Virginia Beach Child and Adolescent Therapy

Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA for Child and Adolescent Therapy/Counseling

It seems that the time flies by when you have children. One day they say their first word, the next day they are up on two feet taking wobbly steps and then they are making their first friend at the preschool playground. Then, it seems like life is in fast-forward: the first day of kindergarten, the chorus concert at middle school, the high school prom and then the cap and gown at graduation. It is amazing how the years whiz past when a child is skipping from one developmental stage to the next.

When your child is experiencing a difficulty that interrupts their daily routine and causes them—and you—stress, time seems to stop still. Watching your child wrestle with issues that are causing them strife and interfering with their happiness can be distressing to the parents and family. Some children are not able to verbalize what they feel, while others do not feel comfortable talking about their problems. As a parent, you want to ensure that your child is productive at school, enjoying friendships and experiencing the many fun activities that are available to them.

If your child has an issue that is keeping them from a happy and healthy life, it is a good idea to contact a therapist. The experienced therapists, counselors, and psychologists at Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA Child and Adolescent Therapy/Counseling will work with your child for depression, stress, grief and loss, addiction, acting out at home and school and many more issues.The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA are professionally licensed and have years of experience in the field.

Reasons to Seek Child and Adolescent Therapy/Counseling

There are a variety of issues that bring children and their families to therapy, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • School Adjustment
  • Family Conflict
  • Parental Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Temper Tantrums
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Bullying and Being Bullied
  • Addiction
  • Acting Out at Home and School
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Scenario of a Child who Bullies

Maybe your child teases or puts down other children. Perhaps, you have received a dreaded call from school about your child’s behavior. Your child may seem to spend more time in the principal’s office for threatening other classmates than in class. You are at your wit’s end worrying about your child—and also about the other children that have been the victims of the bullying.

When children bully others, they may feel the need to gain control. It is quite possible they are getting picked on, too. Kids who bully often have difficulty managing their own emotions and getting along with others. It is important to speak with the child and tell them that, as a parent, you do not think bullying is funny, cool or acceptable—and it is not okay to hurt others or make them feel bad. In addition, it is a good practice to calmly talk through bullying incidents, asking what the child did, if it was a bad choice, who the actions hurt, what they were trying to achieve and how they can achieve their goal without hurting other people.

If your child is bullying others, give them opportunities to see people being kind toward each other. When you spend time together, it can be helpful to point out when others act in a caring way. Make sure to show kindness to others, so your child can model the same behavior. It may help to volunteer together, so your child understands how it feels to help others.

Child/Adolescent Therapy Techniques

The professional therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA are experts in dealing with the many issues that affect children and adolescents, from bullying and being bullied to traumatic events and family conflicts and everything in between. Child and adolescent therapy works to help with symptoms of anxiety, build upon healthy social and emotional skills and make the family and friend ties stronger.

Thriveworks creates a safe setting for children and adolescents to be able to share their feelings and work toward resolving their issues. The therapists and counselors work with the child or adolescent to examine the areas that are causing them strife, communicate their feelings and build the strategies that will help them succeed at home, in school and in their community.

The counselors and therapists use cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as play, activities, art and more to work with the child or adolescent in therapy/counseling. It is important that the appropriate therapy is used for the different stages of development. Young children may not be able to verbalize their issues, but they feel comfortable with using toys or drawing. Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA uses some of the following methods for child and adolescent therapy:

  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced- based treatment for children and adolescents who have been greatly impacted by trauma.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used in the treatment of issues, such as anxiety and depression.
  • Play Therapy is ideal for children who are not yet able to communicate their feelings and emotions. They learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills and learn a variety of ways of relating to others.

When Your Child or Adolescent is Experiencing Difficulties, Select Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA

The therapists, counselors, and psychologists at Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA have professional licenses and credentials and are well-versed in the many issues that children and adolescents experience, including divorce, major illness and psychological disorders. The therapists and counselors provide a trusting and secure environment for the child and parent, making it conducive to working together toward a healthy and happy life.

Therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA have an understanding of the physical, mental and behavioral development of children and adolescents and are experts in the specific issues they face. Call Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, VA at (757) 317-4315 for child and adolescent therapy and counseling, where you won’t be placed on a waiting list. Appointments are available in 24 hours for most new clients.

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 34 5 1 34 reviews. See all reviews
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John Mcanulty& Thriveworks

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I would definitely recommend Thriveworks. Rarely can you reach for a counselor online and be able to take practical and progressive steps to work toward personal goals, growth and healing. John McAnulty Is a consummate professional, lending compassionate attention and assistance to clients as they navigate the path to well-being. I could not be more appreciative of his service.
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Counseling

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Nikol is top tier when it comes to professional counselors. She has the ability to connect with individuals while providing sound therapy. I have interacted with Nikol personally and professionally, and would most definitely trust my loved ones and friends in her care.
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Don Costigan – Highly recommend!

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Don is an incredible human being who is right where he needs to be helping people regain balance in their lives. I lost mine. My husband lost his. We lost our marital balance. Don helped us face hard truths and taught us how to acknowledge our negative communications and replace it with the knowledge of how to break the cycle. We learned how to healthfully detach, accept & grow. We are forever thankful to Don for his guidance.
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★★★★★
Great session,fair priced and mr. Costigan is very friendly and knowledgable. Great help
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Review for Mandy Donnelly

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This is a review for Mandy Donnelly at the Virginia Beach location. I worked with Mandy for more than one year in community mental health and she is the real deal. Mandy was able to build strong relationships with her clients and had a great impact with with children, adolescents, and adults. Mandy is also highly ethical and respectful. I would strongly recommend Mandy and would take my own children to her.
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Don Costigan

★★★★★
I started seeing Don in Feb. of this year. I have several behaviors I am currently dealing with. Don is compassionate, knowledgeable, sympathetic and easy to talk to. He is like a friend and has helped me with so many things I'm currently dealing with.
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Amazing

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Dr. Turon's passion for working with couples and families is far-reaching! Having worked with him in many capacities, I can say with all clarity, Dr. Turon is genuine and presents his most authentic self, in and out of the therapy room.
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Felt complete

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I had the pleasure of meeting Juan 7 years ago during a very difficult time in my life as well as my kids . Very professional made us feel very comfortable,he helped my kids and myself. I couldn’t be more thankful .
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NG

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I've worked with J Turon for several years and can account for the positive impact he has had with so many of our clients. Mr. Turon has a natural way of relating to others, ensuring they understand what he is sharing and then implementing changes that are reflected in behavior, attitude and approach. I would recommend Mr. Turon to anyone or any family seeking answers as well as a guide to a well balanced and healthy approach to mental health.
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It was a great experience

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It was a great experience
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I love everything about Thriveworks!

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I love everything about thriveworks! The first time I called I was able to get an appointment the same day with a great therapist, Shuan Salzman. I was diagnosed with FND and on of the treatments is cognitive behavioral therapy. My daughter also goes here and sees Jeanie. She is workingwonderful with teenagers. My daughter was very hesitant in going but she has open up. Both therapists are perfect very professional. I would recommend thriveworks to any of my family members, friends, and coworkers.
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Very helpful

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Very helpful
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I love Donna

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Pretty good i love donna
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My sessions have been very helpful

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My sessions have been very helpful.
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Digusted

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I cancelled my daughter's appointment due to illness (she was throwing up) and was charged a $99 fee! The fact that you would rather me bring my child throwing up to your office instead of allowing me to cancel is disgusting. It is bad enough having a sick child at home, now I have to incur a $99 fee for having a sick child and doing the right thing by keeping her home. Gross. Shame on you.
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Personable and professional.

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Personable and professional.
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Look Forward to our next

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Only had one appointment so far but we liked the session and look forward to our next
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You’re doing well!

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You’re doing well!
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I would like to continue with Donna

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I felt it was good, donna listened, understood our feeling ,even those which i could not put words to. I would like to continue with her.
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Pete is great

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Going great so far. Pete is great, knowledgeable and relatable.
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Pete was amazing and answered my questions

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Pete was amazing and answered my questions
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So far therapy is great

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So far therapy is great, this is going on my 3rd session in my entire life! and im starting to notice some changes already
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I really look forward to my visits.

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I really look forward to my visits. I feel comfortable and I love the office set up down town.
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The staff are very professional and punctual

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The staff are very professional and punctual and my therapist is extremely knowledgeable, hands on, relatable, and exudes genuine interest in helping me overcome my issues.
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My 1st session was interesting

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My 1st session was interesting looking forward to my next session
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The session was good.

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The session was good. I feel like I got a lot accomplished and obtained a lot of tools.
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My first session and I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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My first session and I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m as hard headed as they come and I have to admit, therapy works!
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We’re both looking forward to our next session.

★★★★★
We’ve only had one session but I felt Dr. Love really understood what I was trying to relay to my partner. We’re both looking forward to our next session.
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Dr. Love is going to save our relationship!

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Dr. Love is going to save our relationship! Thank you for listening and giving advice !
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Appointment went well

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Very please with how easy to set up appointment & first Appointment went well. I left feeling very comfortable which is the first to learning how to deal with some challenges that I am having to deal with and more to come.
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Donna immediately made me feel comfortable

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Donna immediately made me feel comfortable about her being my daughter’s therapist. She has a true understanding of what she is going through. When I call to make appointments, I am met with a friendly voice.
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Monthly Administrators Fee

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It is unfortunate that my therapist of many years Dr. Amanda Trent started working for Thrive. Thrive charges a MONTHLY Administration plus your copay which is ridiculous. To my knowledge noone charges a monthly fee other than Thrive. In my opinion their goal is to gain money not assist patients in need.. If you need help , i recommend locating a facility that does not charge a monthly fee.
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No appt available

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Your website advertises appointments available within 24 hours, but I just called to schedule with a NP and was told you have no new patient availability.
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Impressed

★★★★★
I'm repeatedly impressed by Ebonie's insights and knowledge. She is a great counselor
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  • 516 S Independence Blvd Suite 104,
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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