The Houston child therapists at BPC offer children and adolescents a safe space to work through their thoughts and emotions. With the help of a specialized therapist, children can resolve problems, modify behaviors, and make positive and lasting changes.
Does your child have trouble dealing with their emotions?
Is their behavior sometimes disruptive to your home life? Have they experienced sudden loss or trauma?
As they grow, children and adolescents develop social skills and emotional intelligence. This awareness helps them to develop into healthy, happy, and successful individuals. But some children have trouble processing their emotions and this often leads to behavior that negatively impacts their school life, home life, and overall well-being.
Our Houston Child Therapists offer Effective Forms of Therapy for Children and Adolescents
The following are a few different types of psychotherapy available to children and families. Each offers unique approaches and techniques to bring about positive outcomes. Sometimes a therapist may choose to use just one specific treatment, and other times he or she may find a combination of various treatments is the best approach.
Play therapy is the most natural form of therapy for children. Through play, children are able to process current and past events utilizing their language of play, alongside a trained play therapist.
We believe that in order to create change in a system, the whole system needs to change. We offer family therapy to allow the family system to work through problems, improve communication, strengthen relationships, and promote healing.
Sandtray therapy is a hands-on therapeutic approach that allows children to express their understanding of themselves and the world around them utilizing miniature figurines within a sand-filled tray.
Wondering what to expect when your child begins therapy with one of our Houston child therapists?
Are you thinking about bringing your child but not sure what to expect?
Maybe you’ve been to a therapist yourself and wonder if your child does the same things you did?
Are you worried your son or daughter will hate going to therapy?
We know starting counseling can be scary for both you and your child. At Brittani Persha Counseling, we want both you and your child to feel comfortable in our office. Every single child and family’s treatment plan looks a little different. However, there is a general process that our therapists usually follow for your child’s treatment. Below is a basic outline of what child therapy usually looks like at our office for children preschool aged through pre-teens. The therapy process does look a little bit different in teenagers, so you may want to check out our teen therapy services page if your child is middle school or high school age.
our Child Counseling Process:
We follow the BPC Child Counselling Process that we have created after countless therapy sessions with little people to support their therapy experience best.
Who is child Therapy Right for?
At every age, children can be faced with life’s challenges. The following are some of the events and scenarios that can impact a child’s mental health and well-being:
At BPC, we believe in the Power of Play. Play therapy is the least intrusive and most natural form of therapy for children. Since children usually express themselves in non-verbal ways, we use our play therapy training as a medium for finding clues to what is happening in your child’s inner world. Also through play, your child is able to fully express past events.
Through play therapy, we help your child process these issues by utilizing play as the child’s language. We do this because children are often not able to use direct language and instead utilize metaphors in play to express themselves. Often, a large part of the healing occurs in the therapy environment where a child can safely reenact issues and form new responses. The good news is, as your child overcomes their obstacles their symptoms will decrease. This will bring greater harmony and understanding to your family as a whole.
If you are interested learning more about our child counseling services, schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation today to speak directly with one of our trained therapists. Our goal as a Houston, TX child therapy clinic is to find out if BPC is the right fit for your family.
Child Therapy for Anxiety
Maybe your child has always been anxious, but now their worries seem to be intensifying. Getting ready for school is becoming more difficult. There always seems to be something at school that your child feels nervous or anxious about about. Maybe your child tends to be a perfectionist. They are unable to cope with they do not get things “just right.” Your child is constantly seeking reassurance and rely on approval of others. As a a parent, this can become quite exhausting. Anxiety can even cause physical symptoms. Your child may be experiencing more physical pain, such as stomach aches and headaches.
At BPC, our skilled child therapists are trained a variety of treatment approaches proven effective anxiety treatment. Because we specialize in working with children as young as preschool, we have become really good at helping children. Anxiety is a common problems for children, but it’s something we help children overcome every day.
Your child and your family does not have to live with the constant fear and worry that are currently consuming so much of your life. If you want support in coping with anxiety and live in the Houston and Katy area, we can help! Our goal as a Houston, TX child therapy clinic is to find out if BPC is the right fit for your family.
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.
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.
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.
Child Therapy for ADHD
You see that your child struggles more than other kids their age in school. Their grades have been falling lately and encouraging them to do their homework is a daily struggle. Their teachers have noticed too. It feels like you’re in constant communication with the teacher and hearing reports of how difficult your child is to manage in school. They tell you that your child is having difficulty paying attention in class and staying on task. Sometimes their absent minded behavior distracts other children as well.
We can help you determine if the behaviors you’re noticing are symptoms of ADHD or if there’s something else causing them. At BPC, you will get support and advice that will guide you through a diagnosis of ADHD. We want to provide your child with skills that will help them succeed and thrive throughout their life.
At BPC, we believe that a child with ADHD is not a “problem” and that they can learn skills to manage ADHD symptoms and succeed throughout their lives. We believe that families can grow together and create a peaceful home. You don’t have to continue struggling to parent a child with symptoms of ADHD. If you want to take the first step towards a happier child and a better-functioning family, we can help.
Child Therapy for PTSD & Trauma
Your child does not seem like themselves, but it is hard to put your finger on what is behind their change in behavior. You wonder if it has to do with something your child witnessed or experienced. Or maybe some recent big changes in their life. A death of a loved one. Witnessing domestic violence. A victim of physical &/or sexual abuse. Parents recently divorced. A recent car accident. Moving to a new city. Medical trauma. Trauma can take many, many different forms.
All children respond differently to the experiences they go through in life. Some children are able to recover without therapy and others need the support of a specialized child trauma therapist to guide them towards healing.
At Brittani Persha Counseling, we have several therapists trained in various evidence-based trauma treatment modalities, and really specialize in helping children as young as two all the way through adult recover from trauma. Your child can heal. We aim to find the right treatment approach and therapist to meet your child and family’s needs. We feel privileged to support children in the Houston and Katy, TX area towards healing.
First of all, our Houston child therapists help parents view behaviors through a trauma lens. As mental health professionals, we work with children and families to learn the tools to understand & cope with strong, scary emotions. Next, your therapist works with you and your child to resolve the pain that has been weighing them down. Your child can heal and you can develop the relationship with your child you have been yearning for. If you want to take the first step towards healing your child’s trauma and live in the Katy and Houston Area we can help!