Your child’s behavior is escalating.
Your child has always been a bit more strong-willed than other children. This has made it harder to keep them in line at times. However, lately, it seems that their behavior has escalated.
The stress in your home is intense. You are starting to fear that your child is being labeled as a “behavioral problem.” As a parent, you are very concerned, but you are lost about what to do to help them.
It seems that nothing you do is getting through to your child. Their behavior is beginning to get in the way of a happy family life. You know that something needs to get better and preferably sooner rather than later. It’s not just a hope anymore, it’s a necessity.
Lately, you fear what the next moment is going to bring. It’s like you are waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop. Nothing is easy and every day your family’s life is unpleasant as your child struggles with behavior problems. You are desperate to help your child and save your family from the turmoil caused by their acting out.
You’re worried about your child’s future.
It is paralyzing to think about your child’s future if something doesn’t change soon. They refuse to follow simple directions at home and at school. You can’t bear to think about what’s going to happen when they get older and life gets more difficult.
So here you are, wishing for a miracle that will change your child’s attitude…
A lot of the time you feel you are ready to reach out and get the help that you believe your child needs. Then the stigma and embarrassment of even needing such a service keeps you second-guessing your decision. But you know in your heart that this is not going to get better on its own.
You are not alone. Your child is not beyond help. And reaching out for guidance from a child behavior specialist is nothing to be embarrassed about. It is a sign of strength and hope for a better life for your child and your family.
You truly want to enjoy your child again. You want them to be happy, have self-control, experience positive relationships, and be successful in life. Yet, this hope is overshadowed by the fact that they struggle to handle their emotions and behaviors effectively. You never imagined you’d feel so powerless to help your child succeed. And you certainly didn’t expect they’d have such a difficult time interacting with their world in a positive way.
Change feels far off, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to reach your child. We can help.
Child Behavior Therapy at Brittani Persha Counseling can Help!
Our expert child behavior specialists understand children. We speak their language through play and carefully selected therapy interventions. In addition, we support you as the parents and the entire family unit. We’ve helped many other children with behavior problems through our counseling services, and we want to help your family as well.
When you seek support for your child’s behavior from Brittani Persha Counseling Your Child will:
- Gain an understanding of their big feelings
- Learn ways to cope with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety & sadness
- Explore emotions and behaviors through play therapy
- Continue to grow and develop their sense of self-control
- Learn better ways of interacting with others
Child Therapy for Behavior Problems
We see children struggle with behaviors for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes the behavior change is sudden, but often it escalates more slowly over time. Sometimes we’re able to see the behavior began around the time of a sudden change at home like a move, custody change, adoption, death of a family member or another major event. Other times your child struggles more to “keep their cool” because of another mental health problem such as ADHD, anxiety or depression. Regardless of the cause, our child behavioral therapy helps children and parents throughout the Houston, TX area.
Therapy for Child Behavioral Problems is intended to help your child:
- Learn who they are on the inside
- Develop unconditional love for themselves
- Gain awareness of their feelings
- Learn tools to verbalize their emotions instead of acting out
Together, we will work to help your child to improve their behavior at home and at school. We will also help them to improve their social relationships, and form stronger connections with loved ones.
“Anger is sadness’s bodyguard.”
Play Therapy for Behavior Problems
Play therapy supports your child, through their natural means of communication of play, to express their anger along with what is underneath their anger. This expression offers great insight for the therapist and child. Children are also able to experience the relief of expressing their feelings. Through play therapy children begin integrating positive behavioral coping skills.
Your child will participate in weekly, 50-minute play therapy sessions. Behavioral Therapy is about giving your child power to overcome the frustrations they cannot yet verbalize.
Want to learn more about what to expect with child counseling?
We have a protocol that have we have developed over years of working with children and families that has proven to be a very effective way to approach treatment. For detailed information about our process visit the child counseling process.
Who Benefits Most from Child Counseling for Behavioral Problems
Therapy for children with behavioral issues is best for those who need to learn more effective ways to express and manage their troubling feelings.
Often, the behavior of a child masks the emotions they are experiencing underneath. It is our job to work together to support your child in expressing their feelings in a healthy and healing way. Once we can determine what is at the root of their behaviors, we can better understand how to help your child communicate their unmet needs.
Your child will benefit from Behavioral Therapy at our counseling clinic if your child is:
- Having consistent meltdowns and is not able to manage behaviors
- Getting in trouble at school because they refuse to follow rules
- Aggressive or violent
- Impulsive and lacks self-control
- Experiencing conflict with others and has challenges at school, daycare, or in other activities
There are certain situations where your family might not be ready for counseling sessions with BPC.
Families not ready for our counseling services include include, but are not limited to parents who:
- Do not want to engage in the therapeutic process along with the child
- Want a “quick-fix”
- View their child as “the problem”
- Are not able to commit to six to 12 months of care
- Want us “to fix” their child
In this case, we can provide you with appropriate referrals to other services in the Houston area.
Beginning Child Counseling for Difficult Behaviors
At Brittani Persha Counseling, we believe in your child’s ability to learn to manage their behaviors, because we’ve helped countless other children like yours. We know that through play therapy, parent counseling sessions & parent-child counseling sessions, your child can gain more self awareness, develop effective coping tools, and change their behaviors. Your child will begin to believe in themselves and will thrive in the home, at school, and in their community.
Getting your child the help they need for their troublesome behaviors may seem like an insurmountable challenge. Right now their behavior feels so extreme, so out of the norm for their age. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start to meet them where they are in the process. You and your child might just need the support of a caring mental health professional while you figure it out.
Your family will benefit as we work together throughout the counseling process to understand what is driving your child’s problem behaviors. As therapy progresses and your child’s behavior improves, you’ll gain a sense of freedom from the chaos acting out behavior is causing in your lives. Ultimately, your child will gain a sense of peace and self-control as they move toward a happier life. Let our child behavior specialists begin helping you and your family today. For more information about our office and how to schedule an appointment visit our counseling office. Information about our counseling rates and insurance information available on our rates information page.
Call 713-364-8645 to schedule your Behavioral Counseling session today.
Still unsure if this is what your family is truly needing child behavior counseling? Schedule a free phone consultation today. You will have the opportunity to speak directly with one of our trained child behavior therapists to learn more about our office, the counseling process & any other questions you may have.