Child Therapy FAQ
Why should my child see a therapist?
Therapy can help children with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Some children need support when it comes to stress management, anxiety, problem-solving etc. Others need guidance on communicating their feelings, going through transitions, illnesses or family issues.
How should I prepare my child for their session?
Therapy can be a daunting experience, but we can assure you that the outcome will be positive. It’s important to be honest with your child about why they are attending a session to prevent them from feeling isolated or concerned. You may wish to explain that the person you will be seeing helps children and families to solve problems and to feel better. Reassure your child that the experience will be positive.
Adolescents and teens may feel reassured to know that all information is confidential and will not be shared without consent. However, this is not the case if the individual is experiencing suicidal thoughts or expressing interest in self-harm.
How involved can I be with my child’s therapy sessions?
We like our parents to be involved in understanding the therapist’s approach and to understand the child’s learnings so that they can be further supported outside of therapy. We also offer individual sessions for parents on how to appropriately work towards their child’s development.
How can I support my child?
Being open, honest and noticing problems early on can help your child and your family grow and develop in the right direction. Listen, offer non-judgmental support, and be patient. Make time for your child and family to talk about issues that have been discussed in therapy. Make sure your child knows that they are your priority.
Our therapy can help with:
Children and Adolescents
ADHD and attentional disorders
Anger and oppositionality
Cutting and self-harm
Depression and anxiety
IQ Testing and Educational Assessment
Language and communication
Peer group problems