When a child faces a difficult challenge in life, she may not have the vocabulary to express her emotions to adults. She may worry that she will be in trouble for expressing herself or that she will upset others by some of the things she has to say. A child will often demonstrate her emotional turmoil by acting out, withdrawing, being irritable, acting impulsively, struggling academically, or will have difficulty sleeping or eating. She may complain of stomach or headaches or be tearful at times.
In child therapy sessions, we work with children and families to build communication skills, modify problematic behaviors, and learn self-soothing techniques. Art therapy and Play therapy are common tools used to help children effectively and safely express themselves.
Commonly discussed issues in child therapy may include:
- Processing divorce
- School performance
- Explosive behavior
- Sibling issues
- Thoughts of suicide
- Emotional regulation
- Blended families
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