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 Chesterfield.
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 Chesterfield, VA 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 Chesterfield, VA 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.
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Parenting is no easy business. From the moment your child is born, to the day he/she leaves for college — and then even after that — much of your time, labor, and emotional energy goes into raising a happy, healthy son or daughter. We know you love your child and want the very best the world can offer them and sometimes that means seeking outside additional help.
Parenting is a challenge. Moreover, being a kid isn’t easy. The challenges children face today are vastly different than the challenges kids faced just a generation ago. In fact, renowned Psychologist and Author Dr. Archibad Hart once noted in one of his many writings that children today face more change in the first 12 months of their lives than persons did in their entire lives just 100 years ago.
Thriveworks child therapists are the best and brightest in their field. They are ready and able to help with any problems you and your child may be dealing with when you come into our office. Maybe the therapy sounds scary to you. Maybe you feel uneasy bringing your child to a total stranger and are scared you will be judged or misunderstood. Take heart and know that we are 100% professionals about how we handle our clients cases and want to provide the best personal experience to bring your family back on track.
Every child is different, just like every family is different.
We understand that your family is unique and has special needs and issues that require special care. We are read to be able to give that to you.The counselors at Thriveworks Chesterfield have decades of clinical experience helping children and adolescents. They are experts at communicating with adolescents and getting down to the root of the issues. Kids are facing more challenges everyday on a wide spectrum that requires more and more professional insight and help.
Here are just some of the challenges that have become all too common for kids today.
- ADHD (attention defecit / hyperactivity)
- Bullying Problems (including cyber-bullying)
- Eating Disorders
- Social Issues
- Academic Issues
- Disciplinary Issues
- Stress and Anxiety
- And much more …
We Make Therapy Both Convenient and Affordable
It’s hard to admit your child needs therapy. Think of it as a golden opportunity to make a dramatic change in your child’s life for the better. We all want children to have a bright future. This is a step to make sure that happens.
We offer appointments within 24 hours of new clients’ calls to our office and work to set up an appointment time that is convenient for you and our family. In addition, for the convenience of our clients we are in network with most major insurance plans. Call us to learn more at 804-419-4122.
We look forward to meeting you. Reach out to Thriveworks for the best in child therapy.