Child Therapy and Counseling – Counselors and Therapists in Peachtree City
Children experience a significant amount of growth and development during their youth and adolescent years. Child therapy focuses on the growth and changes occurring in your child and their effects on his/her mental health.
During periods of change, children and teens are just as susceptible as adults to develop a mental health concern. Stressors such as moving, school, family separation and relationships with their peers can all contribute to a child exhibiting the symptoms of an underlying problem.
Some mental health disorders that are typically prevalent in youth are:
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Eating disorders
- Autism spectrum disorders
It can be difficult for parents to identify if their child’s behavior is age and socially appropriate, or if there is a need to seek counseling. Knowing what things to watch for and seeking counseling once they have been detected can ensure that a child receives proper care as soon as possible. Though signs can be unique to each child, there are some overarching signs that young people in turmoil will exhibit.
These may include:
- Loss of sleep or chronic tiredness
- Loss of appetite
- Aggressive behavior
- Difficulty concentrating
- Intense mood changes
- Drastic and sustained changes to their behavior
If you have observed one or more of these symptoms in your child then it may be beneficial to seek the guidance of a child counselor. A qualified counselor can use the signs you have observed along with their expertise in the area as a guide to determining the underlying cause of the behavior. Our office provides a controlled and safe environment for your child to express their feelings and learn tools to better cope with the stress and change in their life.
A licensed and experienced counselor can help develop those skills to work through issues that are specific to your child and their experiences. Through counseling, children can develop resiliency skills that they can build on starting in their childhood and continuing throughout their whole life.
Please contact our office to set up an appointment to further discuss the signs and symptoms of a mental health illness. A trained professional would be happy to help.