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Based on my experience as a counselor, I have come to see that counseling is not just about the presenting problem, but about the whole person and ass... Based on my experience as a counselor, I have come to see that counseling is not just about the presenting problem, but about the whole person and assisting them in the process of becoming the best version of themselves. Read more

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

When working in therapy with children, it's always best to try to engage parents and guardians in the services as well. Although children can learn a lot and work through things independently, they are most successful when parents are learning how to help reinforce application of therapeutic work at home. Additionally, it can be helpful to reflect with parents on how they interact with their child and if there are more effective ways they can redirect and communicate with their child. I find kids do best in therapy when using creative approaches and allowing for space to play and try hands-on approaches to learning and exploring.

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

In therapy for children skills can be used such as parent-child interactive therapy, parent management training, dialectical behavior therapy to teach coping and emotion regulation skills, social skills training, bibliotherapy, play and art.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in child therapy?

Children show they are making progress by better identifying and expressing their emotions, improving communication skills, improving engagement in therapy sessions, and lessened report of high levels of emotion or ineffective behaviors from both guardians and child.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement child therapy?

Parents and children can work together to practice applying coping, communication, and social skills in their daily life.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

In preparation for a child to start therapy, parents and guardians should identify their willingness and availability to also partake in therapeutic services.

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 Lakewood.

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 Lakewood, OH 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 Lakewood, OH 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.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Lakewood therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS 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

  • HealthSmart Accel

  • HealthSmart PPO

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Self-pay costs at Lakewood
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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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lakewood is near Salmon Dave’s, off of Detroit and Lake Road. There is also an Einstein Bros Bagels near our office.

Phone number

(216) 238-3622

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