Psychotherapy for children and adolescents uses a variety of tools and techniques to help young people cope with difficult emotions and behaviors. The passage from infancy to adulthood can toss any number of bumps along the way. Many kids need help coping with a variety of life situations such as divorce, bullying, sleep problems, school stress, and illlness, to name a few.
The goals for therapy may be general (e.g.improving self-esteem, exploring unhappiness) or specific (e.g., eliminating phobias, classroom problems). Imaginative play, games, artwork and talking are woven into the treatment according to the needs of each child.
Parents are an integral part of therapy for children. We at HWC believe the healthiest approach to helping your child or teen through a difficult period is to include your valuable input and allow you to address any concerns you may have regarding your child's behavior, as well as questions regarding treatment progress.