Child & Teen Therapy

Children, teenagers, and parents of today are dealing with unprecedented levels of pressure and stress

This is particularly challenging for everyone. Child therapy and teen therapy can help parents navigate these challenging times. 

You may have concerns, if you notice your child or teen is more withdrawn, sad, lonely, or anxious. Other concerns may arise if you notice a change in their behaviors, peer group or interests. Many children have a hard time fitting in or suffer from low self-esteem.

If you have concerns, you’re not alone. It is very common for teens and children to not be fully open with their parents. However, teens and children are often comfortable accepting guidance from a trustworthy adult in a safe environment.

Our well-trained therapists are experts at helping teens and children feel comfortable sharing in a confidential environment. Complicated issues and feelings can be expressed and processed. Healthy development during the developmental years is greatly influenced by feeling supported.

Many parents are not sure how to help, that is where we come in.

Teen Counseling at the Jupiter counseling officeHow to Find Good Teen therapy or Child Therapist Near Me?

Your children are so important. The mental/emotional health of your child or teen is very important. So, finding the right therapist is a top priority. The quality of therapists can vary greatly. Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Know how long the therapist has been practicing. Often, the longer they have been practicing, the more experience they have, and therefore, the more effective they will be to help your child/teen.
  2. Know how much training they have. Find out what additional trainings, and certifications they have obtained beyond graduation. Determine if they have advanced training and experience specific to your personal concerns.
  3. Understand the costs. Self-pay or private pay therapists tend to have more experience, training, and education. Fees typically range from $125 to $225 per session. To curb the cost, you might consider therapy sessions every other week, or you can ask for a superbill to submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. Other lower cost options include: University counseling centers if you are a student, company EAP directories, your insurance company directory, or community health care centers.
  4. Virtual or in-person therapy. Many people believe in-person teen therapy is more effective than virtual because it feels more personal and secure. However, virtual therapy can be a convenient option in the privacy of your home. Decide what is best for your child.
  5. Get other’s recommendations. You might consider asking your medical doctor, or trusted friends for a referral. Additionally, checkout the therapist’s reviews on google.

No matter how credentialed the therapist might be, you must trust your own feelings and comfort level. Your therapist should make you feel heard, understood, and validated. Don’t hesitate to change therapists if you don’t believe the therapist is a good fit.