Your child’s Psychiatrist and therapist should be caring, flexible and kind
It’s tough being a kid in our modern world. Child therapy and Psychiatry can help your child learn to cope with those profoundly stressful challenges. From dealing with Covid pandemic and it’s limitations to dealing with peer pressure and hormones the expectations placed on your children are higher than ever.
Living in a more competitive world on top of challenges of growing up in a digital society requires parents to prepare their kids with strongest skills sets cognitively and emotionally.
Does my kid need child therapy?
There are many ways your child may show you that they are in distress. For some, it’s fighting or arguing, having temper tantrums or bullying their peers. For others, their warning signs may be shutting down and withdrawing, falling behind in school or ignoring you.
While some behavioral patterns may simply be a part of your child’s personality, external influences can also play a big role. Child therapy can help identify the root causes, which can include:
Being bullied and harassed
Parental separation or divorce
Excessive use of technology and screen
Physical or sexual trauma
Exposure to alcohol and drug use
Losing a friend or loved one
How does child therapy work?
Introducing your loved one to a skilled and supportive child therapist is a great way to support their personal growth and development. Our highly trained therapists are experts at working with children and adolescents between the ages of 4 -17.
Through a combination of play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for children and traditional talk therapy, our specialists will assess their behavior, mood and intellectual functioning.
The process is designed to help you as well, as your child psychologist may suggest new parenting strategies to support your child’s individual needs. Additionally, we can provide therapy to family members, should it be beneficial for your child’s treatment.
Call: (703) 821-1073
McLean Counseling Center 6862 Elm St #205, McLean, VA 22101
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