Baltimore Child and Teen Counseling

Child Therapy, Teen Counseling in Baltimore, MD—Therapists and Counselors

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.

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Candace Pearson

Candace is a supportive, caring, insightful therapist who truly listens!
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Someone who understands

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!
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Great Therapist

Had a great experience. Would come back again.
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Emotionally Safe Place

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.
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Great Service

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.
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Amazing Company

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Sandy has been very helpful

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!
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Great Counselor

I highly recommend Sharlene, she is compassionate and thorough. I'm confident that you won't regret meeting with her.
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Sharlene Sylvester- Amazing

Absolutely amazing and wonderful counseling services. Sharlene Sylvester provides the most professional and prompt counseling and services. The compassion and knowledge she brings to our discussions are one that excels me in my life and addresses my keypoints. I highly recommend and will certainly return.
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Sharlene is the best

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Sharlene Sylvester

Sharlene is an excellent therapist. She was able to listen to my concerns and help me find a clear path on how to overcome them. I would highly recommend her.
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Happy client of Sharlene Sylvester

The time I spent under the wonderful care of Sharlene Sylvester was amazing and really helpful I definitely recommend her therapy.
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