Child Therapy & Counseling
Counseling for Children, Adolescents, and Teens
Children Can Benefit From Therapy Too!
Reports are estimating that children 0-17 years represent 23% of the population or 73.6 million.Out of that group, nearly 35 million children report experiencing at least 1 childhood trauma.
Childhood depression has increased over the years, estimated to affect 9% of children 12-17 years of age. Childhood anxiety affects 25.1% of 13-18 year olds.
It is a daunting task to raise a child in the world we currently live in with the excessive amount of exposure to disturbing events happening too often. Sometimes it feels that everywhere we turn (television, social media, work, school, etc.) we see and hear about really scary stuff. It makes sense that children develop intense fears and anxieties.
Counseling can be an amazing and much-needed resource when these fears and anxieties create too much difficulty for a child to properly function. Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and suicidal thoughts are all indicators that a child, adolescent, or teenager may benefit from psychotherapy services.
How Do We Help?
As you look for a child psychologist, therapist or counselor, you will find you have come to the right place! Having a background in working with children and teenagers, our child counselor has a unique ability to relate to kids and to help guide them through their deepest struggles. Using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focus, we work to alleviate the painful impact of trauma, depression and anxiety in kids as we partner alongside of the parent.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps improve a child, adolescent or teenager’s mood by examining and challenging his or her confused or distorted patterns of thinking. A Cognitive Behavior Therapy counselor will teach a child and the child’s family that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected in some way. The way we think causes us to feel certain emotions which then causes us to act in certain ways.
Support For the Parent
If you are reading this you are most likely a parent or caregiver of a child in distress. You need support too! Often we hear reports from parents that they feel lost, with no clue how to help their child. It can be terrifying and even heartbreaking for a parent to watch their child suffer and not know how to help. We are here for you!
We believe that as the parent you are one of the most important keys for your child’s healing and growth! As we treat your child, we will also meet regularly with you – the parent or primary caregiver – to provide support and guidance. Your child’s counselor will be your partner in overcoming these difficult challenges. You are not alone!
There Is Hope!
Where there is pain there is always hope! Do not allow your child’s behavior, anxiety, depression or performance issues take away from who they are and what they have to offer. Come discover how St. Petersburg Counseling can help your child discover his or her full potential and all they were created to be. Immediate appointments are available now.
Call St. Petersburg Counseling today at (727) 565-2808 to schedule your appointment.