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20,417 people sought child therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

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As a nurturer by nature, I approach each session with empathy and a willingness to hear my clients.

Starting Child therapy

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 Bastrop.

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 Bastrop, TX 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 Bastrop, TX 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?

As a parent, you never want to think about the possibility of something being “wrong” with your child. You don’t want to envision a life for them that resembles anything other than happiness and open opportunities. Unfortunately, that’s not often the case. There are numerous struggles every child faces — internally and externally — that they need help processing through, and doing so requires skills that aren’t magically bestowed upon you as soon as you become a parent.

Your job is to love and care for them, not to know the ins and outs of the human psyche. Seeking help isn’t a sign of giving up, it’s equipping your son or daughter with the skills they need to live a healthy, balanced life.

There might be some lingering, unresolved issue or trauma that is causing your child some trouble or perhaps you think he or she simply needs some help adjusting to a new home or school. You might not know why he or she has become more withdrawn, seemingly out of nowhere. But if you suspect there’s something going on — trust your paternal intuition and look into it. At Thriveworks Bastrop Child Therapy, we have talented, caring clinicians on staff who have spent their careers addressing the emotional and mental health needs of children. Let us help.

Why Pursue Child Therapy?

If you’re child appears to be dealing with anger, sadness, or simply doesn’t quite seem like his or her usual self, there’s no reason to wait and see if his or her mood will correct itself. You can find help right away.

Some common issues we see in child therapy include:

  • Life change, such as parent’s divorce
  • ADHD/ADD concerns or diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Emotional or psychological problems
  • Anxiety
  • Autism concerns or diagnosis
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Violent or criminal behavior
  • Addictions to drugs or alcohol
  • Disruptive behavior or poor performance in school

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Child Therapy Techniques

Just like you speak differently with a toddler than you do with a teenager, a trained counselor will adjust the techniques he or she will use with your child, depending on their age and unique personality.

A skilled therapist are able help children open up and discuss their concerns in ways that they might feel uncomfortable with their parents. Some methods used include:

  • Teaching coping methods
  • Talk therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioral therapy
  • Behavior modification techniques
  • Family therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Identifying and treating underlying psychological issues
  • Identifying and treating underlying medical issues
  • Play therapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Teaching relaxation methods

Contact Bastrop Child Therapy Today

Whether your son or daughter is struggling from emotional or behavioral issues, or simply if you’re looking for an opportunity for your child to develop life-long skills that will help them in all aspects of life, we are here for you.

For some people, the idea of bringing in their child to therapy is a frightening prospect. At Thriveworks, however, we do everything we can to make the process as simple and inviting as possible. Call us today, and a friendly voice will schedule your child’s first session for this week, if not within 24 hours, at a time that fits your lifestyle. We also accept most major insurance providers.

Call Thriveworks Bastrop Child Therapy today. It would be our honor to walk with you and your son or daughter on this journey of healing and progress.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Bastrop therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Bastrop
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 Bastrop reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Read more I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Bastrop Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Trustworthy and reliable! Always felt like a priority with the services. Thank you!
Bastrop Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Read more Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Bastrop Oct 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Read more This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Bastrop Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Read more Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Bastrop Mar 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

The Bastrop Thriveworks office is located on College Street which is the feeder road of Highway 71E close to the downtown area, between Highway 95 and the Colorado River. It is housed in the Bastrop Professional Building nestled between Advanced Pain Care and Austin Retina in Suite E.

Phone number

(512) 601-5809

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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