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Help for Young Children

Ages 4 through 12

A Parent's Concern

As I have listened to parent's describe their children's problematic behaviors, my heart goes out to them. They get worn out by constant temper tantrums or they get upset when their grades suddenly drop or feel aggravated by the constant interruptions during conversations. It is natural for a parent to feel disappointed or angry and lose patience with their child.

What Works Best with Young Children

Young children do not have the language skills to fully describe their problems.So in order to best help your child, I use a very different approach than I do for teenagers.

I Use a Simple, but Innovative Approach

Instead of trying to pry information out of kids through a series of questions, I apply what young kids do best. Play! They play with games and toys. As I observe children's play, they reveal information about their problems. It is amazing how children can process through grief, difficult emotions and end up feeling a lot better! This is clinically proven to be effective

Benefits of Counseling:

  • Reduce or eliminate unwanted or risky behaviors
  • Improved grades and concentration
  • Learn tools like reading your child's play to better help them.
  • A calmer home life as negative symptoms go away
  • A more confident child
  • A better social life
  • A reduction in negative emotions like anger or crying

I have seen young children several times a week for years at my job and chances are, I have dealt with a situation very similar to yours. Every problem is different, so I conduct thorough assessments to fine-tune the treatment needed for each child.

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