Child Therapists in Boston, MA

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ThriveMind Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I'm Carisa. I provide telehealth-based psychotherapy for adults, children, and families in Massachusetts and Florida. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders and acute, chronic and/or complex trauma. My practice emphasizes a blend of evidence-based care, kindness and unconditional positive regard, which I have found to be the 'recipe' for success. I am a good fit for those seeking a collaborative therapeutic approach in which the wisdom you have gained from your lived experience is a welcomed and honored part of our work together. I prioritize autonomy, choice and informed consent throughout the therapy process.
Hi! I'm Carisa. I provide telehealth-based psychotherapy for adults, children, and families in Massachusetts and Florida. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders and acute, chronic and/or complex trauma. My practice emphasizes a blend of evidence-based care, kindness and unconditional positive regard, which I have found to be the 'recipe' for success. I am a good fit for those seeking a collaborative therapeutic approach in which the wisdom you have gained from your lived experience is a welcomed and honored part of our work together. I prioritize autonomy, choice and informed consent throughout the therapy process.
(857) 380-9340 View (857) 380-9340
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The Be Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Welcome to The Be Center. We are a telehealth parent-focused center dedicated to helping parents navigate the challenges of having a child or young adult who is struggling with behavioral and emotional issues. We believe parents need support in knowing WHAT and HOW to cope with, understand, and respond to the challenges that arise when a loved one is struggling with mental health. When parents feel nourished and empowered, they are able to guide their families back to wellness. How do we do this? We support parents thought parent coaching, Individual and couples therapy.
Welcome to The Be Center. We are a telehealth parent-focused center dedicated to helping parents navigate the challenges of having a child or young adult who is struggling with behavioral and emotional issues. We believe parents need support in knowing WHAT and HOW to cope with, understand, and respond to the challenges that arise when a loved one is struggling with mental health. When parents feel nourished and empowered, they are able to guide their families back to wellness. How do we do this? We support parents thought parent coaching, Individual and couples therapy.
(978) 404-7104 View (978) 404-7104
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Joseph Casamassima
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
The default setting in a human being is contentment and pure happiness. We are not meant to live in anguish and instability. If you (or someone you know) are not happy, please contact me. I provide mental health counseling for those adults, children, and couples who wish to improve their lives. I specialize in developing deeper understanding in emotions, relationships, focus and concentration, relaxation, and stress reduction to better control them. I promote well-being through insight and informed discovery.
The default setting in a human being is contentment and pure happiness. We are not meant to live in anguish and instability. If you (or someone you know) are not happy, please contact me. I provide mental health counseling for those adults, children, and couples who wish to improve their lives. I specialize in developing deeper understanding in emotions, relationships, focus and concentration, relaxation, and stress reduction to better control them. I promote well-being through insight and informed discovery.
(401) 341-1654 View (401) 341-1654
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Teresa G Dias
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Waitlist for new clients
I am maintaining a waiting list, but not taking new clients now. My office is in downtown Boston, on Franklin St. I offer a welcoming and secure place for your child to explore issues of anxiety, depression, PTSD and more. I am a Registered play therapist, and Licensed mental health counselor who engages in children's natural play language to unpack and examine life's challenges. I also use art, sandtray and mindfulness to teach coping tools, and help children and teens understand their internal world. I am available to see children, teens, and adults. Together we will co-create a creative and productive therapeutic experience.
I am maintaining a waiting list, but not taking new clients now. My office is in downtown Boston, on Franklin St. I offer a welcoming and secure place for your child to explore issues of anxiety, depression, PTSD and more. I am a Registered play therapist, and Licensed mental health counselor who engages in children's natural play language to unpack and examine life's challenges. I also use art, sandtray and mindfulness to teach coping tools, and help children and teens understand their internal world. I am available to see children, teens, and adults. Together we will co-create a creative and productive therapeutic experience.
(339) 230-6499 View (339) 230-6499
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Destini Kohnen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
The ideal client is motivated to continue to work with their inner child to become grounded in the present moment. They may have anxiety, mood disorders, or personality disorders, or they may not be sure what is underlying their experience, which I can help identify as well. The ideal clients are open to trying new methods of healing, including arts and spirituality. They are willing to trust me with their feelings and express them, whether that is verbally, through the expressive arts, or both.
The ideal client is motivated to continue to work with their inner child to become grounded in the present moment. They may have anxiety, mood disorders, or personality disorders, or they may not be sure what is underlying their experience, which I can help identify as well. The ideal clients are open to trying new methods of healing, including arts and spirituality. They are willing to trust me with their feelings and express them, whether that is verbally, through the expressive arts, or both.
(781) 429-3281 View (781) 429-3281
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Andrea Wohl
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02128  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe counseling is a collaborative effort between therapist and client. Everyone's situation is unique, and, as such, I do not provide a "cookie cutter" approach to treatment. I have 30+ years of experience with issues of oppression, trauma, sexuality, family of origin and relationship problems. I also have extensive experience working with families struggling to find the right supports for their children. After a careful evaluation of your situation, together, we will develop a treatment plan and decide together how to proceed. I am also fluent in American Sign Language and have training in multi-cultural issues.
I believe counseling is a collaborative effort between therapist and client. Everyone's situation is unique, and, as such, I do not provide a "cookie cutter" approach to treatment. I have 30+ years of experience with issues of oppression, trauma, sexuality, family of origin and relationship problems. I also have extensive experience working with families struggling to find the right supports for their children. After a careful evaluation of your situation, together, we will develop a treatment plan and decide together how to proceed. I am also fluent in American Sign Language and have training in multi-cultural issues.
(774) 332-5414 View (774) 332-5414
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Emma Savely
Licensed Social Worker, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
If you are seeking therapy for yourself or a child grounded in authenticity and non-judgment, I am glad you are here.
I view therapy as a holistic and collaborative experience, where people can learn more about themselves and join a therapeutic alliance rooted in compassion, warmth and acceptance. I am passionate about providing care that meets my clients where they are at in innovative and flexible ways, often weaving in their strengths and interests into session.
If you are seeking therapy for yourself or a child grounded in authenticity and non-judgment, I am glad you are here.
I view therapy as a holistic and collaborative experience, where people can learn more about themselves and join a therapeutic alliance rooted in compassion, warmth and acceptance. I am passionate about providing care that meets my clients where they are at in innovative and flexible ways, often weaving in their strengths and interests into session.
(857) 597-5884 View (857) 597-5884
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Dr. Madeleine Gordon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130
I have specific expertise working with children, adolescents and parents/primary caregivers, couples and families, particularly those experiencing high conflict dynamics, individuals impacted by trauma, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Often, we find ourselves stuck. We repeat ineffective and painful patterns of behavior, and think worrisome and self-critical thoughts. Our past creeps in and impacts our present functioning. We struggle with conflict and communication in our most important relationships. It takes courage to tell your story, whether it is your first time or you have previously engaged in therapy. It is a privilege for me to learn about, and partner with you in pursuit of your goals. I see therapy as a safe and collaborative space to explore yourself, your areas of strength and of growth, and your relationships, without judgement.
I have specific expertise working with children, adolescents and parents/primary caregivers, couples and families, particularly those experiencing high conflict dynamics, individuals impacted by trauma, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Often, we find ourselves stuck. We repeat ineffective and painful patterns of behavior, and think worrisome and self-critical thoughts. Our past creeps in and impacts our present functioning. We struggle with conflict and communication in our most important relationships. It takes courage to tell your story, whether it is your first time or you have previously engaged in therapy. It is a privilege for me to learn about, and partner with you in pursuit of your goals. I see therapy as a safe and collaborative space to explore yourself, your areas of strength and of growth, and your relationships, without judgement.
(617) 545-0882 View (617) 545-0882
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Gabrielle Rizzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02118  (Online Only)
I have immediate evening availability! I have experience and enjoy working with clients of all ages. I am most passionate in working with children, youth, adolescents, and young adults. I am excited to help empower you to recognize your own resilience and capabilities. I have experience in helping clients build confidence, self advocacy skills and in helping improve mood, quality of relationships, and more. I meet my clients with kindness, empathy, respect, and without judgment. I seek to create a trusting therapeutic space where people can make desired changes in the way they think, feel, and interact with the world around them.
I have immediate evening availability! I have experience and enjoy working with clients of all ages. I am most passionate in working with children, youth, adolescents, and young adults. I am excited to help empower you to recognize your own resilience and capabilities. I have experience in helping clients build confidence, self advocacy skills and in helping improve mood, quality of relationships, and more. I meet my clients with kindness, empathy, respect, and without judgment. I seek to create a trusting therapeutic space where people can make desired changes in the way they think, feel, and interact with the world around them.
(857) 371-5871 View (857) 371-5871
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Anna Docurral
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
I am certified in trauma therapy and have worked in a wide variety of crisis settings including the emergency room and child/adolescent inpatient psychiatry units.
My clients are typically between ages 3-19 years old and present with a wide variety of strengths and opportunities for further growth. My passion is working with young children, latency age youth, adolescents, and their families who have experienced trauma. I firmly believe that children and families are resilient and have the power to heal and recreate narratives that reflect their inner strength.
I am certified in trauma therapy and have worked in a wide variety of crisis settings including the emergency room and child/adolescent inpatient psychiatry units.
My clients are typically between ages 3-19 years old and present with a wide variety of strengths and opportunities for further growth. My passion is working with young children, latency age youth, adolescents, and their families who have experienced trauma. I firmly believe that children and families are resilient and have the power to heal and recreate narratives that reflect their inner strength.
(617) 855-0382 View (617) 855-0382
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Bill Fleming
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with many years spent helping children, teens, and families in schools, hospitals, and clinics. Although I bring experience, I also bring curiosity, patience, respect, and positivity to help find new perspectives to difficult problems. I view my work as a partnership in which we collaborate on developing a vision of change and hope that I hold onto, no matter the turns and bumps in the road. In this partnership, I focus on empowering you to use tools to become a happier and healthier version of yourself.
I am a licensed psychologist with many years spent helping children, teens, and families in schools, hospitals, and clinics. Although I bring experience, I also bring curiosity, patience, respect, and positivity to help find new perspectives to difficult problems. I view my work as a partnership in which we collaborate on developing a vision of change and hope that I hold onto, no matter the turns and bumps in the road. In this partnership, I focus on empowering you to use tools to become a happier and healthier version of yourself.
(617) 404-2592 View (617) 404-2592
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Sarah McGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Speaking from experience, therapy is a life changing process to create positive change by increasing understanding of self and identifying strategies that work! Having high value of trusting relationships I hope to create a safe, affirming, and supportive space for you to feel, express and grow as you work towards your goals. I specialize in working with children, teens and young adults with any academic or emotional challenges. I also work with adult women struggling with overwhelm, a lacking a sense of fulfillment, feelings of disconnection, or navigating life transitions, moving, motherhood and beyond.
Speaking from experience, therapy is a life changing process to create positive change by increasing understanding of self and identifying strategies that work! Having high value of trusting relationships I hope to create a safe, affirming, and supportive space for you to feel, express and grow as you work towards your goals. I specialize in working with children, teens and young adults with any academic or emotional challenges. I also work with adult women struggling with overwhelm, a lacking a sense of fulfillment, feelings of disconnection, or navigating life transitions, moving, motherhood and beyond.
(617) 915-2952 View (617) 915-2952
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Christina Dolce
Psychologist, PsyD, LEP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I am a clinical psychologist with a private practice in the South End for children, teens, and young adults. I specialize in providing personalized care to individuals who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or interpersonal challenges. I offer a collaborative, compassionate approach, utilizing evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and parent training.
I am a clinical psychologist with a private practice in the South End for children, teens, and young adults. I specialize in providing personalized care to individuals who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or interpersonal challenges. I offer a collaborative, compassionate approach, utilizing evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and parent training.
(631) 766-0331 View (631) 766-0331
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Jolie Pepperman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02118
Are you or your child struggling with an anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or related concerns? Do you or your child feel stuck and in need of a non-judgmental environment to address unhelpful behavioral patterns and/or unwanted thoughts? Are these issues impacting your or your child’s ability to engage at work, school, or in relationships? These experiences can feel very isolating and distressing, and you might be asking yourself, “where do I even begin?”
Are you or your child struggling with an anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or related concerns? Do you or your child feel stuck and in need of a non-judgmental environment to address unhelpful behavioral patterns and/or unwanted thoughts? Are these issues impacting your or your child’s ability to engage at work, school, or in relationships? These experiences can feel very isolating and distressing, and you might be asking yourself, “where do I even begin?”
(617) 539-2671 View (617) 539-2671
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Juan R. Valenzuela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02128  (Online Only)
I am equipped to offer individual counseling for children, teens, young adults, middle age and older adults.
I am a Christian-informed therapist licensed in multiple States (CA, MA, CT, MI, FL, VA, AL, AR, MO, TN, IN, and SC). With a background in clinical social work and a desire to see the building up of the body of Christ, I am passionate about supporting and encouraging my brothers and sisters as they seek to navigate the difficulties of life and develop resilience that can lead to personal healing and spiritual growth. My areas of expertise include managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, faith formation, identity and purpose, peer relationships, transitional challenges, conflict resolution, forgiveness, etc.
I am equipped to offer individual counseling for children, teens, young adults, middle age and older adults.
I am a Christian-informed therapist licensed in multiple States (CA, MA, CT, MI, FL, VA, AL, AR, MO, TN, IN, and SC). With a background in clinical social work and a desire to see the building up of the body of Christ, I am passionate about supporting and encouraging my brothers and sisters as they seek to navigate the difficulties of life and develop resilience that can lead to personal healing and spiritual growth. My areas of expertise include managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, faith formation, identity and purpose, peer relationships, transitional challenges, conflict resolution, forgiveness, etc.
(714) 515-7164 View (714) 515-7164
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Dr. Tahereh (Narges) Nadim
Counselor, PsyaD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Nadim specialize in treating children and adolescents struggling with mood swing, eating disorders, aggression & other significant life changes.
I specialize as a clinical psychoanalyst and believe that the freedom to say everything that comes to mind is transformative. Dr. Nadim keep client dignity at the forefront, treat them with respect, earn their trust by protecting privacy, and also sensitive to the role of diversity; clients' cultural background and environment :race, religion, ethnicity and language.
Nadim specialize in treating children and adolescents struggling with mood swing, eating disorders, aggression & other significant life changes.
I specialize as a clinical psychoanalyst and believe that the freedom to say everything that comes to mind is transformative. Dr. Nadim keep client dignity at the forefront, treat them with respect, earn their trust by protecting privacy, and also sensitive to the role of diversity; clients' cultural background and environment :race, religion, ethnicity and language.
(281) 393-4515 View (281) 393-4515
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Taylor French
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself caught in the relentless grip of anxiety, your mind racing with worry even in moments of quiet? Or perhaps depression has cast a shadow over the activities that once brought you joy? For parents and guardians, are you witnessing your child or adolescent grappling with their emotions, struggling to communicate their inner world? Are you deeply concerned about your child or adolescent, wishing for them to navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience? These emotions you're experiencing are valid, and they're the starting point of a transformative journey that I am here to embark on with you.
Do you find yourself caught in the relentless grip of anxiety, your mind racing with worry even in moments of quiet? Or perhaps depression has cast a shadow over the activities that once brought you joy? For parents and guardians, are you witnessing your child or adolescent grappling with their emotions, struggling to communicate their inner world? Are you deeply concerned about your child or adolescent, wishing for them to navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience? These emotions you're experiencing are valid, and they're the starting point of a transformative journey that I am here to embark on with you.
(201) 614-4988 View (201) 614-4988
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Kaycee Reese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
You have come to the right place if you are wondering if your child may have an underlying diagnosis, challenge, or brain-based difficulty that impacts their functioning.
I am a licensed psychologist with expertise in pediatric neuropsychology. I have worked in many settings (schools, hospitals, clinics, and private practice). I have specialized training in Autism Spectrum Disorders, hearing loss, ADHD, OCD/anxiety, learning disabilities, Down syndrome, and various medical conditions and neurological disorders.
You have come to the right place if you are wondering if your child may have an underlying diagnosis, challenge, or brain-based difficulty that impacts their functioning.
I am a licensed psychologist with expertise in pediatric neuropsychology. I have worked in many settings (schools, hospitals, clinics, and private practice). I have specialized training in Autism Spectrum Disorders, hearing loss, ADHD, OCD/anxiety, learning disabilities, Down syndrome, and various medical conditions and neurological disorders.
(813) 212-9791 View (813) 212-9791
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Hannah Hensley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Hannah and I am a Master of Social Work student at the University of Texas at Arlington, fulfilling my field practicum with Kinder Mind. I have education in parent-child relationships and family therapy. I have special passions for working with military families, women in pregnancy and postpartum, and families with neurodivergent children. In my free time, I enjoy camping, gardening, and reading.
Hi, my name is Hannah and I am a Master of Social Work student at the University of Texas at Arlington, fulfilling my field practicum with Kinder Mind. I have education in parent-child relationships and family therapy. I have special passions for working with military families, women in pregnancy and postpartum, and families with neurodivergent children. In my free time, I enjoy camping, gardening, and reading.
(804) 534-2397 View (804) 534-2397
Sandra Shaheen
Psychologist, PhD, ABPdN
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I welcome the opportunity to demystify concerns with learning, behavior, or adaptation in children of all ages and in young adults who may have longstanding difficulties. I use a battery of standardized tests in addition to interview and observation to help understand what underlies struggles, and what to do about it. A child may have anxiety and learning difficulties: what should you focus on first? A teen or young adult may have had a concussion, and problems with mood or attention which predate injury. How do we go about planning interventions which will work?
I welcome the opportunity to demystify concerns with learning, behavior, or adaptation in children of all ages and in young adults who may have longstanding difficulties. I use a battery of standardized tests in addition to interview and observation to help understand what underlies struggles, and what to do about it. A child may have anxiety and learning difficulties: what should you focus on first? A teen or young adult may have had a concussion, and problems with mood or attention which predate injury. How do we go about planning interventions which will work?
(617) 229-5447 View (617) 229-5447
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Boston, MA 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 Boston 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.