Child Therapists in Rochester, NY

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Stephanie Geter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Finding the right therapist is the first step to your 'New Beginning'. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I provide a caring, professional environment informed by 20 years of experience with children , adolescents, adults, and families. I look forward to meeting with you.
(585) 287-2426
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Christopher Dehon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with children between the ages of 5 and 22 who are having emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. I work closely with families in the treatment of their children . In addition to my private practice, I am the senior psychologist for Hillside Children 's Center's residential program, where I have worked for the last 16 years.
(585) 440-7148
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Aubree Guiffre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I would be happy to talk with you OR you and/or your child to determine if we might be a good fit for the therapy work you'd like to do.
Everyone has challenges in life and sometimes having the support of a therapist can provide extra support, knowledge, and tools that can help ease the struggle. I think every person and every family is their own expert and I would like to partner with you to share what I've learned about approaching problems in ways that can feel more tolerable. Collaborating (with permission) with medical, school, community, family, and other supports ideally provides information and wisdom to support a child and family through change or challenge.
(585) 378-5880
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Rochester, NY 14623
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Not accepting new clients
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Elena Pilato
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Reaching out for help can be difficult. I appreciate your willingness to work on issues or concerns. Is your child /family having a hard time? Does your child seem to be stuck in a problem? Are you and your child having a difficult time understanding and communicating with one another? Maybe you don't know what to do anymore. Counseling can help you, your child , and/or your family get the support you need. Being in a safe environment can help your child /family gain insight, change irrational thinking and negative behaviors, and gain skills that lead to a healthier life.
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Rochester, NY 14618
Not accepting new clients
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Rachel Bowen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with ages/stages of life including: children , preteen, teen, and young adults.
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. Seeking counseling for yourself or your loved one takes strength and compassion, and can be the first step in creating a brighter future. I work with children , adolescents, young adults, and families, and my experience includes supporting youth and young adults with various diagnoses including anxiety, depression, and autism. I utilize CBT and strength based approaches, while meeting my clients where they are at in their growth and healing. I support clients through their journey and transitions, and areas where they are seeking support, such as school, employment, and with their peers and families.
(585) 440-7753
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Rochester, NY 14626
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Taylor Foster LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My training and experience has allowed me to refine interventions in a way that are approachable for children , youth, and adults.
Seeking help can be hard, but you do not have to do it alone. If you or a family member are suffering from anxiety, depressed moods, or past experiences of trauma, know that healing can happen. For those who are looking for positive ways to better manage negative emotions and improve coping skills, please do not hesitate to reach out. I have had great success partnering with individuals and their families in order to reduce the intensity and frequency of negative emotions.
(585) 207-3216
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Rochester, NY 14625
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Eva Grove
Pre-Licensed Professional, PMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you or your child are struggling, please reach out.
When a person is struggling, I look at the big picture, not just "problems" or "symptoms." Through a strengths-based perspective, I try to see how the problem areas came to be, formulate a plan to address concerns, and actively teach skills to foster change. Through this lens, I have successfully worked with kids (as young as 5), teens, and young adults to address depression, anxiety, self-harm, OCD, ADHD, and other behavioral and emotional disturbances.
(585) 440-6036
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Rochester, NY 14609
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Brittany Chenenko
MEd, LMHC-P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have over 15 years of experience working with children , parents, and families in various settings, including education and mental health counseling.
I specialize working with children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or academic issues in school and/or at home. I believe parents are an integral part of a child 's healing, and I work closely with parents as well regarding parenting challenges. Together we can help your child recognize the emotions they are feeling, increase their self-control, and help them develop regulation skills.
(585) 357-4987
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Dr. Heather Paessler-Chesterton
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Working from a client-centered and psychodynamic approach, I specialize in work with child and adolescent clients, as well as women’s and parenting issues.
We each have a story, and that story matters. It is often our story that serves as the holding spot for some of our burdens and the very birthplace of our heart’s desires. I believe each client’s story is important and relevant and to be invited into another’s story of personal growth and healing is among the most profound and sacred of human experiences. As a Doctoral level Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I view the work I do as deeply personal and collaborative. In my work with clients, I place high value on the therapeutic relationship, which is essential for growth and healing.
(585) 312-0249
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Christopher F Pollack
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
In helping children , teens, and their families, I employ a combination of compassion, creativity, understanding, and humor with clinically proven treatment methods. During my 15+ years of experience I have found that a good collaborative therapeutic relationship combined with skill-based strategies and techniques results in positive and lasting changes. I typically begin treatment with a thorough assessment and treatment plan. Treatment incorporates both parent and child interventions. I routinely communicate with pediatricians, teachers and school personnel to assist in resolving the issues of children and teens, with parental permission.
(585) 502-1609
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Rochester, NY 14625
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Carrie Robinson-Elhassen
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I can help! I have 10+ years experience helping children , teens, adults and families confront their negative beliefs about themselves and the world to create healthier and happier ways of thinking, feeling and being.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or self-doubt? Are you dragging around negative beliefs about yourself that are the result of other people's lack of love or care? Is your inner voice telling you that you are not good enough or worthy of happiness? Come to therapy! It's time to clear out the old ways of being that are undermining you. It's time to create your best self!
(585) 454-8302
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Imani T Wagstaff Sr.
MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
The people I serve are couples, families, children , teens, adolescents, young adults and college students. Their issues can stem from neglect, abandonment, difficulties in school and the work place, low self esteem, relationship challenges. Furthermore my clients may need support overcoming divorce, separation, wanting to feel triumphant as a parent, and to become a victorious single mother or father for their children .
(585) 440-7666
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Rochester, NY 14621
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Not accepting new clients
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Khadijah Tillman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Children express themselves in a different language therefore I use other means of expression such as play therapy, artistic expression, and family focused approaches in my work with children .
**Not accepting new clients. We have other clinicians at Sankofa Family Counseling who are accepting new clients. Being here, indicates that you are committed to helping yourself, or a loved one. I work with children and adults to sort through past and current challenges. I help my clients integrate these experiences so that they are manageable. My approaches and insights are adaptable for the age, cultural, and spiritual identity of the person or "persons" sitting in front of me.
(585) 454-8068
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Rochester, NY 14621
Not accepting new clients
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Sarah Reitkopp
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LMHC-P
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals of all ages. I specialize in children , adolescents, and young adults. I have worked with issues such as depression, anxiety, school/college related issues, relationship issues, self-esteem/image, family conflict, self-harm, trauma, etc. I believe every person has their own unique world view. Counseling should be tailored to an individual’s specific needs. Report building, and collaboration with the client is essential as well as being culturally informed. I am empathic and nonjudgmental and offer a safe environment for all. Please note: I do not take insurance.
(585) 540-1528
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Amber Keshishian, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a Clinical Psychologist in private practice with children , adolescents, and their parents since 1993, I specialize in treating anxiety disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, including exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. I am passionate about teaching coping skills to anxious children to help children calm their brains and face their fears.
(585) 245-0810
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Marissa Ross
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I offer a holistic approach in my understanding and conceptualizing of what may be causing a child distress.
Thank you so much for your interest in my practice! Being a parent or caregiver can offer its ups and downs. Often times we may feel overwhelmed, stressed and confused by our child 's emotions and behaviors. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, my goal is to help children and adolescents discover their strengths and develop skills to overcome challenges.
(585) 481-8602
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Stacey E Kulik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Play is a child 's natural form of expression and is often the most effective way for a child to work through a stressful life event.
Welcome to my practice. Therapy with children is a specialized area of focus and requires unique skills and specific training. I have spent the last fifteen years gaining expertise with children of all ages and have done extensive work with preschool children . Child therapy requires creativity, flexibility, developmental knowledge, and the ability to partner with parents. As your child 's therapist, I will share my expertise and provide you with the tools you need to ensure your child 's success.
(585) 496-1525
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Rochester, NY 14610
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Maria Barilla
LMHC
Verified
Verified
My specialties include helping children and adults work through conflicts, anxiety, depression, problems in relationships, problematic behaviors in school and home, and stressful life changes. I also help couples and families increase more effective ways of communicating with each other.
(585) 563-8158
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Rochester, NY 14625
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Megan Smith
Art Therapist, LCAT, MT-BC, IMH-E
Verified
Verified
I specialize in psychotherapy grounded in attachment, trauma, social-emotional development, parent- child relationships, mindfulness and somatic experiencing.
You deserve to be fully seen, and are worthy of being held. Reaching out to a therapist and finding the right fit can be a daunting task, but I hope you will take a deep breath and a moment to connect to have your questions answered. Relationship issues are so hard, even when they're going well. If you find yourself in the messiness of painful family history, attachment issues, big and unmanageable feelings, and are struggling to thrive, make meaning, and be graceful with yourself, believe me-I can relate. It's not too much to ask to heal your inner child by confronting the past that continues to show up in the present.
(585) 636-3372
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Rochester, NY 14609
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Lauren Piampiano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you or your child struggling with unwanted mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, low self-esteem or difficulty with focus? Talk therapy is an effective method to manage challenges and improve overall quality of life. My provision of service is always evidence-based, and specialized to fit your clinical needs. In addition to 1:1 counseling, I am able to provide parent support and consultation, collaboration with school and medical contacts as well as resource referrals/navigation.
(585) 684-8315
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Rochester, NY 14618
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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.