Children and Adolescent Therapy

Children and adolescents often face issues related to family, school and peers that they are unable or unwilling to share with others. These can be concerns related to separation or divorce of parents, chronic illness or death of family member or friend, or social issues related to being bullied or social interactions. These difficulties can result in depression, anger issues, poor self-esteem, anxiety or phobias.

Younger children may require a more action-oriented therapy due to limited expressive skills. Adolescents, reticent to express feelings/emotions with family and friends, may find sharing more comfortable with a therapist. Whatever the concern is that brings the child/adolescent into a therapeutic situation, they are treated as an individual and have treatment planned accordingly. In addition, the therapist may consult with a parent(s) with regard to an issue related to their child.

Further Reading:

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys By: Dan Kindlon & Michael Thompson

The Worried Child: Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal By: Paul Foxman

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Compulsive Behavior By: T. Chansky

The Explosive Child By: Ross W. Greene, PHD

Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence By: Rosalind Wisemon

Last updated: May 7, 2010

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