Counseling for children in Colorado Springs, CO – Setting the foundation so your child can thrive
Our children’s well-being and happiness is oftentimes a top priority in families. From school functions, to sports practices, concerts and parties, we spend hours each day shuttling them around town. Not to mention homework, chores, family time, meals…. Raising children is tough work! Raising children is especially difficult emotionally. When they hurt, we hurt. At Thriveworks Colorado Springs, we know there is little you won’t do to set your child up for success. We want the same thing for your child. Let’s set a foundation that will build their self-esteem and confidence, improving their well-being, happiness, and success.
As we are racing through the days with our many activities on our calendars, we often forget to take the time to establish and monitor our children’s emotional health. At Thriveworks Child Therapy Colorado Springs, we believe that children and families can find substantial benefit in meeting with a counselor.
Why choose Colorado Springs Thriveworks Child Therapy?
It’s difficult to see your child facing difficult issues. Thriveworks Colorado Springs Child Therapy is equipped with the skills needed to get your child back to a place they can grow and thrive. The sooner your son or daughter works through the difficult situation with us, the better. Working through a situation early on helps to prevent poor coping habits and prevents a drop in their self-esteem.
Parents will oftentimes bring their son or daughter to therapy, just as they would for a routine dental checkup. The check up with your child is preventive in nature, checking in on their emotional health. Other times, parents will have spent hours weighing options, deciding if help is needed and who to reach out to for help. In either case, know that our therapists are experienced with helping children of all ages and for a variety of concerns.
Families pursue child therapy for many reasons:
- Difficulty in making and keeping friendships
- Anger outbursts
- Lack of confidence and self esteem
- Eating concerns
- Autism concerns
- Difficulty in focusing on schoolwork
- Discipline issues at school or home
- Stress and anxiety
- School attendance concerns
- Loss of a friend or loved one
We want to be sure to mention that child therapy is used to treat past and present emotional pains, as well as helping your child to grow and develop higher levels of personal development. Growth in compassion and empathy will help them in their social world. Growth in self-esteem will help them cope with mistakes and try new things. Growth in perseverance will help them to hang in there and not give up quickly when things become difficult. All of these areas of development help a child to become resilient, which will help them to have the confidence to overcome whatever life throws at them.
Child Therapy Strategies
It may seem impossible to reason with a 3 year old, but trust us! This is where the counselors at Colorado Springs Thriveworks really shine. We use a variety of techniques to understand what is happening in your child’s minds and how their thoughts and emotions are being played out through their actions. You’ll be surprised that even very reserved and quiet children will open up with our professional counselors.
Child Therapy Strategies May Include:
- Play, Art and Music therapy
- Talk therapy
- Mindfulness skills, such as breathing techniques and relaxation
- Teaching coping skills
- Teaching self-awareness
- Small groups – see details below
- Teaching communication strategies for interpersonal skills
The professional counselors for child therapy at Thriveworks, Colorado Springs individualize each therapy plan. Just as each child and family is unique, so are the techniques and strategies used. We will work with you to identify goals and discuss progress as we close in to the identified goal. In addition, we want your child to leave each session with a spring in their step and renewed sense of confidence.
Small Groups – The benefits for children are plentiful!
- Strong sense of belonging
- Connection and relationships with other people
- Sharing of positive ideas
- Growth in self-worth and self confidence
- Strengthen relationship skills
- Sharpen communication skills
- Find passions and interests
At Thriveworks Colorado Springs, we are continually running small groups. We find the therapeutic setting and the sense of belonging create an ideal environment to grow and develop in any area. Check out the “groups” tab at the top of the home page. Contact 719-266-3919 to schedule.
Details: Each small group will have 2 providers, and 6 people in them. They will run for 8 weeks, with 1 session each week. The cost is $400 for the entire length of the group.
Let Us Help!
You’ll quickly find that at Thriveworks, we do business differently.
Scheduling – easy peasy! When you call our number, you’ll talk with a Thriveworks specialist that will walk you through scheduling for your first appointment. We don’t have a waiting list! After this first appointment, you can simply schedule with your counselor or schedule with our online portal.
Thriveworks is a national community of providers that strives to be the best in the field of mental health. You’ll find that we have many providers with different strengths and personalities. You’ll find our joy is contagious and our relationships are genuine. We find strengths in people, families and situations – building a positive foundation.
Working with children takes many hands. At Thriveworks, we will partner with you to build a network of support around your child. This may include having discussions with your child’s teachers, inviting family members in for sessions and partnering with important people in your child’s life. Call us today at 719-266-3919
Check out the link below to hear a female firefighter talk about bravery verses fear in girls and adolescents. She discusses how practicing bravery builds confidence, decreasing anxiety.
Mindfulness is a strategy to use to help children calm, focus and self reflect. See the video for details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUcC71-W9Os