Child Therapy San Diego

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy,
Parenting Support



Welcome to Child Therapy San Diego, a practice dedicated exclusively to children, teenagers, and their parents.

In our practice we honor the therapeutic space of our minor clients and their right to confidentiality while working closely and collaboratively with their parents.

Our goal is to provide the families we work with individualized clinical interventions, resources, education and support.

Raphaella Croccia's experience in the field of children's mental health points out to the benefits of parental participation in their child's treatment.

As a parent you will be involved and play an importantant role in every phase of your child's treatment.

Furthermore, the collaborative process between parents and therapist is the cornerstone of our practice.

Child and Adolescent Individual Therapy - Child and Therapist

In this modality of treatment children and adolescents participate in individual sessions with therapist. Therapist ethically conveys to the minor client, in age-appropriate language, the purpose and limitations of their relationship. As the relationship between therapist and client grows the goal-specific clinical work unfolds and the child is presented with opportunities to develop awareness of her emotional needs and challenges.


Family Therapy - Therapist and Family Members 

In this modality of treatment, the client is the whole family. Family therapy can be highly productive with a good balance of talking and playing. It should be a fun, relaxed and interactive experience for all.

Our therapists are trained in family systems and family dynamics and utilize specific interactive play and art interventions that facilitate the removal of emotional barriers and enhance the family's communication and reciprocal understanding.

Toddler Therapy - Toddler, Parents and Therapist

Toddler therapy often requires the participation of parents. Some sessions might be with toddler and therapist only and most sessions will include the parent. Toddler therapy utilizes an attachment-based approach that focus on developing a strong connection between the toddler and her primary caregiver. It aims to develop heathy relational capacities in the child and to assist parents in navigating the different emotional needs of their child through their various developmental stages

Parenting Support

At times parents need to take some time to "organize the house" as to review what is working and what is not working so well, discuss what can be improved and learn tools to manage their family's life. Our parenting program focuses on the implementation of positive methods of discipline and on strengthening the connection between family members. The program is completely individualized, tailored to the family's values and to needs of both parents and children. 


Supervision and Consultation

Raphaella Croccia, LMFT, RPT-S, is Registered Play Therapy Supervisor offering individual supervision to professionals working toward their license as Play Therapists. The supervision hours will count towards the current RPT or RPT-S credentialing program. She also offers consultations to professionals wanting to consult on their cases and explore different clinical scenarios within the field of play therapy