Children and adolescents go through many milestones during the first 18 years of their lives. It is amazing how quickly a child and adolescent can adapt and learn to be resilient in the face of adversity. Therapy is a helpful process when a child or adolescent needs a safe place to explore these challenges.
Based on developmental age and need, treatment can include talk therapy, psychoeducation, expressive art therapy, and play therapy.
Play is an important way for internal thoughts and emotions to be expressed in a safe space. We explore emotions, thoughts, actions, and strengths in helping alleviate symptoms and maladaptive behaviors.
Common topics for child and adolescent therapy can include:
Threat to others and/or to self
Death of a family member
Anger and irritability
Anxiety and worry
Depressed or sad mood
Self esteem issues