Child Therapy in Davie & Wellington
Is your child acting differently? More withdrawn than usual? Is he/she/they sad? Not interested in doing the things they used to love? Are they aggressive or angry? Are they having emotional outbursts?
Are you struggling with how to help them? Are you worried about their mental health? Are they having trouble in school? Been through something traumatic?
As a parent, you want to help your child feel their best. It is hard to see them struggling. You might not know what to do or how to help. But, you do know—you want to fix it. You want them to feel better, to be happy, and enjoy the things in their lives.
We understand and we want to help. At Caring Therapists, our professionally-trained mental health professionals work with children on a variety of issues including:
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Behavior problems
- Anger Management
- Foster Care/Adoption
- Trauma including abuse/neglect
We are ready to help your child explore their emotions and learn healthy coping mechanisms, so they can get back to being a kid.
All Children Need Help Managing Emotions
Emotions are tricky, especially for a kid. That is why often children will express how they feel with outbursts of tears, tantrums, or aggressive behavior. They need a little guidance to help them process what they are feeling and release those negative emotions. And, while sometimes parental guidance is enough, other times they could benefit from someone who is not associated with their personal life guiding them.
That is what we do at Caring Therapists. We give your child a safe space and help them to share—when they might not normally know how—what is really troubling them. We want to see your child succeed in life, just as you do. We offer a caring, supportive, warm, educational environment where they can find trust and learn the tools to process their emotions in the best ways possible.
Child Therapy Allows Children to Explore And Process Emotions In A Healthy Way
Adults tend to focus on thinking and behaviors but children often need creative outlets to express how they feel. Emotions can be challenging even for adults, so imagine how a child feels when they are overcome with anxiety, fear, or sadness and just wants that feeling to go away. At Caring, we help children to explore their emotions using their five senses: touch, sense, sight, taste, and sound.
Treatment plans are personalized to meet each individual child’s needs. Our office has a variety of tools including a sand tray to help keep their hands busy, providing a calming tool, while they verbally share things that are troubling them. We also utilize art therapy where children can process their thoughts and feelings through painting or other projects.
Play therapy is generally used in children ages 3-12 to help elevate and process emotions. Play can be a helpful tool in relieving stress and boredom and connecting us to people in a positive way. This type of therapy stimulates creativity, exploration, emotional regulation, and self-esteem. It helps to expand self-expression, self-knowledge, and confidence in controlling behavior, motivation, and social environment.
Making the decision to seek therapy for your child can be confusing and scary. We understand that as a parent you feel like you should have all the tools your child needs to feel their best. We know the choice is hard but we promise to do our best to assist your child so that they can once again enjoy being a kid.
We understand you might have some questions and here are a few common ones and there answers:
Will I be involved in my child’s therapy?
Child therapy, especially Play Therapy, works best when a parent, family member, or caretaker is involved in the treatment process. We are giving your child the tools to process emotions in a healthy manner but sometimes they need a little guidance and encouragement —which is why it is crucial that you are on board.
How much does treatment cost?
We offer a competitive private-pay rate and accept most major insurances, both in and out-of-network. We can provide you with a superbill to help get your services full or partially covered. Our office managers are dedicated to helping your child get the treatment they need. They are happy to check your insurance benefits prior to your first visit.
How long until my child starts to feel better?
Every child is unique. That’s why we work with your child to develop a personalized plan that fits their needs. It can take an average of 20 sessions to resolve problems, sometimes more and sometimes less depending on the child and how they respond to treatment. The therapist will take the time to get to know your child.
Caring Therapists of Broward & Palm Beach offers proven and effective treatments
We are proud to say that our current and past clients have seen much success in their lives since starting with Caring Therapists. We are proud to have highly rated reviews on Google and Facebook. We are committed to helping your child get back to enjoying life.
Your Child Can Be Happy Again
If you’d like to schedule an appointment or get any of your questions answered, please call our office at 954-378-5381 for Broward and 561-223-1066 for Palm Beach or send us an email at email@example.com.
For adults, we specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, couples counseling, college students, psychological testing, addiction counseling, women’s issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.