Pittsburgh Child and Teen Counseling

Child Therapy and Teen Counseling—Counselors and Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

Child therapy is a mental health service allocated for children who are struggling with a mental health challenge or another life issue. Similarly, teen counseling is a mental health service allocated for teens who are struggling. Both of these services can equip these young individuals with the tools they need to grow well through life.

“It is never too late to have a happy childhood.”

–Berkeley Breathed

Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA has both child therapists and teen counselors on staff. Both of these services have proven to benefit many kids and teens—if you think that your child or teen could find value too, reach out to us today. Just give our office a call and we will get you and your child in for an appointment!

Does My Child Need Therapy? Who Does It Help?

Imagine (or remember) how hard it is to work through mental and emotional challenges at a young, inexperienced age. Children experience a range of stressors and other life issues that threaten their overall wellbeing, of which a child therapist can help them address and better cope with. For example, here are common issues seen in child therapy:

  • Symptoms of a mental illness
  • Signs of a learning disorder
  • Difficulty in social situations
  • Behavioral problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Aggression or anger management
  • Divorced/divorcing parents

Here at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, our child therapists will talk with you and your child to best understand what it is they’re going through and what it is they need help with. This will likely mean one on one time with you as well as your child. Then, they will design a treatment plan best suited for your child, which again might involve your participation as well as the participation of other family members too.

Remember: Our child therapists, counselors, and psychologists have your child’s best interest in mind. We are here to help them and ensure that they live a happy, healthy life for many years to come.

Does My Teen Need Mental Health Help? How Does It Work?

What do you do when your teen is dealing with problems bigger than they can handle?
As youth get older their main focus shifts more towards external factors, such as friends and school. This natural shift is a teenager’s way of exercising their independence and learning how to make choices for themselves. This can be a very positive shift, but one challenge is that teens are exposed to many more influences and stressors during this point in their lives. Sometimes those influences and stressors lead to mental health concerns that they don’t quite know how to navigate.

Enlisting the support of an experienced teen counselor may be just what is needed to help your teen cope with the stressors in their life. Teen counseling is a great way for youth to express themselves in a safe environment and to bring a sense of normalcy to a disorder that may seem frightening. There are a number of issues that may arise during your child’s teen years, such as:

  • Depression, including manic episodes and major depression
  • Anxiety, including test anxiety and social anxiety
  • Self-harm, including cutting and burning
  • Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder
  • Addictions, including drugs, alcohol, and gaming

These disorders can be overwhelming for a teen to deal with on their own, and it can be hard for a parent to know the best steps to take. Our teen counselors are experts in their field and advocates for your child’s wellbeing. One way a counselor can help is by creating a treatment plan and determining the underlying cause of the disorder. Causes of mental health disorders can include:

  • Past trauma
  • Substance-induced disorder
  • Stress
  • Peer pressure

When teens are in turmoil they can feel as though no one understands them and that they are the only one dealing with given issue. A teen counselor can help them correct their perception and show them there are many people on their side and many others who are going through the same thing.

Schedule Child Therapy and Teen Counseling at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA

If you feel like your child or teen needs or could benefit from working with a professional, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Thriveworks Pittsburgh has child therapists and teen counselors on our team. These professionals are dedicated to helping these young individuals live better and they’re ready to help!

To schedule a child therapy or teen counseling appointment at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, just call our office. We look forward to it.

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Barbara

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Barb is an amazing therapist. She is compassionate and very motivated. I highly recommend her.
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Erica Ploski

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Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services!
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Erica

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Erica is a great person and a wonderful listener. You will be in great hands!
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Erica Ploski

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Erica Ploski is an exceptionally professional and compassionate counselor. I highly recommend her services.
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Erica is a wonderful therapist, in my 30+ years, by far the best. She is caring, understanding, non judgmental, real, has experience, both educational, and more importantly real life. I felt completely comfortable opening up and would recommend her to anyone, especially if they have suffered trauma.
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Erica is very insightful. She is a great listener. She has been very helpful.
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Very compassionate and knowledgable and great advice for handling issues.
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Licensed Professional Counselor

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Erica is an outstanding knowledgeable counselor who excels in her profession.
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Great therapist

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Therese was a great therapist! Highly recommend her! Fabulous and helped with addressing all of my concerns!
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This is really a great to be and to be honest with yourself as well
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Lavonda is an excellent therapist

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Lavonda is an excellent asset to have at ThriveWorks. She is skilled in counseling families, individuals, as well as couples and her performance shows.
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Cecelia Baldwin

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Cecelia has a dynamic personality. She's engaging and a good listener. Her ability to be reflective in conversations, enables those around her to be heard, but also walk away with a clarifying and sometimes different perspective. She's diligent and hard working, in the pursuit of her goals and aspirations. Cecelia is trustworthy and caring.
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Akeesha is awesome

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Akeesha takes time to build authentic relationships to get to the core of the problem.
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I really like my therapist

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Ive only had 2 appts, so I can’t tell too much. But, I really like my therapist, the location and flexibility of scheduling!!
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The staff and counselor I encountered were really nice.

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The staff and counselor I encountered were really nice. If my co-pay wasn’t so expensive I would have loved to continue my sessions here.
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The system is easy to use to book appointments

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The system is easy to use to book appointments and I was provided a therapist who meets my needs.
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Bonnie Healey was a phenomenal counselor.

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Bonnie Healey was a phenomenal counselor. She was easy to talk to, a great listener, and offered excellent insight into my situation. The only reason I’m leaving (temporarily) is my personal financial situation has changed drastically. I hope to be back on my feet soon and the second I do, I’ll be making an appointment with Bonnie again. Thriveworks made the process easy and comfortable, and I appreciate all the help from Bonnie and the entire organization.
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So far so good

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  • 5830 Ellsworth Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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