Child & Teen Therapy
Improve Self-Esteem & Emotional Wellbeing
Reduce Anxiety, Depression & Other Symptoms
Learn To Combat Stress & Manage Life Adjustments
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.
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Child & Teen Therapy FAQs
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How do I get started with therapy?
How can therapy help?
Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a process for personal growth and self-improvement. Many scientific studies support that therapy is a helpful way to get to know more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and learn how to deal with life’s stressors more effectively. Click here to view a video that explains some of the ways therapy can be helpful and then Get Started >
How much does therapy cost?
How often do I need to come in?
Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it, usually the more you gain. We recommend at least one session per week to help you get the most benefit. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us >