Child and Adolescent Therapy
Childhood is a time filled with many developmental and social changes, and due to the profound nature of these changes it can be the most challenging period of our life.
Over 4 million children worldwide face issues that lead to the need for therapeutic services, but not all treatment is the same. Child and adolescent therapy is significantly different from traditional adult therapy. One of the most important aspects of child therapy is understanding the child in the language they speak, which is play. When children play they express themselves freely and openly, YES even teenagers still like to play in therapy.
Areas covered include:
- Behavioral Difficulties – Unruly behaviors, fighting at school/home, bullying, excessive anger, not listening to adults, parent/child conflicts, drug use, teenage sex, teen pregnancies, self injurious behaviors, substance abuse, etc.
- Depression – Persistent sadness, withdrawal from normal activities, changes in sleep and eating habits, low energy, lack of motivation, drug and substance use
- Anxiety – Difficulty leaving parents, excessive worries about the safety of self/others, compulsive behaviors, poor self esteem, indecisiveness, fearfulness, etc.
- Trauma – Being a past victim of abuse or neglect. Witnessing or experiencing violence can cause sadness, overwhelming anxiety and feelings of being unsafe in the world.
- Relationship Issues – Having difficulty making friends, shyness, hostility, passivity or conflicts with peers.
- Placement Issues- Issues related to foster/adoptive placement
If you’ve noticed a change in your child that has started to affect their home, social and/or school life please contact us today to schedule an appointment, I can help!