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Child Therapy San Diego

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy,
Parenting Support



Welcome to Child Therapy San Diego, a practice founded by Raphaella Croccia, LMFT, RPT-S, dedicated exclusively to the psychological treatment of children and teenagers.

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 individualized clinical interventions, resources, education, and parenting support to families.

Raphaella's experience in the field of mental health points out to the benefits of parental participation in their child's treatment. Parents will be involved and play an important role in every phase of their child's treatment.

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

Non-Discrimination Policy

Child Therapy San Diego therapists provide professional assistance to persons without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status.

Child and Adolescent Individual Therapy 

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 their emotional needs, challenges and strengths 


Family Therapy 

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

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 a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor offering  supervision to mental health professionals. The supervision hours earned will count concomitantly to RPT, RPT-S credentialing programs and BBS licensure. Raphaella also offers consultations to professionals willing to refine their clinical skills and explore different clinical scenarios within the field of Child Therapy and Play Therapy

Toddler Therapy 

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

About Us


Raphaella Croccia, M.A., LMFT, RPT-S
Licensed Therapist
Play Therapy Supervisor
           Cindy Lowe, M.A.,
   Registered Associate Marriage                  and Family Therapist 
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