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2,125 people sought child & teen counseling help in Tennessee in the last year

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

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Life can be challenging, but ultimately life is meant to be lived joyously.

Starting Child & teen counseling

What is Child & teen counseling?

Thriveworks child & teen counseling in Johnson City 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 and adolescents can attend and benefit from therapy.

How does Child & teen counseling work?

Child & teen counseling works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the child or teen'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 (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, child & teen counselors have the expertise and experience to help young individuals at their level.

Is Child & teen counseling conducted in person or online?

Child & teen counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Child & teen counseling last?

The length of child & teen counseling at Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN depends on your child's needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, child & teen counseling sessions will last for several months.

Need more help deciding?

As children and adolescents grow, they go through many stages to develop the social skills and emotional maturity needed to lead healthy and happy lives. The difficulties, responsibilities, struggles and moods that accompany growing up and maturing may be fairly easy for some children to deal with, but others struggle with some of these changes.

Sometimes it can be difficult for parents and caregivers to recognize whether a change is caused by the normal challenges in child development or if certain signs and symptoms represent something that is significantly interfering with their child’s happiness and functioning in the family, at school or with their social network. Many children are unable to communicate what they are feeling—or won’t talk to an adult about their problems. It can be disheartening for parents and caregivers to feel something is wrong but not know how to help, watching their children suffer through the many thoughts, feelings and emotions they are going through.

Whether you, a teacher or your child feels it is time to talk with a therapist or a counselor about an issue or concern, choose Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN Child and Adolescent Therapy/Counseling.

Reasons to Seek Child and Adolescent Therapy/Counseling

There are many reasons children benefit from counseling, such as learning how to identify the causes of their distress, developing skills in asking for help, expressing emotions, and improving their abilities to solve problems. Common stressors for children include school—difficulty with homework, test anxiety, peer pressure, bullying and learning difficulties. In addition, family issues may include parental arguing, divorce, moving to a new home, a new brother or sister, major illness, death and transitions. A change in the child’s behavior, such as arguing, withdrawing or inability to focus or emotions like depression, stress, anger and worry, are causes to seek a therapist or counselor.

The teenage years—the bridge between childhood and adulthood–are a challenge for the adolescent and the family. They are at a stage where they grapple with adult desires, as well as wanting independence and thinking they are entitled to it. The pressures on teenagers are many, including worries about their future, academic performance, relationships with the opposite sex, friends and more.

The following are some of the stressors that have a huge impact on children and adolescents and may prompt a visit to a therapist or counselor.

  • Mood issues (depression and anxiety)
  • Academic performance
  • Concentration and attention
  • Sleep problems
  • Family conflicts
  • Divorce
  • Autism concerns or diagnosis
  • ADHD/ADD concerns or diagnosis
  • Disruptive behavior in school
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Violent or criminal behavior
  • Trouble with bullying
  • Addictions to drugs or alcohol
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Difficulties with friends, peer pressure, relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Blending families (stepparent /step sibling concerns)
  • Body image issues and eating disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual orientation issues
  • Gender identity issues

Child/Adolescent Therapy Techniques

The professional therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN are adept at meeting the needs of both the child and the family. The goal of child and adolescent therapy and counseling is to increase confidence, improve ability to use personal strengths, improve upon the child’s social and emotional resources, increase their use of productive communication skills, and strengthen relationships in the family and with peers.

Thriveworks creates a comfortable environment for children and adolescents to feel safe and secure from real or perceived threats to their sense of control. The therapists and counselors collaborate with the child or adolescent to identify their areas of pain, identify their feelings and develop positive strategies to cope in their environments.

The counselors and therapists incorporate activities, play and games in child and adolescent therapy/counseling. The language children are most comfortable with at this state is more nonverbal and interactive. Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN uses the following methods for child and adolescent therapy:

  • Traditional talk therapy
  • Behavior modification techniques
  • Play therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Teaching relaxation methods
  • Cognitive and behavioral therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Teaching coping methods
  • Identifying and treating underlying medical issues

Why Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN is the Choice for Your Child

The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN have professional licenses and credentials and are the able to address a variety of child and adolescent issues, including abuse, trauma, psychological disorders, learning disabilities, special needs and bullying. They have an inherent ability to gain the trust of both the child and parent, making everyone comfortable working together.

Therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN have an understanding of the physical, mental and behavioral development of children and adolescents and are experts in the specific issues they face. Call Thriveworks in Johnson City, TN at (423) 491-4202 for child and adolescent therapy and counseling, where you won’t be placed on a waiting list. Appointments are available in 24 hours for most new clients.

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 Johnson City therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Johnson City
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 Johnson City reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
Read more I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
Johnson Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Johnson City, TN is located off of W Springbrook Dr, right before the intersection of Mimosa and Springbrook. We also share a building with several other businesses, including Sylvan Learning and Addus HomeCare. Our neighbors are Talbot’s, Peerless Properties and Development, and Holiday Inn Johnson City. Parking is available directly in front of our office, and the closest bus stop is Springbrook - Holiday Inn.

Phone number

(423) 556-4554

Languages spoken by TN providers

  • English
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