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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

My go-to approach for helping kids in child therapy is child-centered play therapy (CCPT). I find the best benefit in CCPT because research supports the effectiveness of play therapy with children experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems, including children whose problems are related to life stressors, such as divorce, death, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, assimilate stressful experiences, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters.

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

I teach the following tools in child therapy:

  • Become more responsible for behaviors and develop more successful strategies.
  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems.
  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others.
  • Learn to experience and express emotion.
  • Cultivate empathy and respect for the thoughts and feelings of others.
  • Learn new social skills and relational skills with family.
  • Develop self-efficacy and thus a better assuredness about their abilities.

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 provide a self-report on their progress, when the parent acknowledges improvements, and through observations in sessions. Research suggests that it takes an average of 20 play therapy sessions to resolve the problems of the typical child referred for treatment. Of course, some children may improve much faster while more serious or ongoing problems may take longer to resolve.

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

Clients can supplement their time in child therapy by working on stated goals, completing homework, working together with their family or social supports, and practicing a healthy lifestyle.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

To prepare for their first child therapy session, a child can know that they can ask the counselor any questions they have about therapy. The child and parent can identify behaviors needing to be worked on, potential goals, strengths of the child, and suitable times for therapy. They must also be aware of the effectiveness of in-person therapy versus telehealth, especially considering a child's age.

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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 Grand Prairie.

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 Grand Prairie, 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 Grand Prairie, 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?

Have you noticed that your child or teenager isn’t feeling like themselves lately? Maybe they’ve been struggling with their own issues for some time, but you haven’t quite known how to help them. Perhaps they’ve been dealing with academic issues at school coping with bullying, sibling-to-sibling rivalries, or have dealt with family trauma that has left them with emotional pain. Whatever the issue is, as a parent or caretaker, your instinct is to help. But when it feels like there’s no way to address what they’re going through, it may be time to turn to a mental health professional for expert insight and support. 

At Thriveworks in Grand Prairie, TX, our child therapists are specially trained to work with children, from toddlers up to teenagers who may be preparing for college and the world beyond the nest. If you’re looking to give your child or teen an extra leg up, are concerned about their wellbeing, or are seeking assistance in treating mental health conditions, our child therapists are here to help. 

How Can Child Therapy Help? 

Child therapists utilize an eclectic array of therapeutic methods to help address the issues that your child may have. The approach often varies, and may depend in part on your child’s age; for example, a high schooler is likely not to benefit from the same approach that one of our child therapists may use in treating a toddler. That’s why we base every session on a foundation of personalized treatment, which may include, but isn’t limited to: 

  • Play therapy: Play therapy is another approach that is often utilized in treating younger children. It helps kids explore their thoughts and emotions naturally and freely through play! Play therapy often takes place in a room specifically set up for children, complete with toys, coloring exercises, and more. They’ll have a safe and conducive space to encourage this free expression and exploration. As the child enjoys their time freely, one of our counselors or therapists will observe the way they interact with their environment and the ways in which they express themselves. 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a common type of talk therapy, arguably the most popular form of psychotherapy in modern counseling and therapeutic approaches. Closely related to dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), CBT has become widely popular because of its success in addressing and managing the symptoms of a wide variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. CBT can help children learn to identify the harmful impact of negative thought loops, and may prevent them from overlooking the consequences of impulsive actions and behaviors. 
  • Dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT): DBT is an approach that aims to improve the way that your child understands their interpersonal relationships and how they communicate within them. This type of therapy involves your child or teenager actively talking with a therapist in order to learn better communication skills, as well as how to de-escalate situations when dealing with strong emotions such as anger, resentment, or stress. This type of therapy is especially beneficial for children or teens who are dealing with borderline personality disorder, ADHD, depression, and other conditions that affect emotional regulation. 

While these three therapeutic approaches are typically the most common techniques that our child therapists may utilize, individual methodologies may differ from provider to provider. You can inquire about what therapeutic approaches your child’s therapist will use by calling our office or reaching out online to learn more. 

When Is Child Therapy Necessary? 

At Thriveworks in Grand Prairie, TX, our child therapists and counselors can help teens and children to connect their thought processes with the world around them, to better understand the way that their emotions and actions can impact their personal relationships, and future. That being said, there’s no universal rule that dictates therapy is necessary—but it’s helpful for children of all ages to attend therapy or counseling. That’s because treatment is focused on continuous growth and development, not on perfection. 

In sessions with a child therapist, your teen or child will learn to balance their mental health needs with a professional’s assistance. From emotional regulation to learning how to cope with the effects of bullying or entering the workforce, Thriveworks in Grand Prairie can help. That’s why personalized care is integrated into every session; your child’s individual needs come first. 

Though child therapy can assist children at any point in their development, there are specific instances where therapy will be especially beneficial, including difficult life transitions, including: 

  • Academic issues, such as learning disabilities
  • Peer-to-peer bullying, whether they are receiving or bullying themselves
  • Stress or anger related to hearing, sight, or speech impediments 
  • Sibling-to-sibling relationship dysfunctions
  • Past or recent physical abuse or sexual trauma 
  • Divorce or bereavement in the family 
  • A tense child-parent relationship
  • Sexuality-based issues, including gender identity issues 
  • And many other issues 

At Thriveworks in Grand Prairie, TX we only hire the top 4% of providers. Your child or teenager’s mental health is our number one priority and with expert care from experienced providers, you can rest assured that with each session, they’ll start moving towards balancing their mental health while learning the skills they need to grow. 

Schedule a Session for Your Child at Thriveworks in Grand Prairie, TX

When you’re ready to connect your child or teenager with a mental health professional that can assist them and help them move forward, you can call our office to schedule an appointment, or go online to book a session today. While it’s difficult to see your child struggling with mental health conditions, personal concerns, or difficult life transitions, your family doesn’t need to cope with the effects alone. Confide in a child therapist at Thriveworks—our team is ready to work with your child, offering personalized treatment from empathetic mental health professionals. 

Child Therapy — TherapyLand™

Our Grand Prairie, 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 Grand Prairie therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Grand Prairie
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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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.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Prairie is located on Post & Paddock Rd. We share a building with Lonestar Orthopedic Supply, Recovercare, and H&E Equipment. TX-360 runs east of us.

Phone number

(224) 257-3776

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