Psychotherapy for Children
Children face many challenges in today’s world due to academic, social, parental, and societal pressures. If your child begins to experience thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors that are negatively impacting his/her daily functioning and quality of life, it may be time to seek professional help.
Psychotherapy with a qualified professional provides children with a safe place to help them explore, identify, and address: personal challenges, identity/sexuality questions, social issues/pressures, life transitions (moving, changing schools, learning difficulties, peer relationships, parental separation, divorce or a new relationship or marriage), fears, worries, self-esteem issues and family relationships.
Reasons to Seek Psychotherapy Services for Children:
If you have a child who seems affected by the following:
- Feels and seems overwhelmed, stressed out, and/or consumed by worry
- Difficulty managing emotions
- Increase in tantrums or behavioral outbursts
- Changes to his/her sleep or eating habits
- Suffering from challenges or changes in friendships/peer relationships
- Difficulty making and sustaining friendships
- Struggles to get along with caretakers and siblings (parents, step-parents, guardians, etc.)
- Changes in motivation, academic effort or grades
- Feels alone, lonely, or expresses that they do not fit in
- Loss of motivation
- Low self-esteem/self-image
- Struggles with questions related to sexuality or gender identity
- Seems sad, apathetic, or has a sudden loss of interest
- Concentration difficulties (including trouble focusing or completing tasks)
- Increased irritability or changes in mood
How can MPS help?
Our clinicians specialize in providing psychotherapy to school-aged children (ages 5 and up). Treatment consists of an integrative approach using interventions from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), and play therapy while assessing and addressing developmental and attachment needs.
MPS clinicians value a holistic team approach and value the opportunity to regularly collaborate with parents/caregivers, family members, school staff, and other treatment providers to best meet the needs of each child. Questions: Contact us today to see how we can help.
Regardless of the challenges you are facing, oftentimes, beginning psychotherapy is the first step toward becoming the healthiest version of yourself. MPS clinicians teach clients strategies for well-being so they can achieve self-empowerment, improved insight and increased life satisfaction. Contact us today to see how we can help you.
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