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1,857 people sought child therapy help in Connecticut in the last year

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

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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 Stamford.

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 Stamford, CT 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 Stamford, CT 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?

Childhood is a time of fun and play. Our primary job as children is to be silly, to laugh, to use our imagination. But that doesn’t mean childhood is void of challenges. In fact, some of us face the most difficult struggles of our lives in childhood, be it bullying, our parents’ divorce, a big move, trouble building and maintaining relationships, and more. The reality is that these challenges can be difficult to work through and have a long-term impact on our wellbeing.

“We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” –Stacia Tauscher

Your child might benefit from child therapy if they are currently going through one of the above challenges. They might also benefit from child therapy if they appear to be struggling emotionally, have withdrawn from their normal day to day, or have experienced a traumatic event. In any case, child therapy can help to equip your child with essential tools and skills for managing stress and working through life’s obstacles.

If you’re interested in setting your child up with a therapist, consider Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT. We can help your child or teen navigate the tough avenues of life, and we can start as soon as tomorrow! To schedule your appointment, just call (203) 635-5693. We can get you set up with in-person counseling or online counseling therapy. Let your scheduling specialist know what your preferences are.

What Is Child Therapy? How Does Child Therapy Work?

Child therapy helps children, teens, and adolescents work through the challenges that are in front of them, be it a mental illness, an instance of bullying, the separation of parents, adjusting to life in a new town, and more. Here is a more comprehensive list of the issues we help children and teens with in child therapy:

  • Managing mental illnesses like depression and anxiety
  • Working through the aftermath of trauma, like bullying
  • Adapting in new life circumstances, such as after divorce
  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one

These are common issues seen in child therapy, but they are not the only issues our child therapists see. The truth is that our child therapists will do their best to help your child or teen overcome whatever challenges they are currently facing. They are equipped with the right skills, tools, and experience to do so. If you think your child or teen could benefit from meeting with a therapist, reach out today.

Can Child Therapy Benefit My Child?

Child therapists and counselors can offer children, teens, and adolescents the guidance and support they need to grow well through life. It’s important to note that many children will not open up to their parents about the problems or the difficult feelings they are experiencing. Therefore, it’s important to look out for the signs that your child might be struggling. These signs include:

  1. Your child or teen is withdrawing from their social circle.
  2. Your child or teen experiences a change in appetite.
  3. They exhibit a down or depressed mood.
  4. They refuse to go to school.
  5. Your child or teen has trouble sleeping.
  6. They have a sudden change in mood or attitude.

If the above describes your child, they might be struggling. Consider setting them up with a child therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT who will assess your child’s specific needs and then design a personalized treatment plan for them. We want to help your child live the healthy, happy life they deserve. And we’re ready to do that today.

Schedule Child Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT

Many children, teenagers, and adolescents can benefit from meeting with a child therapist. With the assistance and support of a skilled, caring provider, they can work through the challenges at hand and set themselves up for a happy, healthy life for years to come.

If you’re ready to schedule a child therapy appointment, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling today. We have appointments available for both in-person counseling and online counseling therapy. To book your session, just call (203) 635-5693. We are here to help.

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 Stamford therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Stamford
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 Stamford reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Read more Emily’s warmth and compassion resonates with me and her attentive approach has enhanced my experience. The work of healing is crucial and it starts with a therapist that is relatable, sincere and authentic. This can easily assist in removing the stigma of “mental health” and steer the narrative towards emotional balance & wellness. She challenges me to approach my healing with identifying the root of my triggers while being open and honest with all the facts. Most importantly, it’s my work to understand how the facts and old narratives has shaped my life and she provides me with updated tools & expertise to tackle my PTSD. Emily’s skillful approach is helping me to forge ahead and truly heal in the most pragmatic and authentic way.
Stamford Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Read more I have worked with Courtney for about a year and she is a great Clinician. She has excellent clinical skills and has patience with all of her clients. Courtney is a great asset to any agency that she joins!
Stamford Jun 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Stamford is located at 80 Mill River St Suite 2200, Stamford, CT 06902, at W. Broad Street and Mill River Park. We currently share a building with Westchester Health, and are just south of the Shell station near W Broad St., with the Rippowam river to our east. 

Phone number

(203) 408-1896

Languages spoken by CT providers

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