Machado Family Counseling  5033 Arlington Ave. Suite A., Riverside, CA 92504 |  call/text: 951-977-3638  |​ fax: 951–525-3092 |  reba @

Counseling Services

Children & Adolescents

Are you worried that your child is stressed or depressed?

Let me help with the key areas that can make a difference for your child.  

I have extensive experience in helping children reduce anxiety, stress,
depression, self-doubt, and hopelessness.

Nowadays, I notice more and more that children turn to the screen as their
source of entertainment, help, or social interaction. 
With outlets like facebook and twitter, children and teens are turning to
social media for emotional comfort at the palm of their hands... literally! I believe
that children need more face-to-face interaction and consistent attention that will foster a positive emotional well-being.

In child and adolescent therapy, I address the behaviors that interrupt a healthier lifestyle that a child or teen can have in both an individual and family setting. 

Through therapy, your child or teen will have the opportunity motivated to develop safe and healthy coping skills to replace and prevent any unhealthy coping skills.  

I am intrinsically motivated to help children and teens improve their self-esteem and self-worth and to gain a sense of belonging, competence, and responsibility. I also believe that children want a deep sense of control but also want to feel accepted in their home and also with their peers. Acceptance and control are two of the most important priorities for your child.

I strongly believe that once your child develops a safe place to learn about his or her emotions, that positive self-exploration can take place as your child seeks control over his or her own life and acceptance from those around them.

In our sessions, your child can learn how to appropriately manage any anger or any impulsive behaviors and anxieties. 
They will also learn how to cope with traumatic events such as a death of a loved one or physical/sexual/emotional abuse. You will experience your child as one who can emotionally self-regulate and learn to seek emotional independence.

Through this healing process, they learn to express themselves appropriately and improve communication.  They learn how to be more self-aware and how to communicate emotional needs.

They start to make decisions that show that they know how to manage difficult changes in their life, family, or community.

Take the first step to see if I am a good fit to help your child or teen and make your first appointment!