Child and Adolescent Therapy in Buffalo, NY

Child and Adolescent Therapy in Buffalo, NY

Childhood. A time of popsicles and swimming pools, neighborhood friends and dirty knees. And then our dear friend puberty knocks and suddenly we are swung into an exciting new world of social circles, athletics, clubs of all kinds, and the ever-looming hope of turning 18.

If only it were that easy.

The glimmering ideal of youth can be dotted with holes, and our children can suffer in ways that we as adults do not understand. As a parent, you want what is best for your child, and sometimes that best is getting help. Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY is here to guide you and your child to your full potential. Our licensed child therapists understand the unique hardships that come with childhood and adolescence, and we understand that the mental and emotional success of our children comes before all else. Youth can be hard, but we believe that with a little help, children and adolescents everywhere can succeed.

Therapy for Adolescents and Teenagers

The teenage brain is not fully developed until around 25, leaving adolescents and teenagers with splotchy judgement, impulsive behavior, and emotions that always seem to run on high.

1 in 5 teenagers has a diagnosable mental illness, yet only 50% of them get the help they need. These numbers could explain that “off” behavior you may be witnessing in your teen. Sometimes, all they need is a good snack and a nap, but other times there is a deeper problem taking root. It is always worth seeking help if you have suspicions your adolescent is struggling. Adolescent counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY are here to help! We offer counseling for many teenage issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (including social and school-related anxiety)
  • Social media or video game addiction
  • Bullying
  • Changes in family life (deployment, loss, divorce, etc.)
  • Drug use
  • Self-harm
  • Eating concerns/disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anger management

Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY can help calm the choppy waters of adolescence.

Therapy for Children and Youth

There is little that brings more joy to a parent than seeing your child race home to you after school, a big smile on their face as they rush to tell you all about their amazing substitute teacher and the epic marshmallow structure they made. There is also little that crushes us more than seeing that child hurt. And yet, it happens.

Younger children are still learning how the world works and how they fit into the larger scheme of things. While stumbling and growing, the habits and mindsets they gain will impact their future–for better or worse.

Issues and conditions our licensed child therapists can help with include, but are not limited to:

  • Trouble adapting to a new school or lifestyle
  • A family loss
  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Bullying
  • Social anxiety/extreme shyness
  • ADHD
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to physical and/or emotional abuse
  • Adverse childhood events (ACEs)

The counselors at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY understand the different psychology and thought processes of children and use appropriate methods to treat each unique child. It is important for us to involve you, as the parent, in their therapy because at the end of the day, you are their rock!

Make a Therapy Appointment for You and Your Child at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY

In the case of a child’s mental health, it’s best to intervene early, as a family. You can call the Thriveworks office in Buffalo, NY and meet with a licensed child therapist as early as tomorrow or the next day. Our therapists try to make the intake process easy and comfortable for parents/caregivers and children alike. Thriveworks providers can meet with clients in-person at the modern office, or via online counseling appointments. They also accept most major forms of health insurance coverage.

The mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY understands that growing up can hurt, and it hurts in drastically different ways depending on your age. Our experts have experience working with children and can be your path towards a happier kid and family life!

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Jennifer Burt- LCSW-R

Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
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Extremely pleased

Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
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So glad we found this place!

I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
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great care

Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
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  • 1120 Youngs Rd Suite 300
    Buffalo, New York 14221

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-9:30PM

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