, depression, and behavior. I also conduct cognitive evaluations (IQ testing) for private school applications.
I provide psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for school-age children and adolescents.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in evaluations for children and adolescents with challenges in the following areas: Attention and focus, executive functioning skills, learning, anxiety, depression, and behavior. I also conduct cognitive evaluations (IQ testing) for private school applications.
(650) 332-4688 View (650) 332-4688
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Grace Fung
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
My areas of interests include: 1) couples counseling and family therapy; 2) parent- child relationships problems; 3) work through earlier traumatic issues to restore physical, relational and psychological well being; 4) Serve as an authorized provider for state funded free treatment for people suffering from their own or family member's gambling problems.
I work with children and teens struggling with problems around school, mood and behavior while providing developmental guidance and effective parenting skills for parents. I work extensively with adults struggling with relationship and mood problems. Through providing a safe and relaxed environment, I guide them through a process of self-examination of their own patterns of thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles that kept them from getting what they want.
My areas of interests include: 1) couples counseling and family therapy; 2) parent- child relationships problems; 3) work through earlier traumatic issues to restore physical, relational and psychological well being; 4) Serve as an authorized provider for state funded free treatment for people suffering from their own or family member's gambling problems.
I work with children and teens struggling with problems around school, mood and behavior while providing developmental guidance and effective parenting skills for parents. I work extensively with adults struggling with relationship and mood problems. Through providing a safe and relaxed environment, I guide them through a process of self-examination of their own patterns of thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles that kept them from getting what they want.
(415) 802-0168 View (415) 802-0168
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Panayiotis Frangos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94402
I am licensed from the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage Family Therapist.  I graduated from Notre Dame de Namur with a Master's in Science Clinical Psychology MFT.  I was born in Greece and moved to the United States as a child, and have been a California Bay Area native ever since.  Growing up in a Greek household, I am able to speak Greek fluently and I am proficient in Spanish.  In my spare time, I am also learning Mandarin Chinese as languages are a passion of mine.
I am licensed from the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage Family Therapist.  I graduated from Notre Dame de Namur with a Master's in Science Clinical Psychology MFT.  I was born in Greece and moved to the United States as a child, and have been a California Bay Area native ever since.  Growing up in a Greek household, I am able to speak Greek fluently and I am proficient in Spanish.  In my spare time, I am also learning Mandarin Chinese as languages are a passion of mine.
(650) 525-2494 View (650) 525-2494
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Ursula Jorgensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
I provide a friendly, honest, non-judgemental therapeutic space with a combination of talk therapy and expressive techniques to engage the areas of challenge and celebrate the character strengths that make you unique. Art Therapy is offered to explore a visual way using sand tray, drawing, journaling, collage, painting, or imaginative play. This safe space offers therapeutic support to children, teens and adults with a primary focus on symptoms including anxiety, depression, life transitions (loss, illness, divorce/separation) and self identity exploration affected by trauma, circumstance, orientation or non-conforming individuals.
I provide a friendly, honest, non-judgemental therapeutic space with a combination of talk therapy and expressive techniques to engage the areas of challenge and celebrate the character strengths that make you unique. Art Therapy is offered to explore a visual way using sand tray, drawing, journaling, collage, painting, or imaginative play. This safe space offers therapeutic support to children, teens and adults with a primary focus on symptoms including anxiety, depression, life transitions (loss, illness, divorce/separation) and self identity exploration affected by trauma, circumstance, orientation or non-conforming individuals.
(650) 670-4812 View (650) 670-4812
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Jennifer Myers Harrison
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, ATR-BC, DAAETS
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
Therapy Partners work with children, adolescents, families, and adults at all different stages in their lives. We use an integrative model for the treatment of mental health issues drawing on evidenced-based treatments as well as best practices in the field of psychology. We understand how important it is for you to find someone you can trust and work closely with when facing difficult transitions and challenging times. To ensure a good fit between client and clinician, we provide a free initial consultation so that both client and therapist can feel confident about working together.
Therapy Partners work with children, adolescents, families, and adults at all different stages in their lives. We use an integrative model for the treatment of mental health issues drawing on evidenced-based treatments as well as best practices in the field of psychology. We understand how important it is for you to find someone you can trust and work closely with when facing difficult transitions and challenging times. To ensure a good fit between client and clinician, we provide a free initial consultation so that both client and therapist can feel confident about working together.
(650) 727-1757 View (650) 727-1757
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Natasha Browne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPDT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94404  (Online Only)
Brining your child to therapy can offer them a safe place to express and work through their struggles.
(I AM ONLINE ONLY AT THIS TIME)- Is your child struggling with behavioral issues, problems at school, fears, sadness, or anger?Are you feeling stuck and not knowing how to help them? All kids with go through times where they struggle. It is during these struggles when support can make all the difference. We will work together to find ways to support you and your family.
Brining your child to therapy can offer them a safe place to express and work through their struggles.
(I AM ONLINE ONLY AT THIS TIME)- Is your child struggling with behavioral issues, problems at school, fears, sadness, or anger?Are you feeling stuck and not knowing how to help them? All kids with go through times where they struggle. It is during these struggles when support can make all the difference. We will work together to find ways to support you and your family.
(650) 567-4028 View (650) 567-4028
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Sheryl Pliskin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
The Irlen Method provides a unique service for some children and adults identified with reading and learning difficulties, low motivation, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), discipline problems, headaches and migraines, autism, and traumatic brain injury.
Sheryl is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is dedicated to helping adults, adolescents and families recover from trauma, loss and thrive while coping with chronic medical conditions. Trained in transpersonal psychology, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR, she uses a holistic approach and is skilled in individualizing the care she offers. Serving in local nonprofit agencies and private practice, Sheryl has offered extensive support to foster and adoptive families and to individuals ready to deepen their personal relationships. Sheryl is able to help individuals reduce anxiety, improve their mood, restore hope, and reconnect with their community.
The Irlen Method provides a unique service for some children and adults identified with reading and learning difficulties, low motivation, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), discipline problems, headaches and migraines, autism, and traumatic brain injury.
Sheryl is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is dedicated to helping adults, adolescents and families recover from trauma, loss and thrive while coping with chronic medical conditions. Trained in transpersonal psychology, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR, she uses a holistic approach and is skilled in individualizing the care she offers. Serving in local nonprofit agencies and private practice, Sheryl has offered extensive support to foster and adoptive families and to individuals ready to deepen their personal relationships. Sheryl is able to help individuals reduce anxiety, improve their mood, restore hope, and reconnect with their community.
(650) 779-5758 View (650) 779-5758
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Batya Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
I help my clients, who include children, adults and couples, build their capacity to relate to their feelings and connect with others.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
I help my clients, who include children, adults and couples, build their capacity to relate to their feelings and connect with others.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
(415) 275-6820 View (415) 275-6820
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Mark Purcell
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals.
I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals.
(650) 206-5520 View (650) 206-5520
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Margaret Owen-Wilson
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94404
I am a culturally sensitive licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy and psychological testing. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space to help you and/or your child discuss and explore your current and previous stressors and work towards your own personal goals. I have a patient-centered, collaborative and strengths-based approach to treatment and I tailor each session based on your unique goals for treatment. I utilize a blend of relational, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to treatment. I specialize in both individual (with children, adolescents and adults) and family therapy.
I am a culturally sensitive licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy and psychological testing. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space to help you and/or your child discuss and explore your current and previous stressors and work towards your own personal goals. I have a patient-centered, collaborative and strengths-based approach to treatment and I tailor each session based on your unique goals for treatment. I utilize a blend of relational, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to treatment. I specialize in both individual (with children, adolescents and adults) and family therapy.
(650) 826-3947 View (650) 826-3947
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in San Mateo, 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 Mateo 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.