Child Therapists in Wilmington, NC

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Kelly Casparius
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS I am here to help you! My goal is to help you and your family be happier and healthier. I work with children ages 3 and up as well as adults! If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress, or just overwhelmed with life I am here to listen and help you learn to cope more effectively! When working with children I believe that they communicate through play. Children experience so many feelings and emotions that they cannot verbally express and play is a valuable tool! I can also be found on Talkspace if you prefer text and video messaging therapy! https://www.talkspace.com/room/kellycasparius
(910) 773-1877
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Patricia M Brown
Psychological Associate, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe people seek out objective psychological services when they have exhausted their personal resources; it is at that point I find they are open to collaboratively seeking out and finding new ways to resolve their problems. With a Master's Degree from East Carolina University and 30+ years experience, primarily in a clinical setting, but some in group care and some in academia, I strive to offer these services in warm non-institutional setting. I have been married to Chuck for 26 years and have 3 wonderful adult children .
(910) 663-1956
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Macy Baynor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I’m so glad you have found your way here! Children and adolescents can be difficult and teaching them valuable skills whether it be how to verbalize big feelings, coping skills, or building healthy and positive relationships with others can be overwhelming. Some children may be having a hard time and struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Or your child may have gone through something hurtful and scary that’s affecting them. I can help assist your child with these issues and develop positive skills they need to live a happy and healthy life.
(910) 335-4482
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Patricia Estadt
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC, RPT
Verified
Verified
The sessions will be designed to meet the individual needs of the child or adult.
In the counseling relationship, I view myself as a collaborator, advocate, and nurturer. I look for opportunities to better support and empower clients on their journey towards a more hopeful, healthier life. My mission is to help families/clients that are stressed, overwhelmed, or struggling with a variety of areas such as depression, anxiety, changes in life, grief, trauma, and divorce. I do not provide custody evaluations and I am not an expert witness as defined by the legal system.
(910) 405-7765
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Holly McKoy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a child and adolescent therapist, I firmly believe that children and teenagers want to communicate and be understood; my goal is to help them do this! I'm an avid supporter of everyone being their true authentic self and discovering their inner strength.
Please email instead of call! :)
(910) 792-9888
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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Jenna Lavoie
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am also a registered play therapist and specialize in counseling children .
Your life has purpose, and as a mother, it is easy to lose sight of that purpose that gave you so much joy in the past. It is my goal to walk alongside you to help you regain your sense of purpose in life and find hope for the future. I believe that our relationship is the foundation for the counseling process and will seek to strengthen it by providing a relaxed, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment so that you feel comfortable sharing your story with me.
(910) 557-8316
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Joseph Henry Latterner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Joseph is also certified and rostered through the North Carolina Child Treatment Program (NC CTP) in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of trauma related disorders.
Joseph views therapy as a collaborative journey and acknowledges and honors the strengths, skills and talents embedded in each individual and family he works with.
(910) 556-9344
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Catherine Swartzwelder Pittman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CPC, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
NOW Accepting Adults! I practice Child Centered play therapy with children and adolescents. I have worked with this population for over 20 years. I am also a Parenting coordinator and coach for high conflict divorce cases throughout the New Hanover County court system. I am now seeing adult patients as well.
(910) 262-2362
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Heather Thigpen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with children , adolescents, young adults, and families to help them with emotional and behavioral disorders. I use games and toys to help clients feel more at ease during sessions. I also use the family systems model to assist families with problems and help teach them new skills to achieve positive and sustaining change.
(910) 613-5605
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Beth Westmoreland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CPP
Verified
Verified
I am fully rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy which is an evidenced based model for children 0-6 that uses a trauma and attachment lens to support the caregiver and child in healing from traumatic or stressful events.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has spent the last decade working in a variety of settings, helping families deal with unique challenges. I have experience working with substance use treatment, adult mental health, and child mental health, both in outpatient and community-based settings. While I'm comfortable working with a variety of individuals, I have expertise in working with trauma, children , parenting, depression, anxiety, post-partum issues, and families.
(910) 335-2941
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Eric Hartman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children , adolescents, and young adults who suffer from stress reactions, mood disorders, anxiety, anger and aggression problems, opposition, defiance, child maltreatment, family disruption and loss, ADHD, learning issues, and grief. I have received specialized training in utilizing trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy which has proven efficacious in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, complicated bereavement, depression, anxiety, externalizing behaviors, sexualized behaviors, feelings of shame, and mistrust. I also have an interest in working with bereaved children and family members who have lost loved ones through sudden or traumatic experiences.
(910) 687-6342
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Wilmington, NC 28412
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Brittni Adkins
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified
Verified
Brittni Adkins, LCMHCS, is our practice owner and Clinical director. She holds a Master’s of Arts degree from John Carroll University in Clinical Mental Health. Further, she is currently pursuing ongoing certification in forensic counseling for the juvenile justice system. Brittni operates from a combination of Person-Centered and holistic approaches utilizing more innovative evidenced based counseling tools and techniques. Her counseling experience and background include child and adolescent mental health disorders including, developmental trauma, ADHD, social issues, gender identity issues, and bullying.
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Caitlin Lafferty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I work with children , teens, adults and couples struggling with life transitions, relationship/family issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress management by using evidenced based models with a conversational approach.
Hi! ​ I’m Caitlin. I am a strong believer that we are who we are because of our relationships, environment and experiences. I enjoy helping people make connections and gain insight into themselves to overcome life’s challenges. The clients I work with often start in a place where they feel stuck, misunderstood, or alone in solving their problems. I help them by breaking things down into small, manageable steps that ultimately empowers them to make change through self-love and intentional action.
(910) 356-9706
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Amy Ranard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
My therapy is based on a solution focused brief therapy model that assists in identifying unique strengths then utilizing these resources to support recovery and growth. I am licensed both in Connecticut and in North Carolina, providing services in both states. I have mover 20 years working in the counseling/therapy field. My background includes a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling with extensive experiences with children , adolescents, adults and families. I am also experienced in identifying and treating substance abuse issues. I provide counseling via internet only via Doxy.me.
(910) 629-5524
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Shawn Morton
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MEd, NCC, LCMHCS, RPT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Play is a child 's natural language, and Play Therapists use specialized techniques to allow children to express themselves through their play.
I believe that working with a therapist should be an experience that not only assists individuals in regaining control of their lives but also empowers them to be the person that they want to be. I strive to create caring, therapeutic relationships where new strategies can be learned, difficult issues can be addressed, distress can be reduced, and self-worth can grow and flourish.
(910) 216-0102
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Wilmington, NC 28411
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Kelly French
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, CHT
Verified
Verified
I have 9 years experience providing individualized psychotherapy to adults, teens and children .
Welcome to a warm, accepting, and safe environment to authentically be yourself while exploring areas of concern in your life affecting your mental health. I will collaborate with you and support you in the journey back to wholeness and optimal well-being (as you define it).
(828) 481-8535
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Jennifer M Haskins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
No waitlist! I enjoy working with children , teens, adults, and families from all walks of life. I believe there is power in knowledge and I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to speak their mind while feeling heard in the process. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment for my clients to feel open to explore their personal goals and needs. I am passionate about working with concerns related to depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma/abuse/neglect, ADHD, codependency, low self-worth, conflict, setting boundaries, communication skills, relationship building, disorganized eating, and adjusting to life changes.
(910) 335-2469
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Kristin M Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed? By life, work or just in general? Things seem to be impossible at times. I am here to help navigate through these times. We can work on coping skills to help deal with things as they come up. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with everyone: school aged children , college students, and adults. I have specialized training in Substance Use. I work with both children and adults experiencing issues related to depression and anxiety, mood disorders, as well as problems related to adjusting to life changes.
(910) 839-7907
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Wilmington, NC 28411
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Liza Prochnow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here! Working with children , adolescents, young adults, and families has long been a passion of mine. I specialize in the areas of stress and anxiety management, self-esteem, emotion regulation, adjusting to life transitions, depression, repairing family systems and parent- child bonds, and behavioral and academic challenges. I am a firm believer that connection is at the root of all healing, and am ready to hold space for you and meet you where you are in your journey.
(910) 541-9638
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Jayme Sampler
Counselor, LCSW-A
Verified
Verified
She enjoys working with children and adolescents and is often asked why she wants to work with kids.
Jayme is a counselor, as well as a dog mom, aunt, partner, bookworm, an Enneagram 8, and so much more. She watches too many TikToks before bed, bakes bread on Sundays, and moved to Wilmington because “I love the beach, so why not?” A recent transplant from Boone, Jayme obtained both of her degrees from Appalachian State University and is a proud Mountaineer.
(910) 601-9418
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Wilmington, NC 28403

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