Child Therapists in Paramus, NJ

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Albaliz Tello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a multilingual and bicultural clinical social worker with 10+ years' experience in supporting individuals from a diverse background. Dr. Tello specializes in working with children , teens, and young adults. I specialize in working with clients with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, trauma, and separation or divorce challenges.
(973) 840-8708
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Cynthia Chaanine Garrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome....I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience. My practice is centered around working with children , families and adults who present a variety of struggles. I offer a safe space with support and encouragement to help you make positive and healthy changes. I look forward to working together.
(551) 249-9801
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Keith Raymond
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Verified
Keith is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and psychotherapist working with a wide range of client populations. Keith utilizes a person-centered approach to build the rapport with his clients and incorporates various modalities that are uniquely tailored to his client’s needs. Keith has experience working with clients who are coping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and stress management concerns. He specializes in working with children by providing play therapy services and working with their families in a variety of settings.
(201) 949-3299
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Cory Chargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MARE
Verified
Verified
I have worked with children , adolescents, and adults in family, couple, group and individual settings for over 25 years. My sub-specialty is with children and adolescents, as I have served as an elementary and middle school Principal, a non-formal Educator, and a teacher in addition to my many years as a Mental Health Clinician. I have led workshops in schools on the topic of bullying.
(201) 654-4003
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Brittany Bur
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In addition to helping adults, I work with children and their families.
Sometimes talking to a friend or family member is not enough; you need a professional who can be unbiased and support you through a difficult time. Thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming and they become even more powerful when they’re bottled up inside. I provide a safe, confidential, empathic space to listen. When you express your thoughts and feelings openly to me, I listen non-judgmentally and help you sort through life’s challenges. Together, we will tackle your issues and free you up for growth, more confidence, and self-awareness. I create an individualized treatment experience that's just as unique as you are.
(973) 828-8069
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Maria P. Cosentino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW, NCPC
Verified
Verified
I have 20 years of experience in working with children and families in the areas of ADHD, Anxiety, ODD, OCD, and PDD. In addition to my my practice, I work full-time with children as a school social worker. Clients find me warm, easy to talk to, funny, and see me as a caring person. My specialized training helps individuals overcome some obstacles in their lives. The work is in helping individuals develop alternative problem solving skills, to modify behaviors which have not been successful, and to understand and to alleviate stressors so one can live a happier life.
(973) 671-8008
Paramus, NJ 07652
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Melissa Parrish
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Verified
I work with children (of all ages), teens, young adults, adults, and families.
Taking the step to reach out to a therapist takes courage, so I appreciate your willingness and desire to start therapy, increase support, and make healthy changes in your life. My primary goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you. We will navigate your journey together in that space, starting where you are now and collaborating on future goals. Utilizing a person-centered approach, you’ll begin to unlock skills you have within, develop new ones, and strengthen your overall coping strategies and mental health.
(973) 604-8197
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Dr. Michele LaCouture, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I perform Court Ordered Services to include Child Custody Evaluations, Parenting Time Plans, Reunification Therapy, and Mental Health Assessments.
(917) 259-6401
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Jason Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe that parents are capable of gaining the leadership skills necessary to restore order in the home, strengthen the bond between parent/ child , and reconnect with their children .
I have spent over 15 years working with hundreds of challenging toddlers through teenagers diagnosed with A.D.H.D, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Bi-polar, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have worked with children and their families in hospitals, mental health facilities, and I currently provide In-Home Services. I work with boys and girls (ages 2-19) with SEVERE emotional/behavioral issue from various ethnic backgrounds, races, and religions.
(201) 688-7026
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Deborah R Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Developmental Psychologist, in clinical practice, I am experienced in treating people of all ages; children , adolescents, adults and seniors.
In understanding that individuals in pain or having a particular challenge in life may make only one attempt at reaching out for help, I strive to welcome and set at ease every one who contacts me. Most therapy patients are ordinary people that have hit a bump in the road of life and cannot get past it on their own. My commitment, through goal directed therapy, is to help those people return to their optimal level of coping with the sometimes mild, sometimes severe challenges that life brings their way and guide them back to a sense of well being.
(201) 875-3109
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Cathy Gilio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My extensive experience working with children and families and a background which includes counseling in school settings, has made me particularly adept at understanding the challenges faced by young people and collaborating with educators when necessary.
When there is turmoil on the outside, our insides may tumult, leading us to increasing states of dysregulation and imbalance. If you have come this far, you are exploring your path toward stabilization and healing. Keep searching until you find what fits, you deserve it! Although I am unable to begin with anyone new at present, the best of luck to you on your journey toward improved wellness.
(201) 731-2183
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Paramus, NJ 07652
Not accepting new clients
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Maggee Messing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in assessing and treating children , adolescents, and adults who have been victims of trauma in the form of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
A key ingredient to successful therapy is having a strong therapeutic relationship. To foster this relationship I am open and honest with my client's and create an environment that allow the people I work with to feel cared for, safe, and free from judgement. My main treatment method is cognitive behavioral therapy however I take an integrative approach to treatment. I consider the individual needs of my clients, I help them regulate their emotions, manage stressors, and function effectively in their daily lives. I work with my clients collaboratively to develop interventions and coping strategies that work for them.
(201) 445-2200
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Mars & Venus Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW, CPC
Verified
Verified
Tele-counseling available - TEANECK, Ramsey, ORADELL, Ridgewood, DENVILLE, Manhattan: Adult counseling - Couples counseling - Relationship counseling - Premarital counseling - Marriage counseling - Family counseling - Child counseling - Teen counseling - ADHD - Addiction counseling - Grief & bereavement - Pet loss therapy - Stress and anxiety - Depression - Low self-esteem - Perfectionism - Worry - Indecision - Procrastination - Phobias - Assertiveness issues - Panic - Life Coaching / Weekends available / Spanish-speaking / Most insurances welcomed / Professional and compassionate full-service counseling for over 35 years.
(201) 283-8187
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Chartier Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, CCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
With children and adolescents, play therapy allows them to focus their energy while expressing feelings.
Therapy is weird. I get it. You are sharing your secrets with a stranger. The relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important aspect of therapy. I have worked with single mothers, couples, families, children /teenagers, and the LGBT community. With over 15 years of experience, there is not much I have not seen. I treat my clients like I would want my family members to be treated, with respect, compassion, sincerity and honesty. I also believe therapy can be fun as well as constructive and valuable.
(201) 293-0115
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Jeffrey Selman
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children , adolescents, and young adults presenting with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, mood disorders, and academic needs related to giftedness and twice exceptionality (2e).
My name is Dr. Jeff Selman and I am a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and a certified school psychologist. I offer evidence-based telepsychology services to individuals across the lifespan and their families. These services include autism screening and assessment, individual and family therapy, parent behavior management training and coaching, and consultation and training for schools and community agencies. My approach is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy and behavior therapy. My sessions tend to be active, goal-oriented, and engaging. I love the work and welcomes complex and challenging cases.
(561) 423-1654
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Paramus, NJ 07653
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David L Kriegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I trained at the child guidance department of the Karen Horney Analytic Clinic in NYC.
I work with children and parents to provide strategic intervention combined with a supportive and non-judgmental approach. My technique is effective in reducing symptoms of anger, non-compliance, fighting, frustration and alienation in the parent/ child relationship as well as the family as a whole. I have over 40 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings; all of them focused on children and adolescents. For the last 20 years until now I have been a school social worker in a private school program serving children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, emotional and social problems.
(551) 243-7099
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Copeland Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Our therapists have extensive experience helping children , adolescents, adults and families.
Today you are one step closer to making changes in your life that will lead to new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. If you are seeking therapy for your child or yourself, we can help. We strive to provide an atmosphere of acceptance and hope in a safe, inclusive environment so that our clients can speak freely about any issue or concern. Our providers are ready to collaborate with you to process whatever is causing your distress. We use a strength based, integrative approach and draw from a range of methods to address issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, shame, work stress, relationships and family conflict.
(201) 431-5505
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Kelly Nilsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I work with children , teens, adults, and families.
When people think of therapy they tend to imagine a scary place where they have to tap into themselves to open up to strangers. I became a therapist because I wanted to be that safe place for someone to feel comfortable opening up. Everyone has a story. Each person has the right to feel heard, not judged, safe, and understood. My goal is to help them reach that satisfaction in a safe non-judgmental zone.
(201) 987-9802
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Jacqueline Ortiz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT
Verified
Verified
Bilingual and Accepting New Clients - As a therapist, my goal is to provide you with warmhearted understanding and a comprehensible plan to meet your goals. This could mean working on anxiety or depression, improving your relationships and overcoming life changes. This may also mean helping you take pleasure of life, regardless of what surrounds you. I have been providing therapy to individual adults and children , as well as couples and families. I work with a diverse range of emotional, behavioral and relationship issues, using the most effective research-based treatment models.
(973) 545-7602
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Paramus, NJ 07653
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Teresa DiDomenico
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdM, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I started my career in the school system working with children in grades K-12, where I gained knowledge and expertise in helping families to address behavioral and mental health issues.
Sometimes we need an objective person to talk to about our problems and stresses. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe, open and honest space for clients to discover personal challenges and help with personal growth. I am compassionate, respectful and empathetic to my clients’ issues, and work to help them create and support healthy relationships, gain clarity in life, and achieve wellness and overall life satisfaction. I believe everyone is capable of living a more meaningful, happy and fulfilling life.
(201) 701-8342
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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.