Child Therapists in Vancouver, WA

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Ashley Grace Gunderson
Counselor, MA
Verified
I have experience working with individuals and families in various settings including residential rehabs, inpatient and outpatient with children and adults.
Welcome. It takes a lot of courage to share your story and I admire you. One of my goals as a therapist is to create a warm and safe space. Creating a therapeutic alliance based on safety and trust is foundational for change and healing. I stand in openness and empathy towards my clients and encourage compassion and honesty as they look within and work at getting to know themselves and grow their capacity to think about their inner life.
(360) 515-4623 
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Aaren Connors
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
I strive to create space for parents to work through these feelings so that the parent- child relationship can strengthen.
(At this time I am unable to accept new clients. I am still available for assessments and writing letters for gender affirming surgeries.) I am a queer and nonbinary therapist who specializes in working with transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive individuals. I primarily work with youth and young adults around issues of gender identity development, gender dysphoria, and transition. Most of my clients come to therapy seeking support with these issues, but sometimes clients come seeking support with other life concerns and are looking for a therapist who understands their lived experiences as a trans person.
(360) 276-6167 
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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Peregrine Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
With children and adolescents, I have found that play therapy and art therapy can be extremely helpful in facilitating the healing process.
With seventeen years of experience working with children , adolescents, and adults, I have worked in schools, residential treatment centers, and outpatient settings, as well as on-site, in-home, and community locations. I enjoy working with all ages and specialize in children 's mental health. My role as a therapist includes offering you (or you and your child , or your family) active listening, reflection, encouragement, helpful challenges, and constructive feedback. I use a positive relationship to support you or your child as you explore and express yourself.
(360) 529-5174 
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Vancouver, WA 98682
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Sarah Hart
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Play therapy is particularly helpful for children as it helps them to build frustration tolerance, problem-solving skills, emotion regulation skills, and much more.
Sometimes words cannot do justice to what you are thinking and feeling, or what you have experienced. The limitations of language and the filters of social rules may make it difficult to tell your story in a way that helps you to feel understood. You may even feel like your story is not worth telling. Your experiences, for better or for worse, have shaped who you are today, but they do not have to define you. My goal as a therapist is to come along side you to help you make sense of your thoughts and experiences, to find strength and resilience in the face of tragedy and pain, and to find hope for the future.
(360) 953-5005 
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Julie A Russell
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPC, LMHC
Verified
I specialize in couples, children , teens and individuals. I believe that everyone can reach an optimum state of health, counseling helps individuals and families reach healthy functioning in their relationships with others. I employ an integrative approach with a strong reliance on cognitive-behavioral aspects, emotion focused therapy, solution focused therapy, as well as some Jungian methods, such as sand tray therapy, and child centered play therapy. Sand Tray Therapy is a form of expressive therapy. This non-verbal method of therapy is often used with children , but can be applied to adults, teens, couples, families as well.
(503) 451-6250 
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Anita F S Gushurst
Counselor, MA, CMHS, LMHC
Verified
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington and have been practicing since 2011. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma and loss, relationship issues, parenting support, learning difficulties, and developmental disabilities. I have specialized training and experience working with children , teens, and families. In session I use an eclectic approach to therapy that is tailored to the needs of the individual client or family system in my office. I generally combine Attachment and Client-Centered Theory in practice and I frequently use CBT and EMDR in session.
(833) 873-1344 
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Alissa Marie Fisher
LPC Intern
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, off-kilter, or struggling with emotions? Maybe you wish you could connect to others in different ways, but you don’t know how to start. Perhaps you want to change how you relate to your child but don’t know where to begin, or are trying to cope with a loss. My philosophy is that our relationships and experiences set the tone in how we relate to others and ourselves. Uncovering unhealthy patterns in relationships and thinking can free us to change how we experience and move through life, opening us up to healing and health.
(360) 996-1475 
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Vancouver, WA 98683
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Jamie Califf
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
I currently focus on working with children , teens, and young adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment and behavior concerns.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington State and a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). I received my Master’s degree in Counseling in 2013, and has worked in a variety of settings from community mental health to private, non-profit counseling center. I currently focus on working with children , teens, and young adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment and behavior concerns. I also utilize play therapy, sand tray therapy, mindfulness techniques and parent coaching in sessions to optimize client and family involvement toward change.
(360) 558-3147 x113 
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Vanessa Graff
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
If you feel blocked in traditional therapy, suffered a trauma such as an accident, physical or sexual abuse, child abuse, the death of a loved one, a pattern of unsuccessful relationships, if you suffer from anxiety, depression, brooding or worry, addiction, or a phobia then I believe that we can find you the power to heal through the use of EMDR and other therapeutic practices.
(360) 233-8018 
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Rachel E Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LSWAIC
Verified
Being a parent and being a child is already incredibly difficult without adding additional stressors to the mix.
Parents and children have incredibly tough jobs. Parents are supposed to love, support, teach, protect...while children are supposed to explore, learn, push boundaries, and scare the living daylights out of the adults in their lives. Sounds easy right? What happens when our job as parents is made even more difficult by life circumstances? Now the hardest thing we'll ever do raising our children is made even more challenging with a child struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or trauma. What do you do then?
(360) 382-4264 
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Vancouver, WA 98685
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Stacy Storey
Counselor, PhD, LMHCA
Verified
I believe that helping support children and adolescents to build helpful coping/processing skills and communication tools will allow them to be successful adults. I am passionate about working with families on building communication and understanding how to work through the challenges that come from the different development stages of childhood and adolescence.
(360) 776-7191 
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Ashley Taylor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Whether you are looking for a comprehensive, psycho-educational and/or trauma informed evaluation for children between the ages of 0-17, developmental consultations or therapy, we are here to help! Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Dr. Taylor and her team at Wonder Tree Developmental Psychology integrate creativity, fun, and compassion into their work. We specialize in providing comprehensive, thoughtful, and trauma-informed diagnostic evaluations to support your family in identifying your child 's unique strengths and vulnerabilities, and help to set them up for success moving forward. We are able to provide thorough psychological, psycho-educational and trauma-informed evaluations to assess for ADHD, learning disabilities, trauma, attachment, autism, selective mutism, and more. We work collaboratively with parents, children , and teachers as needed.
(360) 564-5082 
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Vancouver, WA 98683
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Sharon Picard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Although it's true that children are resilient, there are times when children and their families need focused support and therapy in order to move forward and reach emotional health and balance. I am a Clinical Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist who uses cognitive-behavioral, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy, art therapy, and mindfulness techniques to help clients achieve better mental health. Having been licensed for sixteen years, I have worked extensively with children who present with anxiety, depression, a history of trauma including post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, grief issues, and behavioral concerns.
(808) 346-8101 
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Ariel Villaseñor
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified
I use play therapy when working with children and like to bring some of these creative elements into my work with teens and adults, as well.
Hi, I’m Ariel! As a therapist, I consider it a joy and a privilege to partner with kids, teens, and adults in working through the inevitable challenges of life. I believe that each person has the capacity to change and to heal no matter the hand they have been dealt or what they have experienced. With this perspective, I aim to collaboratively work with each person in gaining insight into their own strengths, as well as perspective on their pain, within the context of a safe relationship.
(360) 615-3487 
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Jenny Sites
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
With children I primarily utilize play therapy, narrative and expressive interventions, and parent skills training.
One of the beautiful things about counseling is having the privilege to hear individual's stories. Each therapeutic interaction presents with unique history, strengths, and concerns. I operate primarily from an Interpersonal orientation which looks at the counseling relationship as a "safe haven" to facilitate the change each client desires. I believe that relationship - with self and with others - heals. I strive to hold space and actively participate with each client desiring change, counseling and working toward congruence of body, mind and spirit.
(360) 499-0765 
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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Stephanie Fox
Counselor, MAC, LMHC, NCC, ACA
Verified
I have specialized training helping children , teens & young adults.
Hi! There's a lot of reasons that people come to therapy. Typically, the first time is always the most challenging and scary; you don't know what to expect, you aren’t sure if the therapist is going to pry in to your deepest darkest memories, and you don’t know if you will even like the therapist. Whatever your preexisting ideas are about counseling, it’s ok. I invite your fears and hopes alike. My job as a therapist is to provide a welcoming, safe atmosphere in which you feel comfortable, relaxed and free to talk about whatever it is that’s on your mind, as well as help you gain insight and make positive changes in your life.
(360) 787-4128 
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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Sandi Lee McQueen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, MHP, CMHS
Verified
I have experience working with children , youth and families. As a Child Mental Health Specialist, I specialize in clinical social work with clients that are struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidality and trauma. I use a creative strength based approach utilizing evidence based practice with solution focused brief counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy. My focus is to promote safe and healthy individuals and families in our community. I believe everyone has something to offer to our community. Helping others to connect and live their life to the fullest is my hope for each individual and family.
(360) 329-9609 
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Vancouver, WA 98683
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Jocelyn Tello
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Who do I see? I provide services to children , adolescents and adults.
(1)Who am I? People describe me as unflappable, empathic and balanced. I believe in the potential of those I see. I know people can and do manage and sometimes overcome debilitating mental health conditions. I rely on client collaboration and feedback in order to stretch a person beyond the distortions that render one paralyzed. Be ready to stretch and discover that you can. (2)What is my professional experience? I have a little over 20 years in the social service and mental health field. I have worked within school, hospital, prison, and community mental health agencies in California, Oregon and Washington.
(360) 228-3488 
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Molly Callahan
Counselor, MS, LMHC, DDMHS
Verified
In my work with children , I use developmentally appropriate modalities, such as play therapy, activity therapy, and expressive arts.
Therapy is a collaborative process of self-discovery and personal growth. I focus on helping my clients through the development of greater self-understanding, self-awareness and self-acceptance. I treat a wide range of clinical issues and invite clients of diverse identities and backgrounds into my therapy practice. I specialize in working with complex and single incident trauma, sexual/relational trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, life transitions, identity exploration, and stress reduction. I have experience working with people across the lifespan, including children ages 3-12, adolescents, and adults in various stages of life.
(360) 226-7556 
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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Gina Kanagawa Schwartz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified
Within my practice, I have a special commitment to helping children and youth, and their parents.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and registered Art Therapist. I use an eclectic approach to therapy that is highly individualized to you, your goals, your strengths, and the challenges you face in daily life. More specifically, I am skilled at weaving creative art techniques with the tenets of polyvagal theory and other relational neurosciences, and regularly draw in session upon a wide range of practices (including attachment-based, mindfulness, self-compassion, CBT, somatic & beyond). I love working with children , teens, families, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, relational difficulties, and trauma.
(360) 718-5813 
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Vancouver, 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 Vancouver 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.