Children & Adolescence Counseling
Counseling for the kids
Child Counseling is not always easy for parents to discuss. With the stigma of mental health, nobody wants their child to “need therapy,” which is unfortunate because therapy can change lives. Whether kids have traumatic issues or are struggling with the brave and simple act of being human, qualified professionals can help kids deal with really hard subjects.
It makes sense that parents and guardians need professional insight, especially for tender subjects or developmentally appropriate issues of growing up. Many people consider child therapy for huge topics like abuse, neglect, and trauma, but it can have an equally weighted focus on positive growth and strengths.
Counseling for the Adolescence
Adolescence is a very crucial period for physical, emotional, mental and social well-being and development. As children grow and reach the adolescence phase, or ‘teenage’, the brain goes through significant developmental changes, that create behavioural patterns and neural pathways that will last until later in life.
However, since the brains are still developing, not only are the adolescents more open to positive influences of youth development strategies, behaviour modelling, emotional and social learning; but due to the hormonal changes, they are also more susceptible to depression, and sometimes likely to take reckless decisions which might have repercussions. Adolescents, or teens, become more independent, and they start forming new identities by trying different roles and behaviours.
Counseling which would work
About Children Counseling
Therapy sessions can focus on working towards an optimistic future, developing positive coping methods, as well as boosting self-esteem, self-confidence, and other positive states and traits in children.
- A focus on a specific problem (i.e. sexual difficulties, Internet addiction, jealousy)
- Active participation on the part of the therapist in treating the relationship itself, rather than each individual separately.
- Solution-focused, change-oriented interventions early on in treatment.
- A clear establishment of treatment objectives.
In research conducted by the American Association of Marriage and Family, more than 97% of surveyed couples said they got the help they needed from couples therapy. In addition, 93% of couples said therapy gave them more effective tools for dealing with conflict.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide in-person or online counseling?
All counseling sessions are conducted via a secure and easy-to-use telehealth platform (Zoom or Sondermind). I am not providing any in-person counseling.
How many sessions would it take to save my marriage?
Every couple is different.
Do you prescribe medication?
Medication is prescribed by a board-certified doctor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Why would I want to talk to a therapist?
People usually decide to talk to a therapist when the pain of what they are trying to cope with becomes too overwhelming for them to handle on their own and they recognize they need help.
Do you take Employee Assistance Programs?
I currently receive referrals for ESI, Magellan, Cigna, Wellspring, and Empathia (Life Matters). If your EAP is not listed, please provide contact details and I will register with your EAP.
Do you take insurance and how does that work?
Complete the intake documentation. Provide a copy of the front and back of your insurance card. Once your insurance has been verified, request an appointment.