Childhood and adolescence is a time of many changes; mentally, socially, and physically. Being a child or adolescent can be hard, stressful, and filled with challenges that our family, school, and social life can contribute to.
Adjusting at any age can be difficult, however with the transitions required growing up, the increased pace of life today, and potential challenges of technology and social media, the demands of life for a young person can understandably seem overwhelming.
How can therapy help? Whether the sessions are in-office in our Garden City therapy practice or through telehealth, the counselor will help break down barriers, analyze the situation, and identify stressors. Solutions to relieve this stress will be explored, coping skills developed, and a plan to move on formulated. In our practice, the child’s well-being is our primary goal. Therapy can improve communication, reduce anger, amend behavior, and let the young person lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
Symptoms that suggest therapy may be needed are:
Anxiety, bullying, depression/sadness, lack of interest in friends or favorite activities, difficulty in sleeping, feelings of hopelessness, extreme weight gain/loss, OCD behaviors, developmental delays, ADD/ADHD, substance use, inappropriate sexual behavior, mood swings, changes in appetite, eating disorders, perfectionism, gender identity questions, hopelessness, reduced self-esteem, self-harming or trouble adjusting.
If you are experiencing some of the above symptoms, or you have a child or patient who is experiencing some of these symptoms please call us today, we are here to help.
We offer one-on-one individual sessions, small groups, and family counseling to fit what might be most beneficial for each young person.
If you are a teen reading this we want you to know that therapy is really not bad!
In fact, our clients usually find it fun and safe. You will have the opportunity to speak about what you want in a private setting and, if you choose, you can allow your counselor to help you address and resolve issues or feelings. Schedule a therapy session today, we have convenient evening and Saturday hours and session can either be in our Garden City counseling offices or telehealth.