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9,797 people sought child therapy help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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

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As a provider and receiver of therapy, I recognize that asking for help is the hardest and bravest thing many of us will ever do in our lives.

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I am a clinician who takes pride in advocating for all clients so they can reach the best version of themselves.

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As a bold, Christian woman, lover of truth, and avid learner, I aim to help others live life to the fullest

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With experience working with a range in both age groups and presenting problems, I can be of assistance in addressing many concerns.

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Joseph Storz

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy?

My go to approach for helping kids in child therapy is CBT. I find the best benefit in CBT because it helps children develop an understanding of how they way they think about situations will influence the way that they feel. It will also help them learn that they can explore other ways of thinking and to develop consideration for the view point of others.

What tools do you teach in child therapy?

I teach the following tools in child therapy:

  • CBT Skills
  • How to identify, accept, and express feelings.
  • How to express their needs in constructive ways.
  • How to improve self esteem and self confidence.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in child therapy when they are able to make positive choices, express their thoughts, feelings and needs in constructive ways, and when their interactions with their parents, peers, and others in their lives have improved.

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

Client can supplement their time in child therapy with taking the initiative to complete responsibilities such as, homework assignments and chores. Their parents can help them by establishing clear expectations and provide them with guidance and support as needed in order to meet these expectations. Parents can also encourage, support, and validate their constructive expression of feelings.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy?

To prepare for their first child therapy session, a child can consider the behaviors that they are displaying that are causing difficulties in their lives.

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 Wyomissing.

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 Wyomissing, PA 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 Wyomissing, PA 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?

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We are ready to partner with you on this adventure! Call Thriveworks-Wyomissing, where a counselor trained in working with children can help you understand their concerns and conditions.

What Kinds of Issues Can You Help My Child With?

We understand that some children are sensitive, some are strong willed, and some have others issues they are struggling with. This is just a sampling of the kinds of issues that we can help you and your child with:

  • Bullying
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Difficulty in Social Situations
  • School Concerns
  • Behavior Problems
  • Autism Concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Divorce

How Does Child Counseling Work?

At-Thriveworks-Wyomissing a child counselor will sit down with you and listen to your concerns. They will help you understand your child, identify the problem and give your family strategies and techniques to overcome your child’s issues.

Sometimes the best course of treatment is working with the child and sometimes it’s best to work with the parents, or even the entire family. Your counselor will help you decide the best course of action for your particular child and family situation. Depending on your child’s age, your counselor may use play therapy (please see our heading for play therapy for additional information).

How Can Thriveworks-Wyomissing Help?

At Thriveworks-Wyomissing, we will connect you with a caring, trained, and licensed child counselor to help you. You can finally be the parent you always wanted to be.

We understand how hectic life can be, so we are available at convenient times for you and your family that fit into your busy schedules.

Let’s talk! Together, let’s help your child. Call or schedule online with a therapist today.

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 Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 43 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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Going well
mary Feb 2024
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I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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