What is Behavioral Therapy for a Child?

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.
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.
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Behavioral therapy for children is an approach that focuses on understanding and changing problem behaviors such as tantrums, anger, irritability, and anxiety. Behavioral therapy is grounded in the idea that behaviors tell us that something that the child is having trouble verbalizing. At Brittani Persha Counseling in Houston, TX, we recognize the importance of addressing these underlying issues early in a child’s life to promote healthy development and overall well-being.

By identifying specific behaviors and understanding the triggers that lead to those behaviors, our expert therapists are able to help you and your child begin implementing strategies to encourage positive alternatives. This approach is collaborative, involving both the child and their parents throughout the process through parent coaching sessions, implementing session skills at home, and weekly reports.

Who can benefit from Behavioral Therapy?

We see children struggle with behaviors for all kinds of reasons! Here are some of the problem behaviors and diagnoses that can be worked on in during behavioral therapy:

  1. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Children with ADHD/ADD often struggle with impulse control, hyperactivity, and difficulty sustaining attention. Behavioral therapy at Brittani Persha Counseling can provide practical strategies to help manage these challenges so that your child with ADHD/ADD can thrive in their environment!
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Behavioral therapy is a cornerstone in the treatment of ASD, helping children develop essential social and communication skills while addressing any problem behaviors. Several of our therapists at Brittani Persha Counseling have years of experience working with neurodivergence!
  3. Anxiety and Depression: Children experiencing anxiety or depression may exhibit behavioral challenges. Behavioral therapy at Brittani Persha Counseling can help identify triggers, teach coping mechanisms, and promote positive behaviors to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  4. Defiant Behaviors: Behavioral therapy is effective in addressing oppositional and defiant behaviors such as anger, ignoring instructions, and tantrums helping children learn alternative ways to express themselves and manage frustration.
  5. Behavioral Challenges in School: Children facing difficulties in a school setting, such as academic struggles, bullying, or peer relationship issues, can benefit from behavioral therapy to improve their overall school experience.
A behavioral therapist playing with clay in a Houston therapy office. Brittani Persha Counseling in Houston, TX offers behavioral therapy for kids 2-12.

Behavioral Therapy at Brittani persha Counseling in Houston, TX

At Brittani Persha Counseling in Houston, TX, we understand the unique needs of each child and family and 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 coaching sessions & parent-child counseling sessions, your child can gain more self awareness, develop effective coping tools, and change their problematic behaviors. Your child will begin to believe in themselves and will thrive in the home, at school, and in their community.

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 expert child behavioral therapists begin helping you and your family today by giving us a call at 713-364-8645 or scheduling a consultation using the link below!

Featured Behavioral therapist

Renee Lovitt, LPC, is an expert behavioral therapist for children at Brittani Persha Counseling in Houston, TX. She specializes in working with children 8 and under on issues such as neurodivergence, anxiety, and behavioral concerns. She also works alongside parents to provide them with resources to help their family thrive! If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with Renee Lovitt, LPC, please give us a call at 713-364-8645 or schedule an intake appointment using the link below.

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