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1,471 people sought child therapy help in Ohio in the last year

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

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 .

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 , OH 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 , OH 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?

In July of 2020, Taylor Swift released a new album called “Folklore” that sent everybody into a tizzy. Fans call this album a portal of nostalgia, and one song in particular transports listeners back to their childhood: “Seven.” In “Seven,” Swift details memories from her childhood, like drinking sweet tea, pretending to be a pirate, and visiting her friend’s supposed haunted house.

The lyrics as well as the tune of the song have a way of making you feel like you’re young again—and your own childhood memories come flooding back. The majority of these memories are probably fond memories, from playing with friends to running free in the backyard. But you might also be reminded of the trouble that you got into with your parents; or the bullies that picked on you at school; or your first breakup. The point is that childhood isn’t all fond memories and whimsical feelings. Childhood is also rife with challenges, as this is a crucial stage of learning and developing—and these challenges have shaped us into who we are today.

Please picture me in the trees. I hit my peak at seven, feet in the

swing over the creek. I was too scared to jump in, but I was high in

the sky with Pennsylvania under me. Are there still beautiful things?”

–Taylor Swift

Swift’s song takes us back and reminds us of the importance of a happy, healthy childhood. The truth is that sometimes kids and teens face really difficult and unfortunate challenges that they must learn to overcome. The good news is that they don’t have to learn to overcome these challenges on their own. Child therapists specialize in helping these young individuals navigate this crucial stage of life, confronting the problems that they encounter along the way. If you think your child could benefit from talking to a therapist, you’re in the right place. Thriveworks Ohio Counseling has child therapy appointments available and you can schedule an appointment now.

When Is Child Therapy Necessary?

Child therapy is a form of counseling that is catered to help children, adolescents, and teens. These age groups don’t yet have the emotional and mental capacity to properly handle many of the challenges that might come their way, from traumatic experiences to divorcing parents or other major life changes. Fortunately, therapists can step in and contribute to the betterment of these young individuals. Now, child therapy might be necessary if a child is…

  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Exhibiting changes in appetite and/or weight
  • Suddenly failing or struggling at school
  • Isolating themselves from their peers
  • Harming themselves
  • Displaying unwarranted aggression
  • Exhibiting signs of a mental illness

In all of these situations, a child therapist can prove helpful. However, these are not the only instances in which your child might benefit from a therapist’s help. A child therapist can function as your child’s outlet each week; they’re there to listen and talk to your child about any difficult feelings he or she might be experiencing. Often, children would prefer not to talk to their parents about how they’re feeling. However, they are open to talking to a third party who they aren’t ashamed to vent to or too scared to talk to.

What Does Counseling for Kids Look Like?

Counseling for kids, or child therapy, equips children with essential tools for growing well through life. These tools help them work through current and future issues, better manage stress, and navigate the wide range of challenges that frequent this stage of life. Now, the ins and outs of therapy do change on a case by case basis. Why? Because your child’s therapist doesn’t design their plan for treatment until they get to know your child, including your child’s…

  • Needs
  • Challenges
  • Goals
  • Openness
  • Personality

These components will help your child’s therapist make a well-informed plan for treatment for your child moving forward. If you choose to pair your child with a therapist at Thriveworks Ohio Counseling, know that they are in good hands.

Set Your Child Up with a Therapist at Thriveworks Ohio Counseling

Child therapy at Thriveworks Ohio Counseling is here and available now. Our providers function entirely online, which means that your child will talk to their counselor via the phone or video. We’ve found that children and teens can find just as much success in virtual counseling, and we hope that you consider giving it a try.

If you’re ready to get started, just reach out to our office. Our scheduling team will assist you right away.

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 Ohio therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • HealthSmart Accel

  • HealthSmart PPO

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