Child and Adolescent Counseling

Child and Adolescent Counseling

Our trained therapists work with kids and teens in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment where they can explore and work through challenging situations, experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Why should I bring my child or adolescent to therapy? 

Just like adults, children and adolescents experience difficult or challenging situations that can lead to depression, anxiety, or other symptoms related to stress. Therapists are trained in childhood development and understand how changes in cognitive, emotional, or social development can affect thinking, mood, and behavior in kids and teens. 

It is sometimes difficult for parents and caregivers to recognize the subtle differences between normal periods of growth and when these changes may reflect something more serious. If you are unsure if what your child is experiencing is part of normal growth and development, our therapists can help. 

What Kind of issues can be addressed in therapy?

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Anger or Mood Disorders

  • Identity Development 

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Terminal & Chronic Illness 

  • Divorce / Blended Family 

  • Problems with Attachment

  • Low Self Esteem 

  • Bullying 

  • Social & Behavioral Problem 

  • Suicidal Ideation  

  • Self Harming Behaviors 

  • Impulsiveness  

  • Learning Coping Skills

What is Play Therapy and why do we use it with kids? 

We have a play therapy room! The Association for Play Therapy defines play therapy as "The systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development".

 

To learn more, please watch the video from the association of play therapy:

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777 S. Wadsworth Blvd. #2-103A 

Lakewood, CO 80226