Can Therapy Help My Child? 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- Appearing sad, shy, withdrawn, disengaged, fatigued or worried - Lack of interest in activities once enjoyed - Tantrums, crying, emotions out of proportion with situation - Thoughts, talk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.
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT 102308. Oklahoma LMFT 1153. North Carolina LMFT 2143.