McDonough Child and Adolescent Counseling

Child and Adolescent Counseling-McDonough Therapists and Counselors

For children and adults, the enormity of trauma, pressures of growing up and a lack of positive coping resources can lead to a multitude of difficulties. From suffering chronic mental illness and not seeking support to experiencing life challenges without a stable family life, it is not uncommon for children and teens to suffer the consequences. A look at the differences between child and adolescent counseling can assist in finding the appropriate therapeutic options.

Child Therapy

Children including toddlers who have suffered a trauma are unable to verbalize what they think and feel. Trauma may extend from a natural disaster and motor vehicle accident to divorce and abuse. Most children will display behavioral changes including personality changes, bed wetting, tantrums or extreme reserved behavior and complaints about stomach pains and not feeling well.

Child therapy introduces supportive solutions and ways of managing the symptoms of children through play therapy. Play therapy is a unique approach that is initiated by a qualified counselor. It includes the introduction of puzzles, toys, art and items that encourage young children to communicate what they think and feel through play activities.

For many children, suffering trauma can leave them unwilling to talk. The introduction of communication through play helps kids feel safe and better communicate what they are experiencing or difficulties suffered through the playful interaction.

Therapy for children is also beneficial for young ones struggling to advance in school. A developmental assessment helps determine the presence of ADHD, Autism and disorders that may be causing learning difficulties.

If you suspect that your child is affected by learning or developmental disorder, seeking therapy at the earliest stages can provide the healthiest opportunities for future academic performance.

Adolescent Therapy

Adolescents experiencing difficulties at school, in their family life and overall trauma are often at increased risk of peer pressure, substance abuse and suffering depression, anxiety and stress. When teens do not have an outlet or healthy support system, it compromises their ability to live constructively and make positive decisions. Adolescent therapy focuses on teaching teens the coping resources and support they need to overcome challenges and live healthier, fulfilling lives.

Teenagers impacted by difficulties can benefit from therapeutic intervention. A therapist assists by determining the cause for symptoms and the most appropriate treatment to help address imbalances. For teens impacted by substance abuse, it is imperative that professional assistance is sought to introduce positive intervention.

Child and Adolescent Therapy Benefits

Therapy is a structured form of treatment created to address the specific needs of children and adolescents. From developmental disorders to the experience of trauma, every step is taken to teach young ones the coping tools they need to overcome difficulties whether developmentally, academically or related to external difficulties.

If you suspect your child is experiencing a severe life change or learning challenges, consult with a Thriveworks child and adolescent counselor today. Taking action at the earliest possible stages can help produce incredible positive change assisting teens and young children to develop into healthy, well-adjusted adults.

Call us now to schedule an appointment (678) 853-5849.

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