Child Therapy San Diego
Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy - Parenting Education


    Child Therapy San Diego

Raphaella Croccia, LMFT, RPT-S 
MFC 52988 - S2223

Welcome to my site and to my practice. 
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. The LMFT credential refers to a licensed mental health professional who has earned a Master's degree in Psychology and holds a practicing license as a Psychotherapist in California. My RPT-S credential indicates that I have specialized training and practice in Play Therapy, that I am certified in this modality of treatment and that I am a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor by The Association for Play Therapy. 

I work exclusively with children and adolescents ages ranging from 2 to 17 years and their families. In my practice I value working closely with my client's parents and providing them with individualized support, resources and parenting education. Behavioral Issues, Loss, Childhood Trauma and Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Emotional and Neglect), Childhood Anxiety, Fears, Depression and Parenting Education are my areas of expertise.

I am trained in the most current and relevant modalities of treatment and techniques for helping children overcome their fears, traumas and behavioral problems. Some of those are: Play Therapy, EMDR and TF-CBT (more info about those in the "resources" link).  
I am a certified parenting educator for the evidence based parenting program The Incredible Years. As part of my work as a therapist for the child, I offer parents with parenting education. However, sometimes there is no immediate need for the child to be in therapy and parents need a plan to conduct their family in a more effective way. In this case I offer parents with an individualized parenting program that is tailored to their family needs. 

My experience as a family therapist includes working with intact, divorced or separated families, military families, blended families, adoptive and Foster families. I enjoy working with children of immigrants and their complex multicultural familial environment. I work with children raised by their grandparents, children of same sex couples and children of single parents.

The modalities of treatment used in the treatment of your child might include individual, conjoint and family therapy. We will discuss these options in detail. 

Sessions can be conducted in English, Portuguese and Spanish.