A sudden change in behavior or attitude may signal the need to consult with a therapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. Significant life events or major changes in the routine of children and adolescents can halt healthy development. Our child therapists have years of experience, extra training, and a heart for kids and teens – and kids just love to come to therapy!
At Birmingham Anxiety and Trauma Therapy, we offer specialized forms of therapy that include Play Therapy, Eye Movement and Desensitization Therapy (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), relaxation training, and social skills training. Our therapists work closely with parents in clarifying therapeutic needs and approaches best suited to the individual child or adolescent. Many older children and adolescents prefer to be treated as young adults and respond best to a combination of play therapy techniques geared toward teens and adult “talk therapy.” These children and teens are capable of talking about what is bothering them and have the ability to try new solutions to solve their problems. We try to help them look objectively at their behaviors, feelings and thoughts and the situations in which they occur.
We appreciate the need to schedule therapy outside of school hours, so we offer evening and weekend appointments in addition to weekday appointments.