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 Midlothian.
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 Midlothian, VA have the expertise and experience to help kids at their level.
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.
Growing up nowadays isn’t like it used to be. Being a kid in today’s society can be extremely difficult, due to things like social media and online gaming. Children have begun to compare their lives to others and to the characters on their favorite games. This sets a high standard for what they feel reality should be like, triggering difficult feelings like anxiety, depression, uncertainty, low self-esteem, and more.
“Children need models rather than critics.”
Unfortunately, with the heavy presence of technology in the lives of children today, having a good role model can be difficult. Children are constantly critiqued based on their online presence by their friends and peers. This can take a toll on not only their confidence but their overall mental health.
People of all ages have growing pains and growing up in today’s society has a substantial amount of challenges. For some, these growing pains can be completely debilitating. And as a parent, it can be heartbreaking to see you child experience heartache and struggles. Fortunately, though, Thriveworks Midlothian has counselors and therapists in Chesterfield, VA ready and willing to help you child through this stage of life. We know that growing up isn’t always a walk in the park. Our clinicians are understanding and have helped many children with many different struggles—and we are ready and able to help your child, too.
Can Counseling Help My Child?
It can be hard to come to the realization that your child needs professional help. It is important to realize that it is a sign of a good parent to tend to your child’s every need. Whether your child is experiencing trouble at school or with making friends, we can help your child with whatever trouble they are experiencing. There are many reasons to pursue child therapy. These may include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Autism concerns or diagnosis
- ADHD/ADD concerns or diagnosis
- Disruptive behavior in school
- Violent or criminal behavior
- Major life change, such as divorce
- Trouble with bullying
- Addictions to drugs or alcohol
- Eating disorders
- Loss of a loved one
- Difficulties with friends
- Emotional or psychological problems
You may have read this list and immediately related with what your child is dealing with—if you didn’t, that does not mean we can’t help. Maybe you don’t know what your child is dealing with, that’s okay! Our clinicians can help discover the underlying issues your child is facing.
Techniques Used in Child Therapy
No two children are the same and our clinicians are well aware of that. There are many unique ways that a child therapist can help your child overcome the problems they are facing. A clinician at Thriveworks Midlothian can use several techniques to find what works best for your child, including:
- Behavior modification techniques
- Play therapy
- Relaxation methods
- Cognitive and behavioral therapy
- Art therapy
- Narrative therapy
- Teaching coping methods
- Identifying and treating underlying medical issues
- Identifying and treating underlying psychological issues
For most cases, a combination of methods is the best to treat the issues that a child presents in one of our offices. At Thriveworks Midlothian, our clinicians will work with your child to find what works best and helps foster clear communication and progress.
Call Thriveworks Midlothian in Chesterfield, VA to Schedule an Appointment Today
As a parent, one of your biggest concerns is the health and well-being of your children. And if they are experiencing hardships, you can wind up feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and confused about where to turn. If you feel like you have been searching for which way to go in their path toward happiness, look no further. Thriveworks Midlothian is willing and ready to help your child on the road to recovery.
Our clinicians are leaders in their field. They have experience dealing with the same issues your child has been dealing with for so long. At Thriveworks, we want to help. We have a no waiting list policy and we can often have an appointment for a new client within 24 hours. We also partner with a wide variety of insurance companies. We don’t want anything to keep you from getting the help your son or daughter needs.
Let us help your child start on their path toward healing. Call Thriveworks Midlothian today at (804) 799-7944.