Child Issues

Today’s children face a variety of unique issues. As children grow, they go through many mood and behavior changes. Although these changes can be difficult – both for the children and for the caregivers – they are usually normal, predictable and no cause for concern. However, when a child is having trouble at home, school or with friends, or is struggling to process a routine or traumatic event (for example the birth of a sibling, death of a loved one, bullying, or abuse), the help a professional may be needed. A mental health professional who specializes in child issues can be a great asset in helping a child (or their caregivers) navigate this distinctive time in their lives. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today!

Meet the specialists

We treat and evaluate a large range of child issues including developmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder), anxiety, video game addictions, ADHD, anger management/emotional regulation, parenting strategies, and depression.

— Quintessential Health, Clinical Psychologist in ,

Child/Play Therapy helps children to improve communication and interpersonal skills. It focuses on a child's interests and encourages interaction based on the child's favorite activities. Our professionals, collaborate to help children deal with emotional trauma, anxiety, grief, behavioral problems, neurological conditions and mental illness.

— Washington Psychological Wellness, Mental Health Practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD

Child counseling is a specialized area of psychology focused on working with children who have a mental illness, have experienced a traumatic event, or are facing a difficult family situation. Child therapy focuses on breaking these problems down so that children can understand and make sense of them. Our therapist have experienced utilizing PCIT or (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) and Trauma Focused CBT to address your child's needs.

— Livewell Behavioral Health, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fresno, CA

I am certified in the Integrative Attachment Protocol for Children from the Attachment Trauma Center Institute and as a Parent-Child Specialist through world renowned EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) child therapist, Ana Gomez’s Institute.

— Wendy Llamas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fullerton, CA

I have conducted evaluations for the Babies can’t Wait Program for 10 years. I have a great understanding of the developmental issues of toddlers-teens. I am comfortable with treating Autism, Aspergers, Learning And Physical Disabilities, Genetic disorders, ADHD, OCD, ODD, behavior disorders.

— Julie Carbery, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Specializing in ADHD, Autism, Anxiety and Depression, School Problems, Trauma, and Divorce for children ages birth to 10 years old.

— Erica Petree, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA

I work with very young children on up with anxiety, fears, phobias, nightmares, separation anxiety, perfectionism, OCD and everything else.

— Shelly Scamardo, Psychologist in Barrington, IL

Over a decade of experience caring for children in non-clinical settings, graduate level courses in clinical treatment of children, and over a year of supervised clinical experience working with children with special needs and severe emotional disturbance.

— Sophia DeVito, Social Worker

I have training and experience working with children and teens ages 3-17. My training includes play therapy, art therapy-based interventions, and YoKids yoga. I've worked with children and teens and their families to strengthen coping skills, promote healing, improve understanding, and build communication skills. These tools can help with a variety of things like grief, loss, family changes, trauma, anxiety, and depression.

— Gretchen Tome, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Towson, MD

I provide comprehensive and highly individualized psychological evaluations to children and youth ages 6-23 for concerns with emotional, behavioral, social, or learning difficulties. I use a therapeutic, collaborative model to focus on your assessment questions and to obtain such results as diagnostic clarity and treatment recommendations, and a written formal report. I also help you find answers, new perspectives, and a deeper understanding of your child’s strengths and needs.

— Elena Baikova, Clinical Psychologist in Alameda, CA

From 0 to 5 years, children are at a pivotal age for therapeutic intervention. Your child is growing in many important areas, especially in their social and emotional development. Family therapy can help to enhance child development and parent-child relationships. School-age children can experience a wide range of mental health issues that may present themselves in many different ways. Family therapy can help you to understand your child's signals and practice appropriate emotional responses.

— Rebecca Bokoch, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

Helping children express their thoughts and feelings and parents support their child's growth and development.

— Christine Brent, Clinical Social Worker in Rochester, NY

I've worked with kids both as a therapist and a teacher and truly understand children's developmental needs. I specialize in working with kids (ages 0-18) with special needs, mental health issues, or both.

— Lianna Purjes, Clinical Social Worker in Lakewood, CO

Joven Health specializes in providing teletherapy services to children and families. Our online services include Child and Adolescent Therapy, Parent and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Screenings.

— Joven Health, Clinical Social Worker in AURORA, CO

I am currently getting client-centered play therapy training and play therapy training. I have worked with children from ages 3 to 12 years for about three years.

— Carly Wolfram, Counselor in Buffalo Grove, IL