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20,417 people sought child therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

James Atkison

Hear from James Atkison, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

My go-to approach for helping kids in child therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I find the best benefit in CBT because kids are able to use the skills and tools across a variety of situations.

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

I teach the following tools in child therapy:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Affect and affect regulation
  • Cognitive triangle

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in child therapy when they move to bi-weekly or monthly appointments and realize they do not need me as much.

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

The client can supplement their time in child therapy with practice, practice, practice. Practice each skill they learn from week to week so that the skill becomes muscle memory.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

To prepare for their first child therapy session, a child (and parent) can get ready to practice skills and techniques at home and, if the child is comfortable, I prefer to have the parent present for every session so that the parent will learn the skill and can be there to practice with the child.

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 Lubbock.

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 Lubbock, TX 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 Lubbock, TX 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.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Lubbock therapists and counselors accept 32 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Lubbock
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

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Dr Stow is a true professional and I respect his assessment and knowledge.
Paul Feb 2024
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My counselor has been very helpful, helping me to cope with infidelity within my 29yr marriage. Having an unbiased individual to speak to, helps to see things a lil differently. I will continue with my counselor through thrive works as it is convenient for me to have sessions through zoom.
Read more My counselor has been very helpful, helping me to cope with infidelity within my 29yr marriage. Having an unbiased individual to speak to, helps to see things a lil differently. I will continue with my counselor through thrive works as it is convenient for me to have sessions through zoom.
Charlene Feb 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Edward Jones Financial Advisor, S. A. Hale Jr. MD, QC Kinetix, Dr. Robert Welch DDS, Gerald C. Bevers DDS, Jim Axe DDS, South Plains Dental, and Willow Dentistry. Across the street is Genesis Medspa, as well as Wells Fargo Bank. Our location is bordered by Vicksburg Ave, Lakeridge Drive, and 82nd Street.

Phone number

(806) 507-6934

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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