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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Therapy with children and adolescents can take many different forms.  With a younger child, interactive play therapy is the most typical modality. Play therapy refers to a number of treatment methods, all applying the therapeutic benefits of play.  Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them. Through play, a child’s emotional conflicts and difficulties can be best understood and addressed.  Therapy with adolescents, on the other hand, is similar to adult psychotherapy in that problems and issues are talked about.  In addition, practical support is often offered to the teen, especially in relation to academic difficulties and peer and familial relationships,

Parent guidance sessions are almost always recommended as an adjunct to child and adolescent psychotherapy.  These consultations help parents gain a better understanding of their child and also helps in the development of more successful parenting strategies.