Houston Children's Counseling
we treat children
Therapy can help children cope with problems, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, conflict with parents, peer interactions, and trauma that may relate to stressful events like divorce, abuse, or death in the family. Licensed therapists trained in working with children can help children connect to feelings and improve skills, behaviors, communication, emotional regulation, and problem-solving.
Treatment often includes play therapy, a type of therapy using play, toys, and games that helps the child explore, express, and safely experience and process life difficulties. Using play, the trained therapist uncovers insights not communicated or discovered through normal dialogue. For children, play is the primary outlet through which emotion is expressed; a child can use toys as a creative tool to act out feelings, connect to others, and solve problems.