Is your child falling behind in school?
Or maybe there are changes, such as moving to a new school or divorce going on in their life and they need someone to talk to?
Or lastly, they have witnessed or been involved in a traumatic event?
These days, it’s tougher than ever to be a kid. Added pressures of things like blended families, school, sports and social media make it hard for kids to just be kids. If you find any of the above three statements relating to your child’s life, you may want to consider child counseling for them.
Signs You Should Consider Counseling for Your Child
- You’re noticing delays in developmental milestones or they are falling behind in school
- Your child has an abnormal amount of temper tantrums, acting out incidents, wets the bed or has seen an unexplained change in their eating habits
- Your child appears to be sad more than normal or has large changes in their mood
- Your child isn’t social with other children, or has had a change in their social behavior
- Your child doesn’t enjoy the activities they once loved
- Your child behaves aggressively towards others
- Your child’s sleep patterns have changed – usually sleeping in later or staying up late
- Your child complains of: headache, stomach-ache, or not feeling well despite being healthy
- There have been major changes to your child’s family life – i.e., divorce, re-marriage or death
- Your child has been a victim of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse
Counseling Can Help Your Child
- Strengthen resiliency and their ability to cope during tough times
- Learn how to control emotions such as anger, happiness, sadness, etc…
- Heal from a traumatic experience
- Improve their self-esteem
- Build better relationships with other children, siblings and relative
- Work through experiences of grief and loss
- Learn how to deal with bullying
- Lean how to adapt to changes in family dynamic – divorce, new family members
How We Approach Child Counseling
Our staff understand that there is no one journey for a child to overcome his or her troubles.
We take a client-centered-approach to care, dealing with each child as an individual, and focusing on their individual needs to provide them with a solution which will help them excel in life and overcome their troubles.
Therapy Styles & Techniques our Staff are Familiar with Include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Insight Oriented Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Goal Setting
- Play Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Mindfulness Therapy
- Family Systems Models
- Applied Behavior Analysis
To find out more about child counseling and determine if it’s right for your child, contact us to make an appointment.