Common Issues Focused on in Psychotherapy with Children:
- Hyperactivity and attention problems including ADD/ADHD
- Problems at school
- Children of divorce
- Worry, guilty feelings, anxiety
- Issues of adoption
- Social/interpersonal problems
- Self esteem issues
- Anger and aggressive behavior
- Defiant, delinquent, rule breaking behavior
- Bullying, including cyber bullying
- Exposure to internet pornography or material not suitable for children
- Grief and loss
When is Psychotherapy Recommended?
Children often use behavior as a way of expressing emotions that they do not understand. These behaviors may be irrational, result in negative consequences, and manifest as many difficulties or disorders. As your child begins to put language to and experience relationships differently through therapy he/she may be able to control his/her dysfunctional habits and relieve his/her symptoms, replacing them with improved interpersonal abilities such as relations with family and friends, problem solving, coping skills, and self esteem.
How Can Psychotherapy Help my Child?
Your children are intelligent, creative, goodhearted, and unique; give them the extra support they need to reach their full potential, overcome their challenges, and feel their best. Psychotherapy can help your child in a variety of ways: they receive emotional support, improved ability to resolve conflicts, understand their emotions, and attempt new solutions to old problems. Within the security and safety of the psychotherapy office children can work out issues such as anger, sadness, worry, aggression, interpersonal difficulties, family and cultural adjustment and the effects of trauma.
Children Express Themselves Through Play
Play Therapy allows children to express their experiences and emotions; a process, which fosters acceptance and understanding of themselves and others. Use of toys, puppets, art projects, and games engage children in creative expressions and exploration, through which they can resolve complex issues of trauma, grief, mood and anxiety problems, behavioral and interpersonal difficulties, promoting optimal growth and development.
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