THERAPY IN BROOKLYN
STRENGTH, WELLNESS & HAPPINESS
Every parent wants the very best for his or her child. But when children/adolescents are faced with difficult or complex emotional issues, their lack of life experience and coping skills can make those issues extremely difficult to overcome.
Every child responds differently to life changes. Some events that may impact a child or teen’s mental health include:
• The birth of a sibling
That’s where therapy can help.
How therapy can help my child/adolescent?
If a child/adolescent shows some or many of these signs, he likely needs therapy. Therapy for children/ adolescents can be very beneficial, particularly if a problem is identified before it can grow worse.
•Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
• Constant anger and a tendency to overreact to situations
• Persistent worry, anxiety, or fearfulness
• Preoccupation with physical illness or their own appearance
• Fear that someone is controlling his mind, or that he is "out of control"
• A sudden, unexplained drop in grades at school
• A loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed
• Changes in patterns of sleeping or eating
• Reclusiveness, preferring to be alone rather than in the company of friends or family
• Hearing voices that aren't there
• Expressing thoughts of suicide
• An inability to concentrate, think clearly, or make decisions
• An inability to sit still
• Performing routines obsessively throughout the day, such as washing hands or cleaning things
• Experiencing regular nightmares
• Alcohol or drug use
• Dieting obsessively, or binging followed by vomiting or taking laxatives
• Taking part in violent acts such as setting fires or killing animals
When working with children/adolescents, our therapists use a variety of techniques to assess and treat an individual with behavioral or mental health symptoms. We work with parents and families throughout the process. Our therapists may play games with your child or introduces art activities into a session. Although these activities may look like child's play, in the hands of a professional, they provide insight and interventions to help your child. We take an eclectic approach when working with children to facilitate the most effective outcomes.
If you are interested in more information about
treatment options or interventions our therapist use please visit the
tab above “Adolescent Services” or “Child Services”.
Parenting can be satisfying and fulfilling. But it can also be difficult and time-consuming. Parents must tend to a child’s daily needs. They are also responsible for helping each of their children develop life skills. These skills include daily living skills, social skills, and appropriate behaviors. Parents with more than one child must account for the personalities of each, as well.
New parents, overwhelmed parents, and parents facing mental health conditions may benefit from the support of a mental health professional. We are here to help parents through difficult situations or emotional/ behavioral concerns.