Child Therapists in Collingswood, NJ

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Phenaysza Riley
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in meeting people where they are at in their lives, building relationships with individuals, children , adolescents and their families while using clinical skills to help improve the overall quality of the their future choices.
(856) 517-2801
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Joseph Degenhart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm moved by the longing of couples to be to be listened to with undivided attention, to be understood and accepted, to be seen in their virtues and appreciated, to be held with affection and delight, to be allowed to be themselves and shift from it's all about me to you need all the same things. Your criticism and force can step back when I help you care about your own wounds - that your partner can respect, but cannot heal for you. I walk with confounded parents to calm their reactions to their children 's resistance. They feel ignored, failing to raise a caring and responsible son or daughter. Heart is heavy, values seem irrelevant. Unburden the heart so your children can hear your values, not your reactions. Couple and family difficulties have roots in old hurts where we managed with knee jerk reactions and attitudes of how things should be. I can help you hold perspective, where you value yourself when others discredit you, where you're open to feedback about what is not helpful without feeling criticized or angry. Therapy is not getting partners or children or peers to respond, it's being able to bring my values with conviction without being attached to the outcome
(856) 409-5675
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Jessica Tighe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It is possible to feel better, to see change, and to regain confidence, control and balance in your family and your life. As a therapist working with adults, teens, and parents, I am relaxed, practical, and hands-on. My approach is direct and effective, focused on increasing the "tool box" of skills you, your family, or your child can use in difficult situations. Working together, we will set goals based on your immediate concerns, problem-solve solutions, try out new ways to think about and handle your problems, and we will make changes that are lasting.
(856) 425-2547
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Amy Salmon Kasten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed therapist specializing in clinical work with children , adolescents, adults, families, and groups. I view my role as assisting my clients to more fully realize and become their authentic selves. Often, life events occur that prevent us from feeling strong, brave, satisfied, or even present in the world. We may become disconnected from others as well as ourselves. My passion is supporting clients as they grow, heal, play, discover, and connect within their therapy sessions and in their lives. I provide a safe, secure space where clients can explore their innermost thoughts, feelings, wishes, and fears.
(856) 942-1913
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Carvel Seepersad
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Verified
Hey There! Welcome! My name is Carvel Seepersad. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor. I obtained my Master’s from Walden University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014. I received my Play Therapy Certificate from Capella University in 2017. I have worked in the substance abuse population with adults ranging in ages and stages. I have worked with adolescents and children with mental health diagnoses including ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and with Behavioral challenges.
(856) 405-3449
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Melissa Pine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals of all ages, including children , couples, and families.
The right fit with a therapist can be the most important factor in improving your mental health. I strive to provide a supportive environment in which my clients feel comfortable processing past experiences, exploring the present, and planning for the future. My approach to therapy is person-centered and relational and I tailor therapy to fit the unique needs of my clients. I will help you to explore the role of relationships in your life as they influence your overall well-being.
(856) 395-9701
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Judith Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Judy Smith. I am a licensed clinical social worker and I am passionate about helping children and adolescents from ages 2-18 alongside their families with the complicated process of growing up. I work with individuals and families to work through the yuck to find the joy. The majority of my practice is with individuals and families who are working to overcome and manage challenges including adjustment, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, temper tantrums, depression, and self-esteem struggles. Strong emphasis is placed on strengths and resiliency.
(856) 420-6364
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Jess Childress
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and trained in Parent- Child Interaction Therapy.
Jess is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey with her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rowan University. She has over a decade of counseling experience with children and families. Jess emphasizes the use of evidence-based treatments in her practice, and educating her clients as to the therapeutic process. Jess specializes in working with children and adolescents with disruptive behavior, ADHD, Autism, anxiety, trauma, and LGBTQ+ concerns. Her work with adults has centered on parenting, LGBTQ+ related issues and anxiety.
(856) 485-4351
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Elizabeth Tedeschi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have assisted individuals ( children & adults), couples, families and groups in the areas of: anger, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationships, stress management, substance abuse and trauma.
Far too often we are weighed down by heavy emotions; intrusive thoughts and conditioned patterns. Through my varied experience I have been able to witness firsthand--that even in the most dire circumstances positive change is possible. My philosophy is to provide you with patience; positivity and pragmatism while varying the therapeutic approach to fit your current needs. To foster motivation and facilitate insight, I utilize a combination of strength-based techniques. I also believe in the significance of incorporating your interests and creativity (e.g. art, music, theatre and humor) into sessions.
(973) 310-5294
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Michael ' Scot ' Ailes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked for over 20 years as a therapist and clinical supervisor helping adults, couples, teenagers, and children . I believe there is a reason for whatever you are struggling with in your life, with a child , or in your relationships. I have a respectful and focused approach that helps you make sense of your thoughts and feelings, and if needed to heal from experiences from the past that may be holding you back. I listen carefully to what is not working and help you or your child to develop strategies and approaches that better meet everyone's needs.
(856) 432-1071
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Margaret O Wilson - Pearson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience in working with children , adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced trauma or emotional distress, as well as parents, children , and individuals who are struggling with relationships, anger, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, and self-esteem issues.
Life comes with many unexpected challenges. Seeking support in a safe therapeutic environment can offer you the care and support you need. In working together we will carefully explore and plan the next steps in your journey. It's important to me to listen and help you develop coping skills and strategies that will help you personally grow and overcome the challenges your faced with. Your time is valuable and important to me and I will offer you my commitment in working together to help you build upon your toolbox of strategies that you can use daily.
(856) 245-2575
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Sharon L Pluck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
A seasoned LCSW with a transgender child , I provide therapy to assist in the acceptance of your child 's gender identity.
Your child or family member just came out as transgender. You are in shock and disbelief. You have a mixture of feelings. You wonder: "Is this just a phase?" "What will people think?" "Where did I go wrong as a parent?" You need someone non-judgmental to talk to. Experienced treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD, PTSD, Gender Identity Disorder, Trauma, Substance Abuse and Addictions. I work with anyone - not just the LGBTQ community. I am a "real" very down-to-earth person and I take pride in my work as a therapist. Strong person-centered and CBT approach. Familiar with 12 Step philosophy.
(856) 942-0176
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Autumn Ondo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children , adolescents, and adults in group and individual settings. Many youth are feeling the impact of the political atmosphere, and extreme transitions of their social and personal identities. Our environments are constantly changing, relationships shifting, and therapy can be a place for you to process your feelings and experiences.
(732) 479-8502
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Johanna Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It is with great pleasure that I have practiced with individuals of all ages for the last 25 years. I enjoy building trust in the therapeutic relationship-even with those who are resistant or not sure if therapy is for them. Accompanying individuals on their journey to self-discovery and witnessing their transformation is an enormous privilege of my job. People come to therapy looking to "fix" things. We forget that often we contain the solution to our problems, but that the solutions are buried under the residue of stressful life events, trauma and loss.
(856) 219-4888
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Jonathan Hannum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Need a good listener? Someone to talk to? Great! I'm really good at that but it's not what my default setting. I'm very action-oriented because that's where change solidifies for us. My main population is folks with ADHD, who tend to be doers. We folks with ADHD are creative and adaptive but sometimes we get stuck. And when we get stuck we get really stuck! I work with people ready to build awareness of their situations with the goal of increasing engagement with the life they want.
(215) 978-9709
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Becky Cicalese
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I value creating a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients and encourage a non-judgmental space, where you can speak freely about what is occurring and can truly understand that you are not alone. As Ram Dass stated, “We’re all just walking each other home.” I have experience working with adolescences, adults, couples, and families. I work with an array of ages, with a focus on depression, anxiety, behavioral and familial issues, relationship/couple issues, LGBTQ+ issues, grief/loss, PTSD, chronic health issues, and severe and persistent mental illness.
(856) 558-7021
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Annemarie Cristino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP, CEAP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
For over 33 years, I have worked with individuals, couples, and groups to help them manage stress, heal emotional wounds, and bring into awareness past learning that may block happiness today. Individuals want direct but supportive listening and honest feedback. My desire is to gently motivate, educate, and inspire Individuals to establish healthy emotional boundaries. Individuals will feel motivated, educated, and inspired to establish healthy emotional boundaries so that they can positively and productively increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.
(856) 617-5894
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Lisa J Farkas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Trained to treat a variety of psychological disorders, I particularly enjoy helping parents understand their children 's problematic behaviors, giving them tools to solve those problems.
Life is full of surprising opportunities, unexpected changes, and personal challenges. Occasionally when faced with life's opportunities and difficulties we feel anxious, depressed, even immobilized with indecision. Friends and family can be a wonderful support, but sometimes we need the help of an unbiased person to listen and help us see that what might look like an impossible hurdle is really an opportunity for growth. Struggling in school or in our careers, relationship or parenting difficulties, coping with trauma, loss, and aging are all normal developmental challenges that people regularly face but that occasionally require some help and guidance.
(856) 485-4856
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Hollis A. Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We will all confront confusing, painful, or overwhelming circumstances in life where we may benefit from a little extra help. I take great pride in providing a competent, safe, and supportive approach that allows my clients to tell their stories, make sense of the chaos, find practical solutions - or navigate a difficult decision - and move on with life.
(267) 723-7530
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Amy M Shaitelman
Counselor, MS, LPC, CAGS, NCC
Verified
Verified
Just looking all this up is brave- it’s an act of self care. My name is Amy Shaitelman and I am passionate about the power of the process of finding your voice, trusting your gut and healing yourself. I feel that working as a team with my clients creates progress and success in new areas and ways. Availability in Chestnut Hill, Haddonfield and Center City
(609) 362-5604
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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.