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Child Therapy

Much as we wish our children could exist without being affected by the world’s problems, parents often find out the hard way that’s often not the case. One thing we can do for our children is to provide them with the skills to handle their issues responsibly, and in a positive way. That’s why Choices Psychotherapy is pleased to offer child therapy to children above age 5.

 

Whether your child is having trouble with adjusting to a recent change in their routine, or has simply started demonstrating unhealthy behaviors, Choices can help. Teaching children to address their struggles in a constructive manner from an early age will make a world of difference as they get older. Our coping skills are often cultivated early in our lives, and while no one ever wishes to see their child unhappy, we have the opportunity as parents to let our kids learn and grow from troubling experiences.

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Is Your Child Being Bullied?

There are a number of factors leading up to seeking therapy for your child. Often times, these issues begin at school. It’s difficult as a parent to know that you can’t be there with your child through their most trying moments of the day, but you can still help. Sadly, as technology becomes more and more present in our kids’ lives, other issues that we never imagined dealing with as children are now on the rise. If your child is being bullied at school, child therapy is a constructive way to work past it. Bullying can sometimes latch on to a child’s psyche and lead to much greater problems down the road. We’ve all heard the tragic stories of how bullying has lead to truly catastrophic scenarios for young adults. Therapy doesn’t just address these problems before they become much bigger problems, maintaining these skills will benefit your child for the rest of his or her life.

Is Your Child Coping With Divorce Aftermath?

Family troubles are another common reason for child therapy. Memories from a divorce are something that stays with a child for the rest of his or her life. These are memories that can alter every relationship your child has. The techniques used by us at Choices Psychotherapy can gauge how your child is coping with a divorce, and determine the best way to allow your child to adjust in this new family dynamic.

 

After a time, an adjustment that also often follows divorce is the introduction of a new parent into a child’s life. This can be a trying period for children, and for all members of the family. Choices Psychotherapy is skilled in scenarios such as these.

Has Your Child Experienced A Loss?

Death is one of life’s harshest lessons, and one that we often learn at too young an age. Our children’s first brush with death has a profound effect on the rest of their lives. Whether it’s the loss of a parent, grandparent, or someone else they hold dear, it’s an experience that will stay with them forever. Through Child Therapy, Choices ensures that children move forward from this trying experience in a way that won’t set them back now, or later in life.

How Choices Approaches Child Therapy

We use a variety of techniques to communicate with your child, and get to the root of their troubles. Play and talk therapy allows us to communicate effectively with children in a way that makes them feel more comfortable. We use theories of child development to improve young clients’ mental and physical health. This holistic manner of therapy allows children to cultivate the positive coping skills they will be able to use for the rest of their lives.

 

You, your child, or your family may also benefit from our Family therapy, or Psychiatry services. Contact choices for an appointment today if any of these courses of therapy could benefit you.