Counseling for children and teens involve working on a one-on-one basis with a therapist to plan and to create positive changes in their behaviors at school and in home, improve emotional regulation and encourage productive social skills. Children and teen clients can be seen individually in their home or in office.
Parents bring in their children to therapy for a number of different reasons including treatment for depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, resolving past trauma, or feelings of emptiness.
Additionally, ongoing counseling is a common and useful means of self-growth and self-actualization. Therapy can help children and teenagers to resolve barriers which interfere with their social relationships, self-esteem, academic performance and behaviors at home.
The sessions may focus on current or past problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings, or relationships. This may involve learning new skills, trying out new behaviors, working through old issues, developing new and age appropriate coping skills and improving the overall quality of their relationships with family members.