Does my child need therapy?
The team at Key Insights Counseling knows that your child is your world.
Every parent wants to see their little ones succeed. We cheer for them at little league soccer, our hearts soar with pride on their first day of school, and we constantly look for ways to make life a little brighter for them.
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there tend to be road bumps along the way. Many children experience difficulties as part of their development. As many as 1 in 10 children in the U.S. experiences clinical levels of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
Here are some key warning signs that your child may be struggling:
Is your child acting moody, irritated, or odd? Has something happened to the family, such as a big move, divorce, or loss? Does your child struggle with being bullied, or do they sometimes act as the bully? Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and unsure how to best help your little one?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your child might need some help – and we are here for you! Here at Key Insights Counseling, we offer outstanding therapy services for children, teens, and adults from all over Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Penngrove, and Petaluma – people just like you.
If your child is experiencing any of these issues, do not wait. Left unaddressed, these issues can impact their ability to function and grow. Contact Key Insights Counseling today to learn how we can help your child get back on track. To learn more about how therapy can help, read on!
How will therapy help my child?
Therapy for kids does three main things:
First, therapy provides a safe, third-party space where your child can talk about issues freely and without worry about what their parents might think. Many children struggle with opening up about their difficulties to adults, especially parents. Therapy is specifically designed to help children learn how to talk about their thoughts and feelings and communicate their needs with family members.
Next, therapy allows you to identify the root cause of the problem. This is a critical step, as many pediatric mental health issues look similar. A child who is irritable may be depressed or anxious, but they might also have ADHD, poor stress coping, insomnia, or even posttraumatic stress. An accurate diagnosis can make a world of difference for your child’s progress, as treatment is specifically tailored to whatever they might be experiencing.
Finally, based on what is going on for your child, therapists provide recommendations and solutions to help address the problem head on. As your child meets for therapy, they learn to be more mindful of their emotions and self-aware, discover healthy coping strategies, and develop confidence as they overcome their struggles. Depending on your child’s age, confidentiality may extend to you as the parent/guardian so that you can stay informed regarding your child’s care and progress.
This is why therapy for kids is the first line of treatment for a host of behavioral and emotional issues, such as:
- Acting out
- Cutting and other forms of self-harm
- Divorce or separation adjustment
- Grief and loss of a loved one or pet
- Separation anxiety
- School issues and poor academic performance
- Video game and screen addiction
- Trauma (surviving abuse, sexual assault, neglect, etc.)
If you believe that your child might benefit from therapy, or if you’d like to learn more about our services, contact us today! The team at Key Insights Counseling is here for you – and we believe that, together, we can make a difference in your child’s life.
What does child therapy look like at Key Insights Counseling?
You don’t have to do this alone.
Our team of individual and family therapists offer a wide range of services to help meet your needs effectively and efficiently. Our services are designed to incorporate the latest research while offering strategic, compassionate and solution-focused treatment – because your child deserves nothing less.
We work as a team alongside parents and family members to maximize treatment progress. The initial session is called the “intake interview,” which involves a thorough review of your child’s developmental history and current situation. This allows us to accurately pinpoint their struggles and collaborate on a plan moving forward. From there, we meet for regular individual and/or family therapy to help your child achieve their goals.
As your child engages in therapy, they begin to learn how to:
- Describe and identify their emotions
- Communicate and open up with parents and family members
- Regulate their emotions and cope with stress
- Develop advanced social skills
- Master life’s challenges
Our practice is called “Key Insights” for a reason. We believe in those incredible “aha” moments, those breakthrough realizations where children, teens, adults, and families discover the key to unlocking success. Our goal is, no matter what your struggle might be, to help you find those key insights and move forward with a life worth living. We help clients learn to have difficult conversations by having difficult conversations with them. We have high expectations for the people we work with, and we provide ample support in our efforts to drive them closer to their goals.
Do not wait and hope for things to get better on their own – contact us today to begin your child’s journey towards wellness.
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Our office is located in Rohnert Park, 2 Padre Pkwy, Suite 302A. We easy to get to and we offer lots of parking. We are also conveniently located near public transportation, shopping, and easy freeway access. Our office atmosphere is relaxed, comfy, and elegant with the goal of creating a space where true healing can happen.