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2,911 people sought child therapy help in Colorado 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 Pueblo.

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 Pueblo, CO 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 Pueblo, CO 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?

As a parent, the last thing you ever want for your child is for them to be hurting or going through something you can’t control. Things like moving to a new city, adjusting to a divorce, or grieving the loss of a loved one are hard enough for adults, let alone for the young minds of children. Consider these following scenarios to see if your child may be acting similarly:

  • Your child pushes around their dinner most nights and rarely eats. They look down but haven’t mentioned if anything is wrong.
  • Out of nowhere, you have started getting calls from your kid’s school telling you that they are acting out and disrupting the classrooms.
  • Some days are worse than others, but you are noticing that your child often comes home upset from school and when you ask their teachers about it, they don’t have any advice to offer up.
  • You notice that your child is falling behind in their reading and writing, and they become diagnosed with a learning disability. This causes your child to resent you for “putting them” in special education courses and feel embarrassed

Maybe you know exactly why your child is struggling mentally. Maybe you have no idea what is going on but just know that they are not their usual selves. No matter the situation, you are making the right choice to give your child the extra support and guidance from a child therapist. At Thriveworks Pueblo, our child therapists have the licensure, training, and skills to meet your child where they are mentally and help them work through their feelings and emotions thanks to a myriad of methods. If you feel like your teen or little one could benefit from working with a professional, reach out today. We have psychologists available and ready to help.

Why Pursue Child Therapy at Thriveworks Pueblo Counseling?

As we briefly mentioned earlier, there are countless reasons why your child might be going through a difficult time in their lives. As children, they are going through a period in their lives where processing emotions can be hard and the changes they face may be even harder. Here are some common reasons why we see children seek outside help:

  • Abuse or neglect
  • Addictions or substance abuse
  • Life changes such as moving to a new city or starting at a new school
  • Loss of a loved one
  • ADHD or ADD concerns
  • Violent or criminal behavior
  • Divorce
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Learning disabilities
  • Disruptive behavior or poor performance in school
  • Emotional or psychological problems
  • Bullying in-person and/or online

The above list includes just some of the ways in which we help your child. Even if you can tell that something is wrong but don’t know exactly what, a therapist can help you identify those root issues. Realizing that your child needs help coping with their emotions or establishing a new way of communicating, is a big step in the healing process.

Types of Child Therapy

If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” – Alfie Kohn

Communicating with children, whether they are toddlers or teenagers, can be extremely difficult sometimes. It may even feel like you are talking to a brick wall. A trained counselor or therapist can use their learned methods and techniques to connect with children on different levels that they not only can understand, but feel safe opening up to. One method may work better over another so you can expect your child’s counselor to try several different methods or use a combination of a few in order to dig deeper. Some different methods of child therapy may include:

  • Traditional talk therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioral therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Teaching coping mechanisms
  • Psychological testing
  • Identifying and treating underlying medical issues or psychological issues
  • Teaching relaxation techniques
  • Teaching communication skills

No two children are alike, and no two situations are the same. At Thriveworks Pueblo, we understand that and dedicate ourselves to creating unique plans of care for you and your child or teen. In addition to teaching your child coping skills, we will be able to provide you and their other caregivers ways to better understand and communicate with them moving forward. Just reach out. We can get you started as soon as possible.

Schedule a Session with a Child Therapist at Thriveworks Pueblo, CO

Children are already going through a lot of emotional and physical changes. Let us help take some pressure off of their shoulders during these changes. If you think your child would greatly benefit from speaking to a professional, consider working with us here at Thriveworks Pueblo Counseling.

We do not operate on a waiting list and can often get our clients in with a counselor within 24 hours of their initial call. We also have flexible scheduling options and have appointment times during the days, evenings, and weekends. Also, online counseling is available as we understand how hard it can be to make across town for an appointment with already busy schedules. Whatever option you choose, know that you will be receiving compassionate, comprehensive care. It would be our honor to walk with your child on their journey to healing and progress.

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 Pueblo therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Pueblo
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 Thriveworks Pueblo reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Really easy to get a session scheduled. The people there are very friendly and willing to work with your schedule. Great atmosphere, great mission!
Read more Really easy to get a session scheduled. The people there are very friendly and willing to work with your schedule. Great atmosphere, great mission!
Pueblo Jul 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pueblo is located at the corner of W City Center Drive and Central Main Street. Across the street with Pueblo Convention Center and Loco Wines & Liquors, we share an office space with Vectra Bank and the Thatcher Foundation.

Phone number

(719) 294-0595

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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