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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.

Susannah Rolf

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

My go-to approach is to utilize developmentally appropriate forms of therapy such as play therapy and help the adults in the child's life understand what their behavior is communicating and how they can support the child.

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

In child therapy, I teach children to understand how their brain works, what they can do to support positive behavior, and how to understand and communicate their emotions. This is done through a variety of developmentally appropriate ways such as teaching deep breathing, utilizing games, art, and play as therapeutic tools.

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

I know meaningful progress is being made when the adults in a child's life have an increased understanding of what the child's behavior is communicating, when a child is able to communicate emotions more effectively and utilize adaptive coping skills.

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

The best thing that can be done to supplement child therapy is for the adults in the child's life to work on understanding what developmentally appropriate expectations are for a child. Additionally, adults can help reinforce the skills learned in therapy by modeling them appropriately for the child.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

In preparing for a child to start therapy, the adults in the child's life can normalize therapy by talking about how everyone needs extra support from time to time for a variety of reasons. Assist the child in preparing for the session by letting them know that they are free to say whatever they want to or need to in therapy and they will not get in trouble for it.

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 Missouri City.

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 Missouri City, 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 Missouri City, 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 Missouri City therapists and counselors accept 39 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 Missouri City
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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Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Read more Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Suzan Feb 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sugar Landis off of Township Lane. We are near Jolibee Chicken, and share an office building with Arcos.

Phone number

(346) 236-0763

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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