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5,749 people sought child therapy help in Florida 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 West Palm Beach.

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 West Palm Beach, FL 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 West Palm Beach, FL 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?

Child Therapy in West Palm Beach, FL

As a parent, you are your child’s protector. You do everything you can to keep them safe, happy, and healthy. But deep down, you know that you cannot protect your child from every bad thing out there. The hard truth is that we all encounter challenges in childhood. As we grow up, we struggle to build and maintain friendships; we get bullied; we suffer as a result of our parents’ divorce; we fight with our siblings; we experience heartbreak; and we get knocked down a time or two, physical or mentally.

The good news is that though we can’t protect our children from ever experiencing heartbreak or hardship, we can help them confront the challenges they face and come out on the other side stronger than ever. You can accomplish this by setting your child up with a child therapist. If you are in the Palm Beach area, consider setting your child or teen up with a child therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in West Palm Beach, FL. Just call (561) 536-5293 to schedule your appointment.

What Is Child Therapy?

Child therapy is form of psychotherapy that is designed to help kids, adolescents, and teens successfully work through challenges, including mental illnesses and responding to bullying. The child therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in West Palm Beach, FL are well-equipped to work with children and teens as they know how these young brains work. Their knowledge and skills inform their work in therapy, as they break down issues in a way that their young clients will understand better.

There is no age limit in child counseling. All ages are welcome, from toddlers who haven’t yet entered grade school to teenagers going into high school. Regardless of the child’s age, their therapist will do their best to help them understand their emotions and get back on a healthy path. Child therapy serves as an intervention that prevents children from experiencing negative developmental and mental effects, as a result of the problems they endure.

What Kids Can Benefit from Child Therapy?

It can be difficult for us, as parents, to accept that our kids might be struggling—especially when they’re at a young age. But don’t worry: Therapy can serve as that guiding light. As we mentioned above, child therapists have specific knowledge, skills, and tools related to helping kids grow well. Now, many different children, adolescents, and teens can benefit from child therapy. That said, there are common issues that bring children into child therapy, including:

  • Mental health symptoms and diagnosis
  • Learning disabilities
  • Death of a loved one
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Addiction in the family
  • Major life transitions
  • Bullying
  • Divorce

Work with a Child Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in West Palm Beach, FL

You have not failed your child. You are showing just how much you love, care for, and support them, by setting them up with a skilled child therapist. Thriveworks child therapy will help your child or teen work through their present issues, preserve their mental and emotional health, and overall live better.

To schedule a child therapy appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in West Palm Beach, FL call (561) 536-5293. We’ll be here.

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 West Palm Beach therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at West Palm Beach
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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My therapist, Kathy, is fabulous and very patient with me. I feel amazing each time I get off line from her - baby steps !!
Read more My therapist, Kathy, is fabulous and very patient with me. I feel amazing each time I get off line from her - baby steps !!
Linda Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Jessica Campbell is amazing. I would highly recommend her.
John Feb 2024
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Thanks for the convenience of services and matching with a Christian Therapist Kathy is wonderful!
Read more Thanks for the convenience of services and matching with a Christian Therapist Kathy is wonderful!
Kim Feb 2024
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★★★★★
She is an amazing therapist very easy to talk to
Kim Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Jason Weed is amazingly passionate and dedicated to his clients. If you’ve had even the tiniest inkling that Jason would be a good fit for you, go with it & go with Jason
Read more Jason Weed is amazingly passionate and dedicated to his clients. If you’ve had even the tiniest inkling that Jason would be a good fit for you, go with it & go with Jason
West Palm Beach Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Jason Weed is one of the most compassionate therapist that I have known. He is attentive to his patients/clients and adjust his therapeutic style to meet the needs of each and everyone of his patients/clients. Jason is a well rounded therapist who is educated in EDMR therapy. Jason is also passionate and knowledgeable in the LBGBTQIA plus community.
Read more Jason Weed is one of the most compassionate therapist that I have known. He is attentive to his patients/clients and adjust his therapeutic style to meet the needs of each and everyone of his patients/clients. Jason is a well rounded therapist who is educated in EDMR therapy. Jason is also passionate and knowledgeable in the LBGBTQIA plus community.
West Palm Beach Jul 2021
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★★★★★
Jason is so warm and welcoming to everyone he works with. He is versed in a multitude of therapeutic techniques and approaches to counseling and has experience working with teens and adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders. He helps educate me with planning and preparation for better handling of daily stressful situations both in and out of the workplace. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Read more Jason is so warm and welcoming to everyone he works with. He is versed in a multitude of therapeutic techniques and approaches to counseling and has experience working with teens and adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders. He helps educate me with planning and preparation for better handling of daily stressful situations both in and out of the workplace. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
West Palm Beach Jul 2021
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★★★★★
Melanie provides exceptional services! I truly appreciate all that she does. She is caring, professional, and goes far and beyond! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Melanie for all you do!
Read more Melanie provides exceptional services! I truly appreciate all that she does. She is caring, professional, and goes far and beyond! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Melanie for all you do!
West Palm Beach May 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Palm Beach is located near the intersection of Australian Ave and Belvedere Rd, just west of Interstate 95. Our office shares a building with Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Central, as well as Romano Law Group, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Australian Ave at Belvedere Rd.

Phone number

(561) 903-2450

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • English
  • Creole
  • French
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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