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8,221 people sought child therapy help in Georgia in the last year

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

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 Savannah.

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 Savannah, GA 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 Savannah, GA 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?

Whether it’s moving to a new town, grieving the death of a loved one, or experiencing the divorce of their parents, children and teens are constantly experiencing changes that make an impression on their lives. It is not easy for anyone to understand and explain our feelings—not to mention being a kid and doing so! Growing up brings about ever-changing obstacles. Kids and teens are still learning, growing, and adapting, and as they do so they tend to wish life could be just a little bit easier.

“Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.”

-Haim Ginott

At Thriveworks, we understand that childhood and adolescence are both tough stages in life, and we want to help. Thankfully, there is support out there for kids and teens alike. If a kid or teen is experiencing bullying, having trouble focusing at school, or a traumatic event has occurred in their life, a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks can help. We have providers at Thriveworks Savannah that are specialized in providing therapy specifically to children (of all ages). Child counselors and parents can work together to be a helping hand for a child as they work on tackling each obstacle they face and in order to feel ready to keep moving forward. If you feel like your child could benefit from discussing their obstacles with one of our providers, call Thriveworks Savannah today.

Child Therapy—What Is It and How Can It Help?

Life can be hard, and children and teens do not always have the tools they need to handle the daily stressors in their life, no matter how big or small those stressors may be. For a child, therapy has the ability to guide them in understanding their mental and emotional health. Seeking out a child therapist at Thriveworks can assist those kids who might need a little extra help in understanding:

  • Abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Making new friends
  • Bullying
  • Divorce
  • Anxiety
  • Mental Illnesses

It’s understandable when a child does not have the tools to cope alone. The providers at Thriveworks Savannah are ready and willing to be that helping hand you feel like your child might need.

Child Therapy in Action

At Thriveworks, child therapy is specific to each individual. Our clinicians work to assist them with their needs and help them develop the tools they need to work on eliminating their daily stressors. Our main goal is to help children and teens experience joy and live happier, healthier lives. Here are a couple of examples in which Thriveworks strives to help children excel:

  1. Traumatic events are hard things for anyone to swallow. Whether it is a bad accident, the loss of a loved one, or a natural disaster, children become fearful of what is next to come. They do not have the tools they need to move on from these tragic occurrences. If not taken care of correctly, these events could leave a negative impression on a child for life. If your child or teen has experienced a traumatic event and has not been themselves, Thriveworks Savannah can help. Our child therapists allow children and teens to discuss what they’ve experienced and assist them in getting their thoughts and feelings out into the open, rather than keeping them inside. They work with children and teens on developing coping mechanisms, which allow their daily lives to improve.
  2. When a divorce occurs in a family, it does not only affect the couple that chooses to separate. Divorce involves the entire family, and especially the children in that family. Children and teens tend to be faced with moving to and from houses, limited time with both parents, and a different scheduled than they are normally used to. This can leave a child feeling unloved, confused, and sometimes depressed. A counselor can work with a child to help them understand that the divorce is not their fault, and it is okay to feel confused about this new way of life. At Thriveworks Savannah, our child therapists work to help them effectively deal with their emotions by teaching them effective techniques such as journaling and simply opening up about their emotions

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Savannah Today

If you feel like your child is struggling with tackling the obstacles that they face in day to day life, contact Thriveworks Savannah today to schedule an appointment with a child therapist. Child therapy benefits children who experience a variety of issues.

At Thriveworks, we accept many different insurance plans as well as offer flexible hours with weekend and evening availability. Thriveworks has a “no waiting list” policy. We want our clients to get the help they need as soon as possible, and new clients can even have an appointment set up within 24 hours.

If you think child therapy could assist your child, give Thriveworks Savannah a call today. Let’s start this journey toward healing.

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 Savannah therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | 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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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Savannah is located on East Broad Street between East State Street and East President Street. We share a building with the Frayed Knot yarn store and Ritual Holistic Studio. We are located one block away from Greene Square Park.

Phone number

(912) 623-4320

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • Spanish
  • English
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