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Child Psychologist & Child Therapy 

Child Therapist

Psychology & Therapy for Children

We offer child psychologist & child therapy counseling services from a professional, expert, and friendly staff.

Parents and/or caregivers are met first with the clinician to discuss the identified problem and to obtain a detailed history of your child.   The child is then seen individually by the therapist, typically for several sessions, to allow the therapist to observe the child’s behavior, develop rapport and allow the therapist to form treatment recommendations to be shared with parents.

child psychologyAt our office, while confidentiality is maintained between child and therapist, parents are kept in the treatment “loop” and will be informed of progress in therapy and treatment recommendations.  If a recommendation for longer-term therapy is made for your child, the therapy may be “talk-based” (if your child is an appropriate candidate for talk therapy), or may be play-based, whichever is more effective to meet your child’s needs.

Child Psychology & Child Therapy with children incorporates a “person-centered” and strength-based approach, with interventions based upon these strengths.  Effective therapy will facilitate your child’s potential, and will create a safe and caring space for your child to express himself.

If you would like to learn more about child psychology & child therapy please contact us with any questions or schedule and appointment with our professional staff.

Mindful Psychology and Wellness offers mental health services for children with the following issues:

  • General anxiety, intense and persistent fears, separation anxiety

  • Depression, hopelessness, low self esteem, self-harmful thinking and/or self-harmful behavioral patterns

  • Poor behavioral self-control, oppositional and defiant behaviors, intense and out-of-proportion anger, constant challenging behaviors toward parents or other adults

  • School performance issues

  • Attention and concentration difficulties

  • Consequences from bullying

  • Difficult transition during divorce or other significant life events

  • Coping with illness

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Meet Our Child Psychologist & Child Therapy Team

David Manchel, Psy.D.

David Manchel, Psy.D.

Dr. Manchel, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who has been providing psychological treatment for over 25 years.  His career has taken him to diverse settings, including both inpatient and partial day units of a psychiatric hospital, a maximum-security prison, a community mental health agency, outpatient mental health clinics, and nursing home/rehabilitation facilities.

Christin Holmes, MSCP, TLLP

Christin Holmes, MSCP, TLLP

Christin provides psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. These assessments are tailored to address specific concerns and/ or questions, such as ADHD, problems with learning, and emotional difficulties.

Jeffrey Giolitti

Jeff Giolitti, M.A., L.P.C.

Jeff’s commitment to supporting both the social and emotional wellness of his clients is the goal of his practice. He feels strongly that the successful development of a unique and confidential relationship can provide lifelong benefits to people of any age. Jeff believes his genuine level of empathy and compassion will help clients whose thoughts, feelings and/or behavior is causing challenges for themselves or others.

Kelsie Silzell

Kelsie Silzell, LMSW

Kelsie Silzell is a licensed psychotherapist who provides therapy to children, teens, adults, and families. Kelsie’s diverse professional experiences include working in a center for grieving children & adults, a women’s homeless shelter, a community mental health center, as well as an outpatient therapy agency. Kelsie strives to provide a healing, non-judgemental, and person-centered experience of growth for her clients.