Child counseling involves one-on-one counseling with a licensed child counselor who has expertise working with children and adolescents. Child counseling involves both parents and children talking with the counselor. With younger or less verbal children, it may involve playing, drawing, and games to help identify and resolve the challenges the child is facing. Parents are involved and informed throughout the counseling process.
Many of the issues children face mimic the issues adults face in their day-to-day lives. These include anxiety, depression, life transitions, health concerns, school conflicts, academic challenges, and relationship problems. The goal of child counseling is to break down problems into manageable parts, so children can better understand and cope with them. In a safe and inviting way, children are able to freely express and solve important concerns in their life.