Often times in therapy the solution to the current challenges has nothing to do with the problem itself. It is not directly relational. For example, a depressed and angry teen may have an absolute change after engaging in equine therapy. A self conscious young teenage male may benefit from weekly get togethers with a trusted consistent adult. I see my job as to assist in discovering the solution to help your child succeed even if it does not involve me. I will make recommendations if I think something else may be more helpful or speed up the therapeutic process.
- Difficulties at school, either with teachers, peers or academics.
- Sudden changes in mood or behavior.
- Difficulties with sleeping, eating or going to the bathroom.
- Irritability, difficult “temper tantrums”, excessive anger or aggression.
- Sad or scary dreams, nightmares, or fantasies.
- Preoccupation with ideas, thoughts or feelings that seem inappropriate to their age.
What Issues Does Child Therapy Address?
- Separation/Divorce and other family changes.
- Trauma that the child experienced or witnessed.
- Grief and loss of loved ones.
- Recovery from child abuse (physical, sexual or psychological).
- School or academic problems.
- Sleeping or eating problems.
- Difficulties in relating to other children or adults.
- Aggression, irritability, anger.
- Behavior problems.