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3,797 people sought child therapy help in South Carolina in the last year

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

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My favorite quote is, "Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly." Yes, I am quoting Mortica Addams! We all experience... My favorite quote is, "Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly." Yes, I am quoting Mortica Addams! We all experience this journey of life uniquely and must understand it so. Entering therapy can be intimidating for some, but come chat with me. Let's have a conversation that leads to empowerment. Read more

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 North Charleston.

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 North Charleston, 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 North Charleston, 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?

When we are children, we get to delight in fun and play. Those are our primary responsibilities, in fact. We’re expected to giggle, to be silly, to be imaginative. And adults look upon us with jealousy and admiration—they wish that they could be in our shoes once more, as think about all of their responsibilities and stressors.

Here’s the thing: While childhood is often majorly a time of fun and play, it is also challenging at times. As we continue to learn and grow, we encounter problems along the way: some of us are bullied by our peers, some of us must grieve our parents’ divorce, and some of us struggle with learning disabilities and/or mental illnesses. Us adults forget about these challenges—until we see that our children or teens are struggling themselves.

“A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm—and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties.” –Kate Middleton

If you recognize that your child or teenager is struggling to work through any given challenge, consider calling Thriveworks North Charleston, SC child therapy. We have child therapists, counselors, and psychologists on staff. These professionals have skills, training, tools, and experience related to helping kids and teenagers. Your child therapist will be sure to help your child maintain or improve their mental and emotional health as they navigate this crucial stage of development that is growing up. To schedule an appointment, just call (843) 261-5949. We’ll pair your child with a caring, skilled professional.

How Can Child Therapy Help My Child?

Child therapists, counselors, and psychologists serve to help and guide children in times of need. Their main mission is to assist your child and provide them with the right tools to grow well through their life. We know that sometimes kids and teens don’t feel comfortable opening up to family members about how they’re feeling or what they’re going through. In these instances, we can serve as that nonjudgmental individual to help them through it. Now, it is important to familiarize yourself with the signs that your child might be struggling. These signs include:

  • They suddenly withdraw from their friend group
  • They have a change in appetite
  • They appear down or depressed
  • They refuse to go to school
  • They have trouble staying or falling asleep
  • They become irritable or have a change in mood

If the above describe your child or teen, they might be going through a rough patch. Don’t worry: Our child therapists are happy to step in and guide them through whatever challenge they have encountered.

How Does Child Therapy Work?

Your Thriveworks North Charleston, SC child therapist will get to know your child and their specific needs. Then, they will design an individualized treatment plan just for them. This plan will help your child or teen work through their feelings, adjust during big life changes, and ultimately live better. Here are common issues seen in child therapy:

  1. Mental illness, like depression or anxiety
  2. Learning disabilities
  3. Adjusting after a major life change (e.g., move to a new town)
  4. Building healthy relationships
  5. Grieving the death or the loss of a loved one

These issues are commonly seen in child therapy at Thriveworks North Charleston. That said, we certainly didn’t list every problem that children and teens face, nor could we! Whatever your child or teen is facing, we’re happy to help them navigate their way through it.

Work with a Child Therapist at Thriveworks North Charleston

Many children and teens can benefit from working with a skilled, caring professional. With their help, your child can better understand their thoughts and feelings and properly confront the problem in front of them.

If you think your child could benefit from working with one of our child therapists or psychologists at Thriveworks North Charleston, call us today at (843) 261-5949. Our scheduling team is happy to help you set up your first appointment. You might be happy to know that we have next-day sessions available now!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our North Charleston therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • 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 North Charleston
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 have been seeing a therapist via Thriveworks every other week for several months and I couldn't be happier. The intake form was easy to fill out and somehow managed to put me with someone who works perfectly with me. She works at my pace, she understands and works towards our goals, and she helps me to see things more clearly as we process the issues at hand. She never 'tells me' what the issue is or how to solve but instead she leads me there so I can see it on my own as that is much more effective. I was very nervous about online therapy but after this experience with Kristen, I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of the severity of their issues. Kristen is a true professional and can ebb and flow as I am ready to process things. She has been a game changer for me, my family, and my colleagues.
Read more I have been seeing a therapist via Thriveworks every other week for several months and I couldn't be happier. The intake form was easy to fill out and somehow managed to put me with someone who works perfectly with me. She works at my pace, she understands and works towards our goals, and she helps me to see things more clearly as we process the issues at hand. She never 'tells me' what the issue is or how to solve but instead she leads me there so I can see it on my own as that is much more effective. I was very nervous about online therapy but after this experience with Kristen, I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of the severity of their issues. Kristen is a true professional and can ebb and flow as I am ready to process things. She has been a game changer for me, my family, and my colleagues.
Tar Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Counseling from counselor Barron has helped me in my day struggles of dealing with my trailer apartment burn-out, 9/11 (VCF) Washington DC [DOJ] claim, relationship of the future, and bear facts about how to handle family members who feel they can control your sexual, your income, your employment, and your future success.
Read more Counseling from counselor Barron has helped me in my day struggles of dealing with my trailer apartment burn-out, 9/11 (VCF) Washington DC [DOJ] claim, relationship of the future, and bear facts about how to handle family members who feel they can control your sexual, your income, your employment, and your future success.
Meshelle Jan 2024
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I am a survivor of childhood trauma. I've struggled with depression most of my life. Emily Frichtl has helped me in so many ways. I felt safe with her and over time I learned to trust her, which was hard for me. I still have a lot of work to do in learning to live with the things I've been through but I wouldn't be in a more accepting head space without the work we've done. I highly recommend her.
Read more I am a survivor of childhood trauma. I've struggled with depression most of my life. Emily Frichtl has helped me in so many ways. I felt safe with her and over time I learned to trust her, which was hard for me. I still have a lot of work to do in learning to live with the things I've been through but I wouldn't be in a more accepting head space without the work we've done. I highly recommend her.
Charleston Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Jennifer Brown and I were colleagues for several years. She demonstrates high quality therapeutic skills with compassion and empathy. Jennifer's approach to treatment is caring, strategic, and straightforward to assist the client with achievement their desired goals. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
Read more Jennifer Brown and I were colleagues for several years. She demonstrates high quality therapeutic skills with compassion and empathy. Jennifer's approach to treatment is caring, strategic, and straightforward to assist the client with achievement their desired goals. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
North Charleston Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I have worked with Jennifer Brown for a number of years and have found her to be caring, compassionate, and conscientious. She has an empathetic personality and truly cares for her clients and wants what is best for them. One of her greatest skills is her ability to ask "the right question" to help you find YOUR correct answer. Her support during the time my Mom was passing helped me get through a very difficult time. No hesitancy in recommending.
Read more I have worked with Jennifer Brown for a number of years and have found her to be caring, compassionate, and conscientious. She has an empathetic personality and truly cares for her clients and wants what is best for them. One of her greatest skills is her ability to ask "the right question" to help you find YOUR correct answer. Her support during the time my Mom was passing helped me get through a very difficult time. No hesitancy in recommending.
Charleston Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Susan is passionate about providing tools for her clients to succeed. Her love of helping others achieve their goals can be seen in the positive results.
Read more Susan is passionate about providing tools for her clients to succeed. Her love of helping others achieve their goals can be seen in the positive results.
North Charleston Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Christina Hayes Bradham is dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate when it comes to working with people. She goes above and beyond to give support to those in need. Her positive attitude and outlook in life are refreshing.
Read more Christina Hayes Bradham is dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate when it comes to working with people. She goes above and beyond to give support to those in need. Her positive attitude and outlook in life are refreshing.
North Charleston Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Susan has a gentle spirit. She is a skilled clinician who is passionate about helping people who are struggling with the issues of life.
Read more Susan has a gentle spirit. She is a skilled clinician who is passionate about helping people who are struggling with the issues of life.
North Charleston Oct 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry North Charleston is located at 4975 Lacross Rd # 351, North Charleston, SC 29406, near Sam’s Club and Walmart Supercenter.

Phone number

(843) 549-4786

Languages spoken by SC providers

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