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5,749 people sought child therapy help in Florida in the last year

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

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Military / Veteran, Addiction, Relationships

Welcome—I know that it can be very difficult (and takes a lot of courage) to reach out for help.

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +16 more
Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +13 more

As a clinician who has a history in community behavioral health, having to address any and all needs that walked through the door, I utilize a person-... As a clinician who has a history in community behavioral health, having to address any and all needs that walked through the door, I utilize a person-centered approach to take in a person as they are and be a resource for them as they work towards their own personal goals. Read more

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Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +1 more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
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I am passionate about mental health and seek to help with my experience, knowledge, and an open, nonjudgmental ear while offering assistance through p... I am passionate about mental health and seek to help with my experience, knowledge, and an open, nonjudgmental ear while offering assistance through psychotropic and psychotherapeutic interventions. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +16 more
Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +13 more

Helping families navigate through their struggles and finding effective approaches based on their needs is a priority for me as a mental health profes... Helping families navigate through their struggles and finding effective approaches based on their needs is a priority for me as a mental health professional. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +16 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +11 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +18 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, +6 more

As a spiritual woman of color, I understand the issues of inequality and truly understanding one's purpose.

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Cigna | Evernorth, +12 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +11 more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

As a caring and compassionate person, I am flexible and integrative in my approach in order to meet the needs and desired outcomes of each individual.

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 Jacksonville.

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 Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL 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?

Frederick Douglas once stated, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Mental health begins in childhood, with meeting developmental milestones, learning to make friends, and building the capacity to focus and learn. When children encounter obstacles at any stage, caregivers can intervene and try to find them professional support. Child therapy is a way to give kids ages 1-17 the resources they need to grow up strong and confident in their abilities. 

Child therapy at Thriveworks in Jacksonville, FL is a safe, compassionate environment that can teach children coping skills, support them through trauma and mental health crises, and address developmental or behavioral problems. Through counseling, neurodiverse kids can find ways to capitalize on their strengths and find better strategies for school success. Adolescents can get help for learning disorders, attention issues, or anxiety. Teenagers can get insights into difficult emotions they’re experiencing at home, school, or in their social life. And through therapy, parents and caregivers can learn how they can assist their young children at home.

Childhood can be a complex, difficult time. Thriveworks child therapists and counselors are specially trained and licensed to support childrens’ developmental, behavioral, emotional, and academic needs. Whether a teenager needs to talk to someone about bullying or a toddler with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) needs early intervention for communication challenges, the exceptional mental health professionals at Thriveworks can help. 

When Should a Child See a Therapist?

There are a number of noticeable–and some not so noticeable–signs that your child might be experiencing mental health issues. Young children and adolescents, toddlers and teenagers, they all may manifest their difficulties in different ways. A child’s behavior at home or school could be a sign that something is amiss. Or your child might exhibit new feelings and behaviors at home that you think could be cause for concern. These may include the following: 

  • Appetite changes and weight loss or gain
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Unwarranted aggression
  • Severe anxiety
  • Isolation
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Self-harm
  • Expression of suicidal thoughts
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Body image issues
  • Low energy
  • Intense irritability
  • Inexplicable stomach-aches or headaches

You can also be especially attentive to your child’s mental health if they’re experiencing a major transition or trauma, such as the loss of a loved one, a parental divorce, bullying, or another adverse childhood event (ACE). 

What Happens in Child Therapy Sessions?

Child and family therapists at Thriveworks in Jacksonville, FL can specialize in different types of therapy. Often these therapies include the following approaches: 

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Play therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Child-parent relationship therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Emotionally-focused therapy
  • Child trauma therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

Especially for young children, child therapy is essentially family therapy because primary caregivers and family members need to be involved in the treatment process. Parents can learn evidence-based practices to help their children by reinforcing what they learn in therapy. 

How Do You Choose the Right Child Therapist?

The right child and adolescent therapist needs to be someone who can best help your child, no matter what they’re dealing with. If your child is having focus or learning difficulties at school, they might benefit from seeing a child psychologist who specializes in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If your child is suffering from an eating disorder, then you should seek out a therapist with experience in that mental health issue. 

You also need to consider whether the provider is qualified in clinical child adolescent psychology. (All Thriveworks mental health providers are fully licensed and recruited from the top 4 percent of applicants.) Lastly, can you afford regular therapy sessions? (Thriveworks providers accept most major forms of health insurance and offer affordable self-pay rates.)  

Get Help for Your Family with Child Therapy at Thriveworks in Jacksonville, FL

Children do not need to be suffering from mental illnesses to benefit from child therapy, though the child and adolescent mental health specialists at Thriveworks in Jacksonville, FL can help those kids as well. Thriveworks child therapists treat individuals, not conditions, and children respond to this compassionate, personalized approach. In therapy kids can learn healthy psychological and behavioral strategies through self-expression, play, and fun activities. Thriveworks therapists meet them where they are and go from there. 

You can call the Thriveworks office in Jacksonville, FL today and schedule a therapy appointment for your child as early as tomorrow. And if you have any questions, Thriveworks members can reach their provider by phone or email between sessions. Call today to get started. We look forward to helping your child thrive!

 

Child Therapy — TherapyLand™

Our Jacksonville, FL 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 cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Jacksonville therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Jacksonville
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’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Read more I’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Emmanuel Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Read more I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Brandyn Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Read more I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Theresa Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Read more Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Maureen Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Read more Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Maureen Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm enjoying my sessions with my Dr. He's been good on getting me on the right medications.
Martha Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Read more I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Theresa Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My daughter's first session with Lisa went great. My daughter was enthusiastic and opened up easily to her. We enjoyed the comfort of the session.
Read more My daughter's first session with Lisa went great. My daughter was enthusiastic and opened up easily to her. We enjoyed the comfort of the session.
A Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville is located at 4243 Sunbeam Rd, Floor 1, Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL 32257, between San Jose Blvd. and Craven Rd.

Phone number

(904) 299-0184

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