Child & Adolescent Counseling
Our clinicians have expertise in helping deal with the issues that are troubling your children and adolescents, preventing them from having a full and happy life.
Young people face many learning challenges that often manifest in the educational environment. Attention deficit disorder (ADD), behavioral problems, adjustment disorders and issues related to problems at home can interfere with daily life and cause children a great deal of stress.
At our center, many of our staff specialize in treating children and adolescents. Depending on age and issues, NCC therapists may utilize play therapy and verbal techniques, and will usually involve family and educational professionals to insure a thorough understanding of the individual child’s needs.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Helps improve a child’s moods anxiety. The therapist teaches children that thought, feelings and moods can influence behavior. Through CBT the therapist can help replace these thoughts that result in more appropriate feelings and behaviors.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Can be used for older adolescents who have chronic suicidal feelings/thoughts, engage in intentional self harm behaviors.
Borderline Personality Disorders.
DBT emphasizes taking responsibility for one’s problem and helps the person examine how they deal with conflicts and intense negative feelings.
Involves the use of toys, blocks, dolls, puppets, drawing and games to help the child recognize, identify and verbalize feelings. Through talk and play it helps the child manage their conflicts.
Emphasizes understanding the issues that motivate and influence a child’s behavior, thoughts and feelings. It can help a child’s typical behavior, patterns, defenses and responses to inner conflicts and struggles.
Based on that a child’s behavior and feelings can improve once the inner struggles are brought to light.
Focusing on helping the family function in more positive and constructive ways by exploring patterns of communication and providing support and education. Family sessions can include the child or the adolescent along with parents, siblings, and grandparents. Couples counseling is a specific type of family therapy that focuses on couple’s communication and interactions that may affect the rest of the family.