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5,133 people sought child & teen counseling help in Maryland in the last year

Discover how starting child & teen counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Child & teen counseling

What is Child & teen counseling?

Thriveworks child & teen counseling in Baltimore 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 and adolescents can attend and benefit from therapy.

How does Child & teen counseling work?

Child & teen counseling works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the child or teen'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 (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, child & teen counselors have the expertise and experience to help young individuals at their level.

Is Child & teen counseling conducted in person or online?

Child & teen counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Child & teen counseling last?

The length of child & teen counseling at Thriveworks in Baltimore, MD depends on your child's needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, child & teen counseling sessions will last for several months.

Need more help deciding?

Moving to a new town. Changing schools. Experiencing trauma. Enduring abuse. Developing symptoms of a mental illness. These are but a few problems that children might experience and not know how to manage. Child therapy is a specific type of therapy designed to help children work through these challenges that can cause them mental distress. Additionally, child therapy equips these young individuals with tools that will allow them to grow well through life.

“Instead of saying, ‘I don’t want my child to be perceived as different,’ let’s

flip the script and say, ‘I don’t want my child to feel pressured to be normal.’”

–M.O. Kelter

We all need a little extra help, support, or guidance from time to time. That includes children and teens! If you suspect that your child or teen could benefit from talking to a mental health professional, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling to work with a child therapist. Our child therapists and teen counselors specialize in helping kids and meeting their unique needs. To schedule an appointment for your child and get started now, just give our office a call. We’re ready to help.

How Is Child Therapy Beneficial?

We’ve all heard the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true not only for our children’s physical health, but their mental health too. Waiting until an issue starts affecting a child’s well-being, friendships, and school work, makes it more difficult to treat. Seeking help preventatively, or at the early signs of a problem, greatly increases the chances of raising a healthy, mentally strong child.

Thriveworks Baltimore child therapists know that a child who can identify, control, and communicate his or her emotions has an advantage over a child who cannot. A child who has a good grasp on their emotional literacy can relate to the feelings of the people around them and is better able to seek help when struggling with a problem. Conversely, a child who is unable to understand or express his or her emotions will act out as a reaction to what he or she is feeling. In those cases where children lack the vocabulary or developmental ability to explain their concerns, parents are left guessing what the problem might be.

Thriveworks Baltimore child therapists help take the guesswork out of the equation with their training and ability to assess what problems may already exist, and bolster your child’s emotional literacy for the future.

Boosting Emotional Literacy in Child Therapy

Boosting emotional literacy through talking to one of our counselors can also help your child achieve these benefits:

  • Better mental and physical health
  • The ability to calm down faster from a stressful situation
  • Increased ability to empathize with others
  • Increased self confidence
  • More success in school
  • Better able to make friends

Whether your child already struggles with regulating and expressing his or her emotions, or you want to protect your child for the future, Thriveworks Baltimore child counselors can help. Effective communication and regulation skills are valuable not only in childhood, but in adulthood too. Fostering these skills early, before your child is exposed to the challenges and pressures of life, is an important key to long term success. Call our office to find out how we can increase your child’s emotional literacy and help protect them for the future.

Schedule a Child Therapy or Teen Counseling Session at Thriveworks Baltimore, MD

If you think that your child could benefit from working with a mental health professional who has specific skills, training, and experience in working with kids, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling. Here are a few signs your child could benefit from therapy:

  1. If they exhibiting symptoms of a mental illness
  2. If they express a sudden reluctancy to go to school
  3. If they’re a victim of bullying
  4. If they might have a learning disorder or disability

These are just a few signs that they could benefit from working with a child therapist. As we mentioned above, the earlier the intervention the better. To schedule their first session, simply call our office. We’ll be happy to get your child all set up with one of our specialists.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Baltimore therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Baltimore
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Baltimore reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Candace is a supportive, caring, insightful therapist who truly listens!
Baltimore Dec 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
In these tense and uncertain times, it’s really helpful to be able to talk to someone who I know shares similar experiences, can understand where I’m coming from, and can help me understand how to do the best I can to improve myself in my circumstances. Tia is a great listener with a gentle, calming demeanor. She knows how to laugh and how to really listen. She’s really helped me through some tough times and encouraged me throughout. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
Read more In these tense and uncertain times, it’s really helpful to be able to talk to someone who I know shares similar experiences, can understand where I’m coming from, and can help me understand how to do the best I can to improve myself in my circumstances. Tia is a great listener with a gentle, calming demeanor. She knows how to laugh and how to really listen. She’s really helped me through some tough times and encouraged me throughout. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
Baltimore Sep 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Had a great experience. Would come back again.
Baltimore Sep 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Sharlene Sylvester is a supportive therapist that is passionate about mental health. She is professional, ensures patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPPA laws. She provides a safe place to process emotions and not feel judged.
Read more Sharlene Sylvester is a supportive therapist that is passionate about mental health. She is professional, ensures patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPPA laws. She provides a safe place to process emotions and not feel judged.
Baltimore Aug 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I recommend Sharlene Sylvester for your therapy needs. After searching for just the right fit, Sharlene checked all the boxes including making me feel heard and comfortable.
Read more I recommend Sharlene Sylvester for your therapy needs. After searching for just the right fit, Sharlene checked all the boxes including making me feel heard and comfortable.
Baltimore Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Sharlene Sylvester is a great therapist. I recommend her highly. She is supportive and knowledgeable. Book your appointment now!
Read more Sharlene Sylvester is a great therapist. I recommend her highly. She is supportive and knowledgeable. Book your appointment now!
Baltimore Jul 2020
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★★★★★
As first-generation immigrants we have a touch time raising kids in US. Being caught between two different cultures, our teenager daughter intuitively rejects parents' culture and is often unrespectful toward parents and her sibling. But we as parents have no relatives in US for counseling. Talking to Sandra has been very helpful as she instructed us how to communicate with our confused teenager, how to guide her through the difficult time. Thank you, Sandy!
Read more As first-generation immigrants we have a touch time raising kids in US. Being caught between two different cultures, our teenager daughter intuitively rejects parents' culture and is often unrespectful toward parents and her sibling. But we as parents have no relatives in US for counseling. Talking to Sandra has been very helpful as she instructed us how to communicate with our confused teenager, how to guide her through the difficult time. Thank you, Sandy!
Baltimore Jul 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Sharlene, she is compassionate and thorough. I'm confident that you won't regret meeting with her.
Read more I highly recommend Sharlene, she is compassionate and thorough. I'm confident that you won't regret meeting with her.
Baltimore Jul 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Baltimore, MD is located off of Hamill Rd, between the Baltimore Country Club and Jones Falls Expy. We share a building with Pediatric Eye Care of Maryland and Fresenius Kidney Care Cross Keys, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Falls Rd & Hamill Rd SB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(410) 724-1848

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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