Young people can experience stress from a variety of sources: school, parents, friends, peers, expectations. There are many different strategies out there for better managing stress, but without help it’s difficult to achieve long-term success. Fortunately, there is help available, geared specifically toward assisting these young individuals: child therapy and teen counseling.
The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be
to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of
change and the most powerful therapy is human love.”
–Bruce D. Perry
As your child’s parents, you can help them by providing unconditional love and support. You can do your best to help them cope with stress or other mental health challenges. As Bruce Perry states above, you can build and maintain happy, healthy, loving relationships with your children to supplement good mental health. However, sometimes child therapy or teen counseling is necessary, especially if the individual is experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or another major problem.
If your child is showing signs of a mental illness, an extreme amount of stress, or another troubling problem, please consider pairing them with a child therapist. Thriveworks Salem Counseling has child therapists on our team who can meet with your child or teen as soon as today. They understand that quick help is important and can mean the difference between healing and a worsening state. To schedule child therapy at Thriveworks Salem, just call our office. Our scheduling team will answer your call and assist you.
Is My Child Stressed Out? Signs of Stress in Children
Thriveworks Salem child therapists and teen counselors have spent a lot of time studying the effects of stress on the body and seen that prolonged stress can lead to both mental and physical health problems. If left untreated, these effects can be very harmful.
Because every child reacts differently to stress, it is sometimes difficult to tell how well your child is coping. Here are a few signs to watch for:
- Frequent stomachaches or headaches
- Mood swings or overreacting to small problems
- Changes to sleep patterns, such as trouble falling asleep or nightmares
- Acting out, either with aggression, defying authority or lying
- Trouble concentrating on schoolwork or a drop in academic performance
- Regression activities, such as bedwetting or thumb sucking
If you feel as though your child is exhibiting one or more of these signs then he or she may be having a difficult time processing the stressors in their life. Talking to one of our qualified child therapists at Thriveworks Salem Counseling who are skilled in assessing and evaluating childhood behaviors will help give you peace of mind and get your child the help they need.
How Can Thriveworks Salem Child Therapy Help My Child?
The aim of Thriveworks Salem child therapy is to effect both cognitive and behavioral changes for the best outcomes and long term change. Our counselors use their experience, compassion and understanding to build a strong rapport with your child and create a safe, confidential environment in which to explore his or her feelings and learn the skills necessary for dealing with difficult situations.
If your child can recognize the stressors in their own life and understand the impact on health and behavior, then he or she can begin learning techniques to reduce stress, increase problem solving strategies, and integrate these lessons into their daily life. Call our office today to find out how our trained child counselors can help or to book a consultation.
Start a Relationship with a Child Therapist at Thriveworks Salem Counseling
Thriveworks Salem Counseling offers compassionate care for kids and teens. These young individuals need specialized care, provided by an experienced counselor who has skills and training specific to helping these individuals. Thriveworks Salem gets it. If you want to secure this compassionate care for your child or teen, just get in contact with our office. You can call or schedule an appointment right from our website.
We are committed to providing all of our clients with an overwhelmingly positive experience in counseling—even the young and the little ones! You can trust that we’ll go the extra mile to ensure that your child is finding health, happiness, and success in child therapy. This is our mission, and we are dedicated to seeing it through.
Child Therapy — TherapyLand™
Our Salem, MA office is a TherapyLand location: A positive, empowering place for kids to get the mental health care they deserve. Equipped with sandboxes, dollhouses, easels, puppets, blocks, basketball hoops, and other tools, our play therapy rooms are designed to help kids explore and express their emotions. Learn more about TherapyLand and how it could help your child.