child / adolescent therapy
Children come into therapy for a variety of reasons, but it is typically due concerning behaviors. Many parents reach a point of hopelessness over their child’s behavior.
Some examples are:
- Angry outbursts/temper tantrums
- Sleep disturbance
- Behavioral concerns: Drug use, stealing, vandalism
- School refusal
- “clingy” or consumed with fears
- Inattention or difficulty focusing
Children do not always communicate with words; however, adults often try to reason with children using words. This leaves both child and parent frustrated and power struggles consume the daily interactions. Child counseling uses play, art, theatre, pretend play, sand tray and creative means to allow children to communicate their pain. Our counselors have specialized training in parenting and child therapy techniques to assist both parent and child. It is a team approach, and our counselors seek to empower parents to help support their children.