Child Therapy

Children may need therapy to address obstacles associated with the development of emotional, behavioral and/or cognitive skills.  Children’s need for services are often exposed at school but not always.  This exposure takes place in the form of lower academic achievement and/or disciplinary problems.  However; at home, you may notice your child is not socializing, having mood swings or is overly anxious.  The therapist will interact with your child on their level to identify any mental health issues, (such as depression, trauma, grief, anxiety, ADHD) problematic behaviors (including stealing, lying, bed wetting) and poor emotional responses (like anger outburst, excessive crying).  Then utilizing various treatment methods including play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy or trauma-focused therapy, the therapist will teach the child appropriate responses to stressors, ways to cope with strong emotions and effective decision-making skills.