Child Therapists in Houston, TX

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Matthew Paradise
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Paradise has also published widely in the areas of psychopathology, child development, and adolescent risk-taking, and has been quoted in local and national media on topics such as healthy development, the transition to adulthood, and relationships.
Dr. Paradise helps individuals, families, and organizations better meet life's challenges. His approach to therapy is pragmatic and client-focused, and he employs a variety of clinical interventions that target problematic behavior, faulty cognitions, and emotional dysregulation. He takes advantage of treatment protocols that have demonstrated efficacy, and favors interventions that address the full range of individual and contextual factors that contribute to personal adversity. Dr. Paradise is a clinical generalist, with specialized training in parenting, childhood behavior problems, family conflict, and substance use.
Paradise has also published widely in the areas of psychopathology, child development, and adolescent risk-taking, and has been quoted in local and national media on topics such as healthy development, the transition to adulthood, and relationships.
Dr. Paradise helps individuals, families, and organizations better meet life's challenges. His approach to therapy is pragmatic and client-focused, and he employs a variety of clinical interventions that target problematic behavior, faulty cognitions, and emotional dysregulation. He takes advantage of treatment protocols that have demonstrated efficacy, and favors interventions that address the full range of individual and contextual factors that contribute to personal adversity. Dr. Paradise is a clinical generalist, with specialized training in parenting, childhood behavior problems, family conflict, and substance use.
(832) 519-1437 View (832) 519-1437
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Sarah Burnette-Rodriguez
MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77070
Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Together we will find a way out of this dark moment in your life. Life can get difficult, and you don’t have to go through it alone. If life feels upside down, counseling may be the answer. My deepest desire as a counselor is to meet you where you are, to get in the trenches with you, and help you find your way out. I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families in a variety of different issues such as anxiety, depression, fear, anger, substance use disorders, ADHD symptoms, teen issues, emotional regulation, relationship dynamics with parents and more.
Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Together we will find a way out of this dark moment in your life. Life can get difficult, and you don’t have to go through it alone. If life feels upside down, counseling may be the answer. My deepest desire as a counselor is to meet you where you are, to get in the trenches with you, and help you find your way out. I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families in a variety of different issues such as anxiety, depression, fear, anger, substance use disorders, ADHD symptoms, teen issues, emotional regulation, relationship dynamics with parents and more.
(281) 672-8881 View (281) 672-8881
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Inga K. Pinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77068
Here at the IKP Counseling Center, therapy is offered to families, individuals, and children covering a broad range of issues. Whether you are having problems with your children, depression, etc., the IKP Counseling Center is a place where you can come and get guidance from a dual licensed therapist who is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
Here at the IKP Counseling Center, therapy is offered to families, individuals, and children covering a broad range of issues. Whether you are having problems with your children, depression, etc., the IKP Counseling Center is a place where you can come and get guidance from a dual licensed therapist who is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
(713) 597-6613 View (713) 597-6613
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Julia Sauceda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
My ideal client includes working with men, women, children, adolescents and families. I address a variety of issues including, life problems including work stress, trauma, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, legal issues, grief, immigration issues, anxiety and depression and substance abuse.
My ideal client includes working with men, women, children, adolescents and families. I address a variety of issues including, life problems including work stress, trauma, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, legal issues, grief, immigration issues, anxiety and depression and substance abuse.
(281) 549-4705 View (281) 549-4705
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Jennifer Word Morton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77056  (Online Only)
I have experience working with high-risk youth and their families in Residential, Community-Based, Outpatient and Child Welfare settings. I have a passion for helping young people increase their resiliency and improve their relationships by gaining insight into their unique strengths and needs, learning new coping skills and improving communication styles.
I have experience working with high-risk youth and their families in Residential, Community-Based, Outpatient and Child Welfare settings. I have a passion for helping young people increase their resiliency and improve their relationships by gaining insight into their unique strengths and needs, learning new coping skills and improving communication styles.
(210) 405-5793 View (210) 405-5793
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Laura Guerra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LPC, EMDR, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
I specialize in play therapy for children 3-8 who are experiencing various behavioral and emotional challenges; however, I also work with adolescents, adults, parents, and groups.
My main goal as a counselor is to provide a non-judgemental and emotionally supportive space where one feels safe, accepted, and heard. I want to help individuals in their journey through healing, and that process begins with trust, genuineness, and empathy.
I specialize in play therapy for children 3-8 who are experiencing various behavioral and emotional challenges; however, I also work with adolescents, adults, parents, and groups.
My main goal as a counselor is to provide a non-judgemental and emotionally supportive space where one feels safe, accepted, and heard. I want to help individuals in their journey through healing, and that process begins with trust, genuineness, and empathy.
(281) 982-4133 View (281) 982-4133
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Claudia Sotelo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77089  (Online Only)
As humans it is my belief that we all have great power with in to move towards the change we desire. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I dedicate myself to assisting people identify that power. I am bilingual and speak Spanish. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. My master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from The University of Texas at El Paso. I have worked for 11 years as an educator in the public school setting. 7 of those years as a school counselor from grades K-12th. My focus is to support children, adolescence, and individuals on their journey towards healing. I wish to provide a client centered approach
As humans it is my belief that we all have great power with in to move towards the change we desire. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I dedicate myself to assisting people identify that power. I am bilingual and speak Spanish. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. My master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from The University of Texas at El Paso. I have worked for 11 years as an educator in the public school setting. 7 of those years as a school counselor from grades K-12th. My focus is to support children, adolescence, and individuals on their journey towards healing. I wish to provide a client centered approach
(281) 619-2472 View (281) 619-2472
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Veronica Agyapomaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77056
Do you feel overwhelmed by what life has thrown your way? Expressing our thoughts and emotions aloud are powerful steps toward gaining perspective. I specialize and have experience in working with children (aged 10+), families, couples, and individuals navigating complex life transitions such as school, death, divorce, IVF, miscarriage, chronic illnesses, and grief. In my sessions with couples and families, we work to fostering new ways to relate to each other. I also work with adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, assisting families or working individually towards bonding, understanding, and strengths-based growth.
Do you feel overwhelmed by what life has thrown your way? Expressing our thoughts and emotions aloud are powerful steps toward gaining perspective. I specialize and have experience in working with children (aged 10+), families, couples, and individuals navigating complex life transitions such as school, death, divorce, IVF, miscarriage, chronic illnesses, and grief. In my sessions with couples and families, we work to fostering new ways to relate to each other. I also work with adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, assisting families or working individually towards bonding, understanding, and strengths-based growth.
(346) 762-2672 View (346) 762-2672
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Danielle Gorrity
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77079
My passion is helping children, teens, and families learn healthy and effective ways to communicate feelings. I believe in utilizing a trauma-informed lens and that fostering a safe space is foundational to healing. I am currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.
My passion is helping children, teens, and families learn healthy and effective ways to communicate feelings. I believe in utilizing a trauma-informed lens and that fostering a safe space is foundational to healing. I am currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.
(281) 957-0842 View (281) 957-0842
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Clarinda Bell-Fletcher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77084
I am a Child Advocate that understands the (CPS) Child Protective Services and court system processes.
We all face challenges throughout our lives. I have a strong sense of compassion and commitment to helping people. I enjoy helping a diversity of cultures, races, and ages. I have worked and lived in Africa and Azerbaijan so I consider myself a global citizen.
I am a Child Advocate that understands the (CPS) Child Protective Services and court system processes.
We all face challenges throughout our lives. I have a strong sense of compassion and commitment to helping people. I enjoy helping a diversity of cultures, races, and ages. I have worked and lived in Africa and Azerbaijan so I consider myself a global citizen.
(281) 542-3716 View (281) 542-3716
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Cari Shoemaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, I received my undergraduate degree at The University of Idaho, and Masters degree at Auburn University Montgomery. When I'm not seeing clients through Grow I am providing services to students at a local charter school. I take pride in helping my clients on their journey reframing their focus and finding their purpose. I currently live in Texas and have two children. I love Pokemon, YA books, Martial Arts and Pitbulls.
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, I received my undergraduate degree at The University of Idaho, and Masters degree at Auburn University Montgomery. When I'm not seeing clients through Grow I am providing services to students at a local charter school. I take pride in helping my clients on their journey reframing their focus and finding their purpose. I currently live in Texas and have two children. I love Pokemon, YA books, Martial Arts and Pitbulls.
(832) 862-5936 View (832) 862-5936
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Kay Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC-S, CART, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77056
I have extensive Agency experience with reuniting families and children.
Thank you for visiting. Are you willing to work in a non-judgmental environment where you are free from biases? Are you ready to explore the challenging thoughts that are troubling you and bringing anxiety and fear into your life? As a knowledgeable and caring therapist, I can help you work through your life challenging issues. Everyone deserves to have an empathetic listener that affords trust and understanding in their counseling experience. Everyone has uniqueness within and deserve an opportunity for peace and understanding. "The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:7.
I have extensive Agency experience with reuniting families and children.
Thank you for visiting. Are you willing to work in a non-judgmental environment where you are free from biases? Are you ready to explore the challenging thoughts that are troubling you and bringing anxiety and fear into your life? As a knowledgeable and caring therapist, I can help you work through your life challenging issues. Everyone deserves to have an empathetic listener that affords trust and understanding in their counseling experience. Everyone has uniqueness within and deserve an opportunity for peace and understanding. "The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:7.
(281) 241-1353 View (281) 241-1353
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Laura Cintron Escobar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, CSC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77095
Hello! My name is Laura Cintron Escobar. I'm a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor and LPC-Supervisor in the Houston/Cypress/Katy area. I'm passionate about empowering others & love helping adults & children who struggle with the pressures/demands of today's society. If you are experiencing anxiety, high stress, depression, grief or relational issues, know that I'm someone that wants to work by your side. I'm eager to become your partner in the self-discovery journey. I focus on creating a supportive atmosphere to help foster the therapeutic relationship in order for you to reach your goal.
Hello! My name is Laura Cintron Escobar. I'm a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor and LPC-Supervisor in the Houston/Cypress/Katy area. I'm passionate about empowering others & love helping adults & children who struggle with the pressures/demands of today's society. If you are experiencing anxiety, high stress, depression, grief or relational issues, know that I'm someone that wants to work by your side. I'm eager to become your partner in the self-discovery journey. I focus on creating a supportive atmosphere to help foster the therapeutic relationship in order for you to reach your goal.
(832) 402-9893 View (832) 402-9893
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Stephen Rossi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
I am deeply committed to helping your children and teenagers work through the troubles they face in today's world.
I enjoy helping people heal, change, and grow through difficult times. I want you to live victoriously! I am eager to help you if you are a couple struggling in your marriage with communication, finances, or infidelity. I am experienced and committed to helping you resolve the underlying issues that led to your current situation. I also want to help men resolve midlife crises and addiction issues, and live as Godly men. I have considerable experience working with men's issues, fathering, and parent-child relationships. I can help your family resolve parenting problems too.
I am deeply committed to helping your children and teenagers work through the troubles they face in today's world.
I enjoy helping people heal, change, and grow through difficult times. I want you to live victoriously! I am eager to help you if you are a couple struggling in your marriage with communication, finances, or infidelity. I am experienced and committed to helping you resolve the underlying issues that led to your current situation. I also want to help men resolve midlife crises and addiction issues, and live as Godly men. I have considerable experience working with men's issues, fathering, and parent-child relationships. I can help your family resolve parenting problems too.
(713) 999-3553 x2650 View (713) 999-3553 x2650
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Rebecca Self
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
Your child or tween is described by teachers, coaches, and other adults as a pleasure to work with, but at home, you know they're struggling. They put so much pressure on themselves to be perfect, despite your reassurances. You're constantly soothing their worries or anxiety and they might be crying or having trouble sleeping at night. They always seem to see the worst in themselves or have low self esteem and you know they’re capable of so much more. You’ve read the parenting books and blogs, listened to the podcasts, and nothing is working. It’s exhausting! As a play therapist and mom myself, I get it!
Your child or tween is described by teachers, coaches, and other adults as a pleasure to work with, but at home, you know they're struggling. They put so much pressure on themselves to be perfect, despite your reassurances. You're constantly soothing their worries or anxiety and they might be crying or having trouble sleeping at night. They always seem to see the worst in themselves or have low self esteem and you know they’re capable of so much more. You’ve read the parenting books and blogs, listened to the podcasts, and nothing is working. It’s exhausting! As a play therapist and mom myself, I get it!
(832) 219-8438 View (832) 219-8438
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Bridget Anne Hale
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
If you're seeking a therapist who understands the importance of creating a safe, comforting, and collaborative space for your child, I invite you to connect with me.
Hello, and welcome to my Psychology Today profile! I'm thrilled to introduce myself as a dedicated and compassionate therapist specializing in psychotherapy for children and adolescents. My mission is to provide a safe, comforting, and empowering environment for young minds to thrive and explore their inner world. Children, like adults, can face a wide range of emotional challenges, and as a parent, it's only natural to seek the best possible support for your child's well-being. I understand the unique needs of children and adolescents, and my practice is centered around tailoring treatment to meet those individual needs.
If you're seeking a therapist who understands the importance of creating a safe, comforting, and collaborative space for your child, I invite you to connect with me.
Hello, and welcome to my Psychology Today profile! I'm thrilled to introduce myself as a dedicated and compassionate therapist specializing in psychotherapy for children and adolescents. My mission is to provide a safe, comforting, and empowering environment for young minds to thrive and explore their inner world. Children, like adults, can face a wide range of emotional challenges, and as a parent, it's only natural to seek the best possible support for your child's well-being. I understand the unique needs of children and adolescents, and my practice is centered around tailoring treatment to meet those individual needs.
(832) 981-1548 x1 View (832) 981-1548 x1
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Memorial Child and Family Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
A child’s behavior is telling a story of what is going on inside. Many times, when our kids are reaching out for connection, they will behave in ways that create the opposite response. When a child is struggling to find positive ways to relate, our team of therapists come alongside them and their family to help them feel more understood, empowered, connected and loved. I believe in conducting therapy in partnership with families, pediatricians, teachers, and other specialists to ensure that each child receives a personalized treatment plan that is reinforced in all settings.
A child’s behavior is telling a story of what is going on inside. Many times, when our kids are reaching out for connection, they will behave in ways that create the opposite response. When a child is struggling to find positive ways to relate, our team of therapists come alongside them and their family to help them feel more understood, empowered, connected and loved. I believe in conducting therapy in partnership with families, pediatricians, teachers, and other specialists to ensure that each child receives a personalized treatment plan that is reinforced in all settings.
(281) 500-9569 x700 View (281) 500-9569 x700
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McCayla Berry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008
I have clinical experience in working with adults, teens, and children of various walks of life.
Maybe you feel overwhelmed with juggling it all: work, relationships, your children/their needs, etc. Maybe it feels difficult to feel present or connected to yourself/others. Whether therapy is for you, your teen, or your child, trying to figure out how to feel "unstuck" or how to cope can be difficult. Sometimes life throws experiences that can leave a person feeling confused, hopeless, or discouraged. My approach in counseling is trauma-informed as I recognize that every person has had struggles that have made them question themselves or their direction in life.
I have clinical experience in working with adults, teens, and children of various walks of life.
Maybe you feel overwhelmed with juggling it all: work, relationships, your children/their needs, etc. Maybe it feels difficult to feel present or connected to yourself/others. Whether therapy is for you, your teen, or your child, trying to figure out how to feel "unstuck" or how to cope can be difficult. Sometimes life throws experiences that can leave a person feeling confused, hopeless, or discouraged. My approach in counseling is trauma-informed as I recognize that every person has had struggles that have made them question themselves or their direction in life.
(832) 219-7186 View (832) 219-7186
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Sarabeth Haddad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
I have advanced training and experience working with perinatal women, children, adolescents, families, and parents.
Life is a beautiful and challenging journey! We all deserve to find joy and fulfillment in the experience, and we all bring something valuable to those around us and the world at large. It is my goal to help you identify the strengths, skills, habits and perspectives you need to address your challenges and get the most out of your life.
I have advanced training and experience working with perinatal women, children, adolescents, families, and parents.
Life is a beautiful and challenging journey! We all deserve to find joy and fulfillment in the experience, and we all bring something valuable to those around us and the world at large. It is my goal to help you identify the strengths, skills, habits and perspectives you need to address your challenges and get the most out of your life.
(281) 378-4734 View (281) 378-4734
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Ivy Ruths
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
I partner with parents of anxious children and collaborate with individuals and families to provide life-changing care.
Anxiety, avoidant behaviors, and negative thinking often rob us of joy, success, or peace. Fear of the unknown and a constant desire to be certain is extremely limiting. OCD is often painfully cruel. Communication difficulties and parenting missteps create stress in our most important and treasured relationships. There isn’t a one-way-fits-all best way to parent, live, or achieve success. But, there are evidence based treatments, supported by data, that have the ability to completely change your life. Freedom from fear, resilience, confidence, and healthy relationships take work and we all need support sometimes.
I partner with parents of anxious children and collaborate with individuals and families to provide life-changing care.
Anxiety, avoidant behaviors, and negative thinking often rob us of joy, success, or peace. Fear of the unknown and a constant desire to be certain is extremely limiting. OCD is often painfully cruel. Communication difficulties and parenting missteps create stress in our most important and treasured relationships. There isn’t a one-way-fits-all best way to parent, live, or achieve success. But, there are evidence based treatments, supported by data, that have the ability to completely change your life. Freedom from fear, resilience, confidence, and healthy relationships take work and we all need support sometimes.
(832) 589-1549 View (832) 589-1549

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Houston, 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 Houston 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.