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3,797 people sought child therapy help in South Carolina in the last year

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

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I understand the challenges and struggles all of us have at different times in our lives, as well as the helpfulness of counseling to improve our over... I understand the challenges and struggles all of us have at different times in our lives, as well as the helpfulness of counseling to improve our overall well-being. 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 Rock Hill.

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 Rock Hill, SC 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 Rock Hill, SC 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?

You’d do anything to help your child. There’s no height you wouldn’t climb, no depth you wouldn’t dive to help your child to be safe, healthy, and secure.  Adults often view children as being carefree and full of life, overlooking the reality that many children today are struggling with serious, and sometimes significant, mental health issues.

How Do I Know if My Child Needs Therapy?

As many as 20% of children today have an identifiable mental health issue.  Many of these issues can be addressed and supported through mental health counseling.  Unlike therapy for adults, counseling for children and adolescents provides targeted treatment options, combining traditional talk therapy with therapeutic play and age-appropriate coping skills.

Children and adolescents often exhibit signs that they are struggling with their emotional and mental health.  Some of these signs include:

  • Constant and persistent feelings of sadness
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Changes in eating and sleep patterns
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Difficulty concentrating or keeping focus
  • A decline is performance at school
  • An increase in fearfulness, anxiety, or worry
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Experiencing nightmares

If your child is experiencing any of these things, he or she may benefit from working with a child therapist.  (803) 368-6499

What Does a Child Therapist Do?

Child therapists work with children and their parents or caregivers to assess the mental health needs of a child and determine a treatment plan that targets specific needs of a child or adolescent.  A child therapist can help with improving behavior, developing coping skills, or strengthening a child’s confidence.

Child therapists are skilled in developing a specialized treatment plan to address a child’s specific mental health needs. Child and adolescent therapy works best when the people closest to the child are invested in supporting the child’s clinical treatment plan.

How Do I Find a Therapist for My Child?

Finding the right child therapist is an important job.  Thriveworks Child Therapy in Rock Hill can help you find the support that your child needs.  Our child counselors in Rock Hill are fully licensed and have years of experience helping children, adolescents, and families.   There’s never been a better time to begin working with a child therapist.

At Thriveworks Child and Adolescent Counseling, we’ve made counseling for kids convenient and affordable.  We offer day, evening, and weekend appointments.  We accept most major insurance plans. Plus, we have no wait list for therapy – in most cases, you can get an appointment in as little as 24 hours.  Don’t let another day go by.  Call Thriveworks Child and Adolescent Therapy in Rock Hill today! (803) 368-6499

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 Rock Hill therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Rock Hill
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

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I have only had great appointments with Melissa. She CARES about her patients and LISTENS to my concerns and follows up at each appointment.
Read more I have only had great appointments with Melissa. She CARES about her patients and LISTENS to my concerns and follows up at each appointment.
Susan Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I have been having Having my counseling sessions with Melissa Pate for grief counseling. She has been fantastic helping me thru the grief process since my husbands passing. I never thought it would be so hard but with her help I am starting to make progress. She gives me advice on references, books, and gives encouragement. I am so grateful to have found Melissa and Thriveworks. Lesley
Read more I have been having Having my counseling sessions with Melissa Pate for grief counseling. She has been fantastic helping me thru the grief process since my husbands passing. I never thought it would be so hard but with her help I am starting to make progress. She gives me advice on references, books, and gives encouragement. I am so grateful to have found Melissa and Thriveworks. Lesley
Lesley Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Virtual visits are a life saver for me in many ways. I love my counselor and psychiatrist. Response from Customer Service has always been timely and concise. I really do not have any complaints.
Read more Virtual visits are a life saver for me in many ways. I love my counselor and psychiatrist. Response from Customer Service has always been timely and concise. I really do not have any complaints.
Rock Hill Sep 2022
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★★★★★
I've told my friends about Thriveworks. It's great to have a resource like this in our community.
Read more I've told my friends about Thriveworks. It's great to have a resource like this in our community.
Rock Hill Aug 2019
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is a wonderful place to get the support you need to improve your life!
Rock Hill Aug 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Rock Hill is located at 1030 Riverwalk Parkway Suite 203, Rock Hill, SC 29730. We’re near the Riverwalk YMCA and are next to Beam Endodontics.

Phone number

(803) 676-1276

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