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20,417 people sought child therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

Dretha Burris

Hear from Dretha Burris, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

My go-to approach is talk therapy because kids will talk about the things that are weighing on them when they feel safe.

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

I teach the following tools in child therapy:

  • Recognition of their thoughts and feelings
  • Ways to communicate those thoughts and feelings
  • Coping strategies for restoring calm
  • Setting goals for growing in their skills

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in child therapy?

I know a client is making meaning progress in child therapy when they are better able to identify and articulate their thoughts and feelings, and when their coping skills are stronger.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement child therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in child therapy by practicing their coping strategies including drawing, journaling, or writing stories, poems, or music lyrics.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

To prepare for their first child therapy session, a child can be prepared to meet a new person, and think in advance of things they want to share.

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 Rowlett.

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 Rowlett, TX 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 Rowlett, TX 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.

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 Rowlett therapists and counselors accept 38 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Rowlett
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 Rowlett reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Dretha Burris is an exceptional individual who possesses a sincere and deep compassion for everyone. She is an amazing listener and has the ability to process definitive solutions for individual and family needs and concerns. Her knowledge, wisdom, loyalty, and dedication are unsurpassed in this field. Without doubt or hesitation, I highly recommend Dretha Burris.
Read more Dretha Burris is an exceptional individual who possesses a sincere and deep compassion for everyone. She is an amazing listener and has the ability to process definitive solutions for individual and family needs and concerns. Her knowledge, wisdom, loyalty, and dedication are unsurpassed in this field. Without doubt or hesitation, I highly recommend Dretha Burris.
Rowlett May 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Rowlett is located at 3705 Lakeview Pkwy Suite 301, Rowlett, TX 75088. We share a building with Rodem Tree Dental, Dr. DeLeon’s Women's Health Care, Excel Spine and Sports Rehab, Skin Essentials Spa, Target Garage Doors Services, Estrada Pediatric Clinic, and other businesses. In the same plaza is Amelia’s Cocina Mexicana, Super Shack, Pizza Hut, Jimmy John’s, Big Lots, and Royal Buffet. Directly across the street is KFC and Champions Nail Bar, and Scooter’s Coffee, Nick’s Sports Grill, and Feng Cha are also nearby.

Phone number

(214) 319-8706

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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