CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND TEEN COUNSELING
At Genesis Counseling & Consulting, Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida, we specialize in working with families who have recently gone through a major life transition, such as divorce or remarriage. We believe that when one member of the family comes in for counseling, the entire family benefits!
As a parent, it can be overwhelming to think about taking your child to therapy. You may be wondering what therapy will look like for your child, what to expect, or if your child really needs therapy.
Often, children show us how they are feeling through their behaviors. Whether a child is withdrawn, anxious, having tantrums or being aggressive, these behaviors are forms of communications.
Even the most verbal children struggle with finding words for their experiences. That is why Play Therapy and Experiential Therapies are helpful. Play allows your child to process and communicate feelings and experiences. I am able to integrate the symbolic world of play with the real world. Through this process of healing, the child presents with more positive behaviors and healthier communication resulting in happier households.
CHILD THERAPY IS RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES 2-12,
Experiences a variety of symptoms, including:
- Life Transitions
- Aggressive Behaviors
- Situational Trauma
- Adoption Support
- Low Self-Esteem
- Anxiety/Generalized Fear
- Attachment Concerns
- Strengthening Family Relationships
- Challenges with academic motivation/success
- Selective Mutism
- Bullying/Peer Relationships
- Social Skills/Boundaries
- Medical Trauma
- Selective Mutism
- Blended Families
Play Therapy and Experiential Therapies focus on the relationship between the client and therapist. This not only reduces symptoms, but supports the development of the whole child by building self-esteem, facilitating responsibility and improving problem solving and social skill abilities.