Child Therapists in Austin, TX

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Jill Racine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Racine offers individual and family services for children, adolescents, and adults.
Racine Anxiety and OCD Practice is currently accepting new clients (updated 1/1/2024). Dr. Racine is a compassionate Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related conditions. She has expertise with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and habit-reversal therapy for the treatment of obsessive compulsive, panic, anxiety, and pediatric mental health conditions. Dr. Racine is co-author of the self-help guide: From Misery To Mastery: A Revolutionary New Treatment for Anxiety and Depression.
Racine offers individual and family services for children, adolescents, and adults.
Racine Anxiety and OCD Practice is currently accepting new clients (updated 1/1/2024). Dr. Racine is a compassionate Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related conditions. She has expertise with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and habit-reversal therapy for the treatment of obsessive compulsive, panic, anxiety, and pediatric mental health conditions. Dr. Racine is co-author of the self-help guide: From Misery To Mastery: A Revolutionary New Treatment for Anxiety and Depression.
(512) 337-4200 View (512) 337-4200
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Karen L Hilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of private practice experience providing services for children and families with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I offer a family systems approach tailored to each family's needs in a comfortable and supportive enviornment.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of private practice experience providing services for children and families with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I offer a family systems approach tailored to each family's needs in a comfortable and supportive enviornment.
(512) 271-4885 View (512) 271-4885
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Leslie Woodworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
I worked in a child and adolescent psychiatric facility for 8 years.
I have a loving, direct approach with clear communication, a relaxed, non-judgmental style creating ease in therapy, and an intuitive ability to connect and help others re-connect. I love working with people who seek to deepen themselves and have more intimate connection with their loved ones, whether that's a child, spouse, parent or other relationship. I want to know who you are, and am here to listen and to be with you exactly where you are in this process. I am here to meet you. Come. Let's explore together.
I worked in a child and adolescent psychiatric facility for 8 years.
I have a loving, direct approach with clear communication, a relaxed, non-judgmental style creating ease in therapy, and an intuitive ability to connect and help others re-connect. I love working with people who seek to deepen themselves and have more intimate connection with their loved ones, whether that's a child, spouse, parent or other relationship. I want to know who you are, and am here to listen and to be with you exactly where you are in this process. I am here to meet you. Come. Let's explore together.
(857) 254-9363 View (857) 254-9363
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Camilla Bolch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
With an accepting, creative approach I strive to view the child's (or parent's) world as they see it.
I am passionate about helping children and their parents experience "less stress and more success" in their daily lives. My client-centered approach includes play-based activities, CBT, stress-management and mindfulness training. I offer therapeutic parenting support to help families reach their goals. With over 25 years of experience, I still delight in helping my clients recognize and affirm their unique strengths and find positive, creative solutions to overcome the challenges they face.
With an accepting, creative approach I strive to view the child's (or parent's) world as they see it.
I am passionate about helping children and their parents experience "less stress and more success" in their daily lives. My client-centered approach includes play-based activities, CBT, stress-management and mindfulness training. I offer therapeutic parenting support to help families reach their goals. With over 25 years of experience, I still delight in helping my clients recognize and affirm their unique strengths and find positive, creative solutions to overcome the challenges they face.
(512) 861-8711 View (512) 861-8711
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Esther H Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
I'm here to help make it easier, whether you are seeking help as an adult, or bringing in your child.
I provide a safe, trusting environment for my clients to open up and share their experiences without feeling judged or shamed. I take a warm, client-centered approach to psychotherapy, based on the work of Carl Rogers. I believe that one of the most valuable aspect of therapy is for the therapist to have unconditional positive regard toward the client. As my client, I will think the best of you, and truly believe that you are capable of great things. I am positive, non-judgmental and compassionate, and when you enter my office it will be a safe environment for you to be vulnerable and be yourself.
I'm here to help make it easier, whether you are seeking help as an adult, or bringing in your child.
I provide a safe, trusting environment for my clients to open up and share their experiences without feeling judged or shamed. I take a warm, client-centered approach to psychotherapy, based on the work of Carl Rogers. I believe that one of the most valuable aspect of therapy is for the therapist to have unconditional positive regard toward the client. As my client, I will think the best of you, and truly believe that you are capable of great things. I am positive, non-judgmental and compassionate, and when you enter my office it will be a safe environment for you to be vulnerable and be yourself.
(737) 204-7902 View (737) 204-7902
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Penni Patterson, LCSW, MBA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78703
My expertise is anxiety, depression, child and adolescent issues, failure to launch, and relationship issues.
As a therapist with 25 years of experience and extensive training, I understand the complexities of suffering and the healing process. Professional peers have described me as "exceptionally attuned," "warmly down to earth" and "to the point." I offer a compassionate, accepting, and wise presence to the therapy relationship. Because this relationship is paramount to your therapy experience, I offer a free initial consultation so that we can meet. I believe that human beings have an amazing ability to gain insight and create change in their lives and am dedicated to this process for clients, myself and all beings.
My expertise is anxiety, depression, child and adolescent issues, failure to launch, and relationship issues.
As a therapist with 25 years of experience and extensive training, I understand the complexities of suffering and the healing process. Professional peers have described me as "exceptionally attuned," "warmly down to earth" and "to the point." I offer a compassionate, accepting, and wise presence to the therapy relationship. Because this relationship is paramount to your therapy experience, I offer a free initial consultation so that we can meet. I believe that human beings have an amazing ability to gain insight and create change in their lives and am dedicated to this process for clients, myself and all beings.
(512) 960-3245 View (512) 960-3245
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Whitney Humphrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78751
I have the privilege to work beside children, adolescents, and adults in difficult and often confusing times in their lives. My mission is to provide care and clarity for my clients while honoring their values in a way that can strengthen and improve their relationship not only with themselves but with their family and friends as well.
I have the privilege to work beside children, adolescents, and adults in difficult and often confusing times in their lives. My mission is to provide care and clarity for my clients while honoring their values in a way that can strengthen and improve their relationship not only with themselves but with their family and friends as well.
(512) 686-5532 View (512) 686-5532
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Dr. Julia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748
Welcome! I feel honored to work with children, teens, and young adults who are going through some of the most difficult times of their lives. I specialize in therapy for suicidality and self-injury. People engage in self-injury and experience suicidality for a variety of reasons, but some of the commonalities tend to be dislike of yourself, feeling isolated, and feeling that your psychological pain is unbearable and unsolvable. I work with clients to find ways to feel hope again, start to like themselves, and find alternative ways to cope.
Welcome! I feel honored to work with children, teens, and young adults who are going through some of the most difficult times of their lives. I specialize in therapy for suicidality and self-injury. People engage in self-injury and experience suicidality for a variety of reasons, but some of the commonalities tend to be dislike of yourself, feeling isolated, and feeling that your psychological pain is unbearable and unsolvable. I work with clients to find ways to feel hope again, start to like themselves, and find alternative ways to cope.
(512) 890-0233 View (512) 890-0233
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Amanda Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748
If you are looking for someone with experience to listen to your situation, help you identify things that need to change, and to help you make those changes, I would love to talk with you. I have been counseling children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families for 22 years. We will work together to develop treatment goals and strategies to get things back on course. It is so hard when relationships are stressed or broken, when children are having problems educationally or socially, and when anxiety or depression prevents you from being who you want to be. I can help.
If you are looking for someone with experience to listen to your situation, help you identify things that need to change, and to help you make those changes, I would love to talk with you. I have been counseling children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families for 22 years. We will work together to develop treatment goals and strategies to get things back on course. It is so hard when relationships are stressed or broken, when children are having problems educationally or socially, and when anxiety or depression prevents you from being who you want to be. I can help.
(512) 361-5694 View (512) 361-5694
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Jill Latonick Flores
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LSOTP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
To learn and grow, children require a tapestry of love, safety, and challenge. When the challenges youth face exceed the amount of resources available, therapy can be helpful. Private, goal oriented, engaging and fun activities can motivate youth to participate in a process they might otherwise avoid. In my practice, I help children address anger, depression, trauma, school related difficulties, divorce, and adjustment issues. With over 20 years of clinical expertise, I understand that children's therapy is most effective when the process is safe and interesting. In my practice I help youth and families embrace needed change by using their strengths to solve problems.
To learn and grow, children require a tapestry of love, safety, and challenge. When the challenges youth face exceed the amount of resources available, therapy can be helpful. Private, goal oriented, engaging and fun activities can motivate youth to participate in a process they might otherwise avoid. In my practice, I help children address anger, depression, trauma, school related difficulties, divorce, and adjustment issues. With over 20 years of clinical expertise, I understand that children's therapy is most effective when the process is safe and interesting. In my practice I help youth and families embrace needed change by using their strengths to solve problems.
(512) 213-0494 View (512) 213-0494
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Kat Postel
Master Social Work, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
Hi there! I’m Kat and I’m so glad you’re reaching out. Grief, loss, and other significant life changes can feel all-consuming and overwhelming. I'm here to offer a safe space for navigating big emotions and new circumstances. I work closely with you (or your child), helping with emotional regulation, staying grounded in the body, and building resilience. We’ll use play, creativity, mindfulness, movement, storytelling, and talk therapy to feel into the hard parts of grief, loss, trauma, and relationships. I'm here to walk with you, to be an empowering companion, and to bear witness to your resilience and sense of self.
Hi there! I’m Kat and I’m so glad you’re reaching out. Grief, loss, and other significant life changes can feel all-consuming and overwhelming. I'm here to offer a safe space for navigating big emotions and new circumstances. I work closely with you (or your child), helping with emotional regulation, staying grounded in the body, and building resilience. We’ll use play, creativity, mindfulness, movement, storytelling, and talk therapy to feel into the hard parts of grief, loss, trauma, and relationships. I'm here to walk with you, to be an empowering companion, and to bear witness to your resilience and sense of self.
(512) 229-9805 View (512) 229-9805
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Neena Hamamcy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78732
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with special training and interest in areas of marriage and relationships, postpartum depression, separation and divorce, parent-child relations and women's issues. In my practice I strive to create a compassionate, respectful and trusting environment in which clients feel comfortable to explore their individual experiences. I conduct individual, couples, and family therapy, which includes practice with adults, adolescents, and children.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with special training and interest in areas of marriage and relationships, postpartum depression, separation and divorce, parent-child relations and women's issues. In my practice I strive to create a compassionate, respectful and trusting environment in which clients feel comfortable to explore their individual experiences. I conduct individual, couples, and family therapy, which includes practice with adults, adolescents, and children.
(512) 523-5344 View (512) 523-5344
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Shilpa Mutyala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78729
Welcome to Thriving Heart Therapy! I specialize in working with children, teens and young adults. I have a client-centered approach employing compassion, warmth and collaboration. If you or your child are struggling with navigating the hills of life, having an experienced, competent therapist is the first step! For young children and teens we will use creativity to identify goals and strategies in a safe, nonjudgmental space. For very young ones (3-6), a play therapy approach is used. I also enjoy helping Southeast Asian- American families with the challenges that come with acculturation.
Welcome to Thriving Heart Therapy! I specialize in working with children, teens and young adults. I have a client-centered approach employing compassion, warmth and collaboration. If you or your child are struggling with navigating the hills of life, having an experienced, competent therapist is the first step! For young children and teens we will use creativity to identify goals and strategies in a safe, nonjudgmental space. For very young ones (3-6), a play therapy approach is used. I also enjoy helping Southeast Asian- American families with the challenges that come with acculturation.
(512) 359-3836 View (512) 359-3836
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Amanda Ramirez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78729
I use client centered play therapy with young children allowing them a safe place to express their feelings and thoughts.
I assist clients in re-connecting to their authentic selves and engaging with the life they are pursuing. I believe that genuine interactions and feeling understood allows people the opportunity to rediscover their own value and strength. This can assist people in accomplishing their unique goals as individuals and in relationships. I am experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and behavioral struggles.
I use client centered play therapy with young children allowing them a safe place to express their feelings and thoughts.
I assist clients in re-connecting to their authentic selves and engaging with the life they are pursuing. I believe that genuine interactions and feeling understood allows people the opportunity to rediscover their own value and strength. This can assist people in accomplishing their unique goals as individuals and in relationships. I am experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and behavioral struggles.
(512) 515-1139 View (512) 515-1139
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Ana Maria Cabezas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, SEP, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748
At Austin Bilingual Therapy, you will find a safe and trusting place to explore your concerns. Through nurturing, curiosity and playfulness, you will become aware of what keeps you from believing, feeling or doing what you want to reach in life. I see myself as a companion to you or to your family and children in this journey that is life. I feel honored that you are choosing me to be a witness to your growth as an individual, parent, child, sibling, and partner.
At Austin Bilingual Therapy, you will find a safe and trusting place to explore your concerns. Through nurturing, curiosity and playfulness, you will become aware of what keeps you from believing, feeling or doing what you want to reach in life. I see myself as a companion to you or to your family and children in this journey that is life. I feel honored that you are choosing me to be a witness to your growth as an individual, parent, child, sibling, and partner.
(512) 357-7414 View (512) 357-7414
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Melissa Bing
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I believe every child is unique, and my goal is to help bring out the best in your child.
Hello! My name is Melissa & I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, Supervised by Diana Garza-Louis, LPC-S, LMFT-S. In my practice I see children & adolescents, and I believe the most important thing is to establish a trusting relationship with clients. I believe that change can’t happen unless safety & security are established first. My goal for each session is to bring authenticity to the playroom & create a safe space for each child to learn how to trust their own inner wisdom, strength, & gain confidence. Through compassion, humor, and encouragement, I create a supportive environment for a therapeutic healing process.
I believe every child is unique, and my goal is to help bring out the best in your child.
Hello! My name is Melissa & I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, Supervised by Diana Garza-Louis, LPC-S, LMFT-S. In my practice I see children & adolescents, and I believe the most important thing is to establish a trusting relationship with clients. I believe that change can’t happen unless safety & security are established first. My goal for each session is to bring authenticity to the playroom & create a safe space for each child to learn how to trust their own inner wisdom, strength, & gain confidence. Through compassion, humor, and encouragement, I create a supportive environment for a therapeutic healing process.
(512) 782-0543 View (512) 782-0543
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Sumayah Luxton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I specialize in working with children and adolescents and enjoy working with college students and adults.
Hey, howdy, hi! :) I’m very happy you’re here. Life can be challenging at times and it can be extremely difficult when deciding to start therapy for you or your child. Give yourself a pat on the back for at least even researching therapy options. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. I believe counseling can be beneficial for anyone at any point in their life, young or old. It’s okay to ask for help, even counselors need counselors. My desire is to provide the safe and accepting space you or your child needs to take the lead and process what is on their heart and mind.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents and enjoy working with college students and adults.
Hey, howdy, hi! :) I’m very happy you’re here. Life can be challenging at times and it can be extremely difficult when deciding to start therapy for you or your child. Give yourself a pat on the back for at least even researching therapy options. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. I believe counseling can be beneficial for anyone at any point in their life, young or old. It’s okay to ask for help, even counselors need counselors. My desire is to provide the safe and accepting space you or your child needs to take the lead and process what is on their heart and mind.
(737) 377-1755 View (737) 377-1755
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Jill Chrisman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756
Is your child having trouble focusing and you don’t know how to help? Does your child keep “squeaking by” academically each year? Is your child “quirky” and having trouble making friends? Does your teen seem more stressed than usual? I can work with your family to determine why your child is struggling at home, school, or with friends, as well as what we can do to help. I specialize in collaborative, strength-based evaluations for attention problems, learning disorders, emotional symptoms, and autism.
Is your child having trouble focusing and you don’t know how to help? Does your child keep “squeaking by” academically each year? Is your child “quirky” and having trouble making friends? Does your teen seem more stressed than usual? I can work with your family to determine why your child is struggling at home, school, or with friends, as well as what we can do to help. I specialize in collaborative, strength-based evaluations for attention problems, learning disorders, emotional symptoms, and autism.
(737) 204-6671 View (737) 204-6671
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Lisa Lasater
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78756
I enjoy working with children and adolescents of any age. Listening to children and teenagers is so important as they often can tell us what we need to know to support them. I use both talking and play to facilitate connection and communication. Interpersonal experiences affect our relationships and the way in which we interact with others. I have a strong background in family systems, school collaboration and developmental and attachment theory which is instrumental in my work with clients. I also work with families to facilitate communication when there is a disruption in the family system due to divorce or adoption.
I enjoy working with children and adolescents of any age. Listening to children and teenagers is so important as they often can tell us what we need to know to support them. I use both talking and play to facilitate connection and communication. Interpersonal experiences affect our relationships and the way in which we interact with others. I have a strong background in family systems, school collaboration and developmental and attachment theory which is instrumental in my work with clients. I also work with families to facilitate communication when there is a disruption in the family system due to divorce or adoption.
(512) 523-4038 View (512) 523-4038
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Caroline Anthony
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, RPT™
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Hi! I'm Caroline! I'm a Marriage and Family therapist and a Registered Play Therapist who specializes in relationships. My work centers around enhancing secure attachment and connection within the family system. This includes working with couples, parents, the parent-child relationship, and children. I am extensively trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and many modalities of child and family therapy including: Child-Centered Play Therapy, Theraplay, and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. I look forward to talking with you more about how I can support you or your family.
Hi! I'm Caroline! I'm a Marriage and Family therapist and a Registered Play Therapist who specializes in relationships. My work centers around enhancing secure attachment and connection within the family system. This includes working with couples, parents, the parent-child relationship, and children. I am extensively trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and many modalities of child and family therapy including: Child-Centered Play Therapy, Theraplay, and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. I look forward to talking with you more about how I can support you or your family.
(512) 379-6974 View (512) 379-6974
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Austin, TX provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Austin build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.