What is child therapy?
Child therapy, also known as counseling for kids, helps young individuals better understand and manage the challenges that affect their mental health. Common challenges amongst kids include behavioral issues, trauma, bullying, depression, and anxiety. All ages of children can attend and benefit from child-therapy at Thriveworks Allentown.
How does child therapy work?
Child therapy works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the child's needs based on their age group, their challenges, and the severity of their challenges. It might involve play therapy for younger kids or cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, Thriveworks child therapists in Allentown, PA have the expertise and experience to help kids at their level.
Play therapy vs child therapy
Child therapy is a type of therapy meant for clients within a specific age group, while play therapy is an approach to therapy that helps children with self-expression and stress relief, among others. Play therapy is a technique that is often used in child therapy to help children express what's running through their minds when they do not have the words to express their thoughts and emotions. It can get children to express what's wrong, what might be causing unwanted behaviors or what they might need, in a way that is accessible to them so that therapists can then work to treat the issue.
How to tell if my child needs counseling
It's not always obvious when a child should see a therapist for their behavior, though in the midst of challenges like divorce, loss, bullying, and other mental health conditions, it's often a good idea to seek it out. Common behaviors that can indicate a need for child therapy include separation anxiety, bedwetting (at inappropriate ages), and agitation/excessive irritability — especially if it reaches a point of physical violence.
What type of therapy is best for children?
Cognitive behavioral therapy at Thriveworks in Allentown, PA is one of the best types of therapy for children. However, it can be administered in child therapy sessions in a variety of ways that are more accessible to young minds, such as play therapy.
Is child therapy conducted in person or online?
Child therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.
How long does child therapy last?
The length of child therapy depends on your child's needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, child therapy sessions will last for several months.
How much does child therapy cost?
At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay a $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.
Need more help deciding?
Parenting can be on of the most rewarding, yet difficult times in one’s life. It is normal to not have all the answers and to feel frustrated at times. Being a parent is a lifelong journey and adventure. We know that every child is different and some require more attention than others. It is easy to blame yourself in these situations and feel like you have failed. Have you recently felt embarrassed in public when you cannot control your child? Does your child throw fits and yell no matter what you try? Do you feel like all eyes are on you and your child? We get that, we have been there, and we are here to help. Let us partner with you and work as a team. Give Thriveworks-Allentown a call today and speak with a counselor. We understand how important your children are.
What Types of Issues Can You Help My Child Improve On?
We understand that some children are sensitive, some are strong willed, and some have others issues they are struggling with. We want to help you work through these stressors. This list is just a sampling of the kinds of issues that we can help you and your child with:
- Anger Management
- Difficulty in Social Situations
- School Concerns
- Behavior Problems
- Autism Concerns
- Grief and Loss
How Does Counseling Work With Children?
At Thriveworks Allentown a child counselor will sit down with you and actively listen to your concerns. They will help you better understand your child, identify the problem at hand, and give your family strategies and techniques to overcome your child’s issues. Sometimes the best course of treatment is working with the child, parents, or the entire family. We are flexible and will arrange whatever you and your child feel is best. A variety of techniques will be used depending on your child’s age.
What Can Thriveworks Allentown Do to Help?
Parenting is never easy, but we can help take some of the load off of your lap and instead join you in the journey. You do not have to go at this alone, we can help. Let’s face the challenges together. We promise we will be there to help and support you. At Thriveworks-Allentown, we will connect you with a caring, trained, and licensed child counselor to help you. You can finally be the parent you always wanted to be. We truly understand and are compassionate to each situation. We understand how hectic life can be, so we are available at convenient times for you and your family that fit into your busy schedules.
Let’s talk! Together, let’s help your child “thrive!”
Our Allentown, PA office is a TherapyLand location: A positive, empowering place for kids to get the mental health care they deserve. Equipped with sandboxes, dollhouses, easels, puppets, blocks, basketball hoops, and other tools, our play therapy rooms are designed to help kids explore and express their emotions. Learn more about TherapyLand and how it could help your child.