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20,925 people sought child therapy help in Virginia in the last year

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

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Having 26 years of nursing experience has allowed me the opportunity to care for people from diverse backgrounds. Despite having differences in cultur... Having 26 years of nursing experience has allowed me the opportunity to care for people from diverse backgrounds. Despite having differences in culture, socioeconomic situations, age, and health status, I understand that my clients all have a common desire to voice their concerns and be heard. Read more

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 Richmond.

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 Richmond, VA 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 Richmond, VA 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?

There is no greater pain for a parent than a child who is not well, whether physically or emotionally. Worrying about your son or daughter can make every day nearly unbearable. It can be difficult for you, as a parent, to think about much else. Your fears and concerns may have been building for some time and you cannot ignore them any longer. Perhaps there is an intense and immediate event in your child’s life that is extremely concerning and you feel unprepared to cope or help your child recover.

As parents, we want to feel like we can handle any issue that our children may face. We want to have all the answers. We want to help them move past any difficult easily and quickly. We want to put a bandage on their problem, kiss them and make it all better.”

Unfortunately, when dealing with emotional or psychological problems, this is not usually the case. Some problems in life require the help of a professional. Seeking professional help for your child may be the best way to help them face the issue. Thriveworks Richmond child therapists and psychologists are happy to help today.

Why Pursue Richmond Child Therapy?

There are many reasons a child may benefit from child therapy. Difficulty in school, at home, or with friends and family may be causing you to wonder if your child could have an easier time in these situations. Perhaps a school counselor or someone else that works with your child has suggested that you seek a professional counselor or therapist for your son or daughter. This may be difficult to hear, but it may also be confirming fears you have had for quite some time.

The reasons to consider therapy for your child vary depending on the child’s age. Dealing with a trauma for a toddler is significantly different than dealing with this same issue with a teenager. A trained child therapist can work with any age child, using different techniques to communicate with them, identify the problem, and work towards a solution.

Reasons to pursue child therapy may include:

  • Autism concerns or diagnosis
  • ADHD/ADD concerns or diagnosis
  • Disruptive behavior in school
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Violent or criminal behavior
  • Life change, such as parent’s divorce
  • Addictions to drugs or alcohol
  • Eating disorders
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Emotional or psychological problems
  • Anxiety

You may have read this list and not immediately seen your child’s problem. Thriveworks Richmond child therapy can still help. It may be difficult to clearly identify the problem for you as a parent, but you know your child would benefit from therapy. This is the first step in helping your child live a more full, happy life. Realizing that you and your child need help coping with a trauma, or establishing new ways of communicating, is an important step in the healing process.

Perhaps you read the list above and your child’s problem immediately was identified in your mind. You feel so relieved to have a description of your child’s problem. This is such an important first step and we can help you move into the next step of treating the identified issue. You have made the realization that your child would benefit from therapy or counseling and we are here to help make that happen.

Children and teenagers go through many stages as they grow and mature. There are many difficulties caused by the simple process of growing up.”

Sometimes children move through these stages easily and competently, but sometimes a little help is needed along the way. A trained child therapist conveniently located right here in Richmond can possibly communicate and reach your child in a way that is different from a parent.

A teenager that slams the door in your face and will not say more than two words to you after school may be able to open up in the safe environment of a therapist’s office in a way that would seem impossible to you. A trained child therapist simply has the tools and experience to help foster open and honest communication, no matter what the age of the client.

Child Therapy Techniques

There are many unique and important ways that a child therapist can help deal with the problems of this age group. As any parent knows, talking with a toddler is very different than talking with a teenager. A trained counselor or therapist will use several techniques to find what works best for your child.

These methods of child therapy may include:

  • Traditional talk therapy
  • Behavior modification techniques
  • Play therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Teaching relaxation methods
  • Cognitive and behavioral therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Teaching coping methods
  • Identifying and treating underlying medical issues
  • Identifying and treating underlying psychological issues

Every parent believes that their child is unique and special, and they are correct. There is no other child in the world like your son or daughter. A trained child therapist understands this and will honor the way that your child is different than the last client that was in their office. No one technique fits every child.

A combination of methods is often used to best treat the combination of problems and issues that a child presents in the office. We will work with your child to find what works best and helps foster clear communication and progress.

Thriveworks Richmond Child Therapists are Here to Help

You may have been dealing with your child’s problem alone for quite some time. You feel isolated, and maybe even embarrassed. You cannot talk to your friends about your child’s issue because you know they would not understand. It is time to have help. You do not have to cope with this alone any longer. Thriveworks counselors and child therapists are ready to help and will not be shocked by whatever issue you present to us.

We are professionals that are ready and able to help you and your child.

Your child may not be having serious issues at home or school, but you know they could be thriving more in life. You want to have better communication in your family, but you have no idea how to make that happen.”

Thriveworks child therapists can help. We can help you create the home and the family that you desire.

Thriveworks child therapists are leaders in their field. Our counselors have been featured in many academic journals and reputable news outlets such as CNN, The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Today, and The Boston Globe. They have experience dealing with the same issues you have kept hidden for so long. They are ready to help with whatever your child is dealing with, whether big or small.

At Thriveworks, we pride ourselves on not operating with a waiting list. We have appointments available in the next 24 hours. We are just a phone call or a message away. We are ready and able to help you and your child process and cope, and function and thrive in home and school.

Call Thriveworks Richmond child therapy at 804-554-0356. It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of healing.

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 Richmond therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Read more I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Michelle Feb 2024
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My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Read more My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Chris Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Read more I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Richmond Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Read more Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Richmond Dec 2019
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Exceptional service.
Richmond Jan 2019
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I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Read more I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Read more Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Richmond Jan 2019
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So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Read more So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is located off of Markel Rd, just south of Libbie Place Shopping Center. Our building is across the street from the Faison Center and next to Pandora’s Lashes and Coates and Davenport, P.C. Our office is in the Enterprise Center, which we share with Liquid Talent Agency and SIL Insurance, among other businesses.

Phone number

(804) 312-5498

Languages spoken by VA providers

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