Do you find your child:
- Does not listen?
- Can’t get along with siblings?
- Struggles with school problems?
- Has sleeping problems?
- Has a short attention span and/or diagnosed with ADHD and you’re feeling hopeless?
- Has difficulty coping with a divorce, death, or another family problem?
- Socially withdrawn from peers or is being bullied?
- Defiant and disrespectful towards authority figures?
- Lacks self-esteem and self-confidence?
Children face countless pressures today, sometimes kids take part in such scheduled lives that they essentially become mini adults on default setting, living a life of immense commitments to sports, school, clubs, and church, perhaps forgoing what it means to just be a kid. Now by no means, are all of these things bad in and of themselves, they’re actually quite good. Research shows that kids involved with sports and other extra-curricular’s have increased self-esteem than their counterparts, the problem is the excess and overload that we’re seeing in today’s families.
These added pressures along with social pressures and family pressures show up in the child in increased anxiety, acting out, depression ,and other disciplinary problems. Additionally, parenting styles, stability, support systems, social skills, school performance, and other personal assets in the child’s life are all equally important in the developmental outcomes of children.
Wouldn’t you like to see your child thriving, growing, and experiencing success at home and at school? Our counseling approach with children includes art therapy, play therapy, and traditional therapy. Because children have not developed their abstract reasoning skills, traditional talk therapy alone is not effective with children. Parents play a vital role in therapy services at the Colorado Center For Healing And Change and parental feedback is significant. We encourage you to be an active participant in your child’s therapy experience and we will check in with you regularly to see how your child is doing with treatment outcomes. If you feel like your child could benefit from our Denver Child counseling and therapy services please call us today at (720) 204-8747 to set up your initial consultation.