Is your child shutting themselves in their room everyday after school? Have they stopped talking to you about what is going on in their life? Are they going through a difficult change or transition? Are you worried about how they are feeling, coping, and/or managing? If any of these things ring true for you, then connecting your child with a child therapist may be the answer.
While family therapy can be a great resource for parents and children to work together to improve communication, reconnect, and rebuild their relationships with each other, some families are simply looking for a safe space for their child to talk. While I do encourage parent involvement, the focus of child therapy is your child and most therapy sessions will occur with just myself and your child.
With almost a decade of experience as a child therapist with the Linkages to Learning Program, I really value providing a safe place for children to be able to express themselves openly about challenges they may be facing at home and/or school. Child therapy is also a place for your child to learn healthy coping skills, explore pros and cons of making various choices, learn how to navigate peer relationships, and develop a healthy sense of self. I strive to create a safe, warm, and trusting environment that allows your child to feel comfortable opening up so that they feel able to get the support they need to be happy and healthy.
Common issues addressed in child therapy:
- Peer issues
- Self esteem
- Self harm
- Life transitions (i.e. change in schools, divorce)
- School stress
- Grief and loss
- Anger management
- Family Issues
"Children do not care how much you know until they know how much you care"
Help your child by connecting them with a child therapist at Family Therapy Center of Bethesda. Call today to schedule an appointment.