What is child/adolescent therapy?
Many children and teens have problems that affect how they feel, act, or learn. Therapy is a type of treatment for these problems. It is a way to get help for your child. We accept referrals for children ages 12-17.
In therapy, kids talk, attach and learn new and different ways of working on their problems. Going to therapy helps them cope better, communicate better, and be calmer. Therapy may be right for your child if you are concerned with behavior changes, overuse of technology, isolation, symptoms of depression, anxiety or bullying.
Being a kid is not easy, specifically in today's day and age where access to adult content, themes and lifestyle choices is available at the click of a button. The phone has become a floodgate of information, much of which is not geared towards an adolescent audience. We are now starting to see the damaging impacts that technology overuse in adolescence can have on adult relationships, mental health and independence.
Children with mental health issues may have a difficult time acclimating to different situations. Studies have shown that these children, if left untreated, may grow up and repeat these same behaviors as adults, with their own children. These children tend to have a lower self-worth, negative feelings/attitudes, perform poorly in school, and later become involved in unhealthy lifestyle decisions. However, when these children are properly treated they can learn how to live a more promising life. They can overcome many of the issues that affect them without their consent. These children can live happy and productive lives that are filled with love, harmony, and a great mental health status kidsmentalhealth.org.
Our therapists are trained and educated in the management of shame, an affect we all share, but which is often overwhelming when experienced by children and managed poorly. We will work with you and your child to promote healthy shame management and give your child tools to promote decision making and relationship skills that can be used through the lifespan. We do not offer play therapy/therapy services for children ages 12 and under.