Children & Teen Therapy Arlington & Tyson's Corner

Children & Teen Therapy

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”
Rita Pierson

Is your child or teen struggling?

Growing up in today’s world is hard. Children and teens encounter countless challenges due to academic, social, parental, and societal pressures. Therapy can help address mood changes and negative feelings that may be getting in the way of your child’s happiness and optimal functioning.

Reasons to seek psychotherapy services for your child or teen:

  • Identity/sexuality/gender questions
  • Social issues/pressures
  • Life transitions (moving, changing schools, learning difficulties, peer relationships, parental separation, divorce or a new relationship or marriage)
  • Anxiety including fears and worries
  • Obsessions, compulsions, and ruminations
  • Overwhelm & indecision
  • Tic disorder(s)
  • Emotional or behavioral outbursts
  • Difficulty regulating, expressing and/or managing emotions
  • Changes in sleep or eating habits
  • Challenges or changes in friendships/peer relationships
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relationship difficulties (siblings, parents, step-parents, guardians, teachers, coaches, friends, etc.)
  • Changes in motivation, academic effort or grades
  • Loneliness or not “fitting in”
  • Low self-esteem/self-image
  • Depressed mood (sad, apathetic, or has a sudden loss of interest)
  • Attention and concentration difficulties (including trouble focusing or completing tasks)
  • Increased irritability, agitation and impatience

Treatment for children & teens

MPS PLLC clinicians specialize in providing psychotherapy to school-aged children (ages 5+), adolescents and teens. Our child team of psychologists create a safe space for children to explore and process emotions. and learn effective ways to manage stressors. We teach children skills to manage distress, navigate interpersonal relationships, and develop a more compassionate sense of self.

Effective evidence-based psychotherapy for children and teens includes, but is not limited to:

Additionally, MPS clinicians assess and address developmental and attachment needs as part of the treatment process. We value a holistic approach and collaborate with parents/caregivers, family members, school staff and other providers to best meet the needs of each child.

Ready to get started?

A child or teen beginning treatment shows incredible strength and courage. Therapy is a journey that can help you achieve a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We are here to guide you along the way. To learn more, contact us today.