therapy for kids and teens

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.
Lilli Demetriou
Lilli Demetriou
2022-01-20
I’ve been a patient with Start My Wellness for about 6 months now & I’ve had nothing but good things to say & I recommend to all my friends. They make me feel heard and understood & I am very happy with my service here.
Carlie M
Carlie M
2022-01-19
I have really enjoyed my experience here. I had some trouble finding a therapist that I meshed with before. I had gone through 3 therapists elsewhere and was very discouraged. I began my journey with Start My Wellness with minimal expectations, but those have continuously been exceeded. This is the first therapist who has formed objectives/goals with me, referenced media (apps, videos) that really helped me, and actually taken the time to build a relationship where I feel very comfortable opening up. I am very grateful for my therapist, Brittany.
Samantha Franklin
Samantha Franklin
2022-01-19
Start My Wellness is great! I work with Maria and she is amazing and has helped me improve so many aspects of my mental health, and sometimes even physical. I have recommended this establishment to many of my friends and co-workers and will continue to do so.
Sydney Maus
Sydney Maus
2022-01-19
Start My Wellness is a great resource for your mental health. The admins are incredibly helpful with scheduling, insurance coverage questions and anything else you might need assistance with. So far, I have enjoyed every interaction with the staff.
Alexandra Cobleigh
Alexandra Cobleigh
2022-01-19
I've been seeing a therapist at Start My Wellness for a little under 6 months now and they have been great. I know for me personally, it is hard to take that first step to schedule an appointment. They make it super simple to do and once I did it I was able to meet my therapist the next day. They also accept insurance as well. Overall a great experience and would recommend them to anyone looking to start their mental health journey 🙂
Giles Simmer
Giles Simmer
2022-01-18
Every interaction I have had with the folks at Start My Wellness has been nothing but positive. From their onboarding process to making sure you're connected with the best member of their team, their process is straight-forward and easy to accomplish. Working with someone for the last few months has been a very helpful for me.
CQB
CQB
2022-01-18
Lauren is great !
Erica Villegas
Erica Villegas
2022-01-18
Kim Krummrey is simply amazing. She’s very transparent and listens closely to the information given. My family has been in Kim’s care prior to her new role at Start My Wellness and has been so compassionate to us over the years. Her care definitely leaves an amazing impression.
Eileen McNally
Eileen McNally
2022-01-18
Everyone at Start My Wellness is incredibly friendly. My therapist Jordan has been immensely helpful and is the exact style of therapy I’ve been needing. She asks the best questions, is patient, listens so well and makes me feel extremely comfortable as I process life. I am beyond grateful for Start My Wellness. I highly recommend!!!
Samantha Hodges
Samantha Hodges
2022-01-18
I have met with Stephanie via Zoom and the entire process was so smooth. It is super convenient to be able to meet and set up my profile electronically and not having to worry about traffic or commute time. Stephanie is super friendly and understanding. I highly recommend utilizing Start My Wellness.

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.

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

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How do I get started with therapy?

Help is just a few easy steps away. Schedule an appointment or call 248-514-4955. Visit our How to Get Started page for any questions.

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?
Costs depend on many factors, including your insurance and financial situation. Our fee for a 1-hour session is $200. Your therapist can answer questions about cost. We accept several major insurance plans and our fees are eligible for reimbursement by most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Questions? Contact Us >
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 >

Additional 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.