Are You Concerned About Your Child’s Behavior And Emotional Well-Being?
Has your child having a difficult time expressing their emotions? Is he or she experiencing unexplained sadness, worry or having angry outbursts? Does your child complain of stomachaches, headaches or other unexplained physical symptoms? Does your child tell you that he or she does not want to go to school? Is your child worried about leaving mom or dad and cry before going to child care or school? Perhaps you’re worried that your child is getting bullied at school or having a difficult time making friends or interacting with peers. Does your child easily get upset or throw temper tantrums? Do you wish you could help your child feel happy, calm and confident?
Children of all ages and their parents face an enormous amount of pressure throughout the day which may be intensified by not knowing how to express their emotions and may be unsure about what the various emotions are that they are feeling. Your child may wake up in the morning and beg you to let him or her stay home from school because of worry or thoughts about the challenges they may be facing at school. Your child may feel stressed by their interactions with peers and whom they are going to play with at recess or sit by in class. When your child gets home they may have angry outbursts or sadness due to the things they experiences during the day. At the end of the day you may feel like an exhausted parent and experience growing tension and arguments about going to bed
Emotional And Behavioral Issues Are Common During The Childhood Years
It’s fairly common for children to act out and struggle during different phases of life. Many factors contribute the intense emotions and uncharacteristic behaviors we often see in children. Some children act out different behaviors they see from their peers at school. Many times children feel pressure at school and from friends and family and are unsure of how to express their emotions. It is our job as parents to help our children learn to regulate their emotions in an appropriate manner. The good news is that regardless of your child’s struggles and behavior, child counseling can help them learn to take control of their emotions, calm down from an angry outburst, and learn tools to help them live a happier and calmer life.
Help Your Child Find Relief Through Child Counseling
During safe, interactive, comfortable and non-judgmental child counseling sessions, your child can learn strategies and tools to help them alleviate worry, sadness, anger and unhealthy behaviors. Child counseling can also help parents learn useful parenting strategies to help them approach their child in different ways so that the parent-child relationship continues to grow and find balance.
Using various effective approaches, such as Play therapy (games, dolls/action figures, play-doh), Art therapy (coloring, painting, crafts), and Bibliotherapy (use of books or literature) one of our experienced therapists can help your child identify difficult emotions and thoughts and address the specific triggers that are causing him or her pain. Depending on your child’s specific interests and background, we will use different games and artistic activities to ensure he or she feels relaxed and open to change.
The therapists at Life Balance Counseling specialize in helping children find relief from a variety of different issues. No matter how your child struggles in life, there is always help and hope. With guidance, support and the right approach, your child can find more joy in school and other activities as well as feel more relaxed and confident throughout the day.
I think my child could benefit from child counseling, but I still have a few questions and concerns…
Will my child need to take medication?
We do not prescribe medication at our practice. Even though medication can help children find relief, we believe in fully exploring holistic solutions to issues. We work with your child to find the root cause of his or her struggles and help him or her move in a positive direction rather than relying on medication to solve one aspect of an issue.
My child does not want to attend child counseling. What can I do?
If you allow your child to attend one session to get a feel for our fun and creative environment and our therapy approach, chances are your child will want to return. Letting your child explore our office and the process allows him or her to feel more in control of therapy – instead of you forcing him or her to attend.
Jennifer Budruweit, MA, LCPC, GC-C
Lauren Buetikofer, MA, LPC
Lauren Fallon, MSW, LCSW
Trisha Johnson, MSW, LCSW
Michelle Kukich, MA, LCPC
Melisa Laman, LMFT
Kathryn Migliorisi, MA, LCPC, CRC
Ben Murray, MSW, LSW, CFEL, CADC
Lana Rukavina, MA, LPC
If you are interested in learning more about our child counseling services, please call us at 888.234.7628 or contact us online.
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