Child Therapy in Newark, DE—Child Therapists and Counselors in Newark

Child Therapy in Newark, DE—Child Therapists and Counselors in Newark

When our children hurt, we hurt. It’s even worse when we can’t figure out why they’re hurting. The truth is children can experience anxiety, depression, anger, and behavioral problems. But how do you talk to a 7-year-old about the passing of their grandpa? Or convince them that they have to listen to their teacher?

Thriveworks Newark counselors have years of experience working with children and know how to speak their language. We can walk with your child through whatever they are struggling with and help them become healthier and happier.

Children see the world differently. And while it is beautiful, it’s also difficult to connect with them at times. That’s where a Thriveworks Newark Child Therapist can step in and help.

What Is Child Therapy?

Child Therapy is a lot different from typical, adult focused therapy. Afterall, children are a lot different than adults! Our goal is to help children understand, process, and handle the issues that are causing them pain. This pain might be can be anything from anxiety to trauma to difficulty making friends.

Thriveworks Newark is always a client-focused therapy center, and that doesn’t change when our clients are younger! Your child is still a unique person, with different experiences, personality, and goals. We will adapt each session to your child and what they are experiencing.

Children’s brains are more malleable than adults. Researchers coined the term “neuroplasticity”. They can heal from trauma and learn new behavioral patterns faster and easier than adults can. This is a great source of hope! It also means that the quicker you identify a possible problem in your child’s mental, emotional, or physical health, and reach out for help, the better the long-term outcome.

We will never turn away someone because their child’s issues are too big or too small. If you think you and your child could benefit from counseling, call Thriveworks Newark today! We can walk through the process together.

Specifically, common issues we see in child therapy include:

  • Difficult sleeping
  • Unwarranted aggression
  • Poor “listening,” or frequent misbehavior
  • Persistent anxiety or nervousness
  • Failing or worsening grades
  • Social issues, problems making friends
  • Bullying
  • Depression, low mood, or frequent irritability
  • Expression of suicidal thoughts, self-harm
  • Recent changes in family (move, loss of a family member, etc.)
  • Traumatic experiences
  • ADHD
  • Too frequent sibling conflict
  • Concerns about autism
  • Problems with self-confidence

Every child is unique, and what they are facing is also unique. They deserve to have as much support as they can, and sometimes a trained professional is perfect for supporting them as they heal and grow into a healthy, happy person.

What Does Child Therapy Look Like?

Sometimes, having a judgment-free space away from the stresses of life is all a child needs to talk through an issue, and can move on pretty quickly. Other times, children don’t have the awareness of their own emotions and thoughts to understand what they’re going through. When this happens, our clinicians can use more advanced techniques.  Sessions may sometimes include just parents, or just the child, and at other times, the whole family may need to be seen together.

A few of these techniques include:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Play therapy (Using play to explore hidden or misunderstood emotions and memories)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (identifying negative thoughts and the behaviors associated with them and replacing them with positive ones)
  • Developing coping skills
  • Practicing relaxation techniques
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Social Skills Coaching
  • Parent Coaching, i.e., improving structure and connection in the home.

Thriveworks Newark counselors are trained in these methods, so rest assured that your child is receiving the best possible care. We could never replace the love you give to your child, but we can care for and support them in a different way that is important for their development.

We want to stress that just because your child is going to child therapy does not mean you have somehow failed at being a parent! It is not your fault your child may be experiencing emotional, mental, or behavioral difficulties. You are doing your best, and that love is powerful. Sometimes, outside circumstances and life can impede on your child’s life without you even knowing it.

Thriveworks Newark is honored you would trust us with your child, and we are excited to meet you both and walk with you to a place of happiness and fulfillment.

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Great scheduling team!

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I called to make an appointment for my daughter and Kenyata was SO friendly and helpful. She answered all of my questions and was so easy to talk to. Scheduling as a first-time patient is always so difficult, but this was so easy and accomodating. If the scale is 1-5, 5 being the best, I'd give my experience a 10!
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Michael Beckham is a strong counselor.

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I recommend Michael Beckham without reservation. He was both a colleague of mine and a supervisor and I've known him to be an outstanding, caring clinician. Michael is highly intelligent, warm, empathetic and effective. He has a great deal of experience and is beloved by his patients.
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Excellent Therapists!

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Dr. Thompson is an excellent therapist. She really helped me when I was struggling. I’ve known her for years and she is a very kind and caring person. I highly recommend this practice.
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Dr. Deb Thompson is a kind, caring and thoughtful person. Very easy to talk to.
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Highly recommend this practice!

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I highly recommend this practice! Super friendly staff, easy appt scheduling, great therapists with a wide range of styles and approaches. The director, Dr Thompson, is smart, and kind, and so down to earth, she really listens.
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The right kind of help when I needed it

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Dr Thompson provides great support and advice. She helped me through a rough time in my life and gave me the right kind of help when I needed it. I learned a ton about myself, cleaned up some past baggage that was weighing me down, and got my life back on track. I still use the skills she taught me in my relationships, at work, with my kids and I feel in control of my life. I’m not happy go lucky 100% of the time, but I’m much more relaxed and open and confident that I can handle whatever comes up. Big thanks to Dr Thompson!
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Caring, competent therapists,

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When Dr Thompson announced she was opening a Thriveworks office in Newark, I was thrilled. Over the past 20 years, I have referred many clients to Dr Thompson and found her to be sensitive, caring, ethical, and highly skilled with a wide range of clients. She was able to connect with folks who’ve had difficulty finding a good fit with other clinicians, and she seemed to know just the right approach with some of my clients who’d tried therapy in the past, but didn’t really feel at ease. Her compassion, experience, and excellent clinical skills make her my first choice when referring out; I would send my own family members to Dr Thompson.
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Excellent

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I have known Dr.Thompson for many years and completely trust her professionalism and expertise. I wish she would open a Thriveworks in my town.
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Highly Recommend!

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I have known Dr. Thompson for many years. Her compassion for and commitment to people make her an amazing clinician. She is a great listener and a professional practitioner. I would recommend her to anyone looking for care.
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Highly recommend!

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Dr. Debra Thompson has been so helpful to our family. She is a very professional, knowledgeable, and resourceful psychologist. I can highly recommend her!
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Dr. Thompson is a respected colleague-she is always prepared and truly cares about colleagues and clients. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Thriveworks Newark is the best!

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I cannot not say enough about this place! The space is beautiful, and the process of getting help is really easy and affordable. The Clinical Director, Dr. Thompson, was so kind and patient with our questions. I highly recommend you contact Thriveworks Newark, if you need a counselor.
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I love Thriveworks Newark!

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The owner, Dr. Debra Thompson, has been so supportive and helpful! She is so perceptive and insightful. I would encourage anyone to seek services here!
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Dr. Thompson is excellent

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Dr. Thompson is excellent and I would highly recommend her. She’s very kind and caring, extremely thoughtful and ethical. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Thompson is so warm and compassionate.  She is very easy to talk to, and really cares about people! I highly recommend her!!!
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Highly Recommend

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I highly recommend Dr. Debra Thompson. She’s been a colleague of mine for many years, and I’ve always admired her effectiveness, professionalism, warmth, dependability, and trustworthiness.
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