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3,492 people sought child & teen counseling help in Connecticut in the last year

Discover how starting child & teen counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Starting Child & teen counseling

What is child & teen counseling?

Thriveworks child & teen counseling in Milford 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 and adolescents can attend and benefit from therapy.

How does child & teen counseling work?

Child & teen counseling works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the child or teen’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 (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, child & teen counselors have the expertise and experience to help young individuals at their level.

Is child & teen counseling conducted in person or online?

Child & teen counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does child & teen counseling last?

The length of child & teen counseling at Thriveworks in Milford, CT depends on your child’s needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, child & teen counseling sessions will last for several months.

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Child Therapy in Milford, CT—New Haven Child and Teen Therapists

Have you ever thought about setting your child or teen up with a counselor? Child therapy or teen counseling can help young individuals adapt to big changes and cope with difficult challenges. For example, child therapy can help a child adjust after their parents’ divorce and process all of the emotions that come with this life change. And teen counseling can help a teenager who is struggling to make friends at school or who feels heartbroken after a breakup.

The truth is that kids and teens face many challenges, of which are similar to the challenges adults face. A child therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford can help them work through these challenges and ultimately live a happier, healthier life. If you think your child or teen could benefit from working with a counselor, consider reaching out to Thriveworks. Give us a call at (203) 951-3871 to schedule an appointment. We have extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends to best accommodate our clients who can’t make it during normal daytime hours.

What Is Child Therapy?                                              

Child therapy is a form of therapy designed to help children and teens. Child therapists and psychologists can help kids and teens to manage a mental illness, heal from trauma, better deal with stress, or cope with dysfunction at home. The issues these young individuals face are similar to those we face in adulthood—however, they are not as prepared or equipped to respond to their problems. This is where child therapy can make a meaningful difference, as child therapists are able to help kids and teens better understand the issue at hand and break it down into manageable pieces.

Child therapists are mental health professionals who have specific skills, training, and experience in helping young children, teens, and adolescents. The child therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford, CT are licensed counselors, and they care deeply about the wellbeing of our children. They can offer you helpful insight into your child’s current state of mental health or even their developmental level. It’s important to remember that our kids are often going through changes and challenges that are not visible to us. Fortunately, a child therapist or psychologist can get to the bottom of these problems and prove incredibly valuable.

Signs Your Child Needs Counseling

As we touched on above, children and teens experience difficult changes and challenges (much like those we experience in adulthood) that they aren’t equipped to deal with. “Parents want to see their child successful, happy, and healthy, so whenever their child is not one or all of those things, this can be worrisome,” explains Bernadette Hernandez, a Licensed Professional Counselor at Thriveworks in Milford. “When a parent notices that their child is struggling with something and they don’t know how best to help them, this is when they should consider pursuing therapy for their child.”

If you’ve noticed that your child is struggling, consider talking to them about child therapy or teen counseling, and setting them up with a professional. Here are a few signs that your child needs counseling or could benefit from working with a child therapy:

  1. They exhibit signs of a mental illness, like depression or anxiety
  2. They’ve experienced trauma, like the loss of a loved one
  3. They are struggling after a major life transition, like moving
  4. They appear mentally or emotionally distraught
  5. They exhibit signs of a learning disorder
  6. They are acting out or exhibiting rebellious behavior

Schedule Child Therapy or Teen Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford

Is your child or teen exhibiting signs of a mental illness? Are they struggling in school? Do you think they could be happier? Consider setting them up with a child therapist or teen counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford, CT. These professionals are focused on the health and happiness of children and teens. They can help your child work through any problems they may be experiencing and equip them with tools for managing future issues, too.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment, reach out to Thriveworks today. You can easily set your child up with one of our child therapists or psychologists by calling (203) 951-3871. We’re ready when you are.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Milford therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Milford
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

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I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Read more I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Maria Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Read more Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Milford Jun 2022
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★★★★★
I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Read more I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Milford Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Milford is located at 70 Cherry St, Milford, CT 06460, between Plymouth Place and Governors Ave.

Phone number

(203) 902-3647

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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