Children and Teen Therapy and Counseling
THERAPY FOR TEENS AND CHILDREN
Children and teens need therapy when they have problems they can’t cope with alone and can’t get the support they need from their immediate family. Or, they need help when problems affect how well they do, feel, or act. Sometimes, entire families need support while trying to communicate, learn, and create boundaries.
Helping children and teens to be happy and healthy
cAs a parent, you want the very best for your child. To live a full, happy and healthy life. To pursue their dreams and let nothing “stand in their way”
From the day your child was born you promised yourself to give them everything you could. To provide them with opportunities you didn’t have and a loving family to support them along the journey of life. You knew this wouldn’t be easy but you made sure to be active and present to ensure their road to success as an adult.
All of this love for your child makes it utterly painful to watch them struggle. Childhood these days is more challenging than you could have imagined with the influence of technology and social media on their self-esteem, the pressure to excel in all areas of life in order to be accepted into the dream university. Worst of all, the stress and worry created by school shootings; a terror that couldn’t even exist in your worst nightmare is a part of their daily reality.
Sometimes, despite all your best efforts to guide your child, they decide to go their own way. They might behave in ways that go against everything you’ve taught them or make choices such as hanging out with the wrong friend group or even experimenting with drugs and alcohol. When this happens you feel hopeless or liked you’ve failed as a parent.
LifeStance counseling Can Help.
Just because your child is struggling now, doesn’t mean you can’t help them find their way. Children encounter obstacles in life just as adults do, but often lack the life experience and skills necessary to overcome these hurdles effectively. Counseling offers a unique opportunity for children to connect with another adult (their therapist) in a relationships where they are fully accepted, with no potential for judgement or punishment.
Children & Teen Therapies for:
OUR THERAPY APPROACHES
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Children and Teens have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills for managing the obstacles in their lives. Therapy also teaches your child to better communicate their thoughts and emotions in a more helpful way. The counselor/child relationship can serve as a building block for improving your own relationship with your child giving you both a resource for navigating the challenges of growing up.
Let us help navigate children and teen issues such as:
- Navigating Divorce
- Blended Family issues
- Substance use & Addiction in children
- Social Skills, Communication Skills and conflict resolution
- Life Transitions (divorce, re-marriage, blending families)
- Academic challenges in Children
- Behavior and Anger Management
- Feelings of Anxiety and Depression
- Eating Disorders & Body Image Concerns in Children
- Traumatic experiences among families or with children
- Defiant Disorder
First Session Within 72 Hours of Calling
We book you an appointment within 24 hours of contacting us (usually less) and make sure your first appointment is soon after.
Call our office to schedule your appointment, or for any changes regarding scheduling.
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LifeStance Washington Locations
Tacoma Meadow Park
12900 NE 180th St, Suite 160
Bothell, WA 98011
Plaza 600 Building
600 Stewart St, Suite 1228
Seattle WA 98101
–Coming Fall 2021–
221 N Wall St.
Spokane WA 99201
5909 Orchard Street West
Tacoma, WA 98467
2420 S. Union Ave, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
5201 Olympic Drive, Suite 210
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
21727 76th Ave West, Suite C
Edmonds, WA 98026