Child Centered Therapy
Throughout childhood, children are faced with a variety of challenges that they may struggle with from time to time. Working through these struggles in a therapeutic environment can help them learn to better understand and work through whatever they are experiencing. In a positive and kid friendly environment, our therapist will use a variety of kid friendly approaches to to help identify and resolve their presenting concerns.
Divorce or Separation
Many times, children will adjust to the breakup of a relationship after a time, but in the case of kids who already have some anxiety, therapy might be the answer to helping children cope with divorce. Divorce therapy for children is usually conducted through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This type of treatment is based on the theory that our thoughts cause our behavior and our resulting feelings – other people do not cause them. By understanding this and learning to modify our reactions, we can influence our emotions in a positive way so we can feel better about things we cannot change. Becoming aware of inaccurate or negative thinking allows your child to change to a more positive way of thinking to decrease their anxiety.
Our therapists have experience working with children and their families who have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, or a traumatic loss.
Losing a loved one is hard no matter what your age. Grieving as a child can be even more challenging. Our therapists have had intensive training in how to help children and their families address grief and loss.
Is it hard to get your child to get up and go to school? Do you see them isolating from friends? Are their grades dropping? Family and individual therapy can help. Together, we work with the family to look at the various stressors, rule out possible underlying mental health issues, and work with the whole family to help your child be successful in school.
Self-Esteem & Self-Image
Navigating through turbulent years of middle and high school is hard for most teenagers. For some, negative self-talk holds them hostage and they start to experience depressive symptoms. If your teen is struggling with their self-esteem, our therapists will help them process their feelings and offer parents some tools to be the best support possible.