Child Issues

Today’s children face a variety of unique issues. As children grow, they go through many mood and behavior changes. Although these changes can be difficult – both for the children and for the caregivers – they are usually normal, predictable and no cause for concern. However, when a child is having trouble at home, school or with friends, or is struggling to process a routine or traumatic event (for example the birth of a sibling, death of a loved one, bullying, or abuse), the help a professional may be needed. A mental health professional who specializes in child issues can be a great asset in helping a child (or their caregivers) navigate this distinctive time in their lives. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today!

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I utilize play therapy and sand tray therapy to create a comfortable and fun environment where children are able to express and explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without facing the pressure of needing to understand or verbalize these things. With limited life experience and verbal repertoires, traditional talk therapy is difficult and frustrating for children.

— Ginger Ingersoll MacDuff, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Fircrest, WA

I decided to study child issues because children are incredible little beings with so much wonder and curiosity, they are open to change and eager to learn new ways of doing things. I may specialize in childhood disorders, but I don’t solely focus on illness. I find it critical that children are aware of their feelings on their body and mind, and how to effectively express their emotions to learn to better communicate and relate to their peers and family.

— Lucia Fernandez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Miami Beach, FL
 

We treat and evaluate a large range of child issues including developmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder), anxiety, video game addictions, ADHD, anger management/emotional regulation, parenting strategies, and depression.

— Quintessential Health, Clinical Psychologist in Warrington, PA

Child/Play Therapy helps children to improve communication and interpersonal skills. It focuses on a child's interests and encourages interaction based on the child's favorite activities. Our professionals, collaborate to help children deal with emotional trauma, anxiety, grief, behavioral problems, neurological conditions and mental illness.

— Washington Psychological Wellness, Mental Health Practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD
 

When working with youth, I typically integrate Play Therapy, Strengths-Based, and Mindfulness techniques to establish a foundation for them to trust themselves and learn how to show themselves self-compassion. I love working with kiddos, preteens, and teens to help them through tough things in life and be more fully themselves.

— Eva Belzil, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

We absolutely love taking care of children & teens, and we have excellent outcomes. We are trained to bring therapy to the developmental level of your child, making it effective and resonant. We use Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, & Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), to name few of the best treatments available for minors. We always include parents in the care, so you are always in the loop. Contact us today.

— Heather Hecht, Psychologist in Arlington, VA
 

I work with young kids (infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarterners) with behavioral and emotional difficulties.

— Carly Steinberger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , CA

I help kids (& their families) who long to be themselves, but are held back by believing they are "too much" or "not enough." Kids whose voices get buried under past hurts, worries, shame & anger. Kids who have tried everything (fighting, running away, hurting themselves, perfectionism) to get away from mean voices stuck in their heads--the ones saying, "You're not good enough," "No one would believe you," "You're too loud/sensitive/not tough enough."

— Christina Borel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Litchfield, CT
 

Parents often come to my practice wondering what they can do when their child is struggling in school or finding it hard to make friends. Children develop at very different rates and it isn’t always clear when getting in trouble is something to be concerned about or just kid stuff. I offer a comprehensive suite of services and will coordinate with teachers, related service providers, pediatricians, and, of course, parents to ensure that the work we do is generalizable and effective.

— Jordan Conrad, Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

Kiddos and families can regain harmony in the household when big transitions make it difficult to see hope.

— Chessie Snider, Professional Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
 

School transitions Social skills School Behavior Anxiety ADHD ASD

— Jayme Branagh Landon, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kirkland, WA

Children’s behaviors show us if their needs are met or unmet. It may be the need to be heard, to be seen, to be held more, or to be given more space to grow. Play, movement, art, and visualization can be very helpful for children. Samantha is very adept at creative interventions. She will also give your child, kid friendly mind-body-energy tools, that are supportive at various stages of development.

— Samantha Terriss, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

I serve clients across the lifespan. However, I have significant experience working with minors ages 4 to 17 in private practice, community clinics, ADHD camps, and school settings. My approach is to "keep it real" with my tiny human clientele and integrate evidence-based interventions that fit THAT client with THEIR identities in their current life situation. I prioritize strength-based approaches and help reframe client behavior from "attention-seeking" to "connection-seeking."

— Casey Brasfield, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Winston Salem, NC

We see children ages 5 and up. We also see adolescents and teenagers. Our therapists, Shelby Jo and Laura are experienced with children 5 + and have a unique ability to really build rapport with the children they work with. We have seen a lot of positive growth in our past younger clients. Sara also enjoys working with ages 11 + and she also takes Anthem and United Healthcare. We'd love to work closely with you to help your child grow and work through difficult issues that may be impacting them.

— Krista Caughey, Therapist in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
 

I serve clients across the lifespan. However, I have significant experience working with minors ages 4 to 17 in private practice, community clinics, ADHD camps, and school settings. My approach is to "keep it real" with my tiny human clientele and integrate evidence-based interventions that fit THAT client with THEIR identities in their current life situation. I prioritize strength-based approaches and help reframe client behavior from "attention-seeking" to "connection-seeking."

— Casey Brasfield, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Winston Salem, NC

I work with parents of children who may have a learning, attention, or behavior disorder, struggle to complete classwork and homework, are fearful of certain situations, have sleep problems, have difficulty regulating emotions and self-control, experience separation anxiety at home and school, become easily frustrated or overwhelmed, or are stubborn and defiant with adults. I offer psychoeducational/psychological evaluations, child therapy, and parent support sessions.

— Dr. Kristin Edwards, Psychologist in Tampa, FL
 

At Newport Academy, we believe that true transformation occurs as our teens learn to see themselves as beautiful, bright, and powerful people who can take control of their own lives. In order to help our patients achieve that goal, we maintain the highest possible standards for our services, and commission third-party evaluations of our programming. By consistently gathering and analyzing data related to our outcomes, we’re able to make more strategic and tailored decisions for our patients.

— Newport Academy, Mental Health Counselor in Atlanta, GA

I have been a family therapist for close to 40 years. Much of my work has been working with families around child and adolescent issues, as well as providing family therapy supervision , consultation, and training.I am a structural family therapist, and an approved supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy ( AAMFT). My work has covered the gamut of issues that bring children into therapy from behavior problems to suicidal ideation.

— Daniel Minuchin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,