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10,593 people sought child therapy help in North Carolina in the last year

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

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As someone who has overcome her own challenges and transitions, I am ready to share with you the keys to achieving freedom from depression, worry, and... As someone who has overcome her own challenges and transitions, I am ready to share with you the keys to achieving freedom from depression, worry, and stress by gaining personal freedom and learning a new psychology of health and joy! Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +11 more

My goal is to assist you through your personal journey of healing, so that you can obtain a more balanced state of being.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
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My goal is to help support you on your journey to wellness and a fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +7 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Divorce / Breakup, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

I seek to guide, encourage and assist individuals through difficult or uncertain times in their lives.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, +12 more

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Aetna, Caresource, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +11 more
Military / Veteran, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

Would you like for me to be a helping hand in guiding you through a difficult time?

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 Winston-Salem.

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 Winston-Salem, NC 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 Winston-Salem, NC 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?

Sara doesn’t want to go to school for the third day in a row—she refuses to get dressed and brush her teeth. She refuses to get out of bed completely, begging her dad, “Please let me stay home again today.” When he asks why Sara is so reluctant to go to school even though she seems to be feeling better, Sara just groans. She’s out of excuses and knows her dad won’t let her play “hooky” as he calls it. If he knew the real reason Sara didn’t want to go to school—which is that she’s getting bullied—she knows that he would let her stay home. But she doesn’t want to talk to him about it. She knows it will hurt him too much.

“Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood.” –L.R. Knost

Kids encounter challenges, like bullying, that they don’t always feel comfortable talking to their parents or other loved ones about. That’s where child therapy comes in. Child therapy is designed to support kids and teens during difficult times and help them work through their problems properly. If you notice that your kid seems to be struggling with something, child therapy might prove beneficial.

Thriveworks Counseling in Winston-Salem, NC has child therapists and teen counselors on staff. These professionals are ready to use their skills, experience, and training to understand your child, walk them through their struggles, and ultimately help them live better. If you think that your child could find value in working with a child therapist, give our office a call at (336)-231-3071. We’re here to help.

How Does Child Therapy Work?

As we touched on above, child therapy is a specific approach to counseling designed to meet the needs of kids as well as teenagers. Its main mission is to help kids and teens better understand and work through the challenges they face, including bullying (like Sara in our example), family problems, socialization issues, learning disabilities, mental illness, trauma, and more.

All ages can benefit from child therapy, from toddlers who are still in preschool or kindergarten to kids in grade school. That said, your child’s therapist will consider their age when they design the best treatment plan for them. For example, if your child is a toddler, they will likely better benefit from play therapy, whereas a teenager would probably better benefit from talk therapy. In any case, the mission remains the same: to help the individual better cope or manage the problems at hand and to live better.

Who Should Receive Child Therapy?

Even as adults, we struggle to cope with stress and manage difficult emotions. Now imagine or remember what it’s like to work through stress and difficult emotions as a child or teen. Sometimes, these young individuals need a little extra help and support (just like us) and that’s okay. Here are a few common mental health struggles that are discussed in child therapy:

  • Symptoms of a mental illness
  • Learning disabilities
  • Traumatic events
  • Bullying
  • Addiction in the individual’s family
  • Divorcing or separating parents
  • Abuse (physical or mental)

If it’s apparent that your child or teen is suffering due to one of the above challenges, child therapy at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem might just prove valuable. In addition, if you can tell that your child is suffering, but you don’t know why, this is an appropriate time to get a mental health professional involved. For example, if your child refuses to eat, doesn’t want to go to school, isolates him or herself from others, or their grades start to drop, this might be cause for concern.

Work with a Child Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Winston-Salem, NC

Child therapy has proven beneficial for many kids and teenagers. If your child or teen is struggling, consider setting them up with a skilled, experienced child therapist or teen counselor at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem, NC. We have appointments available, and our providers are eager to help.

To schedule your child’s therapy appointment, simply call our office at (336)-231-3071. Our therapists are here and ready to help your child now. We have flexible appointment options including both in-person child therapy and online child therapy!

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 Winston-Salem therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Winston-Salem
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

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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Clifford Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Read more My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Gloria Feb 2024
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Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Read more Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Shereen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Read more Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Sandra Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Great experience with Suzanne Hillin
Clifford Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Read more I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Winston-Salem Jan 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Read more Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Winston-Salem Dec 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Read more Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Winston-Salem Mar 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem is located off Country Club Rd between Greenwich Road and S Stratford Rd, in the Highland Plaza building. Across the street you will see the Winston-Salem Fire Station and we currently share the building with PNC Bank.

Phone number

(336) 203-8853

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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