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10,593 people sought child therapy help in North 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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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 Raleigh.

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 Raleigh, NC 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 Raleigh, NC 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?

The Native American leader Sitting Bull once stated, “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” Children need adults to teach them, guide them, and steer them toward resources that can aid in their development. It’s the same thing our caregivers did for us, and our caregivers’ caregivers did for them, and on and on, back through the generations. Even the healthiest children with the fewest obstacles are dependent on adult support. And kids who experience emotional or behavioral issues are even more reliant on our care. 

Child therapy is a way to bolster a child’s existing community with professional, compassionate, evidence-based interventions. The licenced mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Northeast Raleigh, NC can help your child through difficult times, whether they’re experiencing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), behavioral problems, life transitions, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or something else. When a parent turns to a qualified child psychologist at Thriveworks for additional insight into their child’s development, it’s a sign that they care enough to enlist the best resources available. Let Thriveworks help your child on their path to success. 

When Should Your Child See a Therapist?

Children experience a variety of ups and downs: meeting or not meeting their developmental milestones on time, learning emotional regulation or having tantrums past the point where they’re still appropriate, making friends easily or struggling socially. If a kid encounters problems, it doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with them. They may be neurodiverse and just in need of some extra support in order to feel a sense of belonging. 

But because we all must live in a society, sometimes kids can benefit from learning additional skills–or unlearning maladaptive behaviors–with a mental health professional. Children can experience any of the following mental health issues that may indicate they could profit from spending time with one of the exceptional child therapists at Thriveworks in Northeast Raleigh, NC: 

  • Unusual weight loss or gain due to appetite changes
  • Sleep issues
  • Violence or aggression
  • Severe worries 
  • Intense self-consciousness
  • Self-imposed isolation
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Drop in grades or school performance
  • Body image issues
  • Lethargy
  • Intense irritability
  • Inexplicable headaches or stomach-aches 

Children in the midst of intense emotional experiences like parental divorces, trauma, or loss may also benefit from therapy sessions. Adverse childhood events (ACEs) can affect academic performance, feelings and behavior, and social life. A child therapist can help teach kids and teens effective coping strategies for getting through difficult times.  

What Are the Different Types of Child Therapy?

Beneficial child therapies offered at Thriveworks in Northeast Raleigh, NC include the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Play therapy
  • Music/art therapy
  • Child-parent relationship therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Emotionally-focused therapy
  • Child trauma therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

Whether the type of therapy is based on self-expression or learning new cognitive skills, children and adolescents need their family members to involve themselves in the therapeutic process. The work of child and family therapy continues at home, so new behaviors can be reinforced. 

How Does Child Therapy Work?

Child therapy at Thriveworks in Northeast Raleigh, NC is a safe, nonjudgmental place where a specialist in clinical child adolescent psychology can meet a child where they are and engage with them on their level. They might do this through the following practices:

  • Activities
  • Games
  • Observing family interactions
  • Talking through thinking patterns
  • Practicing new skills
  • Solving problems
  • Talking

The first step is finding a therapist who will connect with your child, someone with keen insights into your child’s behavior. This may mean finding a Thriveworks provider who specializes in your child’s specific issue. 

Get Support for Your Child with Adolescent/Child Therapy at Thriveworks in Northeast Raleigh, NC

Thriveworks child therapists in Northeast Raleigh, NC can be available quickly to help children in need of emotional and behavioral support. Most new clients can meet with their provider within 24-48 hours of booking their first appointment. In addition, Thriveworks members can contact their therapist between sessions by phone or email. Your child’s therapist will never be far, so you can be reassured that help will be there when you need it. 

Thriveworks mental health providers are compassionate, highly-qualified, fully-licensed professionals recruited from the top 4% of applicants. They became therapists for the right reason: because they wanted to help people. And children need the most help of all. They depend on us. Reach out to an experienced therapist at Thriveworks today. 

Child Therapy — TherapyLand™

Our Northeast Raleigh, NC office is a TherapyLand location: A positive, empowering place for kids to get the mental health care they deserve. Equipped with sandboxes, dollhouses, easels, puppets, blocks, basketball hoops, and other tools, our play therapy rooms are designed to help kids explore and express their emotions. Learn more about TherapyLand and how it could help your child.

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 Raleigh therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • 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 Raleigh
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
★★★★★
I quite pleased with my Therapist. She’s quite professional. She’ll corrects me, and is detailed. I’d definately recommended her to friends.
Read more I quite pleased with my Therapist. She’s quite professional. She’ll corrects me, and is detailed. I’d definately recommended her to friends.
June Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Read more I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Jan Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Read more I’m very happy I found this place. I love my therapist. She really seems to care about me. Caroline has given me some good tips on handling my grief. I would recommend Caroline to anyone going through this kind of grief. I always leave feeling better then when I walked in and for that I thank you
Jan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Me and my wife love Levi! He is a great therapist for couples grief counseling! Highly recommend!
Read more Me and my wife love Levi! He is a great therapist for couples grief counseling! Highly recommend!
Harley Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I have known Meredith Hinson for several years. She is patient and kind without judgement. She definitely makes me feel at ease.
Read more I have known Meredith Hinson for several years. She is patient and kind without judgement. She definitely makes me feel at ease.
Northeast Raleigh Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Kathleen is such a professional, educated, and expert in her field. She shows a lot of compassion and pride in her work with clients. Kathleen will be someone you can trust and be able to have a wonderful working relationship. I would pick her for a counselor any day!
Read more Kathleen is such a professional, educated, and expert in her field. She shows a lot of compassion and pride in her work with clients. Kathleen will be someone you can trust and be able to have a wonderful working relationship. I would pick her for a counselor any day!
Raleigh Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Kathleen Moore for many years and find her to be highly skilled and professional as a Counselor. In my personal experience she is highly intuitive and knows how to listen well and respond accurately to issues as they are presented. I highly recommend her to others.
Read more I have known Kathleen Moore for many years and find her to be highly skilled and professional as a Counselor. In my personal experience she is highly intuitive and knows how to listen well and respond accurately to issues as they are presented. I highly recommend her to others.
Northeast Raleigh Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Your staff, Kathleen Moore, has been a constant professional. Her expertise and sound advice as a counselor exemplifies compassion, integrity, and honesty that is most needed in this field. Thank for the years of unwavering support.
Read more Your staff, Kathleen Moore, has been a constant professional. Her expertise and sound advice as a counselor exemplifies compassion, integrity, and honesty that is most needed in this field. Thank for the years of unwavering support.
Northeast Raleigh Dec 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Northeast Raleigh is off of Highwoods Blvd. We are across the street from Highwoods Park KinderCare, and down the road from Taco Bell.

Phone number

(919) 822-8270

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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