Child & Adolescent Therapy
Does your child have trouble dealing with their emotions? Is their behavior sometimes disruptive at home or at school? Have they experienced sudden loss, trauma, or change?
As they grow, children and adolescents develop social skills and emotional intelligence. This awareness helps them to develop into healthy and successful individuals. When children and adolescents have the skills to meet the demands of their environment, they tend to succeed.
If your child is struggling, something is getting in the way. Perhaps your child is faced with difficult circumstances that most children their age would not be prepared to handle. Perhaps your child lacks skills due to sensory processing disorder, neurodiversity, or other individual differences. Maybe your child is simply struggling due to poorness of fit with their environment. No matter the reason, your child wants to do well.
Therapy offers children and adolescents a safe space to work through their thoughts and emotions, to discover their strengths, and to gain the skills they need to be their best selves. I believe strongly that both parents and children have important insights and expertise. Thus, therapy is a collaborative process.
Who is Therapy Right for?
At every age, children can be faced with life’s challenges. The following are some of the events and scenarios that can impact a child’s mental health and well-being:
- The death of a loved one
- Moving or attending a new school
- Social anxiety
- ADHD and learning disabilities
Therapy is not a quick fix to a child’s behavioral or emotional issues. It is instead a thoughtful and comprehensive process that provides children with insights and skills so that they may become masters of their thoughts and feelings. This, in essence, is how children develop into healthy and successful adults.
If you would like to explore treatment options for your child, please give my office a call.