Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

1,471 people sought child therapy help in Ohio in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

2 therapists available at Cincinnati
View all Cincinnati providers

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Coping Skills, Women’s Issues, ADHD, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, +3 more

I am a young woman in my 30's who has always enjoyed helping people, whether is be paying it forward, a small token of appreciation, some advice, or j... I am a young woman in my 30's who has always enjoyed helping people, whether is be paying it forward, a small token of appreciation, some advice, or just a hug. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

JP Farley Corporation, Oscar Health, Poppins Health, +3 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +2 more

With a rich background in community mental health and invaluable experience in school-based, private practice, and telehealth counseling, I've cultiva... With a rich background in community mental health and invaluable experience in school-based, private practice, and telehealth counseling, I've cultivated a versatile skill set that seamlessly allows me to establish meaningful connections and provide tailored solutions for clients from diverse backgrounds and settings. Read more

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 Cincinnati.

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 Cincinnati, OH 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 Cincinnati, OH 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?

Stephen has always been a rambunctious kid, and he’s channeled that energy into the theater. He was the star of his middle school play, and he’s excited to continue with bigger productions now that he’s 14. Unfortunately, however, he doesn’t feel the same these days. He’s not as comfortable on stage as he used to be, and he keeps making mistakes. As a result, he’s frustrated, and his parents are worried.

Stephen is exhibiting symptoms of social anxiety disorder, a mental health issue that makes it harder to interact with peers and perform in public. Have you noticed a change in your child? Is your teenager dealing with something difficult? Working with a child therapist or counselor can help children of all ages deal with their problems.

Setting up an appointment doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with your child or that you’ve failed as a parent. Children go through difficult times just like adults –– supporting them through adversity can show them that you care about their mental health. Therapy or counseling can help them learn healthy habits that they’ll take into the future.

Watching your child go through a difficult time in their life can be devastating. We want you to know that support is available –– consider calling our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, OH, to get started. We’ll schedule your first appointment with a trained mental health professional and answer any questions you have about the process.

Can Therapy or Counseling Help My Child or Teenager?

Adults face so many struggles in their lives –– work, personal relationships, and parenting. Your child faces their own difficulties, but many are different from the things you experience in your life. Thankfully, working with a therapist or counselor can help your child learn and grow through their problems.

Child therapists and counselors can help children, teens, and adolescents in a wide variety of situations, including:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Trouble making friends
  • Death of a family member or loved one
  • Learning disorders
  • Trouble in school
  • Behavioral issues
  • Bullying
  • Substance abuse
  • Autism diagnosis
  • Fears and phobias

Your child might be dealing with something that isn’t on this list –– and that’s ok. Our trained mental health professionals can help children deal with a wide variety of issues and mental disorders.

Do you think your child could benefit from working with a therapist or counselor? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, OH. One of our scheduling specialists will help you find a session that works for you.

Child Therapy: What To Expect

Mental health treatment for a child, adolescent, or teenager is different from adult-focused treatment. Some of the treatment strategies that work for adults won’t help children overcome their issues. Trained counselors and therapists can deploy the best therapeutic method based on your child’s age, problems, and symptoms.

Many types of talk therapy can help children and their families manage their issues:

  • Family therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Addiction and substance abuse counseling
  • Stress management counseling
  • Supportive therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy

We know that children and adolescents go through unique situations. Working with a six-year-old who’s struggling after the death of a grandparent is very different from supporting a 13-year-old who’s experiencing depression. Our therapists and counselors can create a personalized environment so your child can get the care they need.

It can be tough to watch your child struggle with something in their life, but we want you to know that support is available. If your child is dealing with an issue or showing signs of a mental disorder, consider reaching out to a professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, OH, today.

Child Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, OH

Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, OH, is here to help your child if they’re struggling mentally, emotionally, or behaviorally. Consider calling us today if you want to work with a mental health professional. One of our team members can help you find a session that works for you and your child.

Between work, school, and taking the kids to extracurricular activities, it can be challenging to find time for mental health care. That’s why we offer online appointments –– you and your child can work with a therapist without having to leave your home. We also offer evening and weekend sessions to help you fit care into your schedule.

Historically, finding time for mental health care involves long wait times before your child can see a provider. We wanted to do things differently –– our clients can see a provider quickly. Our flexible scheduling options allow most new clients to meet with a provider within 24-48 hours.

Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, OH, today to set up your first appointment. Our child therapists can help your child learn and grow happily and healthily.

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 Cincinnati therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Healthsmart

  • Humana Exchange

Show more
Self-pay costs at Cincinnati
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

Thriveworks Cincinnati has no reviews yet, but check out these reviews from locations in Ohio.

4.5 Thriveworks Cincinnati reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

0 photos

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cincinnati is located at 2300 Montana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211, near the Montana Ave exit off Interstate 74.

Phone number

(513) 657-1981

Languages spoken by OH providers

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

Shown in ET

Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET