The Benefits of Therapy for Your Children
The Benefits of Therapy for Your Children
While it may sound surprising, there are many benefits to having children’s therapy. In fact, having effective therapy sessions for children can help them develop techniques for expressing their emotions and feelings in productive ways later in life, allowing them to be more successful. Therapy is especially beneficial for children with difficult home lives, such as adoptions, domestic violence, traumatic experiences, or frequent home moving. These situations can cause developmental problems for children, hindering their futures and causing even more problems later in their adult lives. Getting them the therapy they need will be beneficial in helping them solve many of the problems they have as a child, and give them ways to be a successful adult in the future.
Our therapists work with children of all ages, making sure they are listened to and taken care of. Our therapists keep all their work confidential, unless the child is in serious danger to themselves or others. We also can talk with you about what your child might need to help mitigate some of the stress the child may be going through. Many children use therapy to help them get over developmental problems, such as speech impediments or social anxiety. We offer these services to children to make them feel empowered and comfortable, learning ways to improve their behavior.
Pediatric/Adolescent is something that’s beneficial for children of all ages, as it teaches them ways to express their emotions, helps them work through their problems within a safe and no-pressure environment, and can strengthen a parent-child relationship. If you’re a parent struggling with a child who needs therapy, we recommend talking to our staff right away. Don’t wait to get the help your child needs. You can use child therapy to work through family issues with your child, and help them start having a more positive outlook earlier on in life. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of therapy for your child, or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
Many children experience childhood trauma, such as domestic abuse or violence. These circumstances can be very disturbing for many children, and can prevent them from having proper development. Our therapists help these children work through their trauma, giving them proper coping mechanisms and the foundation for a successful future.
Abandonment is also a common fear within children, particularly young children or adopted children. Working through abandonment issues can help empower a child and teach them sustainability and self-esteem. Our therapists help children of all ages learn tools to deal with the fear or trauma of abandonment, as well as work with families to develop ways to make sure the child is nurtured and encouraged.
Many children have behavioral issues, such as bullying, aggression, shyness, or extreme anxiety. These behavioral issues can hinder them from having proper social development and making friends. Working with one of our expert therapists can give them tools to work through these issues and get back to proper social development.
Depression is something that is more common in children than you might expect. Children become depressed for a variety of reasons, and many do not understand how best to deal with it or work through it. Our therapists will work closely with a depressed child to make sure they are getting the treatment they need. Working through depression can be difficult, but we offer the best options to help your child have a fulfilling and successful life.
There are many mood disorders that can affect children. Whether it’s bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), or others, all of these can affect how successful your child is, as well as their well-being. Our therapists are qualified to work with all of these disorders and can give your child the tools they need to overcome these disorders and to continue being successful. Not treating these disorders at a young age can have dangerous effects later in life, including substance abuse. Being proactive and treating your child can give your child a better success story than one without treatment.
Whether it’s about making new friends or speaking in front of their class, almost every child has some type of minor anxiety. Working with a therapist to walk through the root causes of that anxiety, as well as ways to help mitigate that anxiety, can be beneficial for any child. Our therapists empower children to work through anxiety and overcome it. We provide tools and techniques for working through anxiety so your child doesn’t have to feel anxious anymore.
This is common for many children to have, and can affect how they learn or focus in school. Not treating this, or getting proper help, can cause a child to stumble academically, which can lead to other problems in their life. Our therapists will work with your child and give them tools to help work through their ADHD.
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) can be a problem for a child’s development as they have trouble respecting authority, being friendly, or being socially productive. Not treating this disorder can cause problems with social development later in life. We want to work with your child to get them the help they need to work through this disorder and develop socially.
These can also affect children negatively, if the child has problems adjusting to new situations or people. Working with a therapist can be beneficial in teaching the child new methods to help cope with periods of adjustment, as well as effective ways to get over their anxiety or fear of adjustment.
Pandemic Coping Skills / Lack of Socialization
With COVID-19, it’s become more difficult for children to socialize. This has caused stunted social development with many children, hindering them from making productive friendships and relationships in their adult lives. It’s important to have a therapist work with your child to develop tools for lack of socializing, and coping mechanisms for this changing environment.
Adjusting to Life After COVID
This time is difficult for any child to live through. Not seeing friends or learning online can cause depression, anxiety, or some behavioral disorders. As a parent, think about using a therapist to help your child transition in this rocky time, and give them tools to succeed in an uncertain environment. Our therapists empower children to continue being positive and fulfilled in this socially distanced time, and give them coping mechanisms for difficult situations.