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 work with children 0-5 years old using play based models. I work closely with the parent to help the understand age appropriate and developmental concerns. I help the parents with behavior modification and how to handle negative behaviors. I use different approaches that help your child respond better to you.

— Kemi Alemoh, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Dimas, CA

In my practice, I take a comprehensive approach to addressing child and adolescent issues by integrating cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral techniques, and parent management training. With a focus on evidence-based practices, I collaborate closely with children and adolescents to identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to their difficulties.

— Dr. Yanet Vanegas, Psychologist in Tampa, FL
 

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

Your child has been struggling yet you aren't quite sure why. You have tried everything. The teachers aren't helpful because they just say the same thing over and over. Friend's don't understand, their kids seem to be perfect angels. It feels like you have done something wrong but don't know how to fix it. You have heard play therapy can be helpful but not sure how to start. Just reach out today and a therapist can guide you through this process together.

— The Attached Counseling Collective, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marietta, GA
 

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

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
 

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

In my work with children, I create a playful, engaging space where kids feel safe to express themselves. Using age-appropriate modalities like art and play therapy, we'll explore their inner world through creativity and imagination. My specialty is supporting kids managing big emotions or undergoing life changes. I partner with parents, providing psychoeducation and coaching around neurodiversity, social-emotional needs, and gentle parenting.

— Bee Cook, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
 

Do you feel like you are walking on egg shells or wondering what happened to the child you once knew? You're not alone. Many parents feel like they are unable to connect with their children and are experiencing extreme stress, shame, isolation or anger. I can help your family reunite, strengthen bonds, and heal. I specialize in working with families with children who are suffering and acting out.

— Patricia Mulvany, Counselor in Centennial, CO

27 years experience, working with children and adolescents, who experience, depression, anxiety, self harm, and suicidal ideation

— Amy Hunter, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Hartford, CT
 

I am formally trained in child play therapy and work with children of all ages. Issues that I specialize in range from grief, school challenges, depression and anxiety. I use multiple modalities, including Adlerian play therapy, Gestalt play therapy, cognitive behavioral play therapy and psychodynamic play therapy. An important part of my role for a child is to advocate for them in their lives. I work closely with the parents and family to develop and achieve meaningful goals.

— Danny Clark, Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX

I have been an Infant Mental Health Specialist for 15 years. IMH focuses on supporting children from birth to 5 yrs old related to mood, behavior and attachment concerns. I work with the parent and child together in session so the parent can build confidence in parenting skills and their relationship with their young child.

— Katie Pollak, Clinical Psychologist in Valrico, FL
 

With children, I use non-directive play therapy to build self-esteem and confidence as children are provided space to process and integrate their experiences. Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the child as well as the parents. I also work with parents to explore their experiences and to support them through the challenges they are facing. Parents can expect a nonjudgmental and supportive space where we explore their concerns and ways to help support the child in and out of sessions. I i

— Emma Virden, Licensed Master of Social Work in Oakdale, MN

Do you sometimes feel like you are walking on egg shells with your teenager, and are wondering what has happened to the child you once knew? You are not alone. Many parents feel like they are unable to control their children; and are experiencing extreme stress, shame, anger, and isolation. I can help your family reunite, strengthen bonds, and heal from the chaos you have been living through. I specialize in working with families and children who are suffering; and with children who continue to

— Patricia Mulvany, Counselor in Centennial, CO
 

The children I work with struggle with a range of issues including tantrums, anger management, trauma, anxiety, depression, and emotion regulation. In therapy I focus on the child's strengths as well as their struggles. I use a child-directed play therapy model which teaches children emotion regulation tools through modeling. Parent involvement is vital to a child's success in therapy and I include parents in the therapy process through coaching and parent-child interaction therapy.

— Chana Halberg, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Boulder, CO

Children's play therapy is a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. Using sand tray, art, games and other tools to guide and facilitate healing, I create a safe space for them to explore all aspects of their inner world.

— Nicola Gosen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellingham, WA
 

Do you feel like you are walking on egg shells with your teenager, or wonder what happened to the child you once knew? You're not alone. Many parents feel like they are unable to connect with their children and are experiencing extreme stress and shame, or even anger and isolation. I can help your family reunite, strengthen bonds, and heal. I specialize in working with families with children who are suffering or acting out in dangerous ways.

— Patricia Mulvany, Counselor in Centennial, CO

With over 15 years of hands-on experience, I specialize in assisting parents and caregivers in understanding and supporting adolescents through their developmental journey. Together, we navigate the complexities of adolescence, fostering healthy relationships and empowering both teens and their support networks to thrive.

— Cheryl Kosmerl, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in AMHERST, NY