The Pathway to Better Development

Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family Therapy



To the Clinical Practice of Dr. Kim Vander Dussen Licensed Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor

The decision to select a therapist for yourself or your family is a serious one.  Parents want to find the right clinician for their family.  One who will work with them to help insure their children are meeting their full potential, help them thrive, blossom, and reach their full potential.  Oftentimes parents blame themselves or feel inadequate or simply want a sounding board to help them work through their parenting decisions.  Today's world has become increasingly complex and almost daily parents are confronted with experiences they themselves never had to master.  

Individuals and families from the greater Southern California  area and beyond seek out mental health services from Dr. Kim Vander Dussen for assistance with a variety of mental health issues impacting them or their children.  Families with complex problems are often challenged to find seasoned and reputable clinicians to address their unique needs.  Oftentimes they have sought the services of other mental health professionals with mixed results.  

Dr. Vander Dussen is often saught for her extensive experience in treating children and adolescents and their families with complex and high risk problems.  


Adolescence has changed.  While today's youth struggle with some of the same problems that previous generations have dealt with, the complex world of social media and our struggling educational system has added additional pressure that parents and others struggle with relating to.  As with every generation, adolescents are also much maligned.  At times their emotional struggles are dismissed as drama of adolescents.  While very few adolescents request therapy, many can benefit from the experience and come to appreciate how they grow and develop over the course of their time in treatment.  

While Dr. Vander Dussen is known for her work with children, adolescents, and their families, she does on occasion agree to work with adult patients.  Her expertise lies with treating trauma, anxiety, and relational issues and therefore her adult practice focuses on these concerns.  Additionally she works with parents of special needs children or with those who want support around parenting and creating balance in their lives.  


Contact Me

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Kim Vander Dussen, Psy. D., RPT-S

101 S. Kraemer Suite 114

Placentia, CA 92870

(714) 329-6080

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