Beverly Hills, MI Child and Adolescent Therapy

Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI for Child and Adolescent Therapy/Counseling

From birth to adolescence, children will experience changes in their moods and behaviors. While some of the changes are predictable, they may be challenging. Most of these changes are completely normal in child development. Generally, as long as children behave in ways that are consistent with their age range, the challenges they encounter should not cause concern.

Many theories exist that address the developmental phases children experience, and sometimes it is hard for parents and caregivers to understand them. Erik Erikson, an influential developmental psychologist, outlined the stages of psychosocial development from birth to adulthood, breaking them down to eight stages in life. Five of the stages take place in childhood and adolescence. When there are signs that something is getting in the way of a child’s contentment and ability to live in harmony with the family, at school or with their friends, parents find it hard to witness their child enduring difficulties.

When you have a question about your child’s behavior, it is a good idea to talk with a therapist or counselor. Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI therapists are professionally licensed and have years of experience in the field. They will work with you and your child to identify the issues and move toward living a happier, more fulfilling life.

Stages of Development From Birth to Adolescence

With five of the stages of psychosocial development occurring from birth to adulthood, parents want to be able to find out if their children are experiencing difficulties at home, at school and with their friends. Counseling is beneficial for children—they can work with therapists to pinpoint the reasons for their difficulties, work on the ways to find assistance from parents and teachers and be able to communicate their feelings in reasonable ways.

Nearly everybody with a child who has gone through the teenage stage of life can tell you that it is like a rollercoaster—the ups and downs in a teenager’s life can be a rough ride for both the individual and family members. While they’re at the crossroads of being a child and an adult, they face many issues. It’s important for parents to know how to identify what is considered normal behavior. On top of that, teenagers are faced with many things at this stage in their lives, such as excelling in their classes to be able to get into college, choosing a career, peer pressure and more.

The following are the stages that children and adolescents experience from infancy to adolescence.

  • Infancy-Trust vs. Mistrust. The first stage of human development is where infants explore their surroundings and learn if their environment is safe. Infants need a lot of attention and comfort from their parents in order to be able to trust.
  • Early Childhood—Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt. The next stage of development is when children find their independence. They start to make choices and find out what they like and don’t like. When people say their child is going through “the terrible twos,” they are most likely referring to the tantrums and other behaviors that are common for this stage. Children also begin to find what interests them. These are the years when they have feelings of shame and doubt.
  • Preschool Years—Initiative vs. Guilt. Children find out about emotions in these years and are curious about everything around them. In addition, their imaginations are well at work. They still display temper tantrums and can be stubborn, as well as show their own will.
  • School Age—Competence vs. Inferiority. This is the age when children make friends and learn about relationships. They also want to do well in school. If there are problems with friendships or if a child doesn’t do well in school, he may experience struggles with conditions, such as depression and anxiety.
  • Adolescence—Identity vs. Role Confusion. Adolescents become independent at this stage. With the onset of puberty, they will experience physical changes and emotional “ups and downs.” These are the years when parents and adolescents may encounter difficulties in their relationships. Sometimes adolescents want to try out new identities and behaviors that can lead to struggles at school and at home.

Child/Adolescent Therapy Techniques

At Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI the professional therapists and counselors are experienced in working with children and family members. Therapists will examine the issues and work with the child to be able to build stronger communication skills and sturdy relationships with friends and family members.

There are many ways that the therapists at Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI work with children and adolescents in therapy, including play, family, traditional talk, art and narrative.

Select Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI for Child and Adolescent Therapy

At Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI the professionally licensed therapists and counselors will work with children, adolescents and their parents to examine their concerns, find strategies to help overcome difficulties and map out a plan to find happiness in their lives. Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI won’t place you on a waiting list. Appointments are available in 24 hours for most new clients.

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Great therapist

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Andrea Golden is easy to talk with and goes or of her way to give a balanced perspective.
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Lindsey is great!

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I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
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I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
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Review for Sandra Quigley

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*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
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I really enjoyed meeting Melissa.

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I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
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Moving with meaning

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Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
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I wouldn’t recommend it – one of the worst therapists I’ve ever seen

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The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
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Couldn’t be happier

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We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
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Comfortable

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Comfortable, private space for anyone and everyone in the family to get the personal time and space they need.
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She helped change my life

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Dear Marcy, I can't thank you enough for recommending your therapist Dawn Gaden to me. She has helped change my life. I have always struggled with feeling misunderstood. But recently I fell into a deep depression; beyond something I could resolve myself. Therapy was required for my recovery. Since childhood I have been weary of therapists because I would talk through my problems but I didn't get tools and strategies to handle my problems better. Dawn has changed that. For the first time I leave each appointment not only relieved from having talked my issues through, but more importantly with tools to help me move forward. She has introduced me to methods I had considered silly, but now I could live without. I am proud of the person I am becoming and the journey I have chosen to take. Thank you for all you have done to change my life and my family's future.
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She Inspires Hope

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I found Sandra Quigley on the web while searching for a Christian counselor. I was having a lot of anxiety about making a career change. She not only helped through the anxieties, she also helped me with concerns in my personal life. Sandra's non-judgmental and compassionate approach, made me feel comfortable and hopeful.
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Karen Waldrop

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Ms. Waldrop is an active listener and excellent problem solver. She offers practical resolutions to everyday problems for those suffering with depression, life changes, anxiety, and stress. She provides empathy in a quiet manner with a gentle sense of humor. She is capable to offer a variety of tools for those seeking positive and lasting life changes. If you are seeking someone with whom you can discuss your deepest personal issues in a confidential manner I would highly recommend Ms. Karen Waldrop as your therapist.
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Everything I needed

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I found Sandra Quigley in the back of a magazine (Psychology Today). I desperately needed someone to talk to. Newly retired with plenty of time to allow my mind to take over my life, I felt constantly anxious and very out of sorts. Enter Sandra Quigley- compassionate, non-judgmental, kind, and gentle. She is everything that I needed to heal myself. I had never talked to a therapist before, so this was a new venture. It was very important to me that I find someone with whom I could feel comfortable. Right away, I felt comfortable. I did have assignments; I never was prescribed a single drug. She went out of her way to help me specifically with my issues- finding me articles, books, telling stories. I never felt uncomfortable; I felt and still feel that my time with Sandra is valuable. With Sandra’s help, I have unearthed a much calmer, happier, together self that now wakes up each morning looking forward to the day ahead. We all have our baggage- I never once realized that I could unpack that bag and put my crap away. I now get to walk through life so much lighter!!
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So helpful!

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I really love the helpful and peaceful approach at Thriveworks. I have known Marcy for a long time and her ability to work through tough spots and discuss personalities makes her a lot of fun for me. Time flies when we chat and that is a good thing for a guy like me who is always worried about time. I also love Dawn Gadens video blogs! Wow...so insightful and easy to access. I don't see Dawn in counseling but if she is that good on video I have to believe she is great in person. Give a shot...I bet you will love them.
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  • 31000 Lahser Rd #5
    Beverly Hills, MI 48025

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