How Do I Know My Child Needs Therapy?

Children’s therapy can be extremely beneficial to kids and teens who are feeling stressed or who are struggling with certain issues, such as anxiety, bullying, divorce, or a traumatic event. Therapy provides young people with an outlet for processing emotions and dealing with stress. Dr. Renee Clauselle, psychologist and founder of Renee Clauselle Wellness in Franklin Square, NY, offers children’s therapy to help kids and teens achieve improved emotional, mental, and behavioral well-being.

How Children’s Therapy Can Help

Therapy helps kids process a diverse range of difficult emotions, as well as develop skills for coping with stressful situations. It can also help kids develop increased self-awareness and learn how to modify certain types of behaviors.

Dr. Clauselle uses a client-centered approach to children’s therapy so kids receive the one-on-one assistance and attention they need. One aspect of Dr. Clauselle’s innovative approach is that she will meet with kids wherever is most comfortable for them and their families. Therapy sessions can be conducted at our professional office, at the child’s home or school, or even via videoconference.

Even if you are not sure if your child needs therapy, it can be helpful to know that therapy is beneficial to kids who are affected by a mood or behavior disorder, under stress, struggling in some area, or dealing with a major change or traumatic events. Some different conditions or situations therapy can help with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Disorders related to trauma (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Traumatic events (e.g., divorce or death)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Bullying
  • ADHD

Types of Children’s Therapy

Dr. Clauselle offers different types of children’s therapy at our office in Franklin Square, NY. Two main types include specialized children’s therapy and neurofeedback therapy for kids.

Specialized children’s therapy is tailored to the unique needs of your child. Depending on your child’s particular needs and struggles, therapy could focus on improving communication, modifying undesirable behaviors, or developing better-coping skills. It can also help kids and teens learn how to manage strong emotions, such as grief, sadness, or anger.

Neurofeedback therapy helps children and teens deal with a diverse range of issues and conditions, such as ADHD, autism, anxiety, or depression. Neurofeedback therapy uses a “video game” program to help kids increase desirable brain wave frequencies. While playing the game, children receive feedback about their brain patterns and activity. As they modify their thought patterns to increase desirable ones, they begin winning the game.

Your child could benefit from therapy if he or she is dealing with strong emotions, appears to be stressed out, has experienced a traumatic event, or is acting out. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Clauselle to learn more about how your child could benefit from children’s therapy by calling Renee Clauselle Wellness in Franklin Square, NY, at (516) 900-7589.

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