Child Therapists in Gainesville, FL

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Maddy-Grace Oberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, EdS, IMFT, IMH
Verified
When appropriate, I also work with children individually through play therapy and love to watch freedom and healing unfold in the playroom, particularly with kids who have experienced complex trauma.
Navigating family life can be incredibly hard. I have specific training in couples and family therapy. I am passionate about serving the entire family including pre-marital, marital, parenting/co-parenting, and family therapy. I partner with couples and families to address common concerns such as communication challenges, conflict resolution, unmet emotional needs, life transitions, parenting and co-parenting, sexual difficulty, and much more.
(352) 280-3691 
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Camille Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, EdS
Verified
“Kindness eases change Love quiets fear” ― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents The journey of healing can be intimidating; diving deeper into ourselves to gain a clearer understanding is no small feat. Through kindness, empathy, and compassion, transformation can feel more approachable and manageable. My professional background is rooted in education; I use this experience to support my work with children and caregivers navigating systemic, learning, and developmental hurdles. Imagination and play are qualities and activities that often become lost to us as we grow; I love to channel this to heal our inner- child within.
(352) 558-3124 
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Gainesville, FL 32601
Offers online therapy
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Shantella Floyd
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified
My work experience includes corrections, LGBTQ+, child welfare, and adults.
Let's do this together! Appendix Inc. provides compassionate therapeutic support. We are not meant to go through this journey alone. As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in finding the tools to assist you to get through your process.
(352) 310-1734 
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Daniela Childers
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MEd, EdS, RMHCI
Verified
I also have many years of experience working with children .
I am accepting new clients! Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of life? Do you struggle with fatigue, exhaustion, and often feel irritated? Maybe life has felt like an unending wave of stress and you long to come up for air. You long for things to calm down, so you can get back on top of it. Therapy with me will be a place to slow down, take a moment, and share your story with someone who cares. I strive to understand the context of your struggles first, so that we can unravel the deeper meaning of what’s going on. I can help you untangle what it is that YOU want and stand up to the outside pressures.
(352) 604-4398 
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Gainesville, FL 32609
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Ashley Birkmire
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MA, MSW, ART
Verified
We will help you or your child get clarity regarding where you've come from, what's going on and how to move forward.
Ashlawn Counseling is a private psychotherapy practice in Gainesville, Florida, specializing in child /adolescent, adult, relationship, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and trauma therapy. The decision to seek therapy can seem difficult, scary, and overwhelming. Especially when it’s therapy for a loved one. Often the circumstances surrounding the reason you are seeking therapy for yourself or a loved one are themselves quite difficult. We partner with our clients to create a safe place to be heard and be seen as they take steps toward peace, clarity, and connection.
(352) 363-1546 
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Gainesville, FL 32608
Offers online therapy
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Alea Wise
Counselor, EdS, LMHC, NCC, RPT
Verified
Children teach me about their world through play, words, and feelings.
Hello there! In my work, I take the journey with clients, walking with them during times of difficulty and discomfort until they're able to discover more peace and stability within. I have specific training in trauma, mindfulness, and play therapy. I have experience working with specific traumatic events such as: grief, divorce, abuse, family life events and exposure to substance use and domestic violence. Whether I am working with children , adolescents, or adults, I create a safe space for clients to grow, discover their own inner strengths, and foster deep healing.
(352) 507-5855 
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Kristina Chance
Counselor, MEd, EdS, LMHC, RPT
Verified
Children don't come with a manual! If you feel like you're constantly trying to figure out how to manage your child 's or teenager's emotions or behavior, let's talk. Through play therapy, parent consultations, and other creative therapies, I help children and teens improve their emotional expression, develop appropriate behavior during emotional times, and provide coping skills for children and parents. You deserve to feel wholly connected to your child and your child deserves skills to regulate and manage emotions effectively.
(352) 988-2050 
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Loving Therapy. Gainesville, FL and Online
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I've worked at a Baker Act Unit (crisis); domestic violence shelter; prison; base; residential drug treatment center; court programs; in home treatment; schools; on immigration, bariatric, and child dependency assessments; under a Psychiatrist, Behavior Analyst, & Physical Therapist; and as a Personal Trainer.
'The first duty of love is to listen.' When someone truly listens the problems come to light and can be healed, resolved. Your unique capabilities and telling of your story in the ways you choose to resolve what brings you here are highly valued in the counseling process. I may use assessments and diagnoses but may also help with adjustment or not need to label. I assess the problem and offer researched solutions proven to work. I use a variety of therapies, including a person centered approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also offer Equine and Canine Assisted therapy. I offer tele-therapy and remote video counseling.
(850) 780-0346 
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Gainesville, FL 32601
Offers online therapy
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Marc Kepner LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Clinical Health Psychology degree with practicum trainings in children with developmental disabilities and with adolescents and adults with eating disorders at Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, FL. Pre-Doctoral Internship within the Specialized Development Center of the Miami-Dade Public School System. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Specializing in developmental disabilities and health psychology with children , adolescents and adults. I offer evaluation, assessment and diagnostic services, and am certified in Triple P (Positive Parenting Practices) parent training for behavior management.
(352) 269-4806 
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Gainesville, FL 32608
Offers online therapy
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Tracie Frial
Counselor, LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Over the last 9 years I have worked with children , teens, adults, families and couples to overcome a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, anger, relationship conflict, family conflict and struggles with communication.
Deciding to go to therapy isn't an easy decision, but it certainly is a courageous move. Our world often beats us down and tells us that we should be able to deal with struggles on our own. Fortunately, we are made to walk through life's struggles together. I consider it an honor to walk with you and to help you work through challenges that are keeping you from experiencing life the way you deserve. In therapy, I use a positive, strengths based approach to help you reach your goals.
(904) 712-0405 
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Gainesville, FL 32606
Not accepting new clients
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Kimberly T Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Being a certified trauma professional, I focus on problems stemming from anxiety, depression and trauma in children , adolescents and adults.
I get it. At this point, you may be exhausted with the feelings and/or issue at hand and need a space to feel heard. I commend you for finding the courage to seek out assistance in a therapist that you can trust. Whether it's depression, anxiety, stress or trauma, I am here to help.
(352) 261-6425 
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Gainesville, FL 32609
Not accepting new clients
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Jackie Serrano
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified
Over the last 15 years, I have gained extensive experience working with children and families. I have experience working with families on stabilization, crisis interventions, and providing community resources to help families thrive. I specialize working with at-risk youth by working alongside the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, State Attorney’s Office, Dept. Of Children and Families, and residential facilities. I utilize art therapy with kids for expressive therapy and love to help young girls find their voice and confidence to excel. I also work extensively with families to help heal from trauma together as a unit.
(352) 290-2735 
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Gainesville, FL 32601
Offers online therapy
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Joanne Jean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
With God’s direction, and resiliency, she has been able to defy the odds, and she works with children , adolescents, teens, and young adults to help them do the same.
Joanne Jean is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida in 2014, and then went on to obtain her Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 2017.
(352) 204-0234 
Gainesville, FL 32606
Offers online therapy
John Philip Frazier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified
com for a real insight into our view of children and working with them.
I have been in the profession of helping people for 36 years. It is my approach to treat the whole person not just the symptoms. In that regard we begin a process that resolves not only the symptoms they present to me, but returns to them the feeling of being alive and in command of their own lives in a fashion that allows them to have healthy relationships, function well in their jobs and work, and have a positive sense of themselves.
(352) 678-6116 
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Emily K Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
When working with teens, I utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Managing Adaptive Practices Interventions, and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
I realize that choosing a therapist is a very important decision, which is influenced by many factors. For this reason, I offer a free, fifteen-minute consultation to all potential clients. My goal is to support the people in my community with getting the services they need so, I am always happy to provide referrals based on individual needs. I enjoy working with all types of clients and have specialized training in Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I also specialize in Child Development and working with Families and teens who have experienced Trauma.
(352) 225-3360 
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Gainesville, FL 32609
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer P Taylor
Counselor, MEd, EdS, LMHC
Verified
As a school counselor for 20+ years, I know the challenges of childhood/adolescence. Children are survivors of grief and trauma. They experience family changes and friendship worries. They may learn or socialize differently. Children sometimes feel anxious or depressed and their emotions may significantly impact behaviors. Often these challenges interfere with children 's school success and stability at home. Through intentional care and child friendly therapeutic strategies, my goal is to help children thrive through it all. Utilizing play, art, games, and bibliotherapy, children can learn to feel safe sharing their thoughts, understanding their emotions and regulating their behaviors.
(352) 872-7100 
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Gainesville, FL 32609
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Sabrina Nichole Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MEd, MAMFT
Verified
I have over 15 years of experience with children , youth, and families. I am a strong believer in family preservation and can help you to resolve internal conflicts, relationship and family problems. I especially enjoy working with teenagers and helping to the bridge the communication gap within the family unit that often arises as children get older. My approach is plain-language, unbiased and non-judgmental. My goal is to help you help yourself while providing a safe and private environment to help you navigate through your issues and concerns.
(352) 900-1517 
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Gainesville, FL 32601
Offers online therapy
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Lauren West
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, EdS
Verified
For families: facilitating healthy communication, creating boundaries, adjusting to divorce; For couples: increasing intimacy & connection, healing from infidelity, parenting; For children , adolescents & young adults: emotional/behavioral regulation, adjusting to life transitions, growing self-acceptance.
In my practice, I work with a broad range of clients who are simply struggling with life's demands - coping with change and transitions, discovering identities and passions, grieving losses big and small, and understanding the complexities of relationships. I enjoy working from a systems perspective; that is, understanding how relationships impact an individual and bringing those relationships into the therapy process if necessary.
(352) 290-2037 
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Gainesville, FL 32653
Offers online therapy
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Kristina Lutz
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MEd, EdS
Verified
Hello! My goal as a counselor is to offer support to children and their families during difficult times. I use play and creative interventions to help children and adolescents make sense of their worlds and express themselves. I help clients identify their feelings and express their needs in their own way and then work with people in the child ’s life (ex: family and teachers) to help them continue to express themselves outside of the playroom.
(352) 280-3793 
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Gainesville, FL 32606
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Marissa Batie-Collier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW, MSW
Verified
I have an extensive background in providing assistance to children , young adults and geriatric adults with medical disabilities, lifestyle changes, depression, anxiety, socioeconomic challenges, and victims of abuse.
Are you tired of suffering in silence? Guess what you no longer have to suffer alone! I’m here to be your mental health cheerleader! Therefore, ending the generations of trauma by empowering healing through mental health awareness and developing change. Together we will work to empower, educate and provide you with mental health wellness. Like the lotus flower, you TOO have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and RADIATE into the WORLD.
(850) 518-6449 
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Gainesville, FL 32601
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Gainesville, 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 Gainesville 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.