Benefits of Child & Adolescent Counseling
When a child or teenager is suffering from mental, emotional, behavioral or psychological distress and/or trauma, it can be extremely difficult to cope with, especially when the child feels like no one understands or that nothing can be done to change their situation. In these cases, a child counselor can be extremely beneficial.
Through play therapy, walk & talk therapy, and other therapeutic activities, a mental health professional can identify the underlying issues that are affecting your child’s overall health and well-being, so that he or she can quickly return to a healthy baseline of functioning.
The truth is that many children are unable to fully understand and articulate the complex thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that accompany the emotional and/or psychological issues they are experiencing. Counseling may be just what your child needs to work towards mental and emotional wholeness.
It is common for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to seek counseling services for children if they feel they are in need of professional help. These professionals understand that child counselors can observe, assess, and identify the root cause of your child’s distress.
Remember, the main goal of child and teen counseling is to use the knowledge and expertise of a trained child counselor to calm your concerns and to help your child get the help he/she needs to function properly.
A child counselor can provide both you and your child with the tools needed to discuss sensitive topics and tackle tough issues in a healthy and productive way. This specialist can help both you and your child navigate uncomfortable, scary, and anxiety-provoking times with less stress and turmoil.
As a parent, you want nothing more than complete health and happiness for your child. However, situations sometimes occur that you simply can’t “fix” on your own. The good news is that you don’t have to be the “fixer” in every situation. Our team of professional counselors and mentors are passionate about helping your child navigate the challenges of childhood and adolescents.
Don’t hesitate to seek professional help for your child or teen when you notice that your child is struggling or behaving in a way that could be detrimental to their mental or emotional well-being.
We offer the following services, individualized to meet your child or teen’s needs:
- Individual Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Support Groups
- Parent Education & Support
- 1:1 Mentoring
- Defiant Behavior
- Low Self-esteem
- Childhood trauma
- Academic Underachievement
Services may be covered in full or in part by your child’s Medicaid, BC/BS or All Kids insurance plan.
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