Child & Adolescent Therapy

What is child and adolescent therapy?

As children grow, your child experiences changes in their behavior, emotions, and thinking patterns.

And they also face many challenges same as adults do. Their childhood and teenage years can be difficult due to school and peer pressure, bullying, learning difficulties, illness, and change in home situations such as divorce.

These life challenges can cause issues in their developmental path. It affects their happiness, and social interactions with family and at school.

During this stage, it is important that your child or teen can:

  • Determine what are the stressors and what causes it
  • Identify when they are stressed and know when to ask for help
  • Be able to express their emotions and thoughts
  • Solve problems and make positive choices for resolution

The goals of child and adolescent therapy are dependent upon the specific need of the child or teen.

Cornerstone Counseling of Palm Beach provides an individualized treatment plan. We focus on supporting your child’s emotional, mental, and behavioral growth as they continue to develop and mature.

We provide a positive environment that promotes trust where your child or adolescent can feel safe and communicate without judgment.

Our psychotherapy treatment may involve your individual child or your family. We work with your child to help them with their communication and coping skills, identify their strength, weakness and growth areas, learn conflict resolution skills, and learn ways to thrive during stressful situations.

If you are a parent wanting to reconnect with your child, or a family member wondering whether your family situation may benefit from a child and adolescent therapy, call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our Christian faith-based Therapy clinicians.

How do I know if my teenager needs therapy?

Signs that your teen may need adolescent therapy and counseling:

  • Excessive worry or fear
  • Overreact to minor things
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Refusing to go to school
  • Drop-in grades
  • Problems with Authority
  • Feeling sad or blue most days
  • Excessive irritability or anger, beyond normal teen mood swings
  • Loss of interest in a previous favorite hobby or activity
  • Sudden change in friends or avoidance of social activities
  • Problems concentrating or learning in school
  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits

It’s important to recognize these signs and be proactive about them. Meeting with an experienced adolescent therapist can make a significant difference in preventing and resolving mental health challenges they are struggling with.

If your child or teen experiences one or more of these signs, you may meet with one of our therapists to help them get back on track again.

Make the call today to schedule the first appointment. You can email us through the contact page or call 562-472-0397.

Our Adolescents need our help!

These signs and the list below are hints they may be struggling. It’s important to recognize these signs and be proactive about them..Meeting with an experienced adolescent therapist can make a significant difference in preventing and resolving mental health challenges they are struggling with.

Some signs that your child or teen may need counseling include:

  • Excessive worry of fear
  • Overreact to minor things
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Refusing to go to school
  • Drop in grades
  • Problems with Authority
  • Feeling sad or blue most days
  • Excessive irritability or anger, beyond normal teen mood swings
  • Loss of interest in a previous favorite hobby or activity
  • Sudden change in friends or avoidance of social activities
  • Problems concentrating or learning in school
  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits

Often teens will withdrawal because they don’t want to talk to “mom or dad”. It could also be the communicate within them is strained and they feel distant.

Check in with your child or teen and let them know there is help, and you want to provide the tools to help them. Let them know they have a safe place where they can share and be understood about what is going on without being judged.

If your child or teen experiences one or more of these signs, you may benefit from meeting with one of our therapists to help them get back on track again. Our team provides a safe place and have many years of experience working with adolescents.  Make the call today to schedule the first appointment. You can email us through the contact page or call 562-472-0397.

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