Child Therapists in Plano, TX

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Bryna Talamantez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75024
Seeing your kid struggle is one of the toughest things to do as a parent or caregiver. Our children cannot always express their thoughts and feelings through words, and this can lead to frustration and confusion for both parent and child. Children express their thoughts and feelings through play and their toys are their words. When we allow children to play alongside therapeutic interventions, children can tell us so much about what is going on in their lives. Whether your child is experiencing grief, sadness, anxiety, anger, or school problems, they deserve some extra help!
Seeing your kid struggle is one of the toughest things to do as a parent or caregiver. Our children cannot always express their thoughts and feelings through words, and this can lead to frustration and confusion for both parent and child. Children express their thoughts and feelings through play and their toys are their words. When we allow children to play alongside therapeutic interventions, children can tell us so much about what is going on in their lives. Whether your child is experiencing grief, sadness, anxiety, anger, or school problems, they deserve some extra help!
(972) 564-8528 View (972) 564-8528
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Melanie R Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75024
My name is Melanie Davis, and I received my master’s in counseling degree from Lindenwood University in Saint Louis, MO. I have over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have worked for several years in community- based rehabilitation programs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. I also have experience working within the school system providing therapy to assist children as they navigate school relationships and learning.
My name is Melanie Davis, and I received my master’s in counseling degree from Lindenwood University in Saint Louis, MO. I have over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have worked for several years in community- based rehabilitation programs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. I also have experience working within the school system providing therapy to assist children as they navigate school relationships and learning.
(972) 433-5043 View (972) 433-5043
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Erin Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75074
I work with adults and children ages 10 & under who are struggling with difficult emotions and/or challenges like stress, grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavior problems, attachment issues, parenting, and more. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy and we need a neutral person to help us see things more clearly, and encourage and guide us to where we want to be.
I work with adults and children ages 10 & under who are struggling with difficult emotions and/or challenges like stress, grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavior problems, attachment issues, parenting, and more. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy and we need a neutral person to help us see things more clearly, and encourage and guide us to where we want to be.
(214) 480-4958 View (214) 480-4958
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Dr. Cassie Hubble At Spero Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75024
Is your child struggling with behavioral issues? Has your family experienced a change that is impacting your child's mental health? Are you looking for parenting support as well as a place for your child to gain some skills to manage ADHD, anxiety or anger? Childhood is such an exciting time, yet also comes with challenges and hardships. I have a deep passion for helping children and teens overcome obstacles and thrive in their social and emotional development.
Is your child struggling with behavioral issues? Has your family experienced a change that is impacting your child's mental health? Are you looking for parenting support as well as a place for your child to gain some skills to manage ADHD, anxiety or anger? Childhood is such an exciting time, yet also comes with challenges and hardships. I have a deep passion for helping children and teens overcome obstacles and thrive in their social and emotional development.
(940) 765-9029 View (940) 765-9029
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Chelsea Gilmore Mahan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75024
Also, in structured learning environments including: The Betty Ford Institute, Child Life Services at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, SMU Center for Family Counseling and Rocky Top Therapy Center which specializes in equine therapy for children and adults.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a principal office in Plano, TX. If you or someone you love is dealing with family conflict, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), LGBTTQQI, transgender, gender questioning or other related issues, I can help. My "solution focused" counseling approach has proven to make a difference for adolescents, adults, children and families who may be struggling. I am available days or weekends for clients in the Celina, Prosper, Plano, Frisco and Lucas areas. The client counselor relationship I will to establish with you is geared towards focusing on positive self-esteem.
Also, in structured learning environments including: The Betty Ford Institute, Child Life Services at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, SMU Center for Family Counseling and Rocky Top Therapy Center which specializes in equine therapy for children and adults.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a principal office in Plano, TX. If you or someone you love is dealing with family conflict, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), LGBTTQQI, transgender, gender questioning or other related issues, I can help. My "solution focused" counseling approach has proven to make a difference for adolescents, adults, children and families who may be struggling. I am available days or weekends for clients in the Celina, Prosper, Plano, Frisco and Lucas areas. The client counselor relationship I will to establish with you is geared towards focusing on positive self-esteem.
(469) 203-4452 View (469) 203-4452
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Holly Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75093
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults.
None of us should have to face life’s journey alone. As we grow and enter new stages of life, things that worked for us in the past may no longer serve us well. Sometimes the challenges of life call for new responses. Counseling can be an opportunity to explore the rules, boundaries, and expectations that we have acquired over time and consider new possibilities. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, supervised by Megan Krizan.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults.
None of us should have to face life’s journey alone. As we grow and enter new stages of life, things that worked for us in the past may no longer serve us well. Sometimes the challenges of life call for new responses. Counseling can be an opportunity to explore the rules, boundaries, and expectations that we have acquired over time and consider new possibilities. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, supervised by Megan Krizan.
(469) 382-4724 View (469) 382-4724
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Qian 'Mimi' Desmarais
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75075
Thank you for your visit! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, parents, and adults with a variety of concerns. I specialize in play therapy and EMDR trauma counseling. With a set of skills, a sense of humor, and a genuine heart to help, I aim to help achieve your optimal emotional state and self-exploration in a safe environment. I will assist you or your child to instill hope, learn coping skills, manage symptoms, and have a newfound perspective on the path of healing.
Thank you for your visit! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, parents, and adults with a variety of concerns. I specialize in play therapy and EMDR trauma counseling. With a set of skills, a sense of humor, and a genuine heart to help, I aim to help achieve your optimal emotional state and self-exploration in a safe environment. I will assist you or your child to instill hope, learn coping skills, manage symptoms, and have a newfound perspective on the path of healing.
(940) 220-3854 View (940) 220-3854
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Jennifer Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75075
Services Offered: Individual Counseling for Adults and Adolescents, Play Therapy for Children and Families, Group Therapy for Children and Adolescents, Filial Therapy for Parents and Caregivers, and Parent Consultations and Psychoeducational Support.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. I am also a Licensed Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. I earned my Masters of Science degree at the University of North Texas, and received advanced training in Play Therapy, Expressive Arts and Filial Therapy. I have more than 18 years of experience working with children and families. I specialize in working with Preschool age children and their parents to address concerns regarding emotional and social development and behavioral issues while enhancing the parent-child relationship. I am also passionate about working with pre-adolescents and adolescents. Counseling in adolescence is beneficial to facilitate healthy coping skills and self-expression. I also specialize in addressing the psycho-therapeutic needs of individuals with eating disorders, women with postpartum depression, and families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Services Offered: Individual Counseling for Adults and Adolescents, Play Therapy for Children and Families, Group Therapy for Children and Adolescents, Filial Therapy for Parents and Caregivers, and Parent Consultations and Psychoeducational Support.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. I am also a Licensed Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. I earned my Masters of Science degree at the University of North Texas, and received advanced training in Play Therapy, Expressive Arts and Filial Therapy. I have more than 18 years of experience working with children and families. I specialize in working with Preschool age children and their parents to address concerns regarding emotional and social development and behavioral issues while enhancing the parent-child relationship. I am also passionate about working with pre-adolescents and adolescents. Counseling in adolescence is beneficial to facilitate healthy coping skills and self-expression. I also specialize in addressing the psycho-therapeutic needs of individuals with eating disorders, women with postpartum depression, and families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
(972) 893-9467 View (972) 893-9467
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Daralyn A. Plains
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75074
My mission is to optimize the educational and life experiences of children, adolescents, and young adults. Optimization is pursued by becoming familiarized with each client's unique emotional, behavioral, and learning profile through assessments which identify patterns of strengths as well as areas which are in need of improvement. Behavioral, emotional, and cognitive functioning is assessed within the context of environmental, social and physiological factors and conditions. The ultimate goal is to instill hope and confidence in my clients and provide them with the information needed to advocate for their well-being.
My mission is to optimize the educational and life experiences of children, adolescents, and young adults. Optimization is pursued by becoming familiarized with each client's unique emotional, behavioral, and learning profile through assessments which identify patterns of strengths as well as areas which are in need of improvement. Behavioral, emotional, and cognitive functioning is assessed within the context of environmental, social and physiological factors and conditions. The ultimate goal is to instill hope and confidence in my clients and provide them with the information needed to advocate for their well-being.
(469) 275-4770 View (469) 275-4770
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Dr. J W Cooper, Ph.D., PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75074
We all want a more permanent sense of happiness and well being. I'm here to help you overcome anxiety, replace bad habits, develop healthier relationships (especially with your children) and live the life you want to live. Often times our struggles in one area of our life impacts other areas. I take a comprehensive approach and work with you to improve all areas of your life. Online therapy sessions are available.
We all want a more permanent sense of happiness and well being. I'm here to help you overcome anxiety, replace bad habits, develop healthier relationships (especially with your children) and live the life you want to live. Often times our struggles in one area of our life impacts other areas. I take a comprehensive approach and work with you to improve all areas of your life. Online therapy sessions are available.
(972) 318-2236 View (972) 318-2236
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Sarah Helms
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75024
I genuinely enjoy providing parents with the tools they need to support their children and improve the parent-child relationship.
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and the impact of trauma. I can help you learn valuable skills to cope with overwhelming emotions and identify unhealthy thought patterns that you can change. I also have experience working with self-harm, families, and individuals going through significant life changes.
I genuinely enjoy providing parents with the tools they need to support their children and improve the parent-child relationship.
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and the impact of trauma. I can help you learn valuable skills to cope with overwhelming emotions and identify unhealthy thought patterns that you can change. I also have experience working with self-harm, families, and individuals going through significant life changes.
(512) 768-2731 View (512) 768-2731
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Dylan J Gonzales
LPC-Associate, LPC-A, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75024
Have you or your child recently been diagnosed with ADHD? Have you and your partner been struggling with communication? Are you currently struggling with your sense of identity? I look forward to getting to travel this road with you as you create meaning in your life. I strive to create a safe space where you can explore your unique lived experiences and travel through the journey of discovering the self. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages in individual, group, couples, and play therapy. I also enjoy collaborating with parents and caregivers to enhance their relationship with their children and ease parenting struggles.
Have you or your child recently been diagnosed with ADHD? Have you and your partner been struggling with communication? Are you currently struggling with your sense of identity? I look forward to getting to travel this road with you as you create meaning in your life. I strive to create a safe space where you can explore your unique lived experiences and travel through the journey of discovering the self. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages in individual, group, couples, and play therapy. I also enjoy collaborating with parents and caregivers to enhance their relationship with their children and ease parenting struggles.
(940) 765-9029 View (940) 765-9029
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Sarah E Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, E-RYT, YACEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75093
As a LPC-S, I lead a team that is passionate about helping children, adults, and families.
Sometimes, the smallest steps can lead to the biggest change! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour, and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. I have been providing services in the DFW area since 2007, including services for children, adults, and families. Through a warm and caring approach, I can help you find within yourself the positive qualities to help you feel empowered. I can help you understand yourself and/or your child more fully, to be ready to face the big and little challenges that life can throw your way.
As a LPC-S, I lead a team that is passionate about helping children, adults, and families.
Sometimes, the smallest steps can lead to the biggest change! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour, and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. I have been providing services in the DFW area since 2007, including services for children, adults, and families. Through a warm and caring approach, I can help you find within yourself the positive qualities to help you feel empowered. I can help you understand yourself and/or your child more fully, to be ready to face the big and little challenges that life can throw your way.
(469) 698-3590 View (469) 698-3590
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Madee Hayes
LPC Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75093
Your child has been bullied, feels overwhelmed easily, and has had difficulty making friends. Your teen may be showing signs of anxiety or depression and are having difficulty feeling confident and capable in their world. You as an adult may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed and you just need help making sense of it all.
Your child has been bullied, feels overwhelmed easily, and has had difficulty making friends. Your teen may be showing signs of anxiety or depression and are having difficulty feeling confident and capable in their world. You as an adult may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed and you just need help making sense of it all.
(214) 239-4987 View (214) 239-4987
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Desiree Tennison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75093
Family time is my favorite time and I find great happiness in watching my children grow and thrive.
Hello! My name is Desiree. Life can get tough and throw some curveballs that you are not ready to catch. When that happens, I am here for you! Even at a young age, I was always an advocate for therapy. I am equipped to provide services to a wide variety of populations across different ages, backgrounds, and with all stages of life!
Family time is my favorite time and I find great happiness in watching my children grow and thrive.
Hello! My name is Desiree. Life can get tough and throw some curveballs that you are not ready to catch. When that happens, I am here for you! Even at a young age, I was always an advocate for therapy. I am equipped to provide services to a wide variety of populations across different ages, backgrounds, and with all stages of life!
(469) 529-8463 View (469) 529-8463
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Kasey Key
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75023
It is normal to seek help navigating life's emotional landscapes, whether it involves your children, the nuanced challenges of parenting, or the complexities of adult life.
Have you ever been through something that suddenly made you wonder, "How did I get here?" When feelings of overwhelm or disconnection arise, I offer an empathetic, supportive environment to explore these emotions. Together, we will work to enhance emotional vocabulary, express feelings effectively, and build a foundation of self-compassion, respect, and understanding. No matter what issues you are facing, our journey together will help foster the growth and resilience necessary to navigate life's complexities with confidence and understanding.
It is normal to seek help navigating life's emotional landscapes, whether it involves your children, the nuanced challenges of parenting, or the complexities of adult life.
Have you ever been through something that suddenly made you wonder, "How did I get here?" When feelings of overwhelm or disconnection arise, I offer an empathetic, supportive environment to explore these emotions. Together, we will work to enhance emotional vocabulary, express feelings effectively, and build a foundation of self-compassion, respect, and understanding. No matter what issues you are facing, our journey together will help foster the growth and resilience necessary to navigate life's complexities with confidence and understanding.
(214) 393-5980 View (214) 393-5980
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Bright Leaf Therapy and Assessment
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75074
Bright Leaf Therapy and Assessment is a private practice in Plano, Texas that offers psychological services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Cynthia Orrego, founder of Bright Leaf Therapy and Assessment, has over 14 years experience in the field of clinical and school psychology. She earned a doctorate degree from Texas A & M University in 2002 and completed her internship training at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She worked for the Houston Independent School District and Spring Branch Independent School District before working in private practice.
Bright Leaf Therapy and Assessment is a private practice in Plano, Texas that offers psychological services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Cynthia Orrego, founder of Bright Leaf Therapy and Assessment, has over 14 years experience in the field of clinical and school psychology. She earned a doctorate degree from Texas A & M University in 2002 and completed her internship training at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She worked for the Houston Independent School District and Spring Branch Independent School District before working in private practice.
(972) 525-5787 View (972) 525-5787
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Family Therapy Plano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75023
To get help for the young child finding it difficult to separate, or the teenager struggling defiantly to achieve independence, or the couple wishing to save their marriage; the first step is a call to my office or a visit to my website.
I treat a wide range of behavioral, emotional, and psychological problems, working with all ages - individuals, couples, and families. I have helped developmentally delayed children and their families, as well as troubled teenagers in need of residential treatment. I participated in research regarding successful parenting practices, and have facilitated positive change in some children by working just with the parents.
To get help for the young child finding it difficult to separate, or the teenager struggling defiantly to achieve independence, or the couple wishing to save their marriage; the first step is a call to my office or a visit to my website.
I treat a wide range of behavioral, emotional, and psychological problems, working with all ages - individuals, couples, and families. I have helped developmentally delayed children and their families, as well as troubled teenagers in need of residential treatment. I participated in research regarding successful parenting practices, and have facilitated positive change in some children by working just with the parents.
(469) 215-5551 View (469) 215-5551
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Gabby Weierbach
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75025
Assessments can be helpful in ensuring you or your child is obtaining the support needed for success at home, school/work, and in the world.
We all have a strong desire to connect. When you experience distance in relationships, you may feel anxiety, fear, sadness, or even shame. This can result in a variety of behaviors aimed at getting rid of these feelings but instead may leave you feeling frustrated and unheard. I am intentional about developing a safe and trusting relationship with my clients by providing a collaborative, supportive environment so that we can explore these feelings and experiences. We will focus on helping you or your child gain insight into behaviors and ways of relating to help develop more fulfilling relationships and move towards personal growth.
Assessments can be helpful in ensuring you or your child is obtaining the support needed for success at home, school/work, and in the world.
We all have a strong desire to connect. When you experience distance in relationships, you may feel anxiety, fear, sadness, or even shame. This can result in a variety of behaviors aimed at getting rid of these feelings but instead may leave you feeling frustrated and unheard. I am intentional about developing a safe and trusting relationship with my clients by providing a collaborative, supportive environment so that we can explore these feelings and experiences. We will focus on helping you or your child gain insight into behaviors and ways of relating to help develop more fulfilling relationships and move towards personal growth.
(972) 779-5817 View (972) 779-5817
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Katy McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75093
Having raised four children, two of whom we adopted, I am able to understand the unique needs and stains of both motherhood and children trying to find their place, the stresses of being a mother and how our thoughts and feelings effect our relationships. It wasn’t easy to find a therapist that used mercy and truth. But through those challenges, I learned patience and listening skills that allowed me to assist my clients in achieving their goals.
Having raised four children, two of whom we adopted, I am able to understand the unique needs and stains of both motherhood and children trying to find their place, the stresses of being a mother and how our thoughts and feelings effect our relationships. It wasn’t easy to find a therapist that used mercy and truth. But through those challenges, I learned patience and listening skills that allowed me to assist my clients in achieving their goals.
(972) 640-7452 View (972) 640-7452
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Plano, 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 Plano 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.