Do you struggle to communicate with your child? Do you feel like something is holding them back but aren’t sure what? Maybe you think your child could use some help that you aren’t sure how to provide yourself. Or perhaps you a struggling with behavioral issues and no form of discipline or reason seems to be effective.
“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” ― Fred Rogers
Like adults, children encounter the world with their own set of obstacles and experience. Whether they are emotional, physical, social or developmental, these experiences can sometimes result in issues that make it difficult for children to adapt and grow. But difficulty does not mean impossibility.
Often with the help of an understanding and professional therapist, children and parents can overcome these obstacles.
What Can Parents Do to Help With their Child’s Counseling Plan?
As parents we strive to help our children through the tough times, understanding their individual needs health concerns. For many this includes the help of a professional, caring therapists and psychologist who will take the time get to know our child in order to help them through the tough times.
There are several steps a parent or guardian can take to help their loved achieve success in a therapeutic situation.
Some of these may include:
- 1. Help reduce late and missed appointments: the first step to therapy success is to show up and consistency can be particularly crucial for younger clients.
- 2. Meet with your child’s therapist or counselor: although some of what takes place in therapy may be confidential, your child’s provider will always include you in their care and provide support and guidance for you a well.
- 3. Be patient and manage expectations: growth and healing take time. Sometimes the best form of support is to provide space and understanding in which your child can learn to adapt to new behaviors and situations.
It’s important to reach out for help when you need it and our child and family therapists in Wilbraham are here for you and your family.
Can Therapy Benefit My Child?
Every child has unique and complex challenges and emotional struggles. As parents we do are best to understand our children and help them through life’s obstacles. But sometimes this task is difficult to manage on our own.
Some of the reason that clients at have seen a child counselor in West Springfield are listed below.
- • ADD and ADHD
- • Anger Management
- • Anxiety, depression, and panic attacks
- • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- • Bullying and difficulty adapting to certain social situations
- • Eating disorders
- • Learning disorders and other issues related to behavior at school or home
- • OCD (Obsessive-compulsive Disorder)
- • Parent separation and divorce
- • Recover from physical and emotional abuse
- • Transition adjustment
- • Trauma, grief, and loss of a loved one
If you think your child could benefit from the help of a therapist of counselor, please reach out to our experienced therapists in West Springfield. We are available to set up an intake session and further discuss if therapy may be a good choice for your child.
How Does Remote Therapy Work for Children?
Although many of us, children included are much more comfortable talking with other over video chat or other forms of video and phone conferencing, it can still sometimes seem unnatural at first when trying to open up to someone new in a more emotional way. For children, this can often result in excess energy and difficulty concentrating and focusing.
Our counselors have experience helping our younger clients feel comfortable so that they can open up and share the concerns they have in a remote environment. Some of these techniques include Play Therapy, Talk Therapy, Family Therapy, and Art Therapy among other.
We understand that the needs of children are both sensitive and crucial. That is why we use highly
secure, HIPPA compliant video sessions. Our counselors are also train and experienced working with parents and families to help them facilitate the best care for their children.
How Can I Make an Appointment for My Child with a Counselor in Wilbraham?
We try to make the process of finding a therapist for you and your child easy so that your family can get started talking about what’s most important as soon as possible. Our schedulers and counselors are available 7 days a week and during nights and evenings. Our goal is to offer you convenience but also a warm and friendly experience.
If you are ready to begin speaking to a therapist for you and your child, you can book and appointment online or call (413) 372-6208. Our schedulers will be happy to assist you in finding the best fit for your family!