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225 therapists in California specializing in Child or Adolescent

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Sydney Shaevel

(she/her)

Sydney Shaevel, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
The therapeutic relationship is one that I hold close to my heart, as it is a piece of the puzzle that allowed me to flourish into my true self. I know firsthand what it is like to struggle and feel as though the obstacles ahead appear to be near impossible, whether big or small. While in the moment they may seem insurmountable, truly these experiences become the seeds of transformation and the foundation for stepping into our greatest possibilities in life. I invite you to explore your struggles collaboratively in a non-judgmental and safe space to cultivate greater self-acceptance, empowerment, and strength as you reclaim your inner knowing. I’m looking forward to supporting you as you step into new possibilities in this healing and transformative journey.

Next available: Jul 17

Linh Blackney

(she/her)

Linh Blackney, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a person-centered therapist who works with each client to create the best treatment plan to work on their goals. Because each client is different, I make sure to adapt my therapeutic style to each client. I create a safe space for clients to be their authentic selves and feel they can be honest about their issues. I have worked with clients from all different backgrounds and enjoy the diversity of my community.

Next available: Jul 17

Ness Ruvalcaba

(she/her)

Ness Ruvalcaba, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
9 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! My name is Ness (Vanessa) Ruvalcaba. I am an Spanish and English speaking licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I work with individuals and families who are are needing some extra support understanding or creating some change in their lives. I specialize in trauma informed care, PTSD, anxiety and depression, self harm, and various other issues and needs. I also work with individual around resolving conflict, improving communication, processing difficult experiences, and various other experiences. I have also very much enjoyed supporting parents individually to work on having better relationships with their children and identify the most effective ways they can support their child. I have worked in various settings including virtual therapy, office or clinic based services, school based services with adolescents and their families, and community based services with newcomer and immigrant youth, youth in foster care, adults, and their families maneuvering complex systems.

Next available: Jul 17

Shannon Mong

(she/her)

Shannon Mong, PsyD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PsyD
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me and consider working together. As there are likely many therapists who can accompany you on your journey, here’s a bit about me, which may help you make a choice. I have worked with many people navigating anxiety, depression, stressors, life transitions, trauma, substance use, learning & neurological differences, and relationship issues. If we work together, you can expect to learn more about your authentic self – who you are at the core. I am curious to identify the unique gifts you bring to the world and illuminate how you can use those to address challenges and opportunities in your life. I will listen intently, be curious about your thoughts and feelings, and respect you are an expert in your own life. Whether your decision to seek a therapist is something you’ve considered for a long time or a decision just made, you may be experiencing a mix of thoughts and feelings. Perhaps some vulnerability asking for support from and confiding in someone you don’t yet know, maybe uncertainty about how therapy will help you. I view the very act of reading my profile as an act of courage and hope.

Next available: Jul 18

Jacquelyn Najera

(she/her)

Jacquelyn Najera, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
3 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi there. My name is Jacquelyn Najera and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I obtained my Masters from Portland State University in Oregon and have been practicing in Los Angeles, CA for the past three years. I believe in the boundless potential of each and every human being and I feel truly honored to support folks on their journey to healing and fulfillment.

Next available: Jul 18

Serina Harris

(she/her)

Serina Harris, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
17 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Are you searching for a provider with warmth, compassion, and proven experience to help you with the challenges you’re facing in life? Are you looking for actual tools to manage thoughts and emotions? Hi, I am Serina Harris. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience proudly serving teens, young adults and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an Integrative Therapist I provide you with a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental space that invites you to embrace change, challenge unhelpful patterns and be more of who YOU are. Whether it's navigating the many challenges of adolescence, managing the complexities of adult life, or fostering healthy family relationships and communication, I am here to help. Feeling overwhelmed by the constant stress of just getting through the day? Are the negative thoughts in your mind holding you back? You are not alone. This may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Taking this first step towards therapy shows how brave and resilient you are. Yes, YOU! I am here to help you, support you, and walk beside you on your journey to yourself. *Availability & Schedule: My office hours are M-F 10am-5pm (last sessions are at 4pm). I am not available on weekends. I currently have Mondays at 10am, Friday afternoons, and alternating late afternoons during the week (every other week sessions).

Next available: Jul 17

Nelida Padron

(she/her)

Nelida Padron, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a California-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. I received my Masters from the University of Southern California and have been practicing for 13 years. I help teens and young adults overcome depression, anxiety, and life transitions. My goal is to inspire my clients to become the best version of themselves by identifying the root causes of their issues and helping them work through them.

Next available: Jul 17

Megri Kartounian

Megri Kartounian, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I have received my Masters degree from University of Southern California (USC). I support women who want to build their self-esteem, heal from inner child wounds, and past traumas. I help my client's break free from the limitations imposed on them by their own past or the pain of their early experiences.

Next available: Jul 17

Joshua Turov

(he/him)

Joshua Turov, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
18 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I believe that therapy can heal, but I also know that telling a stranger about your deepest pain can be a strange feeling. Perhaps you've been feeling sad, depressed or worried, and hopeless that anything in your life can change. Or maybe you aren't sure what you would even want help with. You know you feel bad, but if someone were to ask you "How can I help?", you aren't sure what you would say. These problems can feel permanent and unsolvable. After all, something feels broken and unfixable, so how could you not feel that it takes all the energy you have just to get up in the morning and go about your day? Depression or anxiety can also feel isolating, as if nobody else could possibly understand. You may have even received advice from people who you feel mean well but can't understand what you're going through. Depression and anxiety are not permanent or unfixable, and therapy can help. Imagine feeling peace of mind, and excited about life and its possibilities. It starts by learning about you and going at your pace. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years experience working with adults and teens, I've seen therapy work, and I feel lucky that I get to be part of that journey for others.

Next available: Jul 22

Gunner Pellum

Gunner Pellum, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Virtual
Born and raised in Southern California, I enjoy the outdoors, longboarding, martial arts, learning, and playing games. Since Graduating from Loma Linda University, I have 20 + years of experience working with adolescents and their families in a variety of outpatient, inpatient, residential, academic, and other settings. My expertise is in helping adolescents and their parents learn ways to form supportive relationships and work together to manage challenging circumstances and emotions.

Next available: Jul 23

Kristy Zhen

(she/her)

Kristy Zhen, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the Bay Area and serving children and adults throughout California via telehealth. I have 10 years experience working with youth in the education setting and 4 years professional experience as a therapist. I’m excited to work with young women of color and non-binary people of color who are navigating adulthood and working on defining themselves. Maybe you are navigating stressors related to your love life, career, balancing personal and family responsibilities, and feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Together we may uncover underlying trauma or self-limiting beliefs, work on boundaries, explore and better understand your needs. Perhaps this is the first time that you are able to prioritize your mental health, which is a first step in investing and valuing YOU. Let’s go on this journey with the self-compassion and softness you deserve.

Next available: Jul 17

Vanessa Pulido

(she/her)

Vanessa Pulido, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy based in California. I have been a practicing clinician for 3.5 years and I've worked in the Mental Health field for a total of 11 years. My approach is eclectic; I work primarily from a modern Psychodynamic Therapy approach and implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies. I believe that by ‘making the unconscious, conscious’ and better understanding the “why” we can then take actionable steps to create positive change. I believe we all have the essential tools within ourselves needed to build a better and safer space, a place where we can flourish into the people we always thought we could be. At times, we may find ourselves feeling lost in the midst of our daily functions, perhaps even feeling hopeless or chaotic. As an empathic and non-judgmental listener, I am up for the task of helping you uncover those tools. Let’s get you there. You are your own greatest strength.

Next available: Jul 19

Cassandra Munoz

(she/her)

Cassandra Munoz, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my Masters from Loma Linda University and have been practicing for about 4 years. I help young adults struggling through career stress, burnout, or adjustment as they transition into new roles and explore the best version of themselves. I have experience with a diverse population, from different backgrounds and life experiences. I work with each individual as they share their unique journey.

Next available: Jul 18

Joshua Haddock

Joshua Haddock, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
21 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, applied behavioral analysis, neuropsychology, and psychoanalysis. My interventions tend to be inclusive and can involve one, or all of these methods depending upon what would be most beneficial for you. The fields of humanistic and Adlerian psychology have also greatly influenced my approach as a therapist. As a result, when I am asked what my theoretical orientation is, I identify myself as “eclectic.” My experience has taught me that there is no singular “best” approach. Only what would be best for the individual seeking help. The benefit of my diversified training is that I am able to cater my interventions to meet your unique and specific needs.

Next available: Jul 17

Shanda Barnett, California LMFT and Registered Play Therapist

Shanda Barnett, California LMFT and Registered Play Therapist, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Shanda. Does your child or teenager have a lot of “big feelings” leading to behaviors that are becoming difficult to understand or manage as a parent? Are you an adoptive or foster parent having trouble connecting with your child or teen? This can be a confusing and challenging role to fulfill. The same parenting rules do not apply to a "non-traditional" family system. If your biological, adopted, or foster child or teenager is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, or ADHD, or has experienced a stressful life event such as bullying, relocation, grief/loss, or trauma and you’re not sure how to help as a parent, I am here to listen to your family’s needs and guide you toward hope, healing, and positive change. I empower parents and caregivers to support their children and families to overcome life’s challenges that can result in those “big feelings”. As a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist, I love blending play and art therapy, mindfulness, and conversation to get to the root of your and/or your child’s struggles. In our sessions together, I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental space and utilize evidence-based techniques so you and your family can overcome life’s challenges and connect on a deeper level. I’d love to meet you and work together!

Next available: Jul 17

Summer Taetzsch

(she/her)

Summer Taetzsch, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
I grew up in a small town in Hawaii, then came to Southern California and began studying psychology in 2001. I completed my master’s degree at Fuller School of Psychology in 2010 and served children and families at a community mental health agency for 10 years, also starting a private practice 8 years ago. While I loved island life, I’ve put down roots here through friendships, involvement in my community, and my love of LA’s cultural diversity.

Next available: Jul 18

Franco Romualdez

(he/him)

Franco Romualdez, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
A quote that has always brought me courage, "Into the Great Perhaps," moves us to embrace the unknown. It's an invitation to dream and a challenge to have the courage to step into uncertainty. This concept deeply resonates with my therapeutic approach. I emphasize that embracing uncertainty is where growth and transformation occur. In therapy, we'll explore the uncharted territories of your thoughts, emotions, and relationships and view life's challenges as opportunities for personal growth. Together, we'll journey toward self-discovery and personal development. Life is filled with uncertainties, and navigating the intricacies of relationships can often resemble an unmapped voyage. Yet, within these unknowns lies the potential for healing and transformation. Let's uncover what the "Great Perhaps" means for you. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with years of experience, I provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your experiences. I firmly believe in the resilience of the human spirit and our capacity for positive change, even amidst adversity. *Currently only offering recurring appointments between 9am-5pm.

Next available: Jul 22

Maria Genter Hester

Maria Genter Hester, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, my name is Maria Genter Hester I am a licensed marriage family therapist they have been in private practice on and off for about 20 years. I love working with families and teens I have a specialty in postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, I also have training in dealing with perinatal loss, abortion, miscarriage and grief. I love helping people who are interested in using their faith background to further their healing and achieve the life that they want. Most of my training has been in cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems. I earned my Masters in Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco, I reside in San Diego. I love the outdoors, hiking beach, art, cooking, and activities with my family and friends.

Next available: Jul 18

Leah Dean

(she/her)

Leah Dean, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
24 years of experience
Virtual
Hello my name is Leah Dean, LMFT. I have been in the field of helping people for over 24 years, and I absolutely love what I do. The work I do with clients enrich their personal, and relational growth, as well as enhance their emotional over all well being. Our Culture is one that constantly changes as one move's through the all so important stages of our lives, from creation to death. Psychotherapy can provide the ceremonial time and space for honoring one's timely movement through important life passages related to change. I am here to help you with your personal struggles, losses, life changes, and challenges, and to increase Joy in your everyday life.

Next available: Jul 17

Ralene Wasielewski

(she/her)

Ralene Wasielewski, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
23 years of experience
Virtual
I have been a licensed therapist for over 20 years. I work with children, teens, families, and adults dealing with anxiety, stress, ADD/ADHD, school issues, and family conflict. I work collaboratively with you to ensure that we are reaching your goals and I am here with you along the way. Reach out for your free 15 minute consultation when you're ready to embark on this journey together! I look forward to talking with you.

Next available: Jul 17

Lutishia Sanders

Lutishia Sanders, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
1 year of experience
Virtual
In navigating life's twists and turns, many of my potential clients find themselves at crossroads, uncertain of the next step forward. Some carry the weight of past traumas, seeking solace and understanding as they strive to heal. Others grapple with the hard questions, the ones that keep them awake at night, questioning their purpose and direction. In recognizing that there can be multiple truths, I offer a unique perspective that honors individual experiences and perspectives, especially for those who have felt unseen, unheard, or misunderstood. What sets me apart is my commitment to seeing each person as an individual. Lutishia's approach to therapy is rooted in the power of a simple conversation. She provides a judgment-free zone where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. Whether guiding clients through challenging life transitions, addressing trauma, or navigating relationship dynamics. With Lutishia, clients can expect a collaborative and empowering therapeutic experience aimed at fostering positive change and personal growth. I invite you to have quick chat with me. Let's explore what your needs are and work together to find the best fit for you.

Next available: Jul 17

Danielle McDowell

(she/her)

Danielle McDowell, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
​With over 18 years experience working with families and as a graduate of The University of Denver specializing in Family Therapy, I am currently specializing in OCD and related anxiety disorders as well as trauma work. Areas of specialty OCD & Related Conditions Postpartum OCD Relationship OCD Sexual Orientation OCD Harm OCD Other Taboo OCD Anxiety Disorders (GAD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Situational Anxiety) Trichotillomania/Dermatillomania​ Panic Disorder PTSD

Next available: Aug 1

Barri Pitkoff Aji

(she/her)

Barri Pitkoff Aji, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Barri. Is anxiety or depression preventing you from living the life you want? Are you longing for fulfilling relationships with others, but unable to attain them? Do you feel unsure how to handle a life transition? I have helped adults and adolescents figure out what's blocking them and create happier and more fulfilling lives for over twenty years. During the past 17 years, I have worked at an elite private school providing therapy to children ages 10-18 while also running a private therapy practice working with adults and adolescents. I have a deep understanding of the challenges of living in the adult world, relationship struggles, work conflicts, parenting issues, etc. as well as keen sense of how to help children navigate the challenges of growing up and moving through school, I am committed to helping my clients manage their mental health and achieve their life goals.

Next available: Jul 17

Kayla Haberern

(she/her)

Kayla Haberern, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
12 years of experience
Holistic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! Seeking therapy can be a very difficult process, so I honor your wisdom and your steps in your/your family's healing journey. I genuinely care about you and my heart is truly in this work. Please Note: *For new clients, I am scheduling in-person appointments only with the option of starting out online (and occasionally having online appointments). *Since I specialize in infants, young children, and families, at this time I am not seeing individual adults or teenagers who are not coming to therapy for family issues. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist with more than 2 decades of creative leadership experience and 13 years of clinical therapy experience working with all ages and many different mental health struggles and diagnoses, including extensive work with young children and families. In addition to offering my knowledge and techniques, I trust your wisdom and find it important to follow your needs and ideas as we work together. I am dedicated to inspire and empower you/your family to take ownership of your strengths and develop your resources.

Next available: Jul 17

Joseph Hovemeyer

(he/him)

Joseph Hovemeyer, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
Whether it is therapy for anxiety, depression, or couples therapy, I help clients to move toward the pursuit of a meaningful life in which they also find and develop a sense of “home” or belonging in relationships. I provide therapy in person in my Sierra Madre or Glendora CA offices, and via telehealth anywhere in the state of California.

Next available: Jul 18

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