Child Therapy in Bensalem, PA—Therapy for Kids and Teens

Child Therapy in Bensalem, PA—Bucks Therapy for Kids and Teens

When we think back on our childhood, many of us think about the good. We remember how fun and care-free it was to be a kid—and we probably even wish that we could return to that period of our life. But with further thought, we would remember that being a kid isn’t always easy. In fact, a big piece of our childhood as well as adolescence is difficult. Remember all of the confusing, unsettling changes that come with this stage of development? The physical changes, the emotional changes, and even the social changes.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” –Socrates

Often, kids and teens need help navigating all of these changes. Fortunately, there are therapists and counselors out there who specialize in child therapy, who know how to best help children and teens. Whether their young clients are feeling self-conscious as they grow another year older, are struggling to cope with the separation of their parents, or are suffering from depression, anxiety, or another mental illness. Whatever the case may be, a child therapist at Thriveworks Bensalem is happy to step in and can help. So, if you think that your kid or teen could find value in meeting with a mental health professional, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem. 

Should My Kid Meet with a Child Therapist?

Sometimes, it’s hard to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. But in this case, we can try to remember what it was like to be a kid—what it was like to go through our first breakup, make friends at a new school, and have trouble at home. If your child or teen is struggling to cope with an event or to manage their feelings, consider looking into a child therapist. To be more specific, a child therapist  in Bucks County can help your child to address the following:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Bullying
  • Sadness and anger
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Other mental illnesses

Therapy proves helpful to many kids and teens who are dealing with problems that negatively affect their feelings and/or behaviors, and who aren’t coping well alone. If this sounds like your child, consider meeting with a child therapist at Thriveworks Bensalem. These professionals have skills and experience that will help your child become happy and healthy again.

Tools and Techniques Used in Child Therapy

As with many other approaches to therapy, child therapy is customized for each client, based on the issue(s) at hand. That said, the primary goal in child therapy is always the same: to help the kid or teen live a happier, healthier life. Still in search of a clearer understanding? Here are a few examples of how a child therapist at Thriveworks Bensalem can help kids heal:

  1. Self-esteem and depression: As we touched on previously, our self-esteem is in serious danger during childhood and adolescence. Why? Because of all those developmental changes we talked about, as well as societal pressures to look and act a certain way. Fortunately, a child counselor can work with kids to build their confidence and improve self-esteem. This, in turn, can help to prevent or manage depression as well as anxiety.
  2. School can make for some significant challenges in childhood and teenhood. For example, many young individuals experience fallouts with their friends and blunders as they begin to experiment with romantic relationships. Additionally, they feel pressured to act a certain way (which we mentioned in #1) and might even succumb to bullying if they don’t meet these expectations. The good news is a child therapist can step in and help their young clients navigate new relationships and have an overall positive experience in elementary, middle, or high school.

Set Up a Child Therapy Session at Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County

Have you noticed any emotional or behavioral changes in your child or teen? Is your family going through a difficult time, of which is negatively affecting your kid? Whatever the basis of concern, meeting with a Bucks County child therapist can prove beneficial.

The providers at Thriveworks Bensalem can offer you unique benefits: in addition to their extensive skills and experience, they offer flexible hours, so as to ensure that you get the help you need as soon as possible. What does this mean exactly? Evening and weekend appointments are available, to accommodate your busy schedule and ensure you can make it to our office without missing work or school.

Are you ready to book an appointment? We’re ready when you are. All you have to do is give us a call.

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Thank you Jamie!

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I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
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Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
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Excellent

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Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
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Compassionate and Wise Counsel

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Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
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Jamie Coonan

★★★★★
I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
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Over 35 years ive known frank

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First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
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Frank

★★★★★
I worked with Frank and found him to be a an empathetic and genuinely caring counselor. Frank is a skilled clinician who helps his client's problem solve to help them meet their goals. Frank has a positive energy and an easy way about him. Frank's clients are lucky to have a dedicated and knowledgeable counselor on their side.
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Talk Therapy that helps

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I found Frank during a tough time in my life. I was dealing with some pretty heavy issues related to family and career and suffering from depression and severe anxiety. Frank listened and had a way of making me see things in a different (more positive) light. It's clear he cares deeply about others and genuinely wants to lessen their suffering. I highly recommend Frank as a counselor. His empathy and skills made him more than qualified to assist in my journey to wellness. Frank: thank you for all that you do. You have made my life less dark, and for that I am grateful.
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Frank Yaeger

★★★★★
Having been privileged to work with Frank as a colleague I have seen his compassion and care first-hand. Frank is not only a skilled clinician, but genuinely cares. Frank works with individuals at their own pace while challenging them to realize their full potential.
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Frank is a True asset

★★★★★
Have been a colleague of Franks for a couple of years now. What I've seen over the past couple of years is an individual who is constantly striving to be the best he can be, at every task he takes on. When it comes to his clinical skills, Frank has been someone I could always turn to for direction and knowledge if the need ever arose, he's definitely a team player. He always has the clients best interest heart and has a warm sense of ease about him. For those who might be looking for assistance in exploring current struggles, I would highly recommend Frank Yaeger.
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Frank Yaeger

★★★★★
I first worked with Frank as a client. He was my personal trainer. He not only expanded my understanding and knowledge of physical health, but also gave me the confidence I need to far exceed my initial goals. As the role of a licensed professional counselor (LPC) I had invited Frank to be part of a three-person panel which included two Ph. D’s speaking on the topic of estrangement. The event went extremely well, and Frank’s contributions were very insightful, informative, and offered tangible methods to address estranged love ones. I highly recommend Frank as a therapist. He will provide unwavering empathy, ‘meet you where you are’ and provide the necessary interventions and compassion to have breakthroughs along your therapeutic journey
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Recommendation for Francis Yaeger

★★★★★
I am pleased to recommend my personal friend, Francis Yaeger, as an excellent counselor at Thriveworks, Bensalem. I have known Francis Yaeger (Frank) for over 40 years having been close friends with his sister most of my life and can honestly say he is singularly qualified and committed to helping others deal with intrapersonal issues. Frank has the unique ability to see things from an objective, fact based viewpoint and the ability to analyze problems from multiple perspectives. He is skilled at helping patients to look at things in a different way, enabling them to resolve difficult issues by helping them see things from a broader perspective. Frank has years of experience working with family relationship problems, grief and loss, addiction and more. He is a kind and caring person with a strong desire to help others. He interacts well with all ages. If you’re looking for a counselor who is objective, compassionate, and effective; Frank will be an asset to your health care needs.
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Frank Yaeger

★★★★★
Frank is always striving to be a better version of himself. He has a level of passion for life and learning that I've rarely seen in others. He works on a holistic approach to life from every angle; whether for himself or with suggestions to others. His interactions make you feel both that he knows where you’re coming from and where you’d like to go, all the while making you feel heard and supported. I feel that he would make anyone a great therapist!
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