Children’s Therapy From Compassionate Specialists at Our Office in Los Altos, CA

At Mindful Child & Family Therapy in Los Altos, California, we deeply understand the various challenges children face. Be it emotional dysregulation, tantrums, defiance, anxiety, grief, trauma, low self-esteem, or high sensitivity, our expert therapists provide a safe and empathetic space for your child to heal, learn and grow. Each child's journey is unique, and our incredibly warm and caring child specialists tailor our approach to meet children’s specific needs, fostering resilience and enhancing their emotional well-being. Learn how to bring up the idea of seeing a therapist with your child by watching the video HERE

Collaboration with Parents: A Holistic Approach to Children’s Therapy

We believe in a holistic approach to child therapy, which involves collaborating closely with parents. You, as parents, play an integral role in your child's therapeutic journey. We maintain open communication, meeting regularly (weekly or bi-weekly depending on your preference) to equip you with effective interventions that you can implement at home. We will meet weekly with your child, but you will be interacting with your child daily. Together, we strive to create a harmonious family dynamic and enhance the emotional health and wellbeing of your child.

Evidence-Based Child Therapy

Our therapies are grounded in evidence-based techniques, including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems  (IFS) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  We weave these evidence-based approaches into Art Therapy and Play Therapy for increased effectiveness with young ones. We select the most appropriate therapeutic modalities based on your goals and your child's individual needs. And we implement these approaches in an incredibly warm, caring and age-appropriate manner to promote long-term emotional wellness.

Comprehensive Support for Your Child

At Mindful Child & Family Therapy, we are well-equipped and experienced in addressing an extensive range of challenges that children may face. Our therapeutic services are designed to assist children grappling with:
  • Anxiety, worry, and panic
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Depression and mood-related issues
  • Grief, loss, and life transitions
  • Trauma and complex trauma
  • Behavioral issues including defiance, tantrums, and emotion regulation struggles
  • ADHD and attention-related challenges
  • Low self-esteem and confidence issues
  • High sensitivity and sensory processing difficulties
Our team of therapists approach each of these issues with sensitivity, understanding, and a wealth of professional knowledge. Regardless of the challenge your child is facing, our team is ready and able to support them on their path to improved emotional health and resilience.

Nurturing Self-Leadership

Our child therapy also focuses on nurturing self-leadership, a key aspect of Internal Family Systems (IFS)  therapy. We help your child to develop a healthier relationship with their emotions, empowering them to understand and respond rather than react when they have big feelings arise. This invaluable skill of “turning towards and being with” feelings fosters emotional resilience and provides strategies that children can utilize for the rest of their lives.

Embrace a Brighter Future

At Mindful Child & Family Therapy, we are incredibly committed to supporting your child through their formative years. Our warm and caring child therapists at our Los Altos, CA, office provide the compassion, expertise, and tools necessary to guide your child towards a healthier, balanced and more fulfilling future. Connect with us today to learn more about our child therapy services and to schedule a free 20-minute consultation.