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Children and Adolescents

Growing up is difficult. Children and adolescents experience many different academic, social, and family pressures and changes. The intense emotions and thoughts children and adolescents experience may make it challenging for them to find the joy throughout their daily life. 


Being a parent is difficult too. Knowing when your child is showing symptoms of emotional or behavioral distress can be challenging. Here are some questions to help further access your child’s needs? 


  • Is the behavior typical for the child’s age range?

  • Is the behavior appropriate for the situation? 

  • How intense is the behavior? 

  • Does the behavior last after the situation has ended?

  • Does the behavior negatively impact the child and/or other family members?

  • Does the behavior impact the child from engaging in social situations and/or extracurricular activities?


Therapy can help children and adolescents (along with their parents) work through the emotional struggles and give them the tools to succeed emotionally, socially, and academically. Most of our families contact us when their child or adolescent is sad, angry, or anxious. We treat children and adolescents with a variety of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional challenges. 


During our first two appointments, we learn about the current struggles and background history from both parents and the child. During this collaboration with your therapist, a treatment plan and goals will be developed. Sometimes, to help with diagnostic clarification and/or building the most appropriate treatment plan we recommend a Psychological Assessment (have link to that page here). This will allow us to give each child or adolescent the most holistic, comprehensive care. Our treatment plans include evidence-based therapies to help improve the emotional and behavioral issues children and adolescents are experiencing. 


These evidence-based therapies include: 

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • DBT therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy

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