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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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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Anxiety, Depression

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

I am so proud of you for starting this healing journey.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

As a woman who has experienced a difficult healing journey from her own past trauma and was able to learn to embrace her own authentic sexual, spiritu... As a woman who has experienced a difficult healing journey from her own past trauma and was able to learn to embrace her own authentic sexual, spiritual, and personal identity and created a life she loves, I am able to fully empathize with others experiencing anxiety about their identity and life with no judgment and provide a safe space for growth, healing, and change. Read more

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, Carelon, +14 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Career, +3 more

I am here to listen, support, challenge, and guide you on your journey toward change and well-being.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +5 more

As a person who has experienced emotional challenges, systemic barriers, and difficult times on my path to healing, I understand and appreciate how im... As a person who has experienced emotional challenges, systemic barriers, and difficult times on my path to healing, I understand and appreciate how important it is to build a safe, trauma-informed, and authentic therapeutic relationship with clients on their path to healing. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +2 more
Self Esteem, Women’s Issues, ADHD, Borderline Personality, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +3 more

My approach to counseling is systemic and holistic. I see my clients' struggles in the context of their families, culture, and society. I understand t... My approach to counseling is systemic and holistic. I see my clients' struggles in the context of their families, culture, and society. I understand that symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD can look different for different people and also the ways they cope may vary. 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 Roanoke.

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 Roanoke, 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 Roanoke, 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?

It’s difficult to imagine a more trying time in your life than when a problem arises with your child. Your child experiencing difficulty with social acclamation, facing academic challenges, or experiencing physical health problems can cause deep distress for you and your family. But when your child is potentially facing mental or psychological, your pain and distress can be so much deeper.

“What can I do for my child in this situation? How am I supposed to respond to what I fear is happening to my child?” or, “Where can I get the right help that my child needs?” These are all questions that are likely flooding your mind. At Thriveworks Child Counseling Roanoke we have highly trained, experienced, and passionate Counselors and Psychologists who have the answers to these troubling questions.

We believe your child can thrive, and we know we can help.

It’s never easy to accept that your child is in need of help beyond that which you can provide as a parent; but reaching out for professional assistance by seeking counseling for your child may be just the decision that makes the difference in their life and puts your child on the path to healing. There are many reasons that parents may seek professional therapy for their children, and our team at Thriveworks Roanoke Child Therapy is capable of helping you and your child with a wide variety of issues, including:

  • ADHD
  • Disruptive behavior at home or in school
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Violent or criminal behavior
  • Life adjustments, such as a parent’s divorce
  • Trouble with bullying
  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Loss of a friend or loved one
  • Difficulties with friends
  • Emotional issues
  • Psychological problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

As a parent, one of your highest priorities is ensuring that your child is safe, healthy, and cared for. We believe your child deserves the highest level of care, and that’s why at Thriveworks Roanoke Counseling we hire only the best counselors, and it’s why we work hard to schedule your first session within 24 hours. Please call us today at (540) 788-5090, and we can begin helping your child on their path to recovery!

We know you don’t count the cost when it comes to providing care for your children. Fortunately, counseling for your child is more affordable than you may think. We accept most major insurance plans to keep your out of pocket expenses as low as possible.

At Thriveworks Child Counseling Roanoke, we’re ready to start when you are! Call us now at (540) 788-5090.

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 Roanoke therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Roanoke
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 Roanoke reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Wonderful company and providers! I don’t feel nearly as crazy as I used to!
Roanoke Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Although I missed my appointment every interaction I’ve had with Thriveworks so far has been excellent. Any staff member I’ve talked to has been friendly, compassionate and very kind.
Read more Although I missed my appointment every interaction I’ve had with Thriveworks so far has been excellent. Any staff member I’ve talked to has been friendly, compassionate and very kind.
Roanoke Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I’m very pleased with the help I am getting from Thriveworks.
Roanoke Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I would definitely recommend them! Very caring, personable and genuine!
Roanoke May 2018
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★★★★★
I was very pleased with our first visit. My son is not the easiest child to get to open up and Christine was very good with him and knew how to communicate with him effectively.
Read more I was very pleased with our first visit. My son is not the easiest child to get to open up and Christine was very good with him and knew how to communicate with him effectively.
Roanoke Dec 2017
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★★★★★
I was placed VERY WELL with a counselor who can help me untangle my spaghetti brain! Thank you for your accessibility and welcoming environment.
Read more I was placed VERY WELL with a counselor who can help me untangle my spaghetti brain! Thank you for your accessibility and welcoming environment.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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★★★★
Competent, highly trained and understanding people.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of working with Chris in a professional capacity for 6 years, during which time he provided individual counseling for a number of children that I referred to him. Chris always demonstrated a sincere empathetic sensibility in his relationship with his clientele. He is keenly adept at providing the skills and guidance that allows others to pursue a self-actualizing understanding and awareness of themselves. He is a superb counselor.
Read more I had the pleasure of working with Chris in a professional capacity for 6 years, during which time he provided individual counseling for a number of children that I referred to him. Chris always demonstrated a sincere empathetic sensibility in his relationship with his clientele. He is keenly adept at providing the skills and guidance that allows others to pursue a self-actualizing understanding and awareness of themselves. He is a superb counselor.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Roanoke Forest Products Co, Physiotherapy Associates, Kevin Thompson LPC, and Free Motion Physical Therapy. In the same parking lot is a Truist Bank, Edward Jones Financial Advisor office, Vector Marketing, Atlantic Coast Neurosurgery, and Martin Music Services. Across from us on Electric Rd is Blooming Lotus Oriental Massage, Divine Dance Center, and Bank of Botetourt-Roanoke. Across from us on Brambleton Ave is Roanoke County Cave Spring Fire Station 3.

Phone number

(540) 210-1379

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Hindi
  • German
  • Urdu
  • English
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