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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 Mt Pleasant.

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 Mt Pleasant, SC 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 Mt Pleasant, SC 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?

Being a kid isn’t always easy. And parenting rarely is. Just as a child may be going through difficult challenges they have never experienced before, parents often feel like they’re moving through uncharted territory in raising a child.

Often, kids and teenagers — as well as their parents — need help navigating difficult situations and changes that most everyone goes through. Whether it’s dealing with bullying, body image issues, separation or divorce, experimenting with drugs and alcohol, or even excess stress or low self-esteem, child therapy can help you and your child find new ways to cope with these transitions and phases of life. Whatever your child is struggling with, the child therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Mt. Pleasant are here to help you. If you’re ready to schedule a session with one of our experienced counselors, please call us at 843-606-6223.

Should My Kid Meet with a Child Therapist?

We can remember what it was like to be a kid — what it was like to go through our first breakup, make friends at a new school, have trouble at home, balance too many responsibilities. The list goes on. If your child or teenager is struggling to cope with a difficult situation or to manage their feelings, consider having them visit with a child therapist. These are just some of the issues we can help your child with:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Bullying
  • Sadness and anger
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mental illnesses

Therapy can be helpful to kids and teens who are dealing with problems that negatively affect their feelings or behaviors, and who aren’t coping well. If your child is going through a difficult time and you’re looking for support, consider meeting with a child therapist at Thriveworks in Mt. Pleasant. Call us today to schedule your appointment. Our phone number is 843-606-6223. We have the training, skills and experience that will help your child become happy and healthy again.

Tools and Techniques Used in Child Therapy

Child therapy is customized to each person, situation and circumstance. The primary goal in child therapy is to help the child live a happier, healthier life. These are a few examples of how a child therapist can help kids navigate difficulty and heal:

  1. Self-esteem is constantly in flux during childhood and adolescence. Children have experiences every day that can have a positive or a negative effect on how they see and feel about themselves. A child therapist works with your child to build their confidence and improve self-esteem. This, in turn, can help to prevent more serious issues such as anxiety or depression.
  2. School and schoolwork can pose significant challenges for a child and become increasingly difficult for adolescents. Peer pressure, bullying, academic expectations, extracurricular activities — these are all sources of potential stress and can be difficult for a child to manage or navigate, even with the full parental support. Our child therapists can help your child have an overall positive experience in elementary, middle, or high school.

Whatever your or your child’s concerns, meeting with a child therapist can be beneficial. In addition to our extensive skills and experience, we offer flexible hours to ensure you get the help you need as soon as possible. Evening and weekend appointments are available to accommodate your busy schedule and ensure you can make it to our office without missing work or school. We accept most major insurance plans.

At Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant Counseling, we can help bring you and your child grow in positive, nurturing ways. We are conveniently located adjacent to the Queensborough Shopping Center at 1131 Queensborough Blvd., #100 in Mt. Pleasant. Give us a call today at 843-606-6223 to schedule your first therapy session.

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 Mt Pleasant therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Mt Pleasant
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
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My therapist at Thriveworks, Susan, is warm and and relatable. I am a late-diagnosed autistic woman. I am basically now learning what everyone else learned in kindergarten. I have a history of broken marriages and jobs I was invited to leave because I didn't fit in, to put it mildly. She has helped me in so many ways, and I can now see decisions I made that I thought were just what had happened to me. I feel much more capable and hopeful now. I wish I could have met her years ago. I have gone to many therapists over the years, but now I can see how I can feel hopeful about my life and my relationships with my daughters and my grandchildren.
Read more My therapist at Thriveworks, Susan, is warm and and relatable. I am a late-diagnosed autistic woman. I am basically now learning what everyone else learned in kindergarten. I have a history of broken marriages and jobs I was invited to leave because I didn't fit in, to put it mildly. She has helped me in so many ways, and I can now see decisions I made that I thought were just what had happened to me. I feel much more capable and hopeful now. I wish I could have met her years ago. I have gone to many therapists over the years, but now I can see how I can feel hopeful about my life and my relationships with my daughters and my grandchildren.
Linda Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Susan is my Thriveworks therapist. She is helping me set boundaries and make better choices. I am learning a lot from her. Having Asperger's, I often can be quite blunt. I am gradually learning how to say less but make better connections. She
Read more Susan is my Thriveworks therapist. She is helping me set boundaries and make better choices. I am learning a lot from her. Having Asperger's, I often can be quite blunt. I am gradually learning how to say less but make better connections. She
Linda Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Mt Pleasant is located off of Queensborough Blvd, right next to the Queensborough Shopping Center and just north of Highway 17. We're right across the street from Groucho's Deli, Beach Cowboy Fitness, and Hunan Chinese. The closest bus stop is Johnnie Dodds Blvd (Frontage Rd) / Queensborough Shopping Center.

Phone number

(843) 588-1846

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
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