Child Therapists in Seattle, WA

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David Bennett
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
Seattle, WA 98102
If you, or someone you care for, are having difficulties with relationships, personal challenges, emotional balance, or past trauma, I can help. I have 30 years of experience working with adults, couples, children and adolescents supporting emotional health and well being. People seek my help because they find me easy to talk with, experienced and insightful, genuine, open and supportive. My areas of expertise include: anxiety and stress management, child/adolescent/adult depression, family conflict, relationship counseling, communication skills development, anger management, adoption and attachment, sexual and physical trauma, ADD/ADHD, divorce, childhood adjustment and self-esteem.
If you, or someone you care for, are having difficulties with relationships, personal challenges, emotional balance, or past trauma, I can help. I have 30 years of experience working with adults, couples, children and adolescents supporting emotional health and well being. People seek my help because they find me easy to talk with, experienced and insightful, genuine, open and supportive. My areas of expertise include: anxiety and stress management, child/adolescent/adult depression, family conflict, relationship counseling, communication skills development, anger management, adoption and attachment, sexual and physical trauma, ADD/ADHD, divorce, childhood adjustment and self-esteem.
(206) 745-5769 View (206) 745-5769
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Brian Cruess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Seattle, WA 98122
My experience spans the developmental spectrum from 4 to older adults ranging from divorce adjustment, school issues, and social concerns for children, to depression/anxiety, bereavement, life transitions, etc.
We all find ourselves in circumstances at one time or another that call for adjusting to change or making decisions, whether it's charting a path through grief and loss, developmental transitions, job loss, recovering from trauma or the challenges of parenting. Therapy can be helpful in sorting through confusing thoughts and feelings, gaining insight, establishing a course of action amongst different choices, and building confidence through experiencing a deeper understanding of yourself, all in the context of a caring relationship.
My experience spans the developmental spectrum from 4 to older adults ranging from divorce adjustment, school issues, and social concerns for children, to depression/anxiety, bereavement, life transitions, etc.
We all find ourselves in circumstances at one time or another that call for adjusting to change or making decisions, whether it's charting a path through grief and loss, developmental transitions, job loss, recovering from trauma or the challenges of parenting. Therapy can be helpful in sorting through confusing thoughts and feelings, gaining insight, establishing a course of action amongst different choices, and building confidence through experiencing a deeper understanding of yourself, all in the context of a caring relationship.
(206) 496-0381 View (206) 496-0381
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Vida Vasaitis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA DT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
We all find ourselves in places in our lives where we ask how we arrived to where we are. It can be confusing, disorienting, and overwhelming. Sometimes being able to shift focus and try a new approach can be helpful. My hope is to have the privilege to walk along side you as you consider change, embrace exploration, and solidify your internal foundation. Adolescents and children face difficulties that can become behavioral challenges for parents and the family system. Changes from loss, family additions, and divorce can also be unsettling. Knowing how to navigate through those challenges sometimes requires outside support.
We all find ourselves in places in our lives where we ask how we arrived to where we are. It can be confusing, disorienting, and overwhelming. Sometimes being able to shift focus and try a new approach can be helpful. My hope is to have the privilege to walk along side you as you consider change, embrace exploration, and solidify your internal foundation. Adolescents and children face difficulties that can become behavioral challenges for parents and the family system. Changes from loss, family additions, and divorce can also be unsettling. Knowing how to navigate through those challenges sometimes requires outside support.
(206) 207-3338 View (206) 207-3338
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Sarah Rincon
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98112
To Parents: Are you watching your child struggle? Is your child losing interest in activities or friendships? Does your child have a hard time paying attention or following directions at home or at school? Is your child having frequent nightmares, new fears, or separation anxiety? Is your child going through a life-changing event (death, divorce, moving) that is causing stress? Finding a safe place to explore feelings through art, play, and talking can help.
To Parents: Are you watching your child struggle? Is your child losing interest in activities or friendships? Does your child have a hard time paying attention or following directions at home or at school? Is your child having frequent nightmares, new fears, or separation anxiety? Is your child going through a life-changing event (death, divorce, moving) that is causing stress? Finding a safe place to explore feelings through art, play, and talking can help.
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Alex Credgington
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
I work with Seattle's busy professionals and families to provide therapy that targets stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, child behavioral issues, and more. I work from a systemic perspective to understand the many roles you play in your life, as well as the influences of the past through a psychodynamic lens. My goal is to help you understand the root of your challenges, strengthen your mindset and resolve, and help you feel healthier and happier. Let's talk.
I work with Seattle's busy professionals and families to provide therapy that targets stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, child behavioral issues, and more. I work from a systemic perspective to understand the many roles you play in your life, as well as the influences of the past through a psychodynamic lens. My goal is to help you understand the root of your challenges, strengthen your mindset and resolve, and help you feel healthier and happier. Let's talk.
(206) 333-7277 View (206) 333-7277
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Danielle Gonzales
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
Are you looking for help with your child’s difficult behaviors, emotional struggles, and support through life changes? Are you a parent that feels uncertain or overwhelmed and needs some support? Do you need space to uncover the insights you hold within and strengthen your relationship with your self, child, or family? 
I believe that a safe and accepting therapeutic relationship is necessary to process difficult experiences and rediscover the wisdom held within ourselves—no matter our age. I help children, parents, and women regain joy, uncover confidence, feel seen, and find insights that lead to desired changes.
Are you looking for help with your child’s difficult behaviors, emotional struggles, and support through life changes? Are you a parent that feels uncertain or overwhelmed and needs some support? Do you need space to uncover the insights you hold within and strengthen your relationship with your self, child, or family? 
I believe that a safe and accepting therapeutic relationship is necessary to process difficult experiences and rediscover the wisdom held within ourselves—no matter our age. I help children, parents, and women regain joy, uncover confidence, feel seen, and find insights that lead to desired changes.
(206) 316-8500 View (206) 316-8500
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Andre Pegeron
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Hello! (I have immediate openings!) Have you ever felt like you just want someone by your side who understands? I approach therapy with a warm and compassionate presence. My wish is that you, the client, feel confident, capable, and connected to others as you live your life. My clients come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but they are all seeking peace, support, self-insight, and emotional wellness. I work with adults, children, and couples.
Hello! (I have immediate openings!) Have you ever felt like you just want someone by your side who understands? I approach therapy with a warm and compassionate presence. My wish is that you, the client, feel confident, capable, and connected to others as you live your life. My clients come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but they are all seeking peace, support, self-insight, and emotional wellness. I work with adults, children, and couples.
(206) 899-4649 View (206) 899-4649
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Jill A Forsberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CMHS, LMFT
Verified
Seattle, WA 98106
I believe Success in therapy is built on the strengths you have within. Whether you are a young child, a teen an adult or a family, I will work with you to find those strengths and use them to find the change you are looking for. I work with individuals and families on issues ranging from depression and anxiety, behavior problems, school problems, and family conflict. I work with families with children of all ages. Whether working individually or with a family, I approach clinical issues from a systemic point of view.
I believe Success in therapy is built on the strengths you have within. Whether you are a young child, a teen an adult or a family, I will work with you to find those strengths and use them to find the change you are looking for. I work with individuals and families on issues ranging from depression and anxiety, behavior problems, school problems, and family conflict. I work with families with children of all ages. Whether working individually or with a family, I approach clinical issues from a systemic point of view.
(206) 745-4178 View (206) 745-4178
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Wendy Nystrom
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS, SMMHS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and family therapy. I work well with clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, those facing life transitions or grief and loss. I have recently published an eBook on anxiety for teens, But Breathing Doesn't Help! Unlocking Teen Anxiety by Understanding Your Body, which can be found on Amazon, or for direct purchase at https://wendynystrom.selz.com/
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and family therapy. I work well with clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, those facing life transitions or grief and loss. I have recently published an eBook on anxiety for teens, But Breathing Doesn't Help! Unlocking Teen Anxiety by Understanding Your Body, which can be found on Amazon, or for direct purchase at https://wendynystrom.selz.com/
(206) 785-1985 View (206) 785-1985
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Dr. Blake Forrest Harding
Counselor, EdD, MA
Verified
Seattle, WA 98122
In children, adolescents and emerging adult clients, the focus is on understanding and navigating strong emotions and stressful situations.
Seeking treatment is a huge step. You're a strong and capable person for doing so. Whether you need extra support, affirming space or have a problem to solve, I am here to help. Psychotherapy provides safe space to reevaluate priorities, slow down and find ease. I approach therapy with humor, warmness and analogy in helping clients see different perspectives. My approach is solution oriented while being eclectic, exploratory and expansive. Therapy is focused on establishing a full picture of client history, relationships and current levels of functioning. Then collaboratively a treatment plan is established to meet client goals.
In children, adolescents and emerging adult clients, the focus is on understanding and navigating strong emotions and stressful situations.
Seeking treatment is a huge step. You're a strong and capable person for doing so. Whether you need extra support, affirming space or have a problem to solve, I am here to help. Psychotherapy provides safe space to reevaluate priorities, slow down and find ease. I approach therapy with humor, warmness and analogy in helping clients see different perspectives. My approach is solution oriented while being eclectic, exploratory and expansive. Therapy is focused on establishing a full picture of client history, relationships and current levels of functioning. Then collaboratively a treatment plan is established to meet client goals.
(206) 823-1674 View (206) 823-1674
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Jen Mccormick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
Children know what they need to heal.
Hello- I am not taking new clients until September 2023. Thank you for taking a look at my profile. Choosing to engage in therapy is an opportunity for growth and change. In my practice, I strive to meet you where you are and help illuminate your path a bit. The focus of my therapeutic work is within the relationship and the belief in your autonomy and ability to empower yourself. With trust and respect, we can work together to explore areas of your life that may need a fresh perspective. Speciality areas include traumatic loss, transition, depression, and family relationship struggles with children, adolescents, and adults.
Children know what they need to heal.
Hello- I am not taking new clients until September 2023. Thank you for taking a look at my profile. Choosing to engage in therapy is an opportunity for growth and change. In my practice, I strive to meet you where you are and help illuminate your path a bit. The focus of my therapeutic work is within the relationship and the belief in your autonomy and ability to empower yourself. With trust and respect, we can work together to explore areas of your life that may need a fresh perspective. Speciality areas include traumatic loss, transition, depression, and family relationship struggles with children, adolescents, and adults.
(206) 203-3945 View (206) 203-3945
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Kelsie Bliss Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults, teens and children around issues related to trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, big life changes and improving personal relationships.
As of 12/15/23 I am currently taking new patients via Zoom. Late afternoon and evening appointments available.
I specialize in working with adults, teens and children around issues related to trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, big life changes and improving personal relationships.
As of 12/15/23 I am currently taking new patients via Zoom. Late afternoon and evening appointments available.
(206) 222-1827 View (206) 222-1827
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James E Bederaux-Cayne
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
In addition, I have specialized interest, training, and experience in child and adolescent therapy, early childhood mental health issues, marriage & family therapy, complex grief, disaster & PTSD counseling, mediation & high conflict family problems.
I will actively use my training and experience to help you meet your needs & goals. Successful treatment is a direct result of mutual efforts, honesty, respect, and collaboration. Life is full of transitions. Many transitions require skill to navigate. Some happen easily and others require thought, planning and occasionally outside help. I regularly help people manage depression, anxiety, life & work transitions, relationship problems, the processing of and recovery from trauma, and developmental issues throughout the lifespan.
In addition, I have specialized interest, training, and experience in child and adolescent therapy, early childhood mental health issues, marriage & family therapy, complex grief, disaster & PTSD counseling, mediation & high conflict family problems.
I will actively use my training and experience to help you meet your needs & goals. Successful treatment is a direct result of mutual efforts, honesty, respect, and collaboration. Life is full of transitions. Many transitions require skill to navigate. Some happen easily and others require thought, planning and occasionally outside help. I regularly help people manage depression, anxiety, life & work transitions, relationship problems, the processing of and recovery from trauma, and developmental issues throughout the lifespan.
(253) 220-6158 View (253) 220-6158
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Elizabeth MacKenzie
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
Waitlist for new clients
I provide testing services for children and adolescents. My testing practice include learning disability assessment and ADHD/ADD diagnosis. Many of my patients have co-occurring issues such as behavior problems and anxiety. My reports are used by schools and districts to inform (I.E.P.) and 504 accommodations plans. I also attend school meetings for planning and to discuss evaluation results.
I provide testing services for children and adolescents. My testing practice include learning disability assessment and ADHD/ADD diagnosis. Many of my patients have co-occurring issues such as behavior problems and anxiety. My reports are used by schools and districts to inform (I.E.P.) and 504 accommodations plans. I also attend school meetings for planning and to discuss evaluation results.
(206) 569-6892 x2 View (206) 569-6892 x2
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Michael Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MHP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
I have been a child and family therapist since 2009, and volunteered in the field of grief and loss for 14 years, working with grieving children (ages 3 to 18) who lost a loved one. I'm client-centered and strengths-based, and believe my job is to try to understand how my client's brain works, to best assist each individual understand her/ himself. I have learned from the last 9 years working with a wide variety of amazing individuals that I must be very creative and flexible. I'm grateful for how much I have and continue to learn from my clients.
I have been a child and family therapist since 2009, and volunteered in the field of grief and loss for 14 years, working with grieving children (ages 3 to 18) who lost a loved one. I'm client-centered and strengths-based, and believe my job is to try to understand how my client's brain works, to best assist each individual understand her/ himself. I have learned from the last 9 years working with a wide variety of amazing individuals that I must be very creative and flexible. I'm grateful for how much I have and continue to learn from my clients.
(253) 201-4196 View (253) 201-4196
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Valorie Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
Children and teens often need special support and encouragement around expressing feelings of grief and loss due to the death of a loved one, divorce, or transition.
Hello and welcome to my practice! My approach to therapy with you will be a collaborative process to help you frame problems not only in a personal context, but also in a social and cultural context. We all possess resilience and have many resources within us, some not yet realized. There are times in life when you may need a caring professional to walk with you on a journey toward a more peaceful, healthy, integrated self. My office is cozy and conveniently located in the Alaska Junction of West Seattle, with handicap access and 2 hour free parking.
Children and teens often need special support and encouragement around expressing feelings of grief and loss due to the death of a loved one, divorce, or transition.
Hello and welcome to my practice! My approach to therapy with you will be a collaborative process to help you frame problems not only in a personal context, but also in a social and cultural context. We all possess resilience and have many resources within us, some not yet realized. There are times in life when you may need a caring professional to walk with you on a journey toward a more peaceful, healthy, integrated self. My office is cozy and conveniently located in the Alaska Junction of West Seattle, with handicap access and 2 hour free parking.
(206) 489-3811 View (206) 489-3811
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Melissa Gaytán Johnson
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98198  (Online Only)
Limited appts avail: Families are facing difficult feelings in these unprecedented times, challenging their sense of wellness & in creating safety resilience & peace. Adjusting to new situations within one's life includes finding coping skills to lessen the impact on your mental & physical well-being. I offer support to children, teens, adults & parents as they navigate their feelings, relationships, and place within their community, school & family. I promote the balance of mind, body & spirit utilizing compassionate holistic interventions, honoring inner strength, individuality & respecting multiculturalism.
Limited appts avail: Families are facing difficult feelings in these unprecedented times, challenging their sense of wellness & in creating safety resilience & peace. Adjusting to new situations within one's life includes finding coping skills to lessen the impact on your mental & physical well-being. I offer support to children, teens, adults & parents as they navigate their feelings, relationships, and place within their community, school & family. I promote the balance of mind, body & spirit utilizing compassionate holistic interventions, honoring inner strength, individuality & respecting multiculturalism.
(253) 525-1249 View (253) 525-1249
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Anchor Light Therapy Collective
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
Before becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) I worked within various child mental health care systems for the past 7 years, providing care coordination and hands on skill building support to children within residential and hospital settings, as well as school and home/community settings.
My name is Eryn Kruk. “I believe that each person has innate abilities and strengths to help them overcome issues and challenges that are impacting their lives and that each person has the power to improve their lives and relationships. My goal is to help clients attend to and understand their emotional and relational needs both inside and outside the therapy room so that clients may feel empowered and in charge of their own journey toward health and healing.
Before becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) I worked within various child mental health care systems for the past 7 years, providing care coordination and hands on skill building support to children within residential and hospital settings, as well as school and home/community settings.
My name is Eryn Kruk. “I believe that each person has innate abilities and strengths to help them overcome issues and challenges that are impacting their lives and that each person has the power to improve their lives and relationships. My goal is to help clients attend to and understand their emotional and relational needs both inside and outside the therapy room so that clients may feel empowered and in charge of their own journey toward health and healing.
(206) 401-8581 View (206) 401-8581
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Mariette Guidry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
As a Child & Family Therapist, I help your child or teen navigate through important life challenges. I strive to create a safe space where children can feel comfortable and understood, making it easier for them to engage with therapy in a beneficial way.
As a Child & Family Therapist, I help your child or teen navigate through important life challenges. I strive to create a safe space where children can feel comfortable and understood, making it easier for them to engage with therapy in a beneficial way.
(206) 759-2439 View (206) 759-2439
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Tracy L Stewart
Counselor, MA, MEd, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
teacher & school counselor), Attachment, PCIT, TF-CBT to support children and families with healing skills.
I center the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and other world-majority cultures, and LGBTQIA+. I believe that deciding to seek support for life problems can be an important first step toward taking care of your self. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you to improve relationships, problem-solve, or reduce your suffering. I provide comprehensive services, building on your strengths to assist you in coping with educational, life change, or long-term problems.
teacher & school counselor), Attachment, PCIT, TF-CBT to support children and families with healing skills.
I center the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and other world-majority cultures, and LGBTQIA+. I believe that deciding to seek support for life problems can be an important first step toward taking care of your self. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you to improve relationships, problem-solve, or reduce your suffering. I provide comprehensive services, building on your strengths to assist you in coping with educational, life change, or long-term problems.
(253) 345-4152 View (253) 345-4152

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Seattle, WA 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 Seattle 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.