Children often need help dealing with stressors in their daily life. During the school year, kids experience stressors related to homework, test anxiety, peer pressure, bullying, and family issues. Many kids may have a difficult time identifying and discussing their emotions related to family matters, peers, or school. TLC Counseling Services have worked with many children dealing with these difficulties. Some situations become even more complex when major change or transitions impact a family or child. Some of these life changing events may pertain to divorce, a move, serious illness, or a trauma.
We use individual, family and group psychotherapy to address many of the issues surrounding children. Some of the common problems we treat, but are not limited to, are as follows:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Anger Issues
- Behavioral Issues
- Bullying/Intimidation Perpetrator
- Conduct Disorder/Delinquency
- Disruptive/Attention Seeking
- Grief/Loss Unresolved
- Low Self Esteem
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant
- School Issues
- Sleep Disturbance
- Trauma issues
Parents and children are seen together in counseling to strengthen bonds, improve communication, and develop more effective problem-solving strategies. Contemporary families are faced with a myriad of stressors, including financial uncertainties, academic and developmental struggles, and communication breakdowns. Family therapy can help family members find more productive ways to interact and reestablish satisfying relationships.