Counseling for Children and Teens

Individual Therapy for Children and Teens

Your child may be a good candidate for individual therapy. Evidence-based psychotherapy has been shown to improve children’s feelings of self-efficacy, strengthen social relationships, and help children function more effectively in their environments. We predominantly draw from cognitive-behavioral techniques when working with children, but also utilize an integrative approach. 

Child-focused individual therapy could include:

  • Individual social skills training
  • Therapies focused on helping children cope with anxiety, anger and depression
  • Strategies aimed at reducing impulsivity, inattention and hyperactivityE
  • Emotional regulation training
  • Self-management or coping strategies, fostering greater independence
  • Adjusting to life changes (i.e. parental divorce or separation)

Growing Strong: Counseling for Children and Teens

Sometimes growing up can be tough. Big emotions, changing friendships, pressure to succeed – it’s all part of the adventure, but it can also feel overwhelming. If your child or teen is struggling, you’re not alone. Counseling can be a powerful tool to help them navigate these challenges and build the skills they need to thrive.

Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. If you’re concerned about your child or teen’s well-being, don’t hesitate to reach out to a qualified therapist. We can help your child or teen develop the skills and confidence they need to navigate the challenges of growing up and build a happy and fulfilling life.

What is counseling for children and teens?

Counseling for children and teens is a safe and supportive space where they can talk openly and honestly about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Therapists who specialize in working with young people use creative and age-appropriate techniques to help them.

Common reasons why children and teens might need counseling:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Behavioral problems
  • Bullying or social isolation
  • Learning difficulties
  • Family conflict or divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping with chronic illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Identity exploration

Benefits of counseling for children and teens:

  • Improved mental and emotional well-being.
  • Enhanced academic performance.
  • Stronger relationships with family and friends.
  • Increased self-awareness and confidence.
  • Development of healthy coping skills and resilience.

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