Child Psychology

If you need a child psychologist in Phoenix, AZ, we can help. Children have special needs that must be carefully addressed by a psychotherapist who is familiar with child development and child psychopathology. With extensive experience in child psychotherapy, The Phoenix Institute For Psychotherapy, Ltd. provides the focused treatment your child requires. Our young patients receive safe, confidential psychotherapy to address their hurts and help them grow into healthy adults. It is imperative to work with the parents and/or the family when working with a child. Please be prepared to participate in your child’s psychotherapy.

Our child services include:

Child psychotherapy: Our methods are guided by Contemporary Psychoanalytic Therapy. We utilize Contemporary Self-Psychology, Relational Psychoanalysis, Inter-subjective Field Theory, Attachment Theory, Complexity Theory and Existential-Humanistic Theories to provide comprehensive care for your child.

Assessments and Psycho-diagnostic Testing: We don’t want to treat your child’s symptoms—we want to get to the root of the issue and treat the underlying causes of your child’s problems. To discover problem areas, syndromes and weaknesses, we perform assessments and testing. Our testing helps determine complexes, disabilities, personality structure, intellectual level, and defense mechanisms. We can then properly diagnose and formulate an appropriate and effective treatment plan for your child.

Open-ended therapy: As an independent, private practice, we believe in seeing children (as well as anyone) as long as they need to be seen and as often as they need to be seen. We do not limit the number of sessions nor do we try to fit your child into a pre-determined formula or box.

Effective methods: With the unique needs of children in mind, your child’s psychotherapist uses empirical-based methods that have been proven to be effective in treating your child. Our methods include play therapy, adolescent psychotherapy and child psychotherapy.

Our highly qualified professionals are affiliated with the following professional associations:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Arizona Psychological Association
  • International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
  • International Soceity of Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology
  • Arizona Psychoanalytic Society – APS
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • International Relations Committee American Psychological Association Division 39 Psychoanalysis
  • American Association of Family Conciliation Courts
  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

Psychological services are available to help your child through their struggles. Contact The Phoenix Institute For Psychotherapy, Ltd. today at 602-870-0991 to start their journey to a life of growth and healthy development.