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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 Marietta.

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 Marietta, GA 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 Marietta, GA 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’re in the grocery store, and you know what’s about to happen. Your son or daughter has been dragging their feet for the last 15 minutes, they’re complaining at progressively higher volumes, and now they have just grabbed the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups at the checkout line.

“Put the candy back, please,” you say. There’s a struggle, and then screaming and wailing (from your kid, not you). Your kid has gone boneless and is flopping on the ground, making a (yet, another) scene. You can feel the burning stares of other shoppers around you. You hear a shopper mumbling under her breath: “Geesh lady, get control of your kid.” You look down and wonder to yourself, “Why am I failing? Am I a bad parent?”

You’ve probably heard the adage: “Parenting is never easy.” Well, that’s both true… and it’s a bit of a lie. The truth is that parenting some kids is like being at bat and having someone lob you underhand pitches. You can hit them out of the park and look like a superstar! However, other kids (perhaps your child) are much better pitchers. They can throw curve balls, knuckle balls and fastballs. You swing for the fences, but it’s: Strike one, Strike Two, STRIKE THREE—YOU’RE OUT! Those parents, the ones at the grocery store mumbling about “controlling your child” it’s likely—if they have kids at all—that their kids don’t know how to throw knuckle balls!

Our point is that you never know what you might experience in parenting. But it’s normal to experience some challenges. If you need help working through these challenges, reach out to Thriveworks Marietta in Cobb County. Our counselors and therapists want to help.

Understanding Your Child

At Thriveworks Marietta Counseling, we’ve worked with parents and children of many different types, facing many varied challenges. While we don’t know what’s going on with you and your child (or adolescent), here are a few things that are common among parents who are having a hard time:

  1. Strong-Willed Kids: A strong-willed child knows what he or she wants, and he or she thinks he/she should be in charge of themselves! This is actually a great trait to have (especially in adult life), but can put a parent through the ringer. Everything can feel like a negotiation — or a battle.
  2. Kids with Sensitivities: Do you have a child who complains that the tag on his/her clothes itches them? Or perhaps your child acts out when their environment is too loud, or chaotic or frenzied? It could be that your child is very sensitive to touch, sound or their environment at large. For these kids, just being carted through the isles of the grocery store could be a trigger for a melt down.
  3. Other Issues: And there are many other struggles your child could be dealing with, from ADHD, to anxiety, to autism spectrum disorder, to a learning disability, to trauma. We don’t mean to scare you by listing these things. Truth be told, these (later) issues are much less common than the former.

How Can Thriveworks Marietta Help?

At Thriveworks Marietta in Cobb County, we understand the how hectic family life and be, and because of this we know the importance of finding a child or family therapist who is available soon and can meet at a time of day that works for you and your family.

Thriveworks Marietta Counseling focuses on providing the highest level of care. Our licensed mental health professionals have been chosen for their expertise and ability to provide the highest quality care to children and parents (we reject more than 95 percent of applicants), and our team members have been featured widely in many professional and national publications including The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Psychiatric Times, Counseling Today, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and more.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Here is our promise to you: Call our office to schedule an appointment and we will do everything we can to connect you and your child with a licensed, caring, counselor as soon as possible, and at a time that works for you and your family’s schedule. We want you to find the help and support you need to be the parent you’ve always wanted to be. Reach out to Thriveworks Marietta as soon as you’re ready to so we can set you up with a child therapist or psychologist.

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 Marietta therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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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.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Marietta is located at 25 Whitlock Pl SW UNIT 101, Marietta, GA 30064, just off Whitlock Ave. NW

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(404) 905-1064

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