Counseling for Children and Teens

Does my kid need therapy?

It isn’t easy being a child or teenager these days. There are so many pressures that have to be navigated through on a daily basis. These pressures can come from peers, school, developmental age, family dynamics and even society at large. These problems can then carry over to the relationships experienced with family members, making it a difficult situation at home, for everyone.

There are many ways your child may show you that they are in distress. For some, it’s acting out, fighting, having temper tantrums or bullying their peers. For others, their warning signs may be withdrawing, shutting down emotionally, falling behind in school or ignoring you.

If your child is struggling with any of these issues please give us a call, we can help.

  • Feeling misunderstood by peers and parents and/or feeling all alone
  • Difficulty communicating their thoughts/feelings/wants/needs or having poor social skills
  • Bullying-being bullied/teased or bullying others (read more)
  • Peer pressure
  • Not having enough confidence or low self esteem
  • Puberty and not understanding the natural changes that the body is going through
  • Struggling with self identity or LGBTQIA issues
  • Anxiety -worrying, overthinking, stressing out, feeling tense or overwhelmed (read more)
  • Depression-wanting to be left alone, feeling down/sad, not wanting to eat or overeating, problems sleeping, having a difficult time concentrating/focusing, thoughts of death or suicide
  • Self Injury-cutting, burning, picking, biting, head banging
  • Difficulty with academics/testing/homework (read more)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)-hyperactive, unable to focus, fidgety, not able to follow directions, losing things (read more)
  • Preparing for transitioning to college and becoming an adult/independent (read more)
  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Anger issues (read more)
  • Behavior issues
  • Excessive use of social media and video gaming
  • Addiction
  • Trauma

Together, we will explore these pressures and problems in a safe and supportive environment. Through a combination of play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and traditional talk therapy, our specialists will assess their behaviors, mood and overall level of functioning.

The process is designed to help you as well. Your counselor may suggest new parenting strategies to support your child’s individual needs. Additionally, we can provide therapy to family members, should it be beneficial for your child’s treatment.

Contact us today, we look forward to hearing from you!

 



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