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Child Mental Health Therapy Services

You've got questions? We've got answers!

We offer personalized mental health services tailored to your child's development to fit your needs.

✓ Are emotional outbursts causing friction in your parent-child relationship?

✓ Are you concerned about your child's emotional health?

Why start therapy for children?

Learn whether it's ADHD, anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns affecting your child

Find out strengths and limitations your child is experiencing as a result of their mental health 

Get answers to your questions about conditions like technology dependence, attention problems, or behavioral issues

Gain insight into school or work performance, including what might be getting in the way

Understand emotions and how you and your child handle them

Get an individualized treatment plan

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone interested in knowing more about how their child's mind works

Those seeking school or work recommendations or accommodations

Parents or individuals looking for a personalized roadmap of next steps to support mental health

How does it work?

When we work with your child, we work with them on their level - using neuroscience to utilize the language of metaphor and play. We use evidence-based interventions to work with your child to use their emotional language, expand their self-control, and utilize their coping skills in order to help them better manage their feelings and behavior.

These sessions are typically 45-50 minutes, depending on the child's age.

Why is my kiddo struggling?

What we know about children is that their behavior tells us more about their inner world than they can say with words.  When your child can't handle their thoughts, feelings, experiences - they'll tell us with their behaviors.   

Are parents involved?

Updates on progress towards clinical goals or new parental concerns are done during parent sessions - private from the child's sessions. Parent sessions allow our counselors to teach you the neurobiology behind their child's behavior, learn how to support your child at home, and to give you an opportunity to report on your child's behavior witnessed at home or school.  It gives you a chance to vent in a way that your child can't overhear and gives you a chance to get practical feedback and advice about how to support .

Let's Get Started!

Your child can start to feel better - and so can you. Our office will contact you for a consultation to discuss your particular child, what to expect from the therapy process with us, and how we can help.

What else can you tell me?

Therapy offers your kiddo a safe space to work through their thoughts and emotions. With the help of a specialized therapist, children can resolve problems, modify behaviors, and make positive and lasting changes.

The following are a few different types of psychotherapy available to children and families. Each offers unique approaches and techniques to bring about positive outcomes. Sometimes a therapist may choose to use just one specific treatment, and other times he or she may find a combination of various treatments is the best approach to help your child.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is especially appropriate for children ages 3 through 12 years old.  Play therapy allows your child to change the way they think about and resolve their concerns. Even the most troubling problems can be confronted in play therapy and lasting resolutions can be discovered, rehearsed, mastered and adapted into your child's lifelong strategies. Learn more about Play therapy here.  The best news? Kids don't want to leave our playrooms.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

CBT helps your child to identify harmful thought patterns. Once your child recognizes that their thoughts create their feelings and moods, they can learn to control themselves and their behavior. Research has shown that CBT is highly effective at treating depression and anxiety as well as helping individuals, including children, deal with traumatic experiences.  Our therapists utilize Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy as part of our many interventions in play therapy. 

But when should I actually start therapy for my child?

At every age, children can be faced with life’s challenges.  Providing treatment early for your child can dramatically improve your whole family's quality of life, and sets your child up for a better understanding of themselves and their own capacity to heal and cope with life's difficulties.  We want your child to have the best chances to build resilience, self-esteem, coping skills that are appropriate - not be limited to numbing or ignoring their feelings behaviors.  Pushed down feelings don't go away, they sneak out through problematic behaviors, low-esteem, depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors to help numb out.

Therapy is not a quick fix. It is instead a thoughtful and comprehensive process that provides your child with insights and skills so that they may become masters of their thoughts and feelings. This, in essence, is how children develop into happy, healthy, and successful adults.