Close this search box.

Child Psychology

What is a child psychologist?

A child psychologist is a professional who assesses a child’s behavior in various spheres of their life (family, school, social, etc.), evaluates if it is age-appropriate and developmentally suitable, and implements specific intervention strategies to address any difficulties encountered.

The child psychologist aims to connect with the child/adolescent through empathy, attempting to create a secure attachment bond at all times.

In some cases, especially with young children, the psychologist may use play and drawings as a means to get to know the child and understand their inner world.

Likewise, the professional assists parents in understanding their child’s functioning and provides them with different tools for parenting, setting boundaries, and helping the child identify and manage their emotions.

Parents typically seek the assistance of a child psychologist when the child/adolescent:

Displays challenging behaviors that are difficult to manage.

Tantrums, crying, disobedience, aggression.

Experiences a sudden and unexplained change.

Becomes apathetic and sad, withdraws, loses interest in things that used to bring joy.

Experiences physical problems without a medical cause.

Headaches, stomachaches, vomiting, sleep problems, and eating issues.

Appears not to be happy.

Rarely plays, cries frequently, lacks friends, appears scared, is irritable most of the time.

Experiences difficulties in school.

Lack of concentration, learning difficulties, low academic performance, conflicts with peers.

Exhibits social difficulties.

Appears shy and inhibited, struggles to relate to peers, has social evaluation fears.

Difficulties arise in family dynamics.

Constant anger and arguments emerge.

What are the most common problems in children?

In childhood:

  • Childhood phobias and fears
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood depression
  • Behavioral problems
  • Enuresis and encopresis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Learning difficulties or disorders
  • Language and/or speech delays
  • Reading and/or writing difficulties

In adolescence:

  • Behavioral problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessions
  • Specific phobias
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Social skills
  • Emotional difficulties
  • School bullying

What does child therapy involve?

First, an assessment of the problem will be conducted, analyzing the reason for the consultation and seeking to understand the level of interference it is causing in the child’s life.

Subsequently, an explanation of what is happening to the child will be provided to the parents. Jointly, objectives will be established, and the intervention will begin through the application of different techniques and strategies tailored to each issue.

The work will be conducted in consultation with both the child/adolescent and the family, as the family environment is where the child is most active. When one or more family members modify the family dynamics, improvements are observed not only in the child but also in others, fostering a warm and harmonized atmosphere.

Finally, possible difficulties that may arise in the future will be analyzed, jointly assessing the best way to address them.

Ana Blanco

Professional in charge

Ana Blanco

Licensed Psychologist M-35077

Bachelor's degree in Psychology, UNED
Master's in General Health Psychology, University of Alcalá
Master's in Early Intervention, School of Postgraduate Psychology and Psychiatry
Master's in Child and Adolescent Psychology, School of Postgraduate Psychology and Psychiatry
Training in Mindfulness
Introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model

For more information, contact us at

Book your appointment with any of our professionals 100% online.