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20,417 people sought child therapy help in Texas in the last year

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +35 more
Coping Skills, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, +3 more

As a provider with a family member with lived mental health experience, I understand the value of mental wellness for my patients.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, ARIA | Covenant Management Systems, +34 more
Coping Skills, Stress, ADHD, Postpartum / Pregnancy, Sleep / Insomnia, +2 more

As person who has experienced the difficulties of friends and family members dealing with mental health problems, I am well-equipped to understand and... As person who has experienced the difficulties of friends and family members dealing with mental health problems, I am well-equipped to understand and empathize with a broad spectrum of patients. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +36 more
Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

I am a Board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) that is here to help you face whatever mental health challenges you are struggling wi... I am a Board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) that is here to help you face whatever mental health challenges you are struggling with. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +25 more
Anger, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +5 more

How can I help! At some point in life, we need an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate ally to provide a significant positive impact on our w... How can I help! At some point in life, we need an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate ally to provide a significant positive impact on our wellbeing. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +36 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Men’s Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a Mental Health Practitioner, I utilize my holistic skills and knowledge to help everyone in need and love what I do.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +36 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +15 more

As a minority woman of the Hispanic culture, I understand every culture has particular needs to benefit the individual in holistic care.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +35 more
Stress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, +3 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, ARIA | Covenant Management Systems, +35 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, +12 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +37 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +17 more

As a career-oriented woman living with lifelong anxiety and attention issues, I understand the unique issues encountered in overcoming the day-to-day ... As a career-oriented woman living with lifelong anxiety and attention issues, I understand the unique issues encountered in overcoming the day-to-day stress involved in managing the many roles associated with fulfilling personal, family, and career obligations. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +28 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +4 more

As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), I use evidence-based practices to provide healing, wellness, and recover... As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), I use evidence-based practices to provide healing, wellness, and recovery. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +36 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Stress, ADHD, +6 more

As a long established healthcare provider, first as a bedside nurse and now as a practitioner, I am uniquely qualified to be an effective listener and... As a long established healthcare provider, first as a bedside nurse and now as a practitioner, I am uniquely qualified to be an effective listener and problem solver. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ARIA | Covenant Management Systems, Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network), +32 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +9 more

I believe in an integrative approach that will create a strong foundation and will result in the best outcomes for the clients in my care.

Kaleasha Savage

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

My go-to approach for helping kids in child therapy is listening, validating, and coming alongside of them as they grow and progress in healthy skills..

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

I teach the following tools in child therapy:

  • conflict resolution
  • empathy
  • coping skills
  • social skills
  • goal resolution

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in child therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in child therapy when they are motivated in session and eager to use their skills in the moment.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement child therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in child therapy with going outside, spending quality time with loved ones, utilizing hobbies and trying new hobbies.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

To prepare for their first child therapy session, a child can take their time to build trust with the therapist and talk when they are ready.

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 Fort Worth.

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 Fort Worth, TX 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 Fort Worth, TX 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?

The author H. Jackson Brown Jr. once stated, “Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” When you invest in children’s mental health and development, you see children flourish. This investment benefits individual kids and families, and it also benefits society as a whole. Dependent children need the support of adults. They need us to look after their needs for food, shelter, love, and attention. And when they’re experiencing mental health issues, they need us to match them to expert resources.

The licensed child therapists at Thriveworks in Fort Worth, TX can help children who are struggling with behavioral difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, trauma, and additional mental health and life obstacles. Children don’t typically have the innate resources to deal with adversity unless adults model and teach them coping skills. If parents are going through a divorce, their children might need some extra emotional support. If a child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), they may need to learn some strategies for succeeding socially and academically. The mental health professionals at Thriveworks are highly qualified, compassionate, experienced providers who can help children achieve their goals. 

What Are the Signs of Mental Health Challenges in Children?

Mental health challenges in children can manifest in thoughts and feelings, and/or in behaviors. For example, a child’s behavior might change suddenly and leave their parents confused and disoriented. What could be going on? Any of the following could be signs that a child could benefit from an assessment from a child therapist at Thriveworks in Fort Worth, TX:

  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Body image issues
  • Low energy
  • Irritability
  • Appetite changes 
  • Sleeping issues
  • Violence or aggression
  • Intense worries or anxiety
  • Isolation
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Self-harming behaviors like cutting or burning
  • Expression of suicidal thoughts
  • Inexplicable stomach-aches or headaches

But problems like this don’t necessarily imply mental illnesses. A child could be experiencing some type of trauma or adverse childhood event (ACE). And if your child won’t talk to you about it, they might open up in an individual therapy session or in group therapy with a licensed professional. 

What Is Child Anxiety?

Child anxiety can come in the following forms:

  • Phobias
  • Social anxiety
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Separation anxiety
  • Selective mutism

A younger child may not be able to say what they’re feeling or what they’re worried about, but adults may notice these symptoms of anxiety:

  • Physical complaints
  • Trouble focusing
  • Severe tantrums
  • Sleeping issues
  • Avoidance
  • Clinginess
  • Extreme self-consciousness

Clinical interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can teach anxious children how to modify their thinking patterns so their thoughts don’t get stuck in those anxious ruts. Other anxiety therapies include talk therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness practices.

What Is the Most Common Mental Health Issue in Children?

Children in the United States are most commonly diagnosed with ADHD, which is a mental health condition that affects attention, executive functioning, and behavior. ADHD can be treated with therapy and medication, though therapy alone is a first-line treatment for younger children. 

Other common mental health issues that affect children include the following:

  • Behavioral problems 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ASD
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Conduct disorder (CD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)

The mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Fort Worth, TX have expertise in evidence-based treatments for these and other conditions that affect child and adolescent mental health. But it’s important to keep in mind that for younger children, individual therapy needs to include family members. Child and family therapy go together because the lessons that a therapist teaches children must also be reinforced at home. 

Book a Beneficial Child Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks in Fort Worth, TX

You can get help for your child quickly by calling the Thriveworks office in Fort Worth, TX. Most new clients can meet with their licensed therapist within 24-48 hours of their initial booking. Parents and teens can also reach out to Thriveworks providers by phone or email between sessions, ensuring that they can always access their therapist when needed. Early intervention for mental health issues is always best, so don’t delay getting your child the help they need to flourish. Call Thriveworks today. We look forward to supporting your child!

Child Therapy — TherapyLand™

Our Fort Worth, TX office is a TherapyLand location: A positive, empowering place for kids to get the mental health care they deserve. Equipped with sandboxes, dollhouses, easels, puppets, blocks, basketball hoops, and other tools, our play therapy rooms are designed to help kids explore and express their emotions. Learn more about TherapyLand and how it could help your child.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Fort Worth therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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Self-pay costs at Fort Worth
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

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I love my Dr Odu-Onikosi. But I have had several very bad experiences with the appt makers and supervisors over the appt making ( if there are any supervisors ....as no one has ever called me back ) The mis information they provide is gross and straight up not correct. You are probably losing patients over this as if I didn't like my Dr so much this second instance would have made me stop using Thrive for my needs all together.
Read more I love my Dr Odu-Onikosi. But I have had several very bad experiences with the appt makers and supervisors over the appt making ( if there are any supervisors ....as no one has ever called me back ) The mis information they provide is gross and straight up not correct. You are probably losing patients over this as if I didn't like my Dr so much this second instance would have made me stop using Thrive for my needs all together.
Sara Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Very good process!
Jerry Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Always professional and kind
Miriam Jan 2024
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★★★★★
James seems to have a lot of knowledge in the area I need help in.
Jerry Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Fort Worth is located at the intersection of W Magnolia Ave and Fairmount Ave. We currently share the building with Envoy Hospice, among other businesses, and are located next door to the restaurant The Usual.

Phone number

(682) 223-4725

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • German
  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
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