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Discover Therapeutic Solutions for Kids & Teens with Behavioral Challenges


Sometimes kids and teens go through rough patches as they grow up. Some issues can sort themselves out over time or with parental support, but others might stick around no matter what parents try. 

When your child or teen has behaviors that last a long time, or they are really intense, or even scary or worrisome, it can be hard for you, your child and your family. 

Child therapy or teen counseling can help. Reaching out for professional help is a courageous step for both parents and kids.

 

Why Choose Child Therapy or Teen Counseling?

Therapy can really help kids and teens deal with tough stuff. Our community of therapists, counselors, and specialists are trained to help you, your child, and your family in lots of different ways. 

Therapists give kids, teens, and parents tools and strategies to handle problems and do well. Whether it's learning to handle feelings, get along with others better, or find healthy ways to deal with problems, therapy is a safe place to grow and heal. It helps parents understand what's causing the behaviors and teaches important skills to make things better.

Seeking therapy for your child demonstrates your dedication to your child's happiness and health and sends a message to your child that there is no shame in seeking help when we are struggling.


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Navigating Challenging Behaviors with Kids and Teens

Child and teen counselors, play therapists, and child and adolescent psychologists and psychiatrists are trained to understand the different problems kids and teens might have. 

Whether you choose online therapy or in-person (office), here are some common behaviors KIDStherapyfinder.com professionals can help address:

Anger and Aggression

Anxiousness or Excessive Worrying

Criminal Behavior

Eating Issues

Lack of Motivation

Low Grades and Academic Performance

Low Self-Esteem

Lying

Mood Swings and Irritability

Peer and Social Issues

Potty Issues

Running Away

School Refusal

School Behaviors

Screen Time Use

Self-Harm

Separation Anxiety and Clinginess

Sexual Behavior

Sibling Issues

Sleep Issues

Substance Use/Abuse

Stealing

Tantrums

Withdrawn and Isolation


Additional Support for Complex Needs

Besides helping with specific behaviors in children and teens, therapists and other experts can also support them with lots of other things that might be causing these behaviors.

Here are some additional areas where child therapy or teen counseling can make a positive impact:

  • Foster Parenting and Adoption 

Therapists offer guidance and support for foster parents and adoptive families, helping them navigate the challenges of attachment, adjustment, and trauma.

  • Divorce and Transitions 

Therapy helps children and families cope with the stress and changes associated with divorce, relocation, or other significant life transitions.

  • Chronic Illnesses 

Therapists provide support for children and families coping with chronic illnesses, helping them navigate the emotional and practical challenges of managing health conditions.

  • Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders:

Therapy offers support for mothers and families struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders, promoting healing and resilience during the postpartum period.

  • Grief and Loss 

Therapists help children and families navigate the grieving process, offering support and coping strategies for coping with the loss of a loved one or other significant losses.

  • LGBTQ+ Related Issues 

Therapy provides a safe and affirming space for LGBTQ+ youth and families to explore identity, address discrimination, and navigate coming out or transitioning.

  • Bullying 

Therapists offer support for children who have experienced bullying, helping them build resilience, assertiveness, and coping skills.

  • Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health  

Therapists will assess and provide evidence-based treatments for a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma-related disorders.

  • Learning Issues and Developmental Delays 

Therapists offer specialized interventions and support for children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, and other neurodevelopmental disorders, promoting academic success and social-emotional well-being.

  • And More 

Therapists and clinicians are trained to address a variety of other needs, including attachment issues, self-esteem, body image, substance abuse, family conflict, and more.

No matter how tough things may seem for your family right now, you don’t have to do this alone. Together, with professional help, you can tackle problems, build strength, and help your child feel better. 

Kidstherapyfinder.com is the place to find the perfect support for your child's emotions and behaviors.


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Other Ways Therapists Can Help

Parenting Support

Child and teen therapists can provide personalized support to help you feel confident as a parent. You can receive helpful guidance and tips to parents on handling challenging behaviors, improving communication, increasing your connection with your child or teen, and creating a nurturing and peaceful home.  

School Support and Advocacy

Navigating the educational system can be daunting, especially when your child faces academic or behavioral challenges. Many therapists have experience providing guidance to parents so they can feel empowered as advocates for their child within the school system.   Therapists and other clinical professionals may offer ideas for collaborating with teachers, school counselors, and administrators to ensure your child's needs are understood and supported in the school setting.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a safe space where everyone can talk about problems, improve how they talk to each other, and get closer as a family. It's great for dealing with changes, arguments, or just making your family stronger.

Sibling Therapy

Sibling relationships play a significant role in a child's development, but they can also be sources of conflict and tension, particularly in blended families, adoptive families, or foster families, where there will be some major adjustments to living together. 

If siblings are having a hard time getting along, some therapists offer special sessions just for them. These sessions help siblings understand each other better, solve problems, and become closer friends.

And More!

Kidstherapyfinder.com can help you find even more ways to support your family's unique needs. From play therapy to music or art therapy to cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices, therapists use different approaches to support your child's emotional and behavioral well-being.

 

Get Help....Don't Wait

It's important to tackle these issues early so they don't get worse and affect your child's happiness and success. Getting help from a therapist early on can make a big difference in your child's life.

You're not alone in this. If your child is having a tough time, ask for help. Find the support you need to help your child succeed and feel confident in handling life's ups and downs. 

 

KIDStherapyfinder Helps Make it Easier to Navigate the Process

We know that finding a therapist for your child can feel overwhelming. Our directory makes it easier for you to find the right therapist or specialist for your child near you. Use our search tool to find experts who specialize in the areas your child needs help with. And, don’t forget to check out our guides on finding the right therapist for your child, understanding payment options, and learning about different types of therapy available.


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Beyond Therapy: Comprehensive Support for Kids, Teens & Families 

At Kidstherapyfinder.com, we understand that addressing your child's needs often involves more than therapy. That's why our network of pediatric professionals are able to offer comprehensive support for your family.  From counselors to psychologists and psychiatrists, to developmental therapies like Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and ABA Therapy.  

These professionals can assess and address underlying issues or needs that may be contributing to your child's challenges. Whether it's sensory processing disorder, speech issues affecting self-esteem, or motor skill delays, our directory includes a wide range of specialists to meet your child's unique needs.

Your child's well-being matters. With the right support, you can empower your child to overcome obstacles, build resilience, and thrive in all areas of life.


Understanding Payment Options

We believe that every child should have access to quality mental health care, regardless of financial circumstances. Finances should never be a barrier to accessing the help your child needs and deserves. Our guide on "How to Pay for Therapy" breaks down various payment options, including insurance coverage, sliding scale fees, and available resources for financial assistance.


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Taking the Next Steps

Use our search tools for specialization and location and browse through our directory of therapists and developmental specialists.


Once you've identified a few potential therapists or specialists to consider, here's what you can do next:

1. Reach Out

Contact the therapists directly to schedule an initial consultation or ask any questions you may have about their approach and expertise. Many therapists offer free phone consultations to discuss your child's needs and determine if they're the right fit.

2. Ask Questions 

Use this opportunity to ask specific questions about the therapist's experience, approach to therapy, and treatment philosophy. Be open and honest about your child's needs and concerns, and your needs, and your desired level of involvement, to ensure a productive conversation. 

    • Share Your Child's Needs: Provide a brief overview of your child's challenges, strengths, and any specific goals you hope to achieve through therapy.
    • Ask Questions: Use the time to ask the therapist about their experience, approach to therapy, and how they can help your child.
    • Evaluate Compatibility: Pay attention to how comfortable you feel talking to the therapist and whether their approach resonates with you and your child's needs.

3. Next, Schedule An Intake 

Schedule an intake with your top choice(s) to meet the therapist in person or virtually. Use this time to assess their personality, communication style, and how well they connect with your child.  Note that some insurances will only pay for one intake session per year, so check with your insurance carrier to confirm your coverage.

4. Trust Your Instincts 

Ultimately, trust your instincts when deciding. Choose a therapist who not only has the expertise to address your child's needs but also feels like a good fit for your family.

 

Empowering Kids, Teens & Their Families

Our mission is to help you find the right support to help your family overcome challenges, become stronger, and thrive together. Whether you need help for your child, parenting tips, or family therapy, our directory of skilled clinicians are ready to support you.


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