Understanding the unique needs of our younger clients, We offer therapeutic services specifically designed to help children and adolescents. Given that younger clients frequently have difficulty putting their feelings into words, children require therapists who understand and specialize in their developmental and emotional needs.
Therapy with children and adolescents can take a variety of forms. Frequently we use play therapy, which relies upon using the language of a child’s imaginary play to provide a greater understanding of the young client’s emotions. Adolescents will often engage in more traditional “talk therapy,” but specialized techniques may be used to help create an easier way for him/her to relate.
Additionally, we will also work in collaboration with the child’s parents, gathering relevant information and suggesting possible behavior interventions at home. As always, if additional services are needed, such as medication or further evaluations, we will offer appropriate referrals.
Common issues addressed include:
- Behavior Problems
- Academic Trouble
- Defiance Towards Authority Figures
- Social Problems
- Adjusting to Recent Changes in Family or School
If you are interested in any of these services or just have questions, please go to the CONTACT US page or call us at 847-729-3034.