Counseling for Children & Teens

Counseling for Children & Teens

When looking for a child therapist, you should find someone who is compassionate, understanding, kind and patient. 

It’s tough being a kid in our modern world. Child therapy can help your loved one learn to cope with those profoundly stressful challenges.  Today, the expectations placed on your children are higher than ever. Schools are becoming more and more competitive, while peer pressure, hormones, bullying and normal adolescent rebellion can influence your child’s life. Plus, they now have to circumnavigate the challenges of growing up in a digital society.

We will not blame and shame either partner but work together to find the problem areas in the most constructive ways possible and our therapist’s will teach you everything we know and can to help you fix it. By working together as a team in this pursuit, we will try to make it an enjoyable and uplifting experience for everyone. Couples counseling will help you:

Does my child need therapy?

There are many ways your child may show you that they are in distress. For some, it’s acting out, fighting, having temper tantrums or bullying their peers. For others, their warning signs may be withdrawing, shutting down emotionally, falling behind in school or ignoring you.

While some behavioral patterns may simply be a part of your child’s personality, external influences can also play a big role. Child therapy can help identify the root causes, which can include:

How does child therapy work?

Introducing your loved one to a skilled and supportive child therapist is a great way to support their personal growth and development. Our therapists who see children are experts at working with children and adolescents between the ages of 5 -17.

Through a combination of play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for children and traditional talk therapy, our specialists will assess their behavior, mood and intellectual functioning. The process is designed to help you as well, as your child’s therapist may suggest new parenting strategies to support your child’s individual needs.  Additionally, we can provide therapy to family members, should it be beneficial for your child’s treatment.

If you need help, we're here to help. Contact us today.

(240) 581-1500

or email us info@imaracounseling.com