Offer a space for children to express themselves openly. Therapists will take your child’s concerns seriously, and explain to them everything they say is private and only for their overall mental health benefit.
In working with children, counselors often use therapies that allow children to express themselves verbally and non-verbally, such as play therapy, sand tray therapy, and art therapy. In some cases, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), which relies very little on verbalization of experiences, can be appropriate for work with children. Here at Lifeworks, we serve the community of Carrollton, Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and the surrounding cities. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today.
Approaches commonly used (but not limited to) are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Play Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, to name a few.