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 Conway.
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 Conway, AR 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 Conway, AR 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?
As parents, we want the best for our children. When our children struggle, we struggle. When our children are in pain, we are in pain.
Individuals who aren’t parents (or persons who have never had a child going through difficult times) often don’t know how difficult (and how complicated) being a good parent can be. Situations are not always black and white and often it feels like the majority of the time we are landing within the grey spectrum. People are learning that the challenges children face today are nothing like the childhood challenges we grew up with only a few years ago.
It’s not simply a bully pushed your child on the playground, or they bad mouthed a teacher in school. Modern society has changed the game for what it means to grow up. Your child is constantly exposed to thousands of opinions, images, videos, and songs that impact their behavior and their mental health. Learning how to prepare for challenges and how to deal with them is a new ball game then the previous generation.
New Issues Include:
- The high levels of stress and academic pressure
- Bullying, now in person and online
- An uncertain future
- Early exposure to drugs and alcohol
- Early exposure to sexual content and issues
- Exposure to unobtainable physical “standards”
- Societal peer pressure
- Trend acceptance
- and much more
If you’re on this page, any number of reasons might have brought you here. You could be here because of behavioral or discipline issues with your child. You could be on this page because you suspect your child could be struggling with ADHD or an Eating Disorder. You could be on this page because your child has recently experienced a trauma or a loss and you don’t know what to do.
No matter what the issue, we want to help. The licensed therapists at Thriveworks, every year, help thousands of children and adolescents (and their parents) overcome a spectrum of difficult life and developmental issues. We only hire the most skilled counselors we can find and many of our clinicians have been featured on major news networks as experts such as CNN, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and Counseling Today.
We believe raising your children should be a joyful memorable experience. Each person is unique which means each family is too. We want to partner with you, and we want to help your family experience healing, growth, and increased happiness and unity. Let us make this an enjoyable experience for you. Let us give you the necessary tools to give your child the best opportunity to thrive and become the very best individual they can possibly be.
When you call, we will strive to set you up an appointment that is convenient for you and your family as soon as possible. So what are you waiting for? Let’s improve your child’s life together.
Call Thriveworks Conway today at 501-404-9737 to set up your first session. We look forward to meeting you!