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Child Therapy in Columbus, Ohio

With dedicated space for child therapy in the Child Center, we utilize a variety of types of therapy to help children open up about difficult topics. These include Play TherapySand Tray TherapyEMDR, and more. With child therapists specially trained in the use of play, art, and other creative mediums, we help children and teens express feelings and grow in their challenges or traumatic events.

Child Therapy and Play Therapy for children with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and grief issues at Directions Counseling Child Center in Columbus, Ohio. Trained Child therapists for your child.

Our Child Therapy Specialties

Autism Counseling

Autism counseling provides crucial support for the individual and family by helping to improve communication, behavior management, and fostering a sincere understanding of the child’s needs. This creates a supportive environment for the well-being and development of children with autism as well as siblings and caregivers living in the same household.

Child ADHD

ADHD treatment for children offers much-needed support to address the challenges associated with ADHD. Through medication, behavioral interventions, and therapy, children gain valuable tools and skills to improve their academic performance, enhance organizational abilities, and reduce forgetfulness.

Anger Management

Anger management counseling can help children develop awareness of root causes of anger. They learn ways to more effectively discuss what they are feeling, develop problem solving skills and take responsibility for their actions. Over time, children will be able to challenge their own thinking and develop a sense of patience and self-control.

Anxiety & Depression

Child anxiety and depression are mental health conditions affecting children and adolescents, characterized by persistent feelings of worry, fear, or sadness. These conditions can impact daily functioning, academic performance, and social relationships. Early identification and appropriate intervention, including therapy and support, are crucial for managing symptoms and promoting well-being.

Behavioral Issues

Behavioral issues in children encompass challenges like defiance, aggression, and impulsivity, affecting their actions and interactions. Identifying underlying factors, such as emotional distress, is key for effective intervention. With support and targeted strategies, children can learn healthier ways of expressing themselves and navigating social situations.

Divorce & Separation

When your family is going through a difficult time, whether it’s divorce or parents separation, we understand that one of your biggest concerns is the well-being of your children. That’s why our counseling services are geared toward kids and teens that provide them with professional support to not only survive, but thrive, during this difficult transition.

Grief & Loss

Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience, especially for children. As parents, providing optimal support is essential, but navigating children’s grief can be overwhelming. Children’s grief counseling helps children and parents know how to navigate conversations, activities, and emotions surrounding loss. Though not required, seeking professional guidance can be a crucial step toward creating a safe and structured environment for your child as they grieve a loss.

Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a devastating form of trauma inflicted upon children, involving unwanted sexual contact or exploitation. It can lead to profound emotional, psychological, and physical harm, often causing long-term consequences. Early detection, support, and therapy are critical for the healing and well-being of survivors, along with prevention efforts to safeguard children from future harm.

Teens & Adolescents

Adolescence can be a turbulent time filled with unique challenges and uncertainties. Between school and social media pressures, the ups and downs of friendships, and family dynamics, teens often find themselves lost in a whirlwind of pressures and emotions. We know that the struggles teenagers face aren’t just in their heads – they’re real, which is why we understand that having someone who understands them can make all the difference.

Substance Abuse

Teen substance abuse involves the misuse of drugs or alcohol by adolescents, leading to harmful consequences on their physical health, mental well-being, and relationships. It poses significant risks, including addiction, academic decline, and legal issues. Early intervention through education, support, and treatment is essential for preventing long-term consequences and promoting healthy choices.

Gaming Addiction

Gaming addiction describes a pattern of excessive video game engagement that can disrupt daily life. It may lead to social withdrawal, irregular sleep, and neglect of responsibilities. Recognizing these signs and seeking support is essential for restoring balance and promoting healthier habits and relationships.

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