Child Therapists in Denver, CO

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Photo of Compassion Connection Therapy - Jessie Harris , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Denver, CO
Compassion Connection Therapy - Jessie Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80212
I specialize in the treatment of child, adolescent, and adult eating disorders, body image issues, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parent coaching and life transitions.
If you are finding yourself on this site it may be that you are considering making some change in your life or looking for support for someone you love. The most important part in taking a step in therapy is feeling connected and safe with the clinician you are meeting. My name is Jessie Harris and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience in mental health practice. I received my masters degree from the University of Denver in 2015 and spent most of my professional experience working at the Children's Hospital Colorado's Eating Disorder Program as an individual and family therapist.
I specialize in the treatment of child, adolescent, and adult eating disorders, body image issues, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parent coaching and life transitions.
If you are finding yourself on this site it may be that you are considering making some change in your life or looking for support for someone you love. The most important part in taking a step in therapy is feeling connected and safe with the clinician you are meeting. My name is Jessie Harris and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience in mental health practice. I received my masters degree from the University of Denver in 2015 and spent most of my professional experience working at the Children's Hospital Colorado's Eating Disorder Program as an individual and family therapist.
(720) 679-5472 View (720) 679-5472
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Lindsay Orleans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults through various diagnoses such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma related disorders, impulse control, emotional regulation, and other behavioral concerns. I have learned from my experience in working with children, adolescences, and their families that there is not one singular way that will work for everyone, which leads me to tailor my approach to meet each individual where they are at in that moment.
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults through various diagnoses such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma related disorders, impulse control, emotional regulation, and other behavioral concerns. I have learned from my experience in working with children, adolescences, and their families that there is not one singular way that will work for everyone, which leads me to tailor my approach to meet each individual where they are at in that moment.
(720) 764-6583 View (720) 764-6583
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Rebecca Lynn Kinney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Run & Jump Counseling is a psychology practice that specializes in therapy services for middle and high school age children and their families. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I've worked with hundreds of middle school and high school students with a wide variety of concerns. I believe that a good therapeutic relationship provides the building blocks for change and the basis from which to use a number of therapeutic techniques to help your child. I provide both individual and family therapy, as well as after school, evening and some weekend appointments.
Run & Jump Counseling is a psychology practice that specializes in therapy services for middle and high school age children and their families. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I've worked with hundreds of middle school and high school students with a wide variety of concerns. I believe that a good therapeutic relationship provides the building blocks for change and the basis from which to use a number of therapeutic techniques to help your child. I provide both individual and family therapy, as well as after school, evening and some weekend appointments.
(720) 897-5074 View (720) 897-5074
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Suwattana Maestas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80212
Is your child verbally and physically aggressive that it is impossible to go out to even a store or you dread their teachers reporting their "behaviors" at school? Are you worried that your child is too shy to engage in positive friendship and activities? Parenting can be very challenging at times, and I am here to listen, understand, and create treatment plan that are unique and meaningful for your child and your family. I believe (& witnessed!) children thrive despite trauma and life challenges with consistent supportive caregiving!!!
Is your child verbally and physically aggressive that it is impossible to go out to even a store or you dread their teachers reporting their "behaviors" at school? Are you worried that your child is too shy to engage in positive friendship and activities? Parenting can be very challenging at times, and I am here to listen, understand, and create treatment plan that are unique and meaningful for your child and your family. I believe (& witnessed!) children thrive despite trauma and life challenges with consistent supportive caregiving!!!
(303) 493-9819 View (303) 493-9819
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Alexandra Ament
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Supporting youth with developmental disabilities and their families is my area of passion and expertise. I strive to help families understand why their child might be struggling and how to best support them. My extensive training in psychology and behavior analysis allows me to view behavioral, emotional, and social challenges from unique perspectives. I specialize in youth with autism and co-occurring disorders and take a strengths-based approach to help them strive and reduce challenges around behavior and mental health concerns.
Supporting youth with developmental disabilities and their families is my area of passion and expertise. I strive to help families understand why their child might be struggling and how to best support them. My extensive training in psychology and behavior analysis allows me to view behavioral, emotional, and social challenges from unique perspectives. I specialize in youth with autism and co-occurring disorders and take a strengths-based approach to help them strive and reduce challenges around behavior and mental health concerns.
(720) 442-8146 View (720) 442-8146
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Natalie Walders Abramson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
My goal as a clinical psychologist is to help children, teens, adults and families develop solutions to their problems so that their lives run more smoothly with less stress. I have worked at Children's Hospital Colorado and National Jewish Health for 15 years, and launched my private practice to add a community based focus. I provide clients with state-of-the-art, empirically-supported behavioral health interventions shown to result in fast and sustainable relief from depression, anxiety and conflict.
My goal as a clinical psychologist is to help children, teens, adults and families develop solutions to their problems so that their lives run more smoothly with less stress. I have worked at Children's Hospital Colorado and National Jewish Health for 15 years, and launched my private practice to add a community based focus. I provide clients with state-of-the-art, empirically-supported behavioral health interventions shown to result in fast and sustainable relief from depression, anxiety and conflict.
(303) 536-5493 View (303) 536-5493
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Georgina Valdez
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Are you feeling lost, confused, or overwhelmed? Is your child having big feelings which feel unmanageable? Making the decision to engage in services is the first step towards healing. I specialize in working with the Latinx community navigating trauma, cultural identity, grief, and transitions. As a fluent Spanish speaker, I conduct sessions in Spanish designed to foster resilience and healing. I recognize the importance of cultural values as a cornerstone of healing. As part of the Latinx community myself, I have lived experience of navigating the complexities of integrating my cultural values in all aspects of my identity.
Are you feeling lost, confused, or overwhelmed? Is your child having big feelings which feel unmanageable? Making the decision to engage in services is the first step towards healing. I specialize in working with the Latinx community navigating trauma, cultural identity, grief, and transitions. As a fluent Spanish speaker, I conduct sessions in Spanish designed to foster resilience and healing. I recognize the importance of cultural values as a cornerstone of healing. As part of the Latinx community myself, I have lived experience of navigating the complexities of integrating my cultural values in all aspects of my identity.
(720) 730-8584 View (720) 730-8584
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Alex Boyce
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Are you looking for a therapist who can help your child or teenager learn to manage their emotions instead of engaging in all-out temper tantrums? As a caregiver, are you wondering what the best approach is to manage these difficult moments and to deepen your relationship with your child at the same time? In a therapy session with me, your child will learn techniques to encourage self-awareness in order to prevent acting-out behavior and you will learn strategies to support your child on this journey. A typical therapy session may include play therapy, yoga poses, breathwork, and/or creative arts.
Are you looking for a therapist who can help your child or teenager learn to manage their emotions instead of engaging in all-out temper tantrums? As a caregiver, are you wondering what the best approach is to manage these difficult moments and to deepen your relationship with your child at the same time? In a therapy session with me, your child will learn techniques to encourage self-awareness in order to prevent acting-out behavior and you will learn strategies to support your child on this journey. A typical therapy session may include play therapy, yoga poses, breathwork, and/or creative arts.
(720) 924-6602 View (720) 924-6602
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Kathleen Gruszka Best
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80207  (Online Only)
I only practice therapeutic modalities that are highly evidenced based. When working with children it is imperative to work with their parent. 1 hour of individual child therapy once a week is a mere drop in the bucket in comparison to what I can accomplish if I work directly with the parent to help them become the "therapist" to their child at home.
I only practice therapeutic modalities that are highly evidenced based. When working with children it is imperative to work with their parent. 1 hour of individual child therapy once a week is a mere drop in the bucket in comparison to what I can accomplish if I work directly with the parent to help them become the "therapist" to their child at home.
(720) 821-7331 View (720) 821-7331
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Cynthia Chen
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Transitions are hard, whether they are expected or not. From child to adolescent/teen, high school to college, and from college to “adulthood.” Many transitions brings about changes in mood and feelings, as well as changes in the family dynamic. Whether you are a parent struggling to communicate better with your child/teen, an older child/teen trying to navigate your burgeoning independence, or an emerging adult who is confused and overwhelmed by life, my hope is to provide a space to gain clarity, peace, and a sense of relief.
Transitions are hard, whether they are expected or not. From child to adolescent/teen, high school to college, and from college to “adulthood.” Many transitions brings about changes in mood and feelings, as well as changes in the family dynamic. Whether you are a parent struggling to communicate better with your child/teen, an older child/teen trying to navigate your burgeoning independence, or an emerging adult who is confused and overwhelmed by life, my hope is to provide a space to gain clarity, peace, and a sense of relief.
(720) 707-1680 View (720) 707-1680
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Cici Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SSP
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
I strive to understand my clients in all of their environments. I use the lens of family therapy. My approach is strength-based, trauma-informed and built upon establishing a trusting relationship. I work with caregiver(s) and their child(ren) to help resolve issues within the home and/or school setting. I am open to working with the caregiver alone to support in parenting and/or with the child/teen to discover solutions which address obstacles to social emotional functioning such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and/or trauma through talk therapy (therapy dog optional), interactive social emotional learning, bibliotherapy, CBT & DBT.
I strive to understand my clients in all of their environments. I use the lens of family therapy. My approach is strength-based, trauma-informed and built upon establishing a trusting relationship. I work with caregiver(s) and their child(ren) to help resolve issues within the home and/or school setting. I am open to working with the caregiver alone to support in parenting and/or with the child/teen to discover solutions which address obstacles to social emotional functioning such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and/or trauma through talk therapy (therapy dog optional), interactive social emotional learning, bibliotherapy, CBT & DBT.
(720) 463-3496 View (720) 463-3496
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Birch Psychology
Psychologist, MFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
Several of our clinicians focus on working within the early childhood field (including infant mental health, parent-child dyadic therapy, perinatal mental health).
Birch Psychology is a practice devoted to helping individuals and families grow, discover and reach their potential. This is the primary focus of all the clinicians in practice at Birch. Through specialties in working with adults, adolescents and children.
Several of our clinicians focus on working within the early childhood field (including infant mental health, parent-child dyadic therapy, perinatal mental health).
Birch Psychology is a practice devoted to helping individuals and families grow, discover and reach their potential. This is the primary focus of all the clinicians in practice at Birch. Through specialties in working with adults, adolescents and children.
(303) 536-3840 View (303) 536-3840
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Lauren Hostetler-Dulik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Welcome! Is your mood preventing you from living the life you desire? Are you struggling with the stress and anxiety due to a life transition? Are you overwhelmed with parenting? Is your child acting out at home or at school? Have you been impacted by trauma? If so, you have come to the right place!
Welcome! Is your mood preventing you from living the life you desire? Are you struggling with the stress and anxiety due to a life transition? Are you overwhelmed with parenting? Is your child acting out at home or at school? Have you been impacted by trauma? If so, you have come to the right place!
(720) 438-4026 View (720) 438-4026
Photo of Nancy Mickelson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Denver, CO
Nancy Mickelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80231
The second area of specialty is re-building the parent-child relationship.
My belief is that when you build a strong alliance with your therapist, you create a really positive experience for the therapeutic process. I strive to create a safe positive place for adolescents to share their thoughts and feelings and learn new ways to work with conflict and setbacks they might be facing right now. Adolescents are having a hard time with all of the social distancing requirements and remote learning this often leads to anxiety, depression, and substance use. which then results in not completing school work. This is a hard time for families and it truly does affect the whole family.
The second area of specialty is re-building the parent-child relationship.
My belief is that when you build a strong alliance with your therapist, you create a really positive experience for the therapeutic process. I strive to create a safe positive place for adolescents to share their thoughts and feelings and learn new ways to work with conflict and setbacks they might be facing right now. Adolescents are having a hard time with all of the social distancing requirements and remote learning this often leads to anxiety, depression, and substance use. which then results in not completing school work. This is a hard time for families and it truly does affect the whole family.
(720) 697-2547 View (720) 697-2547
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Alison Sheesley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
I specialize in working with children ages 3 to 6 who are struggling with big feelings, anxieties, and challenging behaviors. While adults find relief in talking over their difficulties with an understanding therapist, children often cannot express their thoughts and feelings in words. Because children often do not have the words to express feelings, they may represent how they feel through acting out. When children have the opportunity to show how they feel through toys, they often feel better because their feelings have been released. You have probably felt something similar when you have been upset and confided in someone caring.
I specialize in working with children ages 3 to 6 who are struggling with big feelings, anxieties, and challenging behaviors. While adults find relief in talking over their difficulties with an understanding therapist, children often cannot express their thoughts and feelings in words. Because children often do not have the words to express feelings, they may represent how they feel through acting out. When children have the opportunity to show how they feel through toys, they often feel better because their feelings have been released. You have probably felt something similar when you have been upset and confided in someone caring.
(720) 702-1682 View (720) 702-1682
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Lori Schumacher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206
If you have a child or teen who is struggling, you are not alone and I believe I can help.
Many of us carry the idea that happiness is about being content, cheerful, carrying a smile on one's face all the time. Rather, I like to think of well-being as a balance in one's "emotional ecosystem," or variety of different emotions we allow ourselves to experience.I believe that our emotional flexibility to experience a full range of emotions (positive, negative, & a mix of both) is strongly linked to our feelings of happiness & well-being. No, I don't believe there's anything wrong with you. Perhaps all you need rightnow are tools to help you embrace the full range of your human experience while "surfing" those emotional waves.
If you have a child or teen who is struggling, you are not alone and I believe I can help.
Many of us carry the idea that happiness is about being content, cheerful, carrying a smile on one's face all the time. Rather, I like to think of well-being as a balance in one's "emotional ecosystem," or variety of different emotions we allow ourselves to experience.I believe that our emotional flexibility to experience a full range of emotions (positive, negative, & a mix of both) is strongly linked to our feelings of happiness & well-being. No, I don't believe there's anything wrong with you. Perhaps all you need rightnow are tools to help you embrace the full range of your human experience while "surfing" those emotional waves.
(720) 571-9359 View (720) 571-9359
Photo of Libby Dunnigan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Denver, CO
Libby Dunnigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
While I enjoy working with clients of any age, I do believe that early intervention is important, and have a particular interest in working with children and adolescents.
We all have unique experiences that shape our perspectives. I believe that through self-awareness and vulnerability, we can all grow to become more resilient and confident individuals. As a licensed clinical therapist, I will guide you through the therapeutic process and empower you with the skills to feel more in control in your life. I’ll help you build a toolbox of coping strategies to find what works best for you. I have a client-centered, collaborative style that draws techniques from a variety of therapy modalities including (but not limited to): CBT, Psychodynamic, DBT, Solution-focused, Strength-based, and Play Therapy.
While I enjoy working with clients of any age, I do believe that early intervention is important, and have a particular interest in working with children and adolescents.
We all have unique experiences that shape our perspectives. I believe that through self-awareness and vulnerability, we can all grow to become more resilient and confident individuals. As a licensed clinical therapist, I will guide you through the therapeutic process and empower you with the skills to feel more in control in your life. I’ll help you build a toolbox of coping strategies to find what works best for you. I have a client-centered, collaborative style that draws techniques from a variety of therapy modalities including (but not limited to): CBT, Psychodynamic, DBT, Solution-focused, Strength-based, and Play Therapy.
(720) 782-2241 View (720) 782-2241
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William J Strong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I am a Solution Focused Therapist who has a private practice in the Denver Area. I work with children, teenagers, couples and individual adults. I believe in a solution focused which is designed to assist the client in meeting their goals quicker than traditional therapy. Feel free to give me a call so we can discuss your goals and how working together can create the shifts you've been trying to achieve.
I am a Solution Focused Therapist who has a private practice in the Denver Area. I work with children, teenagers, couples and individual adults. I believe in a solution focused which is designed to assist the client in meeting their goals quicker than traditional therapy. Feel free to give me a call so we can discuss your goals and how working together can create the shifts you've been trying to achieve.
(303) 569-4348 View (303) 569-4348
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Cassie Grossman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
I'm Cassie (she/they), and I would describe myself as a nurturer who strives to create a therapeutic space in which children, adolescents, and adults can feel safe and seen. I am trained in Art Therapy, as well as Play Therapy (yes, online works too!). I believe the capacity to heal is within us already, and the therapeutic relationship can reminds us of our own strength.
I'm Cassie (she/they), and I would describe myself as a nurturer who strives to create a therapeutic space in which children, adolescents, and adults can feel safe and seen. I am trained in Art Therapy, as well as Play Therapy (yes, online works too!). I believe the capacity to heal is within us already, and the therapeutic relationship can reminds us of our own strength.
(720) 307-3638 View (720) 307-3638
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Milou Haskin
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I work with somatic, nature, and mindfulness-based practices to support adults, adolescents, and children in navigating trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
I am passionate about helping others cultivate a well of inner resources and tools to navigate the challenges of life, seeing each individual’s well-being as contributing to our collective healing. We aren’t meant to find our way through on our own. I’m so happy to see you here. My approach is first founded on developing a supportive space of acceptance and understanding, from which therapy is collaboratively tailored to your individual needs.Together, we will work together to experience and connect with emotions, identify patterns, explore the roots of limiting beliefs, discover a sense of purpose, and uncover your innate wisdom.
I work with somatic, nature, and mindfulness-based practices to support adults, adolescents, and children in navigating trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
I am passionate about helping others cultivate a well of inner resources and tools to navigate the challenges of life, seeing each individual’s well-being as contributing to our collective healing. We aren’t meant to find our way through on our own. I’m so happy to see you here. My approach is first founded on developing a supportive space of acceptance and understanding, from which therapy is collaboratively tailored to your individual needs.Together, we will work together to experience and connect with emotions, identify patterns, explore the roots of limiting beliefs, discover a sense of purpose, and uncover your innate wisdom.
(720) 547-2602 View (720) 547-2602

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Denver, CO 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 Denver 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.