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Therapy for Children and Teenagers

Welcome to Healing Spaces Psychological Services, a place where young minds find solace, support, and a safe space to navigate life's challenges.

 

Our child and teen therapy services in St. Louis are designed to help your child or adolescent develop resilience, emotional well-being, and the skills to thrive. Our compassionate team of therapists is here to guide them toward a bright future. 

Why choose therapy for your child?

Adolescence and childhood can be turbulent phases, marked by rapid changes and unique struggles. Our child and teen therapy sessions offer a confidential environment where your child or teen can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences with an unbiased party. Whether they're grappling with school stress, peer pressure, family dynamics, or emotional difficulties, our therapists specialize in providing age-appropriate support.

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Therapy for Children

Therapy can be a valuable tool for children and families to support their mental health and well-being. Therapy can help kids with the following:

  • Emotional difficulties and regulation: Children may have difficulty expressing their feelings in ways parents understand. Therapy can help your child learn to identify and manage their emotions and develop healthy coping skills.

  • Behavioral management: Therapy can help identify the underlying reasons for these behaviors and provide adults with strategies for managing them.

  • Family conflict: Therapy can help children and families work through conflict and develop healthy communication and coping strategies.

  • Learning difficulties: Children may struggle with academic or learning challenges that impact their self-esteem and confidence. Therapy can provide the much-needed support and strategies to improve academic performance and build self-esteem.

  • Trauma: Therapy can help children process trauma, neglect, and abuse in a safe and supportive environment.

Therapy for Pre-Teens and Teenagers

Adolescence is a period of development that typically occurs between the ages of 10 and 19, although the exact age range can vary depending on cultural and individual factors. During this time, young people experience significant physical, cognitive, and social changes as they transition from childhood to adulthood; these transitions can cause stress, anxiety, and/or depression.

While parents can support their children during this time period, teenagers can find it particularly helpful to talk to an unbiased and professional person to navigate these unique challenges. Some of the key features that make adolescents special include:

  • Physical changes: Teenagers experience significant changes to their bodies during puberty, including growth spurts, and changes to their hormones

  • Cognitive changes: Adolescents experience significant changes to their brains and cognitive abilities during this time. They develop more advanced thinking skills, including the ability to think abstractly and understand complex concepts.

  • Social changes: Adolescents are also developing their social identities and relationships during this time. They may be exploring their sexuality, developing their independence from their families, and building social connections with peers. 

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You have a teenager, we have therapists who can connect with them and support them.

​Our therapists specialize in engaging children and teens through age-appropriate interventions and evidence-based therapies. We can help with:

 

  1. Anxiety and Stress: Your teen has navigated a pandemic, virtual learning, the world on fire (figurately and literally), and the worry of school safety! Let us help them identify coping strategies to manage anxiety, stress, and worry in a healthy and constructive way.

  2. Academic Pressure: Let us support your teen in developing effective study habits, time management skills, and confidence in their academic pursuits.

  3. Peer Relationships: Help your child navigate friendships, social dynamics, and bullying, fostering healthy connections with peers (on and off the Internet)!

  4. Family Communication: Therapy can help to enhance family communication and cooperation through guidance to promote understanding and harmony.

  5. Depression: Address signs of depression early, providing your child or teen with tools to process emotions and build emotional resilience.

  6. Self-Esteem: Growing up in the age of social media filters and likes can impact one's self-esteem! Let us help them foster a positive self-image and self-confidence that empowers your child to face challenges with self-assuredness.

  7. Behavioral Issues: Our therapists can work with your family to identify and address behavioral concerns, supporting your child's overall well-being.

By choosing Healing Spaces, you're investing in your child's emotional well-being and setting the foundation for a brighter future. Don't wait – take the first step towards nurturing your child's growth and resilience by scheduling an appointment today.

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