Child & Adolescent Therapy
“Kids do well when they can,” Ross Greene
When children and adolescents are struggling it is not uncommon to see aggression, anxiety, sadness, or school refusal. While unpleasant, these symptoms are valuable forms of communication that indicate a need for support.
There are many reasons a child or teen may be struggling. Differences related to neurodivergence (including Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and more), sexual identity, gender identity, or culture/race can make it difficult for children to find their way in a world that does not always make room for them. Difficult circumstances such as divorce, loss, and peer difficulties can also cause significant distress. Whatever the reason your child is struggling, they want to do well.
Therapy is a safe space for kids and teens to work through their thoughts and emotions, to discover their strengths, to gain the skills they need to be their best selves, and to solve the problems they are facing in ways that help them to move towards success at home/at school/and with peers. Treatment will draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as appropriate.
If you would like to explore treatment options for your child, please give my office a call.