Child Therapist

Are you looking for a South Campus psychologist? I am Dr. Leslie A Rainaldi - licensed psychologist in the Tampa, FL area. I can help you with any type of counseling you need. I specialize as a child therapist, but I also offer adolescent, adult, and couples counseling.

I have worked with young children since I started training to be a psychologist. I have a passion for helping children understand their feelings and how to process them. Sometimes, as parents, we don’t realize that our children cannot process their feelings. Instead, you allow yourself to get frustrated and upset at the lack of communication you have with your child.

With my help, you will begin to understand your child’s feelings. Children process their feelings by playing. I can help you understand those thoughts just by observing your child. It may seem to you like just a fantasy and that nothing is ‘real’. In reality, I know what children are trying to tell you just by how they act while playing. Sit with me for just a few minutes and you will understand what I’m saying.

Together we can work on your relationship with your child. Once you understand his feelings and what goes through his mind, you’ll be more open and understanding. You can then develop the loving relationship you always wanted with your child without the struggle that there’s something going on that you just don’t understand.

As a South Campus psychologist, I understand that no two children are alike. I work with each family closely to determine their needs. Once I know how to best help you and your child, we can move forward with the therapy. For a while, it may be a bit of observing and that’s just because I’m trying to figure out how best to help you.

If you are looking for a child therapist in Tampa, give me a call. If you would like to know more about me, visit my website at I look forward to helping you and your child create a lasting relationship soon!