Children process their emotions differently than adults, and they are not always able to explain how they are feeling. Our counselors who specialize in helping children are trained to give children a voice in several ways: by helping children to name their emotions, by showing children how to deal with strong emotions such as anger or anxiety, and by helping parents understand the non-verbal signals of their child’s feelings.
Our counselors who work with children can use more than one approach to help your child, but all of these approaches have one thing in common: our counselors will talk to your child on their level, and talk to them, not at them. We have a welcoming and friendly play therapy room if play therapy is the right fit for your child, and your child can express themselves through play, art, sensory experiences, and our child specialists will be able to help them work through and label their emotions using these play therapy techniques.
Grace Counseling offers group therapy and individual therapy to assist in emotional regulation, and in some cases utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also known as DBT, to teach the children new emotional skills. We also have counselors who specialize in family therapy, so the whole family can communicate and be on the same page.