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2,062 people sought child therapy help in Maryland in the last year

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

Kyle Kunkel

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

A go-to approach for child therapy is to create a confidential safe space to provide a voice where a child may not feel they have one and to build self-esteem and self-confidence in the child through creative expression (e.g., art, movement, games).

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

Tools taught in child therapy are emotional intelligence, emotional regulation, exploring the mind and body through creative arts, and parent training.

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

Meaningful progress in child therapy is seen from the child’s subjective report of coming into each session identifying something they are proud of themselves about. Objective data from parents, teachers, and providers indicate that an unhealthy behavioral pattern has been reduced or even removed from the child's behavioral presentation.

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

Clients can complete the homework assigned after every session. Therapeutic work, in my opinion, does not happen exclusively in the sessions, it happens outside of sessions. The therapeutic setting is meant to explore concepts on a deeper level in order to then make the next step of practicing those skills and concepts in between sessions.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

Making the initial step to set up the session is the most important and most empowering/strength-based thing someone can do, albeit scary! To prepare for that first intake, remember, you're a rock star already.

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 Glen Burnie.

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 Glen Burnie, MD 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 Glen Burnie, MD 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.

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 Glen Burnie therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Glen Burnie
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

5.0 Thriveworks Glen Burnie reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have known Kyle for over 20 years. She is one of the most caring and driven people I know. She goes above and beyond for her clients, friends and family. Kyle is an asset to your company. You are lucky to have her.
Read more I have known Kyle for over 20 years. She is one of the most caring and driven people I know. She goes above and beyond for her clients, friends and family. Kyle is an asset to your company. You are lucky to have her.
Glen Burnie Jan 2022
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★★★★★
I have known Kylie for over 20 years. She is one of the most caring and driven people I know. She goes above and beyond for her clients, friends and family. Kylie is an asset to your company. You are lucky to have her.
Read more I have known Kylie for over 20 years. She is one of the most caring and driven people I know. She goes above and beyond for her clients, friends and family. Kylie is an asset to your company. You are lucky to have her.
Glen Burnie Jan 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Glen Burnie is located off of Cromwell Park Dr. The building across the street from us houses SB Microsystems, AIT Worldwide Logistics, and Idexx Laboratories. In addition, Muddy Branch Bridge runs nearby.

Phone number

(443) 512-2721

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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