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Plainview, NY 11803
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Child Therapy

  • Are you worried about your child’s emotional state (i.e. overly anxious, seems sad or angry often)?

  • Is your child struggling socially or academically?

  • Has your child become difficult to talk to and oppositional?

  • Does your child become easily frustrated and acts out aggressively?

  • Are you worried that your child is becoming increasingly isolated and has few or no friends?

  • Does your child behave one way at home and completely different at school?

  • Is your child struggling to cope with a traumatic event, such as a divorce or death in the family?

  • Do you secretly worry you’re a bad parent, desperately wishing you could help your child succeed with friends, in school and in life in general?

The childhood years are a time of curiosity, exploration, learning and fun. There are times, naturally, when children experience challenges. Some challenges children are able to cope with, but others they are not emotionally prepared for to deal with on their own. This can lead to emotional struggles including irritability, anxiety, low self-esteem, behavioral issues and even depression.

Child therapy can help to confront these emotional struggles by teaching children emotional awareness and helping them learn the connection between our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Through the use of play therapy, CBT techniques and mindfulness in a safe and engaging environment, children can learn about themselves and how to interact with others in a healthy manner. By gaining empathy and understanding and feeling the support and validation of an experienced therapist, children can benefit immensely from therapy, which can lead to self-knowledge, emotion regulation, social skills, coping skills, healthy expression of thoughts and feelings and self-love.

Parents benefit from bringing their child to therapy as they learn more about their child’s inner world and utilize ways to deal with their child in a more positive manner. With help, your child can become a healthy young adult and prosper academically, socially, and emotionally – ultimately having better relationships with parents, teachers and peers.