Preschoolers and young children
Many young children struggle to “talk it out” when they are dealing with anxiety, life changes, challenges, family and school issues but when they engage in creating art, playing, imagining and pretending they are learning coping skills and how to communicate openly about their feelings.
Even young children can be taught resiliency and discover their strengths with a trained children’s counselor. Finding a children’s counselor that has an easy rapport with children and a passion for helping families guide their children to find their “true north” in a safe and supportive environment is the goal of our quality children’s counselor.
Teens and young adults
Teens have special needs in a counseling environment. They require counselors to be knowledgeable in social media and today’s teen issues. Teens need to feel comfortable that their counselor will keep their confidence while also helping them communicate better with their families.
They work through their problems and concerns while using art and creative activities as it allows them to visualize what they are learning and it helps them express their feelings in a safe way. Teens and young adults are exploring their growing identity. Young adults are navigating their way through to adulthood and benefit from extra support.
Parents and children can work together to identify communication issues they would like to work on and improve their family’s positive interactions. Play and creativity in the therapy session is a great way for families to practice the techniques they have learned to build a stronger relationship.
Parents, with the support of the therapist, can help their children practice communication skills as well as to practice the skills necessary in learning to navigate the social, emotional and educational struggles inherent in childhood. Parents wanting additional support can see the counselor for their own session.