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San Fernando Child Therapists

Browse these child therapists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Fernando.

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hashani P.
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Excellent therapist and very understanding and dedicated to her work. She genuinely seems to care about your progress

  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Amber E.
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Stephanie wonderful and she is helping me and my husband get over this dreaded hump in our marriage. She gives a safe space and a neutral environment that allows for us both to be comfortable.

Goddess Holistic Wellness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Rebecca I.
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The best therapist! Truly cares about her clients and people in general.

  • 4 years in business
Alan H.
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Vili was my physical therapist/trainer for almost three years. Vili is not only superior at what he does, he makes it fun!!! I always looked forward to our sessions even though he's demanding and focused. You cannot find a better man for the job. And he was never late!

Alik Segal, JD, MA, AMFT
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica F.
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Working with Alik was a really pleasant experience! I've been to psychotherapists in the past and never felt truly comfortable or I felt like maybe they weren't offering actionable items to take away after the session. But Alik really seemed to LISTEN and UNDERSTAND me, he gave me actionable tips to walk away with, I even wrote down some of his words of wisdom on a sheet of paper so I could repeat it word for word later for someone that I'm having a current conflict with. I wanted to get his words exactly right, that's how valuable they are! He also showed me some practical breathing and meditation techniques, which were super helpful and I hadn't tried before. I am going through a current huge change in my life right now, thinking about moving countries for love. Alik listened without judgment, complete patience, and a way of looking at the entire situation more holistically. He feels not only like a competent psychotherapist, but a true confidant and wise beyond his years and training. Thank you, Alik! I'll definitely be back.

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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Lesley C.
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Great therapist!!

Jaimi Brooks, M.A., MFTI
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Catherine S.
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Jaimi is incredibly intelligent, intuitive, professional, and creative which I feel makes her an excellent choice to be anyone's therapist. She knows how to make her clients feel comfortable and empowered.

Helena Cray
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Amanda T.
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    Helena works magic on me! It's been wonderful knowing I have a go to massage therapist and healer. From my first experience and on, she takes time to understand my areas of pain and always follows up to make sure I'm doing well after the fact. I've referred several friends and clients and will continue to do so. Thank you Helena for always giving me the best healing therapy.

    • 34 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Cathy J.
    Verified review

    Michael was a wonderful addition to our Light Up the Borough! He arrived on time and stayed until each child left with a great balloon creation. The balloons were intricate and colorful; kids of all ages seemed enthralled to watch and wonder what would be created next.

    • 5 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Laurie L.
    Verified review

    I just started working with Tara so far it has been good.

    Knot Ninjas Massage Therapy
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    Stan I.
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    Found Deb through an online search for a massage therapist to destress my body after a 2 day intense marketing seminar. I found Deb's demeanor to put at ease and after a 2 hour session my body was refreshed and energized for the return air flight to MD. Never have I experienced a massage therapist with a such a gentle yet attentive focus. Scheduling a session with Deb is a must if you are looking for a renergized body, mind and spirit.

    Astolfo G.
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    Lydia is amazingly intuitive, knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. Every time I've referred her clients they have called me to thank me for helping them find her. She's definitely my go to person when someone I know needs a female therapist.

    John Buse, LMFT, CIRT
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
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    Absolutely amazing! My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship and we only see each other once a month. I needed a therapist who could squeeze us in on the following day, a Saturday, when my boyfriend was in town. At first, when John informed me that he was completely booked on Saturday, I dejectedly said thank you and was going to hang up the phone. Then, I was very surprised and grateful that John was still willing to take the time to hear my concerns and provide feedback. He even offered to speak with my boyfriend so he could hear both sides of the story. My boyfriend, who was very reluctant to see a therapist, called me after his talk with John and was more willing to attend the session as well! Because my bf agreed to only attending one session, I did not want to risk seeing an ineffective therapist, so I begged John to see us an hour before his normal business hours and offered to pay extra for the inconvenience. John agreed to meet us super early in the morning at no extra cost! We arrived 15 minutes before our scheduled time and immediately began our session. John had my boyfriend and me facing each other and helped facilitate the dialogue between us. He provided pointers on what words to avoid, how to listen actively, show appreciation, and how to make each other feel understood and safe during conflict. The session was emotional (in a good way!) and in the end, we were both overwhelmed with hope and positive energy! John was very engaged and passionate about helping us. He even gave us a book called Getting the Love You Want that he thought would be helpful for us. Such a small gesture, but I was incredibly touched at the thoughtfulness and genuine care John showed from beginning to end. I cannot thank him enough! My boyfriend and I are excited for our next argument so we can practice what John taught us. We can't wait to see John again next month!

    Stacey Ojeda Counseling
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Anna R.
    Verified review

    Finding a therapist can often be a difficult task, but I would recommend Stacey to absolutely anyone. She is compassionate, calm and very skilled in what she does. Her desire to help is reflected in her approach to conversations. She conducts herself in a professional manner, but has an innate ability to connect to people. My advice is to call Stacey today and get started on the path to understanding and appreciating yourself.

    Major Family Services
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Je B.
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      Plinio was an amazing instructor. And the Breakthrough Parenting course was spot on. The "One on One" instruction was perfect for me and there was no question, issue, scenario etc. that Plinio couldn't handle. Best prep for a single Dad. Would totally recommend any first time or experienced parent to take the course so you have a better foundation to be a parent and raise a happy, healthy and well adjusted child.

      About

      I am a licensed marriage and family therapist located in La Canada Flintridge. I am convenient to La Crescenta, Glendale, Eagle Rock, Burbank, Altadena, Pasadena and many Los Angeles area communities. I specialize in providing play-and-talk therapy to children, teens and families. I also specialize in treating trauma including physical, sexual or emotional trauma. I am passionate about helping my clients thrive again in their daily lives.

      About

      I have worked with hospice, helping individuals and families entering their end of life transition. I have found that by paying particular attention to the steps of grief, people can continue to grow and build healthy relationships even while coming to terms with a terminal illness. It is important for everyone to be able to break through old patterns to say what needs to be said. I have since transitioned to working with individuals with eating disorders, which reflect other underlying issues and trauma. I assisted many clients replace self-destructive behaviors (eating disorders, self-harm, substance abuse, and other maladaptive coping skills) with acceptance and self-love. I believe therapy can benefit everyone who sincerely wishes to see a change in his or her life. Appropriate therapy can relieve feelings of distress, increase satisfaction in interpersonal relationships, create skills for managing anxiety, and help grow greater personal awareness and insight. Difficult changes have no specific design, but with help, you can learn from them, grow with them, and be better because of them.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      I am a physical therapist and American Heart Association CPR instructor for health care professionals. I love what I do, and this is evident in the care I provide. I will provide evidence-based treatment solutions to achieve your goals. I provide CPR training on a one-on-one basis, small groups (1-10), and large groups (10 and up) with additional instructors. I will travel to your home, or a facility of your choice. I also am able to provide P.T. services and CPR training in my home, or at a clinic within the community.

      About

      My therapeutic style is active and engaging, with the intention of fostering insight and self-awareness. I am very passionate about holistic health and wellness and I truly believe in the mind-body connection. I work experientially and relationally to assist my clients in reconnecting with their bodies and listening to their internal signals. I use a combination of mindfulness based practices, somatic interventions, gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and relational therapy. As a certified yoga instructor, I also use basic yoga postures, breath work, and guided meditations to help my clients increase their bodily awareness, process trauma in the body, and focus on the here and now. I received my B.A. in communication, art history, and psychology from the University of Southern California and graduated with honors from Pepperdine University with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Registered MFT Associate #94527 Supervised by Jami Winkel LMFT #44036 California

      About

      I am passionate about healthy marriages and thriving relationships, so I most enjoy working with dating, engaged, and married couples. I teach each couple how to assertively ask for what they want and need, how to communicate effectively by allowing their partner to feel safe, and how to resolve conflict in a constructive way that respects, rather than wounds, one another. If you are facing challenging circumstances in your relationship, I believe these can be an opportunity to strengthen your connection with your partner and draw you closer together, instead of driving you apart. For dating and engaged couples, I am a certified facilitator for the prepare/enrich program and recommend couples considering marriage to complete this valuable instrument. We use your data to identify strengths and growth areas, as well as explore opinions about core issues in marriage to find agreement and negotiate differences. I offer day, evening, and weekend sessions, as well as a free phone consultation to briefly discuss your situation and answer any questions you have as you evaluate options for counseling.

      About

      I became a massage therapist to help people transform their lives, and I want to see you accomplish more than you can on your own. It is difficult to find the time to relax, so I will push you to accomplish your goals through massage therapy and girl talk. There's no female available.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What are the types of psychologists?

      Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

      • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
      • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
      • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
      • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
      • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
      • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
      • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
      • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
      • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
      • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
      • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
      • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
      • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
      • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
      • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
      • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
      • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
      • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
      • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

      What is a psychologist?

      A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

      A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

      • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
      • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
      • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
      • Overcoming addictions.
      • Managing chronic illness.
      • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

      Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

      To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

      How much do therapists cost?

      If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

      Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

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