Child Therapists in Franklin, MA

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Vicki Grauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
If you’re a parent who’s concerned about your child or adolescent or you are a young adult, please feel free to contact me so that we can talk about treatment options that best meet your and/or your child ’s needs.
During this crisis of coronavirus restrictions and disruption of family routines, many kids are anxious with worries about school, missing friends, and not being able to enjoy their normal activities. Telehealth sessions (video) are a way to offer support and to help both kids and parents talk about the challenges they are facing. The goal of sessions is to help family members develop positive coping strategies, enhance communication and build self-confidence during this challenging time. Sometimes kids need a neutral, outside person with whom to sort their feelings. Helping kids in this way is the focus of my work.
(774) 338-3237
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Sandy Dumart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have worked extensively with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including schools, therapeutic programs, and outpatient treatment.
Life can be challenging at every developmental stage and despite our best efforts, navigating these difficulties can feel overwhelming, and at times, insurmountable. It can be extremely helpful to explore personal and family struggles in a neutral, non judgemental, and safe environment. It is my priority to establish a trusted collaborative relationship with my clients to create opportunities for positive growth and progress in this context. We will work to build increased self awareness, self confidence, and effective coping strategies to help you live your best life despite personal circumstances and present challenges.
(508) 507-2944
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Deena Traum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Deena has a Doctorate in Child -Clinical/School Psychology.
Deena believes in creating a trusting relationship with children so that they view therapy as a safe place to share their feelings and experiences. Through the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, and Social Thinking, Deena believes that children can recognize their strengths, learn coping strategies, and be able to thrive at home and in school. Deena will also work closely with parents, through collaboration and consultation, in order to ensure the best possible outcome for their children .
(508) 403-9261
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Rena L Arcaro-McPhee
Counselor, CAGS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children , adolescents and their families. These families are varied and come in all the different ways families are made. I offer a lot of practical experience with problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution. Home work is often a part of my client session to be completed in between visits.
(508) 256-9994
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Jessica B Edwards George
Psychologist, PhD, NSCP
Verified
Verified
I am dedicated to improving the lives of children , adolescents, young adults, and families through innovative, person centered, evidence-based psychological diagnostic assessment and treatments.
(774) 854-3138
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Sarah Giardini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I have experience working with children , adolescents, families and adults. I work with clients on different issues including anxiety, learning challenges, social and peer relationships, family conflict and change. I utilize different therapies including a strength based approach to help individuals recognize their potential as well as a supportive and empathetic space to explore different challenges.
(774) 854-3049
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Catherine Bell Neuropsychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a McLean/Harvard Medical School faculty member, I have gained expertise in child and adolescent developmental psychology and college mental health, along with intensive training in neuropsychological assessment.
**PLEASE NOTE: I am not available for new psychotherapy clients. I am a developmental neuropsychologist specializing in conducting age-appropriate, tailored evaluations with children , adolescents, and college students. Many of my clients are seeking evaluations to determine if a learning disability is affecting them at school or in daily life. I have a warm and inviting style that puts children at ease, and I work with each family to create a clear path forward. I also emphasize prompt delivery of each report so that families can seek services immediately. Finally, I am available for consultation and school observations.
(857) 763-5309
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Cindy Garvin - Kuehnel Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with children /teens and their families to strengthen communication skills, develop behavioral management strategies, and improve tools for self-regulation and the management of emotions. Evidence-based practice and current research both inform my therapeutic approach. I firmly believe that treatment should serve the needs of the whole child , including their family. My goal is to support parents’ involvement in the therapeutic process and provide additional consultation regarding skill development and behavioral management strategies. As the old saying goes, “It takes a village!”
(508) 372-8850
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Kuehnel Psychological Services PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified
Verified
We recognize that seeking an evaluation or therapeutic support for your child can be an overwhelming process.
***Registration for VIRTUAL Parent Training Groups is OPEN! See the EVENTS page on our site.*** We are also accepting neuropsychological evaluation referrals, but are NOT currently accepting new individual therapy patients.*** At KPS, we strive to support children , adolescents, and families through evidence-based practices and research-supported treatments. We primarily serve children with social challenges, anxiety, learning difficulties, ASD, and challenging behavior. We love working with parents and collaborating with schools to provide children with the best care possible and to promote generalization of skills across settings.
(508) 590-9155
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Family & Educational Wellness Center
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Verified
The Family & Educational Wellness (FEW) Center in Franklin, Massachusetts, is directed by Dr. Craig Murphy, a licensed educational psychologist who has been working with children and adolescents, families, and schools for over 20 years. He has expanded his private practice and joined forces with several other practitioners to offer a wide range of supports within the context of a single practice. Our veteran clinicians and educators have a wealth of experience in the areas of assessment, counseling, and both clinical and educational consultation.
(617) 394-8951
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Cari Chapderlane-Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Cari is dedicated to increasing the functioning, self-determination, and stability of youth, adults, and families struggling with disabilities and complex mental health needs. I have a solid background working with children and young adults but have also worked with individuals of all ages. have a history of and passion for working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the families supporting them. I am Committed to therapeutic practice that fosters diversity and inclusion. I have worked closely to advocate for LGBTQ rights and have comprehensive knowledge regarding the clinical needs of LGBTQ individuals.
(413) 300-6761
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Brittany Godden
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Brittany is skilled in providing therapy to individual’s ages 3-18 years old. She believes in a child -centered approach, and creating a safe, therapeutic space for her clients. She embraces and accepts each child ’s individual differences, which helps her bond with clients in a unique way. Working with youth and the neurodivergent population, Brittany understands the importance of advocating for her clients, even when they are unable to do so for themselves. Brittany also recognizes that it is essential to work with parents/caregivers in order to create and implement treatment goals of the individuals she works with.
(617) 958-6318
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Bob Chabot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Bob Chabot is a seasoned clinician who brings over 35 years of experience to his practice. He believes that therapy is a conversation in which the therapist functions as listener, facilitator, collaborator, witness and guide. Bob has helped children better fit into their families, and parents shape their home environments to better meet the needs of their children . He has helped couples renegotiate, rework, and repair their relationships and has helped individuals grow and move forward on their respective paths.
(617) 958-6318
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Elevate Counseling Services Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC, LICSW
Verified
Verified
ECS is a private group practice with 22 licensed providers. We have specialists in: Alcohol Counseling, Marriage Counseling and Christian Counseling, grief counseling and we work with children , teens, adults through all of life's transitions and difficulties. This includes: divorce, career problems, school and peer struggles, self-esteem and mood problems including depression, anxiety, bi-polar d/o. We have medication prescribers in the community that we refer to and work collaboratively with as needed.
(508) 281-4153
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Steven W Robinson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I've always believed that "a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step" so let me take the time right now to commend you for taking that first step, be it for yourself, or if you're a parent, for your adolescent or child , towards improving the emotional journey and becoming happier while making the necessary changes for a better quality of life.
(508) 257-1912
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Caroline Stott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a social worker for over twenty years, I have worked with many children , teens, adults and families facing a variety of issues, including trauma, loss, and family conflict. I have a strong clinical background in relational trauma. In therapy, I can work with you on a range of goals, such as learning better ways to cope with anxiety, working through grief, resolving conflict in relationships or finding relief from depression. I draw from different modalities (such as Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems), always from a strengths-based perspective. Together, we can collaborate to find a therapy approach that is right for you.
(508) 213-9449
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Barbara Annie Ford Geiger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Life sometimes could be better. If you are trying to cope with difficult circumstances, trauma, anxiety, depression, medical concerns, changes in life, or are simply having a difficult time thriving, this is a moment when reaching out for help can be a relief and a bridge to resilience. Our work can help you establish a peaceful, joy filled life with right relationships, sense of purpose, resolution of trauma; and for those attempting success in an endeavor, help to achieve peak performance. Areas addressed include parenting with special needs. I work with individuals, couples, young adults, children , parents, families.
(774) 854-7073
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Laura Viola
LMHC
Verified
Verified
I like to create a safe and supportive environment to allow clients to explore the challenges in their lives and to create healthier coping strategies and ways of thinking to live happier and more satisfying lives. I enjoy working with adults and older adolescents struggling with stress, life problems, self-confidence, and/or relationship issues. I have 8 years experience working with children , adolescents, and adults.
(774) 300-9221
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Through The Trees Therapy, LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Through The Trees Therapy, LLC is a team of licensed mental health counselors that provide personalized, high-quality care for children , teens, and adults. Our clients describe us as kind, understanding, and non-judgmental. We believe that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and sometimes we just need the help and guidance of someone else to help us uncover what they are and help us navigate what they mean. Our team values individualized care and evidenced-based practice and believes each client's situation is unique.
(508) 761-1428
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Danielle Kornacki
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with people who may feel stuck in unhelpful thought patterns or behaviors or in situations that don't seem to improve on their own. Sometimes when we face particular life challenges, it can feel like we are wading through knee-deep sand. We find ourselves expending much energy with little result. The reality is that everyone goes through challenging situations in life. While you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, sometimes you may need to seek the support of someone who can walk with you through whatever life is throwing at you.
(508) 213-9434
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Franklin, MA 02038
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Child Therapists

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.