Counseling for Children

As parents, we will do just about anything for our children.  A few years into parenting and we know love is essential, but may discover that probably isn’t enough.  Parenthood certainly does not come with a manual.  Each child, even in the same family, can be so different.  How do we know what is best for each child?  Excellent question!  Parenting can be tough and knowing what is best can be difficult to ascertain.  Sometimes children have experiences or display behaviors that are outside of what is typical or considered “normal.”  Some behaviors can become so intense that parents have no idea what to do or where to turn. “Parenting is tough,” can seem like an understatement.  This does not mean the child is bad or that you are a bad parent.   It may mean, however, that you need additional help and resources.

Bringing a child to therapy is a very common practice these days. Children may be brought to therapy for a variety of reasons.  This may include a child experiencing intense mood swings or intense anger. Other challenges can include habitual lying, prolonged sadness, overpowering fears, exposure to violence, abuse, etc.  This list can be extensive.  The good news is that there is help and hope available.  Our team at England Counseling brings a variety of experience and specialties to the table.  Several of our therapists specialize in treating children ages 4 and up.  We offer family counseling, individual counseling, parenting help, etc.

When a child’s behaviors, emotions, or stress become so consuming that it prevents the child from being happy and able to cope with life, it might be time to seek mental health services.  Extreme or abnormal behaviors in children can indicate a deeper problem.  These issues can be treated with counseling, new parenting skills, and outside support.

When counseling is sought for a child there is hope and healing for the child and his/her family.  If you have questions or concerns about your child’s mental health, behaviors, or emotional well-being, you may want to contact your child’s pediatrician to rule out any physical complications.  If problems remain, it may be a good time to seek counseling.

Our supportive staff can be reached by email at [email protected] or phone at (801) 250-2909.  Please call today to begin the process of moving forward with your child and family!