Is your child struggling emotionally, socially, behaviorally, and/or academically?
It’s difficult to see your child struggling in an area whether it is in school, with friends, or around the house. Seeking a therapist may be overwhelming and you may have a million questions:
- Why is my child acting out?
- Why is he/she behaving like this?
- Why is he/she so anxious and stressed out?
- Is it my fault?
- Why won’t they talk to me?
- Have I failed my child?
If you know your child is capable of more and you envision a different path for him/her, you’re making the right decision in finding your child a skilled therapist who will walk with you through this challenging journey.
We like to provide a safe, fun, and engaging environment to allow children and adolescents to find a place where they can connect and be open. The goal is to provide a comfortable environment for them to express themselves while providing parents and caregivers with support and guidance in working with children and adolescents.
What will therapy look like for my teen?
At first, your therapist will talk with you, ask questions, and listen to learn more about you and your child. This helps your therapist understand the issues.
In therapy sessions, the client might:
- Talk. Therapists have people talk about their feelings. Talking is a healthy way to express feelings. It helps people feel accepted, understood, and ready to learn.
- Do activities. Therapists might teach lessons about emotions, coping skills, or facing fears. Activities and worksheets help make these lessons interesting.
- Practice new skills. A therapist might teach skills like mindfulness and calm breathing. You might learn ways to face fears or lower stress. Or how to speak up for yourself. In your therapy meetings, you might practice the skills you learn.
- Solve problems. Your therapist will ask how problems affect you at home and at school. You will talk together about how to solve these problems
How long does it take for therapy to work?
Treatment depends on the individual’s needs. Most parents see a significant difference with their child anywhere from 8-10 sessions.