Children and Teens

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.

Some of the signs your child may benefit from therapy are:
  • 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.
Anxiety and depression often manifest differently for children than they do for adults. If your child is having a hard time with their behavior at home, at school or with friends, or if they are having a hard time transitioning from one activity to another, they may be expressing unspoken concerns and fears

What Issues Does Child Therapy Address?
Child therapy has been shown to be greatly effective in a wide variety of situations, for children facing a variety of challenges, including:

  • 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.

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