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Margaret Keig

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

My go-to approach for child counseling is solution focused brief therapy with creative methods such as art, bibliotherapy, games, and other forms of play therapy. I prefer solution focused brief therapy because it emphasizes positive attributes and behaviors and how these can be applied to overcome difficulties. I appreciate the respect solution focused brief therapy has for clients, that it is non-judgmental and compassionate. I can use play and art to observe and gain insights into a child’s problems, help the child explore emotions and deal with unresolved trauma. Working with caregivers is also an important part of any counseling with a child.

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

In child therapy with solution focused brief therapy, I help children develop tools and skills, based on their current strengths, that they can use moving forward. These tools and skills may help the child

  • change harmful behaviors
  • achieve life goals
  • manage difficult situations

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in child counseling when they see themselves as capable, strong, and wise. A client also is making meaningful progress when they and their caregivers can see a way toward their goals. Most of all, I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are experiencing hope and optimism. I get information on the child's progress through their behavior in session, and from family members' reports.

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

Caregivers can supplement their child's time in child counseling with keeping an eye out for when the child's problems are less present or gone altogether. The child can look for these times as well. The caregiver and child can then identify what is different about these times, and do more of what is already working. My favorite homework is that which we create/decide on together.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

To prepare for your first child therapy session, caregivers should be sure to have the informed consent signed by both parents and provide me a copy of any custody agreement if there is one. Children and caregivers can reflect on: From the time you set up this visit to today, what have you noticed that’s already slightly improving? If you have done therapy before, what worked best for you? Children and caregivers can also think about goals for therapy. What would you like to be different in your/your child's life as a result of the therapy? Don't forget to bring a list of the child's current medications.

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 Maitland.

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 Maitland, FL 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 Maitland, FL 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?

Child therapy or counseling are evidence-based approaches designed to help children and teens process their issues. It can help children living with mental illness, coping with traumatic events, or facing difficulties in school or at home. Child therapists and counselors have the skills and knowledge to help your son or daughter deal with their problems and learn good mental health habits.

Working with a mental health professional can help your son or daughter get back on a healthy path. If you think therapy or counseling could benefit your child, call our office today or schedule online with Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL.

Should My Child See a Therapist?

Mental health services for children are designed specifically to help children cope with mental health challenges and other issues they face in life. There are many situations where therapy or counseling can help, including:

  • Behavioral issues
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Bullying
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Parental divorce
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Autism testing and diagnosis
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Starting at a new school
  • Moving to a new city

Your child might be dealing with something else entirely, or you’ve only noticed a change in behavior without understanding the underlying issue –– that’s ok. Our mental health professionals are experts in working with children, uncovering the problems they’re facing, and developing competent treatment plans to help your child move past what’s bothering them.

These are just a few of the issues where a professional can help. Our specialists have a wide range of skills and knowledge, allowing them to help children overcome their problems.

Child Therapy: What Should I Expect?

We understand that children and their families have unique needs, so care is individualized to each child and each situation. For example, helping a teenager dealing with self-esteem issues is very different from supporting a second grader who just changed schools. Your child’s mental health professional will create a treatment plan with their specific situation in mind.

There are many therapeutic techniques that a mental health expert can use to help your child cope with whatever they’re facing, including:

  • Family therapy: Generally, family therapy helps families understand their internal dynamics and examine how everyone interacts. Sometimes, working with the entire family can help a child overcome an issue in their life. For example, family therapy can help the parents of a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) understand healthy and unhealthy ways of responding to problem behaviors.
  • Play therapy: Young children often have trouble expressing how they feel. Play therapy allows a therapist or counselor to build a relationship with a child and understand the emotions they’re experiencing.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a therapeutic method used to treat various mental health issues and disorders. It focuses on helping people identify and change unhealthy thought patterns. Changing these patterns of thought can help individuals gain insight into their lives and see themselves more accurately.

Mental health professionals from Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL, can help your child deal with the issues in their life and learn good mental health habits. Call our office today to schedule your first appointment.

Schedule a Child Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks in Maitland, FL

Would your child benefit from working with a therapist or counselor? Consider calling our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL or schedule online to get started.

 

Child Therapy — TherapyLand™

Our Maitland, FL 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 Maitland therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Maitland
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
My therapist Dr. Connally Barry has helped me so much. I couldn’t be more happy with her.
Lori Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
So far so good. I guess I need more time with my therapist. I am definitely feeling a little better and would like to carry on on my therapy. Thank you for providing such useful tele health system.
Read more So far so good. I guess I need more time with my therapist. I am definitely feeling a little better and would like to carry on on my therapy. Thank you for providing such useful tele health system.
Ahmet Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express.Not only is he empathetic and attentive to my feelings but he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a kind and compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Read more My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express.Not only is he empathetic and attentive to my feelings but he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a kind and compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kim Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express. He is empathetic and attentive to my feelings and he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a Kind and Compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing.
Read more My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express. He is empathetic and attentive to my feelings and he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a Kind and Compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing.
Kim Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I have known Saundra for more than 40 years and have found her to remain constant, honest, caring and so much more. As a Professional, she would be such an asset as she is brilliant, intelligent and has an abnormal photogenic memory! Her many good traits combined would make an ideal counselor, in my opinion!
Read more I have known Saundra for more than 40 years and have found her to remain constant, honest, caring and so much more. As a Professional, she would be such an asset as she is brilliant, intelligent and has an abnormal photogenic memory! Her many good traits combined would make an ideal counselor, in my opinion!
Maitland Feb 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Saundra has always been one of my favorites. She has great endearing qualities and is an easy person to talk to. She has a funny sense of humor and a graceful intelligence that makes one feel comfortable to be in her presence. Highly recommended!!
Read more Saundra has always been one of my favorites. She has great endearing qualities and is an easy person to talk to. She has a funny sense of humor and a graceful intelligence that makes one feel comfortable to be in her presence. Highly recommended!!
Maitland Jan 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Stephenie is amazing. She shows wisdom beyond her years and has helped me on numerous occasions. She is intelligent, intuitive, sensitive, and kind which makes her my favorite and only therapist. I highly recommend Stephenie for her knowledge and diverse experience as well. She is the best!
Read more Stephenie is amazing. She shows wisdom beyond her years and has helped me on numerous occasions. She is intelligent, intuitive, sensitive, and kind which makes her my favorite and only therapist. I highly recommend Stephenie for her knowledge and diverse experience as well. She is the best!
Maitland Oct 2020
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maitland is off of N Keller Road. and near a Subway. We share an office building with Five Star Claims Adjusting and Shannon Barna.

Phone number

(407) 707-6441

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • ASL
  • English
  • Spanish
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