Child and Teen Therapy
At Altus Home Counseling, we understand that children face unique challenges and may require specialized support to manage their mental health concerns. Our child therapy services are designed to provide children and their families with the tools and strategies they need to improve their overall well-being.
Child therapy is a form of treatment that uses play and other creative techniques to help children express their emotions and develop coping strategies. Play therapy can be an effective treatment option for younger children who may not have the language skills or emotional maturity to express their thoughts and feelings in traditional talk therapy. For teens and young adults, art, gaming, music, books and other areas of interests for them will be incorporated in to their sessions.
Our experienced therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and family therapy. We work with children and their families to identify the best therapeutic approach based on their specific needs, preferences, and goals.
We offer child and teen therapy services for a variety of mental health concerns, including:
Anxiety: Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health concerns in children, affecting millions of children each year. Our child therapists work with children and their families to develop coping strategies to manage anxiety symptoms and improve overall well-being.
Depression: Depression can impact children's daily life, making it difficult to enjoy activities, focus on school, or maintain relationships. Our therapists help children develop tools and strategies to manage depression and work towards a more positive outlook on life.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): ADHD can have a significant impact on children's academic and social functioning. Our therapists work with children and their families to develop coping strategies to manage ADHD symptoms and improve overall functioning.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD can occur in children who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Our therapists use evidence-based practices, such as trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), to help children and their families address the symptoms of PTSD and work towards recovery.
Adjustment difficulties: Children may experience difficulty adjusting to changes such as a move, divorce, or the birth of a new sibling. Our therapists help children develop coping strategies to adjust to these changes and improve overall functioning.
During child therapy sessions, our therapists use play and other creative techniques to help clients express their emotions and develop coping strategies. We work closely with parents and caregivers for younger children to ensure that they are involved in the therapeutic process and can support their child's progress outside of therapy sessions. For older children and teens, we allow privacy and autonomy according to the needs of the client and their family.
Our therapists provide a safe and nurturing environment where children and teens are heard and can feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or stigma. We use evidence-based practices to help them develop the skills and strategies they need to manage their mental health concerns and improve their overall well-being.
At Altus Home Counseling, we are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to children and their families. We believe that everyone deserves access to mental health services, and we work with families to ensure that they receive the care they need.
If your child or teen is struggling with a mental health concern, child therapy may be a helpful option. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced therapists.