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?”
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…
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.