Do you feel like your child is struggling and you just don’t know what to do?
Are you struggling to connect with your child? Has your child’s behavior changed in the past few months? Is your child struggling in school? Is home life particularly difficult when you are spending time with your child?
Who It’s For
Child or adolescent therapy is for anyone under the age of 18 years old who is experiencing discomfort in their day to day life. We hope to walk with children and adolescents through the difficult periods that they don’t know how to move through on their own. We hope to create a place of feeling more confident and able to be better equipped to navigate their feelings, behaviors, and connections with other people.
How It Works
We meet together with your child on a regular basis established between you and their counselor to explore your child’s unique struggles. We mainly use either play informed therapy or attachment-based talk therapy to work on their goals depending on your child’s developmental age, ability, and needs. Play informed therapy is an evidence-based therapy used with children to give them space to work through their struggles in a safe, affirming, and engaging environment. We use play with children to communicate through action what children often cannot communicate in words. In collaboration with the child’s caregivers, we work together to set goals for the child and the family. Meetings with the child’s caregiver to check in about progress and discuss ways the family system can support the child will be set as necessary with the counselor. With older children, we may use a combination of play informed therapy and talk therapy to help them navigate their struggles so that they feel as if they have tools to navigate the difficult areas of being an adolescent. We also use DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) for Adolescents, which gives them tangible tools to use in the moment when they become anxious, frustrated or upset.
Let’s Talk About:
- Managing ADHD symptoms
- Having feelings of depression
- Self-Injurious behavior
- Disruptive behaviors
- Facing death and dying
- Making friends
- Reconnecting with their parents
- Creating safe attachments
- Navigating stress and anxiety
- Body image issues
- Building self-esteem
- Experiencing divorce
- Gender Identity