Children & Families
The constant, nagging worry that your child is struggling or your teen is anxious or self-destructive has become too much.
You’ve tried everything that you know to do, but it just hasn’t helped. No matter what you do, getting your child to mind you has become a huge battle that you are losing. Your child may be like many of the child-clients I work with: Wonderful, bright, creative, and funny. But something has changed and your child is hurting, stressed out, moody, sad, and acting out.
You want your child or teen to flourish and thrive and to feel connected, confident, and secure. But right now you know your child is having a hard time because of a difficult experience. Your child may have lost someone dear and is feeling angry and sad. Your child may have had an upsetting or traumatic experience and is acting out. Despite good support, your child is having a hard time adjusting to the changes in your family. Your child is overwhelmed and stressed out because of school or competitive sports. Your child’s exaggerated fears are beginning to get in the way of going to activities or friends’ homes.
You’re here because you are committed to helping your child resolve angry feelings, upset, sadness, grief, anxiety, and stress. You’re ready to take the next step to transform your child’s behaviors.
Change Starts Now!
Counseling for Kids 3–11:
Counseling for Young Children is different than counseling for Adults. After all, kids are not really mini-adults. They require counseling that is sensitive to their age, development, and needs.
Play Therapy is a specific type of counseling for young children.
Play Therapy allows kids to:
- Explore and express feelings and thoughts about different situations
- Implement skills to manage strong emotions without acting out
- Facilitate healing from traumatic and upsetting events
- Experience personal strength and competency to resolve tough experiences
Teen Counseling – for Pre-teens and Teens 12-18:
Counseling for Pre-teens and Teens looks similar to Adult Psychotherapy, though it often includes some child-therapy techniques like art therapy, Sandtray therapy, and game-play.
Teen Counseling helps:
- Examine and resolve overwhelming feelings, fears, stress, and sadness
- Improve self-esteem and self-concept
- Learn to manage strong feelings without acting out or self-harm
Family Therapy & Parent Involvement
You are here to help your child and your involvement in the therapeutic process is essential to maximize your child’s results. Throughout the time I work with your child, you and I will meet regularly to talk about strategies and skills to use at home. We will problem-solve how to manage frustrating behaviors. At times we may incorporate family sessions or additional training sessions to help you help your child in a new and different way. Working together, we will design a plan to make a difference.
What I don’t want for you is to wait another day wondering if anything will change. Let’s work together to change it now!
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Call 770-415-7043 to schedule or learn more about play therapy, help for teens, or additional support for parents.
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