therapy for kids and teens

Royal Oak Child & Teen Therapy

We are experts in helping kids and teens find themselves, recognize their strengths and build helpful thinking patterns and behavioral habits through therapy.

David Sims
David Sims
I received an affordable, thorough psychological assessment by Dr. Bloom. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and insightful. I very much appreciate the service he offers because full neuropsychological testing is expensive and nearly unobtainable for people with certain types of insurance. I paid out of pocket and it was worth every cent.
Curtis Jemison
Curtis Jemison
It's not normal for me to write reviews. The service that I received from the staff at Start my wellness, was absolutely amazing! The response and help from Rayven at the front desk was extremely helpful. She was able to walk through the process without making me feel rushed or pressured. She was knowledgable of the everything I need to be seen in a timely and professional manner. The treatment team was caring and warm. I didn't feel like "Just another patient", or embarrassed about my conditions. Thank you all for helping me.
Sabreen Nafsu
Sabreen Nafsu
I love talking with Laila. I feel really comfortable and she seems genuinely kind. I look forward to my appointments with my psychiatrist now thanks to her, which is something I never thought I would say.
Chelsey Steele
Chelsey Steele
I love this place. I look forward to coming here! Everyone is helpful around the office and my particular person help me stay sane every week!
Irene Roberts
Irene Roberts
Wonderful practice. Provide primarily virtual sessions which is preferred for me. Dr. Marashi is very knowledgable and helped me finally for the first time in my adult life nail down a combination of medications to help manage my PMDD and ADHD struggles. I could not have achieved everything I have in the past year without her support and knowledge. I recommend to everyone that struggles with their mental health.
Pearl Fonbuena
Pearl Fonbuena
They understand and listen. Couldn’t ask for a better place to go to!
Sean Gossard
Sean Gossard
Lauren Anderson is the best!

Improve Self-Esteem & Emotional Wellbeing

Learn New Skills to Get Through Difficult Situations
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Reduce Anxiety, Depression & Other Symptoms

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Learn To Combat Stress & Manage Life Adjustments

Develop Coping Strategies for ADHD Symptoms
Improve Negative Thoughts & Behaviors

Like adults, children go through ups and downs with their mental health. Sometimes these problems reflect different developmental stages and can be considered normal, but when symptoms begin to interfere with your child’s daily functioning, it may be beneficial to consider treatment.

Beginning therapy can be scary for anyone, but it can be especially confusing for children and teens who might not understand why they are there. Our primary concern at Start My Wellness is making your child feel safe and comfortable. We will spend the first few sessions getting to know your child and building a therapeutic relationship not only by talking but also through art, play, and games.

Children might not yet have the words to describe what they are going through, which can be frustrating for both you and them. For children between the ages of 4 and 12, play therapy can be beneficial in helping the child work through complex emotions. Play therapy allows children to displace “unacceptable” or “bad” feelings onto toys and act out conflict resolutions.

Our therapists are prepared to help your children and teens develop an enhanced skill set to improve their self-esteem, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and learn strategies to build resilience and navigate complex challenges. Our child therapists can provide help with anxiety, depression, stress, body image, life adjustments, ADHD and much more,

At Start My Wellness, we have trained clinicians to help test for ADHD and identify signs and symptoms. We offer medication management and have psychiatric nurse practitioners who are prepared to answer any questions and concerns you may have regarding if medications are right for your child. We also have a registered dietician on staff who can work with your child to make healthy food and lifestyle decisions that best fit their needs.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Our team of child therapists collaborate with you, your child, and other people on your child’s team to get a better understanding of your child’s history and their current concerns. We will create a treatment plan specific for your child that will help them learn tools to manage their symptoms and reach their goals. By intervening early, you can improve your child’s long term mental health outcomes by helping them be more aware of their own feelings and emotions, and encouraging them to seek help when in need.

We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Aetna, Priority Health and private pay clients. Self-pay sessions are $150 per session, depending on the therapist. Please call our office with any questions at 248-514-4955.

Make an Appointment

To get started with Start My Wellness, schedule an appointment online or call 248-514-4955. During the scheduling process, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs including service type, emotional symptoms and availability.

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Child & Teen Therapy FAQs

Where are your offices located?

Start My Wellness has two office locations:

Headquarters - Ferndale, MI
1603 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
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Branch Office - Traverse City, MI
2226 W South Airport Rd Ste A
Traverse City, MI 49684
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Do you offer online appointments?
Yes, most of our therapists offer high-quality virtual appointments, allowing you to connect with us from anywhere in Michigan and beyond.

To find a therapist that offers virtual appointments, select "Online" as the location on our therapist search page.

Need assistance? Call us at (248) 514-4955, and we can help answer your questions and match you with a therapist that's right for you.

How much does therapy cost?

Costs depend on many factors, including your insurance and financial situation. Mental health providers accept several major insurance plans and are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Priority Health and Aetna. In addition, service fees are eligible for reimbursement by most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Questions? Visit our How Much Does Therapy Cost? page for complete details.

How do I select the right therapist for me?

Need help choosing a therapist? Read our unique How to Find a Therapist guide, search our list of experienced therapists or call (248) 707-5523 and our helpful staff can assist you with selecting the right therapist for your unique needs and schedule.

How do I get started with therapy?
We know that the process of seeking help is daunting. We are here to make it easy. Call (248) 514-4955 and we can help answer your questions and match you with a therapist that's right for you. If you've already selected a therapist via our therapist search tool, great! Simply schedule an appointment online to get started.
How can therapy help?

Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a supportive process for personal growth and empowerment. Many scientific studies show that therapy is a helpful way to learn more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and develop new approaches to deal with life’s stressors more effectively.

Let us help you achieve the quality of life you want. Read our How to Find a Therapist guide, search our list of experienced therapists or call (248) 514-4955 to get started today!

How often do I need to come in?

Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it the more you benefit. Our clients tell us that at least one session per week is most helpful to them. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us >

Additional Therapy Services

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Individual Therapy

Explore and create better outcomes with the help of one-on-one therapy.

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Couples Therapy

Learn strategies to repair, improve, and enjoy long-term relationships.

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Group Therapy

Benefit from the support of other people with similar experiences.

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Online Therapy

Talk to a licensed therapist via phone or online through Skype or Zoom.