Are you considering counseling for your child?
Maybe they are going through a tough transition following a divorce, physical illness or injury, a move to a new home or school, or death of a loved one?
Have they had aggressive behavior at home or at school?
Are there issues with peers at school or are they being bullied?
Maybe it’s hard for them to make or keep friends?
Have they been behaving in ways that worry you?
Are they having trouble regulating emotions?
Do you worry about how their struggles are affecting them?
Seeing your child become distressed and struggle to regain equilibrium emotionally is really tough.
Life changes and stress really do affect children and it is important to know developmentally appropriate ways to address it. Children need a little help along the way when behavioral or emotional issues surface causing problems at home or at school. Child counseling and specifically, play therapy is a research-based treatment that helps children in profound ways.
How can counseling help my child?
Research shows play therapy helps children heal from past trauma, process difficult emotions. A child counselor works to help your child process feelings, make choices and learn new skills. It can support the child in:
- Building Self Esteem
- Communicating with others
- Solving Problems
- Forming healthy relationships
- Expressing feelings
- Coping with challenges
To learn more about how child counseling and play therapy can help click here.
Being the best parent you can be is possible…
Parenting is an “on the job training” kind of role. Sure, there are books and advice from friends but sometimes parents need more individualized help to address the specific issues. If parenting feels more complicated and the worry is impeding joyful experiences, parenting support from a therapist can help. To learn more about counseling for older adolescents or emerging adults, please click here.
You are not alone and finding the right help is possible. If you are interested in taking the next step, I offer a free consultation to determine fit.
Contact me to schedule your free 30 minute appointment.
Elizabeth M. Klaers, LCSW