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 Lynchburg.
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 Lynchburg, VA 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 Lynchburg, VA 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?
You would do anything for your child. You’d give her the moon if you could. When she falls and scrapes her knee, you want to be right to let her know that everything is going to be okay.
What about when it’s clear she’s hurting inside? Sure, you hope that you’ll always be able to meet each of her needs, but what if she’s not sure how to tell you what hurts inside? Who do you ask for help?
Thriveworks Child Therapy is here to help. Our trained child therapists and psychologists will provide the utmost care with your precious treasure. We will work with your child and you to understand the source of her hurt. Our committed therapists work carefully with children of all ages to bring healing to their tender hearts.
We use various forms of play therapy to get to know your child and understand his or her needs. We encourage parents and caregivers to participate in the therapeutic process. You’re never alone because our clinical team is just a phone call away.
Is your child in school? No problem – we have convenient after school appointment times. Plus, there’s no need to wait weeks for an appointment. We can schedule your first visit in less than 48 hours. All major insurance plans are welcome, too.
Your child is worth the best care and support. Start the journey of healing today. Call (434) 528-3263 to schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks Child Therapist or Psychologist.
Child Therapy — TherapyLand™
Our Lynchburg, VA 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.