Child Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Robert Rabinowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have been a clinical psychologist for over 40 years and have assisted people with a wide range of human concerns: depression, anxiety, fear, trauma, relationships, and the ordinary challenges in life's journey. My experience as a child therapist has been useful in supporting parents and grandparents. Whether people seek to know themselves better or are troubled by life's circumstances, our work together is to create the changes sought, and, in the process, make the necessary choices to attain self-sufficiency through emotional understanding and independence; substituting a healthy curiosity for shame, self-judgment and guilt.
(215) 918-4783
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Philadelphia, PA 19129
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Christian Dozier - Next Availability In April 2023
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Director of Child /Adolescent Therapy at The Center for Growth. Former FBI Special Agent with experience working with victims of human sex trafficking, child exploitation and sextortion cases. Prior forensic interviewer working with children and teens impacted by sexual, physical abuse, and witnesses to murders. Previously worked as a social worker helping families and children . If you are in need of therapy services for anxiety, depression, adjustments, family therapy, child therapy, parenting help, couples therapy, relationship issues, etc., I can help. I use an eclectic approach to fit your therapy needs.
(484) 296-0757
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Cycle Breakers - at Turning Leaf Therapy, LLC
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At Cycle Breakers, we understand that raising a child or teen is hard these days. Kids are facing enormous challenges and can easily struggle with a variety of emotional, behavioral, or social problems. Parents worry about their children 's well-being and want the best for them. It's painful to feel like you are watching them struggle and don't know what to do to help them. Sometimes, parents feel like they are working hard to do better than their own parents, yet feel confused about what that actually looks like. Sometimes, parents feel surprised about what gets triggered from their own histories or childhoods and powerless to cope.
(267) 544-1563
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Lisa Grant-Feeley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As the parent of three strong-willed adult children , I know the joys and challenges of raising a family.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with individuals and families. My specialties include working with children who have ADHD and explosive behaviors, teens and adults who have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and adults facing life transitions including empty nesters and career and marriage transitions. My clients have found my support helpful in gaining insight into the life they want to create and in developing the skills needed to incorporate change. Since relationship is key in finding success, we establish a foundation of trust and compassion so there is safety in beginning this journey together.
(267) 367-6463
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Jonathan Michael Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, MA
Verified
Verified
I have experience in trauma evaluations, psychiatric evaluations, treatment planning, academic assessments, and child welfare investigations.
I am a License Professional Counselor helping my clients discover how they can successfully contend with a range of issues, including the challenges of everyday life, abuse issues, trauma, crisis and behavioral and mental health. My mission is to guide my clients to identify their self-worth and to obtain the skills they need to realize their resilience. We pursue these goals through counseling, interpersonal training, education, motivation, exploration and identification. Self-sufficiency and healthy positive development are markers of our success.
(215) 631-3075
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Philadelphia, PA 19116
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Kellie Cathey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As human beings, we are capable of deep healing and change in a loving environment. Even more so, children are capable of creating change in a way that helps the whole family heal. Most times, children tend to take on the unhealed pain of the family. In that way, children act as the gateway for growth within the family system. In working with your child , I work with your entire family to address root causes of depression, anxiety and behavioral issues that you child is presenting with. Together, we create a deeper connection for your entire family.
(267) 668-0287
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Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dr E. Devers, Philly Family Life Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, AAMFT, BCCC, ACSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Dr Gene Devers has a particular expertise in helping people: * Improve communication, problem solving, & conflict resolution * Navigate stressful life transitions * Repair troubled relationships *Incorporate spiritual & faith beliefs with problem solving actions * Address child & adolescent behavioral or school conflicts * Successfully deal with concerns & changes around addiction recovery * Manage single parenting & step-family challenges * Enhance bariatric surgery.
I focus upon all things relational. We all occasionally find ourselves facing a transition/change, problem, concern, or conflict that we are unable to resolve; despite our determined attempts. I maintain that what we get "stuck-in" is living life and relational; no matter with whom or to what we are relating. If you desire, and are ready to learn how to get "un-stuck", I am prepared to help you create positive lasting changes in your life. I promise to provide you respectful, culturally sensitive, person centered, and solution focused counseling care. I look forward to hearing from you.
(215) 352-3145
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Philadelphia, PA 19115
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Naimah Beyah Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHS
Verified
Verified
I am a pre-license professional who has over ten years experience with children and adults. If you don't like the office setting or just don't have the time to make a therapy sessions. I will come to you. Are you looking for a way to heal and don't have any idea on where to start. The first step to healing is identifying there is a problem. Through psychotherapy and psychoanalysis I will help you gain healing and change the things in your life causing you distress.
(267) 329-7413
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Philadelphia, PA 19118
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James K Joseph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW, MSEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals, families and couples struggling with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Asperger's, ADD, ADHD and Family and Marital Conflict. I specialize in working with children , adolescents and families struggling with behavioral and academic issues.
(267) 244-9537
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Althea Barbara Stinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Althea works in the field of Mental Health providing care in the areas of: anger management, conflict resolution, ADHD, ODD, Anxiety and Depression, Relationship Issues, Child and Adolescent issues.
(215) 559-9958
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Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Annie Sullivan
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed professional counselor with six years of experience. I specialize in working with children , adolescence, families, those experiencing anxiety, and trauma. I have experience working with children , adolescence, and families from diverse backgrounds in the school setting, crisis intervention services, outpatient setting, and an intensive after school behavior program. I work with individuals and families who have and continue to experience complex trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, attention and hyperactivity issues, grief and loss, behavioral difficulties, and relational conflict.
(484) 341-7273
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Philadelphia, PA 19128
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Heather Batalden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I utilize evidence-based approaches to treatment including applied behavior analysis, parent- child interaction therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I specialize in working with adults suffering from anxiety or depression or those seeking behavioral change. I also work with children ages 2-15. I provide therapy, behavioral consultation, and parent training to reach goals such as increasing frustration tolerance, improving response to directives, developing independence and self-control, strengthening social skills, assisting caregivers with the identification and execution of behavior management systems, reducing symptoms associated with ADHD, ADD, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders, motivating and promoting behavioral and lifestyle changes and harm reduction.
(484) 435-3119
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Michelle Matthews
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can help your child express their individuality, build confidence, and learn more about their authentic self separate from all the outside pressure and influence.
Is your teen struggling with their identity? Maybe they’ve recently shared they’re queer, or trans, or questioning? As a queer and trans therapist, I have a passion for working with teens and adolescents discovering who they are and how they want to be in the world. I create an affirming space for them to express their individuality, build confidence, and learn more about their authentic self. I work well with folks ages 12+ who experience gender dysphoria, anxiety, depression, grief, struggles with change, and problems in school or in relationships.
(215) 709-7037
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Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Dr. Shanny Shmuel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children , teens, and adults on a wide variety of issues.
I am passionate about collaborating with you to provide evidence-based treatment that meets your needs. I use a cognitive behavioral approach (CBT) with a systemic lens to always consider the context in which a person lives. I believe that individuals are shaped by their experiences, as well as their interactions with the significant people and systems in their lives, and we have to take that context into account when addressing your problems to create the change you want to see. I work with my clients to identify what's getting in the way of living the life you want and help you learn strategies to overcome those challenges.
(484) 989-9716
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Sam Wertheimer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I offer a warm and supportive space in which you, your child , or your family can reflect on any number of aspects of daily life and personal experience. Each of us is unique and we all respond differently to life's natural transitions and complexities. I believe that everyone deserves individualized and tailored support through therapy. I utilize a warm, authentic, and collaborative approach to psychotherapy, which prioritizes our therapeutic relationship and the ways in which we can work together to benefit you, your child , or your family.
(267) 428-3572
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Children /adolescents, adults, families, & couples are all welcome! Through guided exploration, you will find the source of your issues.
You're a successful person, yet you feel like there is something missing. You're in a holding pattern of conflict and negativity with yourself and others. What you really want is the sense of calmness that comes with confidence. Instead, you're constantly frustrated and exhausted. You are ready for a transformation! Together, we can work to break negative cycles, find the skills to express, and take control back of your life! Or, maybe you're here for your child or teen? You see them struggling. They can't find the words to express to you their pain, but you see it in their behaviors. Both of you feel stuck. Gain direction with us!
(267) 390-4604
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Philadelphia, PA 19109
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Holly Ann Olshefski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in therapy care for children , teens and young adults and families. Parents are included as part of the therapy process from start to finish. Individuals and couples are also seen using a relational lens. Issues you may want to focus on are building cooperation and fostering openness instead of hostility and defiance; growing self esteem and confidence instead of fearfulness, clinging and sadness; increasing tolerance and self control instead of tantrums and aggression. Our work will heal family patterns of discord, hurt and division and will help children along their journey of becoming a confident, well rounded individual.
(215) 600-4791
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Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Katie Jasion
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children , adolescents, individuals and families in a variety of settings and am also licensed as a secondary school counselor.
I believe that the power of therapy lies within the creation of a strong, collaborative relationship. I am passionate about creating a safe space for my clients to enable them to feel heard, while also empowering them to take ownership of their goals. My goal is to help my clients adopt coping skills and tools to use daily in facing difficult emotions and distressful situations.
(267) 244-7428
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Philadelphia, PA 19145
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Kristen Rashid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I offer art therapy for individual children and their families, for tweens, teens, adults, and for small groups.
I'm a registered, board-certified art therapist who's been working with kids, tweens, teens, and adults in Philadelphia for over a decade. Clients come to me for support in navigating through a range of issues including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, adjustments, divorce, grief/loss, behavior difficulties, depression, and anger. I meet clients where they are and help them engage in the creative process of making art as a way to express themselves, increase insight, spark change, make connections, and develop coping and problem solving skills.
(267) 214-6416
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Nora Ahern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Every experience we go through shapes us. However, not every experience has to define us. Are you having a difficult time with a life transition? Do you find yourself in relationships with friends or partners that remind you of challenging experiences you had as a child ? Are you exhausted of doubting yourself and feeling insecure? Does your child need a safe place to express themselves if they are going through a difficult time, and you would like to improve your communication with them? You have come to the right place. Therapy is a place to explore our past, start to heal our inner child , and break inter-generational patterns.
(484) 500-7479
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Philadelphia, PA 19127
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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.