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Our counselors in Littleton, CO offer child therapy

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2,911 people sought child therapy help in Colorado in the last year

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

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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 Littleton.

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 Littleton, CO 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 Littleton, CO 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 a parent, the last thing that you want to hear is that your child is hurting. Even so much as a scraped knee causes us pain. Your child’s emotional distress, then, can be even more challenging for you to bear. Their burden is our burden, and we’re oftentimes at a loss for how to make things better.

You don’t have to have all of the answers. It’s okay. Your job is to love them and make sure they are cared for as needed. Mental health is a part of that — just like physical health. You take your child to the medical doctor when they are feeling sick. You take your child to see a skilled, professional counselor when they’re feeling blue. The licensed child therapists at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO can work with children to address complex emotions and behaviors by meeting them at their own developmental level. Our mental health professionals serve as compassionate guides and supports for the entire family.

What Does a Child Therapist Treat?

Everyone can benefit from talking to an objective person about their challenges and troubles, even more so children who may not yet have fully developed communication skills. If you child seems unhappy (or even if everything appears to be okay), a licensed child therapist at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO can help equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary for navigating life’s challenges.

There are many reasons your child might benefit from child therapy. Common issues your child might be facing include:

  • Bullying at school
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty focusing or paying attention
  • Learning issues
  • Gender issues
  • Obsessions or compulsive behaviors
  • Sadness after loss of a family member
  • Life transition issues
  • Difficulty in social situations
  • Behavioral problems at home or school
  • Anger management
  • Autism concerns

Child therapists are trained to communicate with children about these issues in their own language, sometimes using play therapy or another age-appropriate modality. And caregivers are always closely involved in treatment, learning how to reinforce a child’s strengths at homes.

Speak to a Caring Child Therapist at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO

In our mission to provide the best, most accessible mental health care possible, Thriveworks only hires the most skilled counselors we can find — trained professionals who have helped countless children overcome a number of unique obstacles — far more than we have listed above. You can contact the Thriveworks office in Littleton, CO today to match your child to a licensed therapist who specializes in your child’s age group. Most new clients can meet with a provider within 24-48 hours of their initial booking. And Thriveworks accepts most major forms of health insurance coverage.

No matter what is going on, we are ready and able to help your child thrive in life. Call us today at 720-358-3864 to talk about setting up a first session.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Littleton therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Littleton
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

4.9 Thriveworks Littleton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Read more Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Littleton Oct 2019
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★★★★★
Great place!!
Littleton Aug 2018
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★★★★★
Thanks for all the great books to check out.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Great place & a very calm environment.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Found this office and Stacey in my Cigna network and couldn’t be more impressed!!
Littleton Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Very friendly and calming! I was very nervous but she made me feel right at home!
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★
My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Read more My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Littleton Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Professional, caring, and supportive. Very pleased with my experience here.
Littleton Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Littleton is located off of W Cross Dr., near Southwest Plaza We are near other major health centers including Centura Health, and we share a building with Integrated Physical Therapy of Colorado.

Phone number

(720) 358-7560

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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