Child Therapists in Clearwater, FL

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Leighann Avery
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I look forward to working with you or your child .
My passion is to provide evidence based therapy to children and adults utilizing play in session as well as Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Accelerated resolution therapy (ART), and Person-centered therapy. I specialize in treating clients suffering with depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, and coping skills. In the first session, clients can expect a warm, welcoming environment where they can share confidential information. Together as a team, the client (and family) and I will set goals for therapy and come up with a plan to help the client reach those goals.
(727) 295-3077 x1 
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Clearwater, FL 33762
Offers online therapy
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Molly Terry
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
I work with children , teens and individuals suffering from anxiety, trauma, behavioral and adjustment difficulties. It is important to me that we not only address the issues that you are coming in to see me for, but that you leave with tools and insights that will continue to guide you throughout your journey in this unpredictable life. I will provide a safe space to explore yourself, with an honest, and compassionate lens. This is a place to heal, to blossom and to become the version of yourself that you are seeking. A rare opportunity to be fully honest without the fears of being judged. I am on your side, available throughout.
(727) 268-8814 
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Clearwater, FL 33763
Offers online therapy
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Cassidy Wright
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Is your child or teen struggling to manage their emotions or having a hard time paying attention in class? I am here to help! I am a student intern, completing my Masters in Social Work at Florida State University. Most of my experience has been with children and teens; alongside assisting parents on how to better understand their child ’s specific needs.
(727) 955-3369 
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Clearwater, FL 33756
Offers online therapy
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Katie Merricks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Let me introduce myself - my name is Dr. Katie and treating anxiety efficiently and effectively is my forte. I specialize in the unique training required to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and other anxiety inducing difficulties. It also rare that an individual has a pure anxiety diagnosis, therefore I am as equally effective in treating individuals who also struggle with depression, disordered eating, behavioral difficulties, etc. I have trained at a variety of clinic settings including Johns Hopkins All Children 's Hospital and Rogers Behavioral Health.
(813) 609-2161 
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Clearwater, FL 33759
Offers online therapy
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Samantha Petroshius-Crocker
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
I have years of experience working with young children and parents, navigating behavioral issues and providing parenting strategies and support.
Sometimes you might wake up and feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Maybe work is stressing you out; there is friend drama in the group text; perhaps your partner is getting on your nerves, or heck your whole family is driving you nuts! Whatever it is, you are not alone. Talking it out, having someone really hear you; receiving validation that you are in fact NOT crazy...it can help. Knowing you don't have to carry that weight all by yourself can be lifesaving. Whatever it is you are struggling with, I'm here.
(727) 353-2720 
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Clearwater, FL 33765
Offers online therapy
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Kelsey Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
It is my passion to help children , adolescents, families, and adults through individual and/or group counseling. The practice of active listening, empathy, validation, and solution focused sessions provide a solid foundation for positive change! Each person strives for a sense of balance through the struggles of everyday life, which can be achieved by the continuity of care provided within a therapeutic setting. I understand the individual from a bio-psychosocial perspective while utilizing a non-judgmental approach.
(727) 287-5588 
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Clearwater, FL 33759
Offers online therapy
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Julia Coley 360 Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I have years of experience working with adults, teens and children experiencing anxiety, depression, school related issues, ADHD, relationship issues and trauma.
Are you feeling worried all the time? Do you feel sad or that you have no energy to get through the day? Perhaps you are stuck at a crossroads during a big life transition, or questioning your relationship. I help people whose anxiety takes over in the worst possible moments. Whose sadness stops them from enjoying their lives and those who need guidance and support to take the next steps in their lives.
(727) 477-8425 
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Clearwater, FL 33761
Offers online therapy
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Joyce D. Hutchens
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
I work with families, children , adolescents, adults, and couples.
"No one's Perfect but Parts of Us are Excellent!" I believe everyone needs help through situations from time to time. I love working with people of all ages and I work well helping others help themselves. I assist people in working from a state of dis-ease to a state of ease in coping with life's situations.
(727) 270-9396 
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Clearwater, FL 33764
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Laura Gooding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I also specialize in working with children ages 3-12 using play therapy, feelings identification, and behavioral techniques; and with parents teaching parenting strategies and providing support to host a happier home.
Sometimes life does not turn out how we want. It throws us into difficult situations that cause us to feel lost, anxious, or even angry. It can feel like we don’t have much control. Whether it’s anxiety, loss, trauma, family conflicts, or difficulty with change, in times like these, it’s important to have support. I am here to listen and help you find your path to healing and strength. I use a person-centered approach along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidenced based techniques. Being mindful of how our thoughts create our feelings and affect our lives is a powerful tool.
(561) 763-4931 
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Clearwater, FL 33765
Offers online therapy
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Children and Family Counseling- Nancy Miller LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New children and families are being accepted. My passion is to provide practical help to children and families who are struggling to overcome the challenges of parenting, work/school, behavioral, and emotional issues. I specialize in working with children 3-11 and their parents to address parenting and behavioral issues as well as Childhood Disorders. My approach is to equip, coach, and empower parents and individuals to be powerful change agents within their family and lives. I am also a certified Adoption Competent Counselor.
(727) 475-7247 
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Clearwater, FL 33765
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Jennifer Paolillo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Are you ready to gain control of your life? As a parent, we may face situations that at times make us feel challenged. As an individual or partner in a relationship, we may struggle to find personal balance or to make sense of our own lives. I'm a professional and licensed mental health counselor with 13 years experience working with children , families, couples and individuals from infancy throughout adulthood. My goal is for us to work together to help you move forward towards achieving your personal best and creating a balance that is empowering to you.
(727) 777-6405 
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Clearwater, FL 33761
Offers online therapy
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Creative Expressions Counseling Jennifer Primavera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Creative Expressions Counseling offers counseling services for children , teens, adults, couples and families.
People do not fit in perfect little boxes, nor should treatment be tailored to a "one size fits all " approach. Everyone is different and unique. I believe it is important to find creative and healthy ways to help children , teens, adults, couples and their families to solve problems and move forward in their lives.
(727) 261-1925 
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Clearwater, FL 33756
Offers online therapy
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Andrea Mason
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Areas of expertise with children include aggression, acting out, school problems, loss, divorce, exposure, adoption to violence.
Life can be hard sometimes. Allow me to guide you and/or your family members through the challenges you face to help make life easier. Choosing a therapist is a deeply personal decision so please feel free to call me to see if we are a good match. The focus of my practice is all about the multi-faceted needs of families and individuals. I provide counseling to adults and children from infancy to adolescence and provide individual therapy, family therapy and couples work. Areas of focus with adults include relationship issues, divorce, trauma, depression, and anxiety and parenting issues
(727) 328-4682 
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Clearwater, FL 33755
Offers online therapy
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Laurie Giancola
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I specialize in trauma recovery, child and adolescent behavior issues, adoption, and family blending.
Do you feel like reminders of the past prevent you from moving forward? Are you caught in a cycle that you don’t know how to break? Unresolved trauma leaves us feeling broken, damaged and disconnected from our true selves. You may be feeling discouraged, misunderstood, and exhausted by how much energy it takes to cope on a daily basis. If you or your child are experiencing nightmares, flashbacks, or panic related to past events, we should talk. The struggles you are facing can affect emotional and physical health. I want to work with you to better manage and understand what you or your child is experiencing.
(727) 205-2614 
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Clearwater, FL 33760
Offers online therapy
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Tiffany L Werhner
Counselor, MS, LMHC, PA
Verified
I am specialized in Child , Adolescent, Troubled Teens, Family, Adult, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Couples Counseling.
Updated 11/2/21 *I AM CURRENTLY FULL- ACCEPTING A WAITLIST ONLY AT THIS TIME* I am solution focused and will work diligently to find a light at the end of the tunnel, rather than leaving you feeling like you were "listened to but felt like you got nothing out of the session". I've been a Psychotherapist for many years and I am excellent in targeting the issue and focusing on coping skills and or ways to resolve the issue. I am experienced in all areas of counseling adults, as well as specialize specifically with adolescents and adults targeting self esteem, confidence building, anxiety and eating disorders, as well as sexual abuse.
(239) 431-3943 
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Clearwater, FL 33755
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Russell Porter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
So if you find yourself stuck in depression or anxiety, addictions or codependency, or other destructive habits and relationships, or you need help parenting your child or teen let me help you live, love, and function more effectively.
EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS. I work to help people break out of the stuck places in their lives to experience wholeness, growth, and freedom. The freedom to create the lives they want. Freedom to heal from past wounds and failures. The power to overcome. The ability to give more to the people you love. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 30 years of experience in the Tampa Bay area I have had the privilege to work with people of all ages in the St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Largo, and Clearwater communities. With the use of videoconferencing counseling is no limited to geographic areas.
(727) 455-5110 
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Clearwater, FL 33760
Not accepting new clients
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Alyssa Dooknah
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified
Have you noticed that your child or teen has been having difficulty in school or at home? Does it seem like they may be frequently overwhelmed or might be losing interest in everyday activities? I'm here to help. At sincerelytherapy, we specialize in working with children , teenagers, and young adults throughout Florida and the Tampa Bay area. Sincerelytherapy, an online private practice, is designed to help children and families with a variety of everyday conflicts.
(727) 261-1368 
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Clearwater, FL 33755
Offers online therapy
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Anne McGregor
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Are you struggling to find balance in your daily life? Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious regarding the decisions you are facing or struggle to know the next step to take? Do you need help communicating with your partner? Are you in an unhealthy relationship, but are unable to walk away? Are you encountering new challenges as a parent? Is your child or teen wrestling with complex emotions or behaviors? Life is full of ups and downs, successes and failures, expectations and realities that don't quite match. At times we all need someone to help us through the less than desirable twists and turns that come our way.
(727) 205-9998 
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Clearwater, FL 33756
Offers online therapy
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Kimberley E May
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, CEAP, SAP, CRC
Verified
My specialties includes child and adult trauma, working with abuse victims, creating effective strategies for child development, as well as working with the developmentally delayed population.
I am a Licensed therapist, Certified Addictions Professional, Substance Abuse Professional, Certified Employee Assistance Professional as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I have worked and practiced in the Tampa area for over 20 years. I provide individual, couples and family counseling. My treatment specialization includes: *PTSD * Children *Therapy for Depression and Anxiety *Couples Counseling *Family Counseling *Parenting Support *Grief Counseling *Stress Management *Addiction & Recovery *DUI evaluations *DOT SAP evaluation *CRC vocational counseling and rehabilitation. . CEAP provider. I am EMDR trained.
(813) 579-2530 
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Clearwater, FL 33755
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, DSW
Verified
Lauren Harmon holds a BA in Psychology with a minor in Children 's Studies and a master's degree in Social Work. She was licensed in the state of Florida in 2020. She earned her doctorate degree in social work at Walden University in 2021. Lauren has worked in various settings including foster care, jails, and schools. She specializes in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, depression, and anxiety. She also has experience with behavioral concerns, anger, and familial problems. In her private practice, Lauren offers individual and family counseling sessions.
(727) 261-2919 
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Office is near:
Clearwater, FL 33755
Not accepting new clients


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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Clearwater, FL 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 Clearwater 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.