Children and teens tend to use behaviors to show us their thoughts and feelings, as they lack the communication skills an adult has. We can teach families how to understand and help your young clients with these behaviors as well as help the clients learn and communicate these feelings to us in a safe more productive way.

It is the job of the counselor to ensure a safe, caring, and accepting environment when working with children and adolescents. This ensures their ability to open up and share thoughts, feelings, and problems they may be having. Children and teens show their thoughts and feelings in very different ways than adults.   Special training is required to understand the differences and also to have the ability to help these young clients heal.

Using play therapy and other expressive techniques with this population has shown to be an effective way to allow the client to expressive their needs and wants, while getting to the root of the problem. Using these techniques we can also show the clients a better way to communicate these things to their caregivers.

Listed are some areas many clients are seen for child and adolescent counseling, if your child or teen has areas for concerns please schedule an appointment with me to discuss how I can help.

  • Physical or verbal abuse against others
  • Bullying as a victim or a aggressor
  • Self harming behaviors
  • Issues with low self esteem or low self worth
  • History of abuse or trauma
  • Control issues within the family
  • Uncontrollable Tantrums
  • Doesn’t listen or acts out with defiance to teachers, parents or other caregivers

 

 

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** Please Note**

Email cannot be guaranteed as the most confidential form of communication. If you would like to call, please understand due to amount of time spent in sessions with clients it may take between 24 to 48 hours for phone calls to be returned. Please leave your name, contact number, best time to reach you, and specific questions you may have surrounding the services.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL. EMEREGENCY SERVICES ARE NOT CONDUCTED AT INNOVATIVE COUNSELING.