Signs Your Kiddo May Benefit From Counseling We all face life challenges in one form or another: divorce, loss of a loved one, or geographical move. Sometimes switching grade levels or developmental growth can cause upset. Even the most well-adjusted child or family can benefit from some help through these life struggles. Various forms of age-appropriate therapies are available to assist your family in addressing child, teen and family concerns.
Below is a list of some common indicators that a child or teen may benefit from counseling:
- Appearing sad, shy, withdrawn, disengaged, fatigued or worried - Lack of interest in activities once enjoyed - Tantrums, crying, emotions out of proportion with situation - Thoughts, talk or acts of self harm - Lack of compliance and/or aggression with authority - Getting in trouble at school - Drop in grades - Weight loss or gain; appetite changes - Sleep changes, nightmares - Urine or fecal accidents - Negative self-talk - Aggression with peers (hitting, pushing, yelling, biting) - Difficulty moving from one task to the next - Feeling sick often - Trouble making friends (social isolation, lack of social skills, bullying) - Neighborhood or community violence or disaster - Substance use - Parenting concerns (parent mental health or substance use issues, parenting skills) - Home issues or transitions (new sibling, parental divorce, move to new home, homelessness) - Grief and Loss issues (foster care, absent parent, death of loved one)
If you would like more information on the counseling process or would like to schedule a consultation, please call.
Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist California lic. no. 102308 Serving Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley The persons depicted on this site are models. Photos do not represent or guarantee results.