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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 Lafayette.

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 Lafayette, IN 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 Lafayette, IN 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?

As children grow and develop, they require a considerable amount of care and attention to ensure that they reach their full potential. While their developmental needs might be different than an adult’s, there are times when mental health services can be of great benefit to children and their families. Though it may feel like it’s a parent or guardian’s sole duty to provide for and protect their children, there are times when the psychological needs of children can’t be addressed by family members—and there’s nothing wrong with that. 

In fact, that’s where child therapists can help. At Thriveworks in Lafayette, IN, we have a team of mental health professionals who can give your child the expert treatment and care they deserve. Whether you’re seeking psychological evaluation and treatment for your child, or simply want to provide them with a third-party professional to help blow off steam, we can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our child therapists or counselors. We can help your child overcome the mental health obstacles that are in their way; choose Thriveworks to provide them with a better tomorrow. 

How Can Child Therapy Help? 

Child therapy can reduce the effects of mental health-related issues that your child or teen may be faced with. While there’s no cure-all solution to any mental health condition, child therapy typically pulls from a variety of evidence-based, practical solutions that have years’ worth of solid evidence behind them. This might include: 

  1. 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. CBT is widely popular because it is successful in addressing and managing the symptoms of a wide variety of mental health conditions that your child may be experiencing, 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. 

At Thriveworks in Lafayette, IN, 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. 

  1. 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. 

When Is Child Therapy Needed? 

Child therapy aims to help children and teens to balance their mental health needs through professional outlets that balance both their age and personal needs with expert care. Just as no two adult clients are alike, no two children or teens will be, either. At Thriveworks in Lafayette, IN we understand this—that’s why personalized care is integrated into every session. 

Child therapy may be necessary during difficult life transitions, which can include: 

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

At our Lafayette, IN location, your child or teenager will be paired with a counselor or therapist who has completed their supervised training requirements—meaning that they’ve spent hours worth of professionally supervised time working with kids and teens. Plus, you can rest easy, knowing that we only hire the top 4% of providers at any given Thriveworks location. Your child or teenager’s mental health is our top priority. 

Schedule a Child Therapy Session with Thriveworks in Lafayette, IN

If you’re ready to help your child receive the encouragement and professional assistance needed to overcome their behavioral, environmental, or developmental challenges, turn to Thriveworks in Lafayette, IN for assistance. You can call our office or schedule an appointment online. There’s no need to delay getting your teen or child enrolled in therapy or counseling. We cahelp them thrive—the first step is reaching out for assistance.

Child Therapy — TherapyLand™

Our Lafayette, IN 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 Lafayette therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Indiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Encore Health Network

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Lafayette
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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Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Lafayette is located at 250 Main St Suite 420, Lafayette, IN 47901

Phone number

(765) 300-4234

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