The Right Approach for Each Individual
Even the most typical child or teen may engage in problematic behaviors occasionally for a variety of reasons. Parents may be unsure if behaviors like problems in school or socializing with the “wrong crowd” are a normal part of growing up or if there’s a larger issue at hand. No two children or teens are alike, and each responds to life’s changes and stressors in a different manner. However, if your child repeatedly engages in inappropriate behavior, therapy services for children or teens could be beneficial to his or her overall well-being.
All treatment for children and adolescents begins with a diagnostic assessment that includes input from parents or caregivers. The therapist will discuss recommendations, treatment plans, and progress with the parents. Depending on the nature of the problem and the age of the child, the therapist may at times meet with the parents alone, with the child alone, or with a combination of the entire family.