It can be difficult to understand the root of the problem when your child acts up at home, at school, or with their friends. As a parent, it can be crushing to watch your child struggle. We want to help our children but sometimes they have trouble expressing how they feel or may not be able to tell us what is wrong.
Getting to the bottom of any issues our children face can be difficult but we want you to know that support is available.
Children and teenagers face many of the same problems that adults experience –– performance-related stress, anxiety, fear, and trouble forming relationships. Children may find it difficult to express their feelings to adults in their life, including parents and teachers. If your child is coping with a difficult challenge, consulting a licensed child therapist or counselor could help them work through their problems.
Working with a therapist doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with your child or that you’ve failed in some way as a parent. We all go through difficult times in life. By supporting your child through their problems, you can show them that you care about their mental health and help them learn good habits that they can take into the future.
Do you think your child could benefit from working with a therapist or counselor? Mental health professionals from Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ are standing by. Call our office today to schedule your first session.
Should My Child Start Therapy?
Children and adolescents can sometimes have difficulty expressing things that are bothering them. Child therapy involves therapeutic techniques designed to help children and teens effectively address their concerns and learn to deal with life’s challenges.
There are many reasons for a child to work with a therapist, including:
- Death in the family
- Substance abuse
- Trauma or abuse
- Joining an adoptive or foster family
- Life transitions like moving or divorce
- Anxiety or depression
- Suicidal thoughts
- Autism or other developmental disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Eating disorders
- Difficulties making or maintaining friendships
- Trouble in school
- Behavioral issues
Child therapists are professionals with the skills and training to help children and their families cope with stress, mental illness, and change. Your child might be facing adversity from something that’s not on this list, and that’s okay too. Our trained mental health professionals can help children through many kinds of issues.
If your child is dealing with adversity or exhibiting signs of a mental disorder, consider reaching out to a professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ.
Can Child Therapy Help My Child?
When it comes to mental health treatment, working with a child, adolescent, or teenager is different from working with an adult. Some of the treatment methodologies, strategies, and medications used for adults won’t work in quite the same way for children.
Plus, every child’s situation is unique. Communicating with a six-year-old who’s acting out at school is completely different from working with a fifteen-year-old who’s dealing with depression. Trained mental health professionals can determine which kind of treatment plan is right for your child’s situation based on their age, concerns, and symptoms.
Some therapy techniques that our therapists and counselors can use include:
- Play therapy
- Family therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Parent-child interaction therapy
- Supportive therapy
- Addiction and substance abuse therapy
- Stress management counseling
Working with a professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ can help your child overcome the challenges they face. Call our office today to get started.
Schedule Online and In-Person Child Therapy Appointments in Jersey City, NJ
Do you think your child would benefit from working with a therapist, counselor, psychiatrist, or another mental health professional? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ to get started. One of our team members will answer your questions and set up your child’s first appointment.
We want to make mental health care easy and convenient for all of our clients. We provide evening and weekend appointments so you can fit sessions into your busy schedule. You’ll speak to a real person when you call and we won’t put you on a waitlist. We also accept many health insurance plans.
Historically, getting mental health care has involved long wait times before you can actually see a provider. At Thriveworks, we do things differently –– many new clients can schedule an appointment immediately and can often have their first session within a day or two.
Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ to work with one of our child therapists. We look forward to helping your child learn, grow, and thrive.