Child Therapists in Dallas, TX

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Steffanie Shea Strawbridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206
A few areas that I specialize in are Attachment issues, Adoption, Kinship Care, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Parenting, Behavioral Issues in children, and general Trauma.
I believe that everyone needs someone who will give them a safe, non-judgmental place to work through problems or stresses. I see the role of a therapist as someone who dives into the deep end of your emotions/problems and helps guide you on how to swim your way out. I will be there if you start to drown to help keep your head above water, but I will also help you develop the skills to get out of the deep end and know how to navigate it should you end up there again.
A few areas that I specialize in are Attachment issues, Adoption, Kinship Care, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Parenting, Behavioral Issues in children, and general Trauma.
I believe that everyone needs someone who will give them a safe, non-judgmental place to work through problems or stresses. I see the role of a therapist as someone who dives into the deep end of your emotions/problems and helps guide you on how to swim your way out. I will be there if you start to drown to help keep your head above water, but I will also help you develop the skills to get out of the deep end and know how to navigate it should you end up there again.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Trisha Cavins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75240
"RAISING A TEENAGER IS LIKE NAILING JELLO TO A TREE".Don't you wish there was a handbook on raising your child/teen? Help is here!! I have worked with children, teens and adults since1991, providing individual and family therapy,coping skills, parenting education, and crisis intervention. I specialize in: anxiety, depression,stress management,self esteem, peer pressures, defiance,resistance, anger management,ADHD, grief, and the stress of private schooling.My experience includes:working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, runaway shelter; teen pregnancy home, agencies, in-school therapy and running a day treatment facility
"RAISING A TEENAGER IS LIKE NAILING JELLO TO A TREE".Don't you wish there was a handbook on raising your child/teen? Help is here!! I have worked with children, teens and adults since1991, providing individual and family therapy,coping skills, parenting education, and crisis intervention. I specialize in: anxiety, depression,stress management,self esteem, peer pressures, defiance,resistance, anger management,ADHD, grief, and the stress of private schooling.My experience includes:working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, runaway shelter; teen pregnancy home, agencies, in-school therapy and running a day treatment facility
(214) 901-7180 View (214) 901-7180
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Kira Hartgrove
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206  (Online Only)
I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Psychology and Child Development, and a Masters from Texas State in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family systems.
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas since 2002, and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) since 2004.
I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Psychology and Child Development, and a Masters from Texas State in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family systems.
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas since 2002, and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) since 2004.
(469) 717-4390 View (469) 717-4390
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Claire Christian Moody
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206
Whether you're struggling with past trauma, managing anxiety or depression, or seeking support for your child or adolescent, I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way.
As a dedicated and compassionate licensed clinical social worker, I specialize in providing support for individuals, families, and children facing trauma, anxiety, and depression. With a deep commitment to mental health and well-being, I offer a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their innermost struggles and embark on a journey towards healing and resilience.
Whether you're struggling with past trauma, managing anxiety or depression, or seeking support for your child or adolescent, I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way.
As a dedicated and compassionate licensed clinical social worker, I specialize in providing support for individuals, families, and children facing trauma, anxiety, and depression. With a deep commitment to mental health and well-being, I offer a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their innermost struggles and embark on a journey towards healing and resilience.
(214) 530-0021 View (214) 530-0021
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Kira M Hartgrove
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
My passion is to help children express themselves through play, a child's natural way of communicating.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who has been working with children and families for over 20 years. My passion is helping children express themselves through play. Children (12 and under) typically do not have the cognitive skills to verbally express themselves. Play therapy gives them the tools to understand and process their world.
My passion is to help children express themselves through play, a child's natural way of communicating.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who has been working with children and families for over 20 years. My passion is helping children express themselves through play. Children (12 and under) typically do not have the cognitive skills to verbally express themselves. Play therapy gives them the tools to understand and process their world.
(469) 960-3727 View (469) 960-3727
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Collins Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75238
Telehealth sessions available in all of Texas and in Washington and In-office sessions in Dallas, TX. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and adult who have been victims of crime. I also assist with divorce issues, issues related to parental use of drugs and alcohol, and I offer parental guidance. With adults and adolescents, I also offer counseling on addiction, depression, anxiety, divorce, and mental health concerns.
Telehealth sessions available in all of Texas and in Washington and In-office sessions in Dallas, TX. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and adult who have been victims of crime. I also assist with divorce issues, issues related to parental use of drugs and alcohol, and I offer parental guidance. With adults and adolescents, I also offer counseling on addiction, depression, anxiety, divorce, and mental health concerns.
(214) 499-9405 View (214) 499-9405
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Twila M. Farrar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230
In her practice, Twila offers mental health counseling to individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults.
In a world where mental health is often overlooked or under-prioritized, Twila is passionate and dedicated to providing effective counseling services to those in need. She is committed to offering support and guidance to children, teens, and young adults as they navigate anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or various other life stressors. Additionally, Twila is deeply invested in helping adults and couples enhance their life satisfaction as they navigate life's challenges and work to build stronger, healthier relationships.
In her practice, Twila offers mental health counseling to individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults.
In a world where mental health is often overlooked or under-prioritized, Twila is passionate and dedicated to providing effective counseling services to those in need. She is committed to offering support and guidance to children, teens, and young adults as they navigate anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or various other life stressors. Additionally, Twila is deeply invested in helping adults and couples enhance their life satisfaction as they navigate life's challenges and work to build stronger, healthier relationships.
(972) 627-4827 View (972) 627-4827
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Ana Guzmán
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75218
Waitlist for new clients
Hope: it all begins with hope! Thank you for reaching out during a challenging season of life, whether it is your own or that of your child. I am trained and certified in various types of therapy to provide individualized services that can assist with your mental health well-being goals. Our practice serves clients ages two through adulthood and provides services to fellow therapists. I look forward to meeting you and seeing how I can help. I also provide clinical supervision for LPC-Associates and those wishing to pursue their RPT.
Hope: it all begins with hope! Thank you for reaching out during a challenging season of life, whether it is your own or that of your child. I am trained and certified in various types of therapy to provide individualized services that can assist with your mental health well-being goals. Our practice serves clients ages two through adulthood and provides services to fellow therapists. I look forward to meeting you and seeing how I can help. I also provide clinical supervision for LPC-Associates and those wishing to pursue their RPT.
(469) 537-4287 View (469) 537-4287
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Kelly Bentel
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75230  (Online Only)
Child and Family Counseling Center offers a variety of services for children, teens, adults, and families. I have worked with children, adults, and families in the clinical setting, community agency, and school setting. For 12 years I have worked with children and their families in the school setting. Child and Family Counseling Center strives to provide the best of professional counseling practices matched to the personal needs of the client. If you are wondering if counseling is right for you, your child, or family please call. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Child and Family Counseling Center offers a variety of services for children, teens, adults, and families. I have worked with children, adults, and families in the clinical setting, community agency, and school setting. For 12 years I have worked with children and their families in the school setting. Child and Family Counseling Center strives to provide the best of professional counseling practices matched to the personal needs of the client. If you are wondering if counseling is right for you, your child, or family please call. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
(469) 200-4653 View (469) 200-4653
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Erica Sewell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT, CAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75252
I am a Certified Autism Specialist and am honored to once again be named a 2023 "Mom's Choice Therapist" by Dallas Child Magazine.
In celebration of each individual's strengths and unique qualities, I offer an individualized approach that is customized to the needs of each client. I believe that with support, guidance, compassion, and understanding people have the ability to not only find solutions to their challenges, but the strength to make positive changes. I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults, and families and offer play therapy, activity therapy, expressive arts, and/or traditional talk therapy. I practice from a neurodiversity affirming lens where we focus on empowerment and appreciating everyone's unique differences.
I am a Certified Autism Specialist and am honored to once again be named a 2023 "Mom's Choice Therapist" by Dallas Child Magazine.
In celebration of each individual's strengths and unique qualities, I offer an individualized approach that is customized to the needs of each client. I believe that with support, guidance, compassion, and understanding people have the ability to not only find solutions to their challenges, but the strength to make positive changes. I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults, and families and offer play therapy, activity therapy, expressive arts, and/or traditional talk therapy. I practice from a neurodiversity affirming lens where we focus on empowerment and appreciating everyone's unique differences.
(469) 871-6316 View (469) 871-6316
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Charissa Fry Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT, MABC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75214
Charissa specializes in attachment and trauma. She works with families and individual clients across the lifespan- ranging from 3-99+. She uses relational psychodynamic theory, play therapy, EMDR, EFFT (Emotionally Focused Family Therapy), Theraplay, experiential therapies, and talk therapy. Charissa focuses on healing relationships in any life stage. Her passion is to come alongside those who are hurting and struggling to help them find truth, hope, healing, connection, and growth. She is also a Child Specialist for Collaborative Divorce cases. She is also trained in the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) and loves supervising.
Charissa specializes in attachment and trauma. She works with families and individual clients across the lifespan- ranging from 3-99+. She uses relational psychodynamic theory, play therapy, EMDR, EFFT (Emotionally Focused Family Therapy), Theraplay, experiential therapies, and talk therapy. Charissa focuses on healing relationships in any life stage. Her passion is to come alongside those who are hurting and struggling to help them find truth, hope, healing, connection, and growth. She is also a Child Specialist for Collaborative Divorce cases. She is also trained in the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) and loves supervising.
(214) 238-9344 View (214) 238-9344
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Peyton Collum
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, MA
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75244
I work with ages 3 years old to 40 years old, utilizing Child-Centered Play Therapy, a variety of experiential activities, and talk therapy to best meet each client's needs.
I am passionate about helping people break old patterns and live within their own integrity. I counsel through the lens of neuroscience of attachment and relationships. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship based on trust, compassion, and safety. I utilize EMDR, mindfulness-based therapy and interpersonal neurobiology to help people heal of their past and move forward in life.
I work with ages 3 years old to 40 years old, utilizing Child-Centered Play Therapy, a variety of experiential activities, and talk therapy to best meet each client's needs.
I am passionate about helping people break old patterns and live within their own integrity. I counsel through the lens of neuroscience of attachment and relationships. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship based on trust, compassion, and safety. I utilize EMDR, mindfulness-based therapy and interpersonal neurobiology to help people heal of their past and move forward in life.
(469) 224-1090 View (469) 224-1090
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Holly F. Forman-Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75205  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I help support children, teens, adults and parents in navigating these challenges through a combination of individual therapy or family therapy.
*Holly is currently full. Please reach out if you are interested in being added to her waitlist* Has anxiety and other overwhelming feelings taken control of your life? Did you or your child experience a traumatic event that continues to impact you/them? Have you spent years in therapy but still feel stuck regarding past events? All of these are common experiences that do not need to continue and can shift to help you lead the life you want.
I help support children, teens, adults and parents in navigating these challenges through a combination of individual therapy or family therapy.
*Holly is currently full. Please reach out if you are interested in being added to her waitlist* Has anxiety and other overwhelming feelings taken control of your life? Did you or your child experience a traumatic event that continues to impact you/them? Have you spent years in therapy but still feel stuck regarding past events? All of these are common experiences that do not need to continue and can shift to help you lead the life you want.
(510) 677-9264 View (510) 677-9264
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Jordan Gates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75246
Are you experiencing feelings of worry, anxiety, flashbacks, sleeping problems or depression? Do you feel like you are living in a constant state of fear? Are you a caregiver who is worried about your child due to changes, traumatic experiences, or stressors in their life? I know reaching out is hard and I wold be honored to work with you and support you in this healing journey!
Are you experiencing feelings of worry, anxiety, flashbacks, sleeping problems or depression? Do you feel like you are living in a constant state of fear? Are you a caregiver who is worried about your child due to changes, traumatic experiences, or stressors in their life? I know reaching out is hard and I wold be honored to work with you and support you in this healing journey!
(469) 715-3863 View (469) 715-3863
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Michelle Rodgers
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206
Michelle in the past has worked in the school setting providing counseling to historically underserved youth, in a children’s advocacy center with survivors of child abuse and their non-offending family members, and in a domestic violence agency, where she worked with both victims and their children in their healing process and with the perpetrators of DV.
Michelle provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. She has over ten years of experience working with clients directly impacted by abuse and trauma. Intrinsically, Michelle believes we are all capable of accomplishing our own individual goals of growth, healing, and/or change when we’re open to trusting the therapeutic process. Michelle values the importance of a strong therapeutic bond with her clients, built on mutual respect, honesty, genuine rapport, and therapeutic humor. She also believes that therapy should be a collaborative journey with her clients and the caregivers of her child clients.
Michelle in the past has worked in the school setting providing counseling to historically underserved youth, in a children’s advocacy center with survivors of child abuse and their non-offending family members, and in a domestic violence agency, where she worked with both victims and their children in their healing process and with the perpetrators of DV.
Michelle provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. She has over ten years of experience working with clients directly impacted by abuse and trauma. Intrinsically, Michelle believes we are all capable of accomplishing our own individual goals of growth, healing, and/or change when we’re open to trusting the therapeutic process. Michelle values the importance of a strong therapeutic bond with her clients, built on mutual respect, honesty, genuine rapport, and therapeutic humor. She also believes that therapy should be a collaborative journey with her clients and the caregivers of her child clients.
(469) 414-0595 View (469) 414-0595
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Gate Well Counseling
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75225
We provide therapy to people seeking help for a variety of life challenges, including parenting and child concerns, ADHD, divorce, addictions, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
You may be feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or hurt beyond anything you have ever felt before. It is so difficult when you feel boxed in and alone, but there is a power that God has placed within your heart. We will help you access an understanding of that power and reach the absolute freedom that God desires for you.
We provide therapy to people seeking help for a variety of life challenges, including parenting and child concerns, ADHD, divorce, addictions, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
You may be feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or hurt beyond anything you have ever felt before. It is so difficult when you feel boxed in and alone, but there is a power that God has placed within your heart. We will help you access an understanding of that power and reach the absolute freedom that God desires for you.
(469) 715-4349 View (469) 715-4349
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Sabrina Marie Janecek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
My passion is working with children and families, whether that is coping with normal life transition difficulties (e.g., separation anxiety, bed wetting, behavior problems in school, etc.) or dealing with the harder stuff (e.g., attachment disorders, divorce, bullying, abuse, etc.) I facilitate play therapy with kiddos, and have a playroom with a variety of toys where children are able to use their natural language of play to express needs in a developmentally appropriate manner.
My passion is working with children and families, whether that is coping with normal life transition difficulties (e.g., separation anxiety, bed wetting, behavior problems in school, etc.) or dealing with the harder stuff (e.g., attachment disorders, divorce, bullying, abuse, etc.) I facilitate play therapy with kiddos, and have a playroom with a variety of toys where children are able to use their natural language of play to express needs in a developmentally appropriate manner.
(469) 425-2149 View (469) 425-2149
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Melody Fortenberry
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230
Fortenberry has been trained by some of the foremost leaders in the fields of child, couple, group and family therapy.
Dr. Melody Fortenberry is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist, who works with people of various ages in individual, couple and family therapy. For over 40 years, the focus of her practice has been helping individuals and families achieve their life dreams and aspirations while creating happy, functional relationships. She addresses issues pertaining to stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship conflict, communication, divorce, grief, life transitions, academic performance and ADD/ADHD. Through talking, listening and playing, clients have experienced old wounds and hurts being healed.
Fortenberry has been trained by some of the foremost leaders in the fields of child, couple, group and family therapy.
Dr. Melody Fortenberry is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist, who works with people of various ages in individual, couple and family therapy. For over 40 years, the focus of her practice has been helping individuals and families achieve their life dreams and aspirations while creating happy, functional relationships. She addresses issues pertaining to stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship conflict, communication, divorce, grief, life transitions, academic performance and ADD/ADHD. Through talking, listening and playing, clients have experienced old wounds and hurts being healed.
(972) 458-9890 View (972) 458-9890
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Katherine Marie Yates
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206
Katherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Park Cities Child & Family Counseling. She considers it an honor and privilege to walk with children, teenagers, and their families as they navigate life’s challenges and pursue growth and healing. Katherine employs a variety of theories and techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy.
Katherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Park Cities Child & Family Counseling. She considers it an honor and privilege to walk with children, teenagers, and their families as they navigate life’s challenges and pursue growth and healing. Katherine employs a variety of theories and techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy.
(972) 640-9038 View (972) 640-9038
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Sarah L Balint
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206
Park Cities Counseling offers a variety of services for adults, parents, children, teens and families. I work with the individual to help them find and implement creative solutions to their unique struggles and needs. I specialize in coping skills with divorce and grief issues, prenatal and postpartum issues. I work with children with Anger Management as well as other child and adolescent issues. I have worked extensively in the hospital, school and clinical setting helping children, parents and teachers work successfully together.
Park Cities Counseling offers a variety of services for adults, parents, children, teens and families. I work with the individual to help them find and implement creative solutions to their unique struggles and needs. I specialize in coping skills with divorce and grief issues, prenatal and postpartum issues. I work with children with Anger Management as well as other child and adolescent issues. I have worked extensively in the hospital, school and clinical setting helping children, parents and teachers work successfully together.
(214) 919-8319 View (214) 919-8319
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Dallas, 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 Dallas 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.