At Meridian Behavioral Health we have a number of therapists that specialize in counseling children in both an individual and family settings, using a variety of techniques. Therapy for children involves a range of techniques from play to talk to formal psychological evaluation. Our goal is to match you with a counselor that will best meet your needs and provide your child with the absolute best care and results. Helping children overcome problematic behaviors can be challenging for every parent, but finding the right help shouldn’t be. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, click here, or call us directly at (815) 344-5061.
What Happens in Counseling for Children?
It depends on the goals, and the age of the child. With young children, therapy often focuses on helping the child express their emotional difficulty so that it can be addressed, or shaping problematic behaviors into more helpful behaviors. Both of these goals involve specialized techniques that are designed to encourage children to talk about the difficulties they have, or to teach parents new tools for setting and maintaining behavioral boundaries, and rewarding positive behavior in a way that changes the behavior in a supportive, effective, and long-term manner while building self-esteem.