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1,857 people sought child therapy help in Connecticut in the last year

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

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We will remove barriers, elevate mental and physical health, and enjoy the process of doing so.

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As a Black female, I understand the stigmas that many black individuals were raised with regarding seeking mental health treatment.

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I am just another human like you trying to make it through life.

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As a female of color, I understand the unique issue of balancing our lives and managing stress and pressure of meeting the needs of everyone in our li... As a female of color, I understand the unique issue of balancing our lives and managing stress and pressure of meeting the needs of everyone in our lives. Read more

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Hello, hello! I am excited to support you in developing the quality of life you hope for yourself using my knowledge and lived experiences to guide yo... Hello, hello! I am excited to support you in developing the quality of life you hope for yourself using my knowledge and lived experiences to guide you to those goals. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage, +18 more
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As a professional woman of color, who grew up in a disadvantaged background, I understand the importance of eliminating barriers to mental health trea... As a professional woman of color, who grew up in a disadvantaged background, I understand the importance of eliminating barriers to mental health treatment accessibility. Read more

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As an experienced and well-rounded Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am able to assist patients by providing my expertise while also helping to build ... As an experienced and well-rounded Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am able to assist patients by providing my expertise while also helping to build on and fortify their existing abilities. Read more

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 West Hartford.

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 West Hartford, CT 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 West Hartford, CT 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?

Kids and teens endure difficult changes that can leave a lasting impact on their lives—from moving to a new city and starting at a new school to finding out their parents are separating and adjusting to this new split home. Processing the range of emotions that come with these changes is hard for anybody—especially children who are still developing and acquiring essential life tools. The bottom line is that these young minds can benefit from the help of a professional when it comes to enduring these changes and leading a happy, healthy life.

“Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be.” –Carolyn Haywood

Are you searching for Hartford therapy for your child or teen? The child therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks in West Hartford understand the trials and tribulations of childhood and adolescence, and they want to help. If your kid or teen is having trouble adjusting to a new city or school, a child therapist can help them to adapt well; if your child is struggling amidst a divorce in the family, a therapist can help them to process this change and equip them with the right tools for processing the difficult emotions they are likely experiencing. Regardless of what your child is going through, a child therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks in West Hartford can prove beneficial to their growth in life.

If you think that your kid or teen could find value in child therapy, reach out to our office in Hartford County to schedule an appointment. Give us a call at (860) 553-3374, and a scheduling specialist will assist you.

Child Therapy: What Is It?

Life is hard for all of us—and it can be especially hard for children and teens, as they are still learning how to respond to daily stressors and process their many emotions. The good news is that child therapy can help guide them on their journey in understanding mental and emotional health. One of our therapists or psychologists can help your kid understand, process, and work through…

  • The loss of a loved one
  • Divorced parents
  • Anxiety or another mental health issue
  • Bullying
  • Making new friends
  • Adjusting to a new normal

The child therapists at Thriveworks in Hartford County are ready to dive right in. They are eager to help your child or teen through the above issues and those alike.

Examples of Success with Child Therapists, Psychologists

At Thriveworks Counseling, one’s experience in child therapy is individualized. Our therapists and psychologists design therapy based on a child’s specific needs. That said, the ultimate mission in child therapy is to help kids and teens experience a healthier, more joyful life. Here are a couple of examples of how child therapy might prove helpful:

  1. Trauma refers to a distressing event that has a lasting or long-term impact. Whether it’s a bad car accident, the death of a family member, or bullying, children grow scared of what comes next. Often, they don’t yet have the tools to move on from these traumatic experiences. If your child or teen has been a victim of trauma, Thriveworks West Hartford can help. They will encourage your child to talk about their experience, assist them in processing their feelings related to the event, and help them to develop coping techniques that will supplement a happier life.
  2. When parents decide to divorce, it often has harmful effects on their children. Children and teens must adjust to a new normal: one that involves two homes, a potential move, limited time with one or both parents, and more. A child might feel depressed, unloved, or confused in the wake of their parents divorcing. A Thriveworks West Hartford child therapist would help by walking them through their emotions and teaching them effective strategies for opening up about these emotions, such as journaling.

Set Up a Child Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks West Hartford, CT in Hartford County

Are you concerned about your child? Are they struggling to adjust to significant changes in their life? Are they exhibiting problematic behavior? Do you think they could benefit from Hartford therapy for children? Consider setting up a child therapy appointment at Thriveworks in West Hartford. Give us a call at (860) 553-3374 when you are ready to schedule. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to getting to know your child or teen!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our West Hartford therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at West Hartford
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

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I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Read more I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Jane Feb 2024
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I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Read more I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Read more I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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Tracy Saucier is an excellent therapist and I feel very comfortable with her
Helen Jan 2024
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Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Read more Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Ash Dec 2023
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The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
Read more The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
West Hartford Mar 2022
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Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
Read more Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
West Hartford Feb 2021
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Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
Read more Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
West Hartford Dec 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford is located at the corner of Farmington Ave and Ardmore Rd. We currently share the building with Step To Beauty and New England Realty Management, among other businesses. Across the street will find The Westfield apartment building and one block west on Farmington Ave is the Beth David Synagogue.

Phone number

(860) 530-5326

Languages spoken by CT providers

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