Is your child struggling with behavior problems?
Is your child showing signs of emotional difficulties?
Raising children in today’s society is an all-important task that can be quite overwhelming and demanding. Therapy for children (and for older children and teens, adolescent therapy) may help.
Our Pediatric Therapists Can Help
It can be especially taxing when you are not sure what to do for your child. Parenting can be a rewarding endeavor that brings great satisfaction and happiness across a lifetime for both parent and child. At Birmingham Anxiety & Trauma Therapy, we want to help your child make positive choices that will set them up for success as adults.
Child Play Therapy
Play therapy for children is an effective and fun method of treatment for children. Play Therapy offers a safe, therapeutic way for children to express themselves in a way that is natural to them….through play.
Effective Therapy for Toddlers
Young children and toddlers may not yet possess the verbal skills to communicate what is troubling them. Older children may have the verbal skills, but they may be hesitant to speak about their stressors and feelings. Play therapy gives children an outlet to communicate, process, and ultimately resolve issues with their therapist.
Family Conflict Resolution
Sometimes children develop certain emotions and behavior because of something that has occurred that has affected the entire family. In this case, family therapy with a neutral and objective professional who can help clarify the underlying problems that are fueling the conflict in the family. Family conflict can occur in relationships between parents and children, between siblings, and also can occur following the blending of families.
Therapy for Older Children
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.
Therapy Support Service for Parents
Occasionally, parents simply need support from someone who understands and has experience identifying solutions for children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Working with a BATT therapist could be the answer you are looking for. Consultation sessions with therapists who specialize in child and adolescent therapy are available to discuss potential options for your children or to discuss services that may best fit the needs of your family as a whole. We are committed to helping parents help their children live a more successful and fulfilling life. We can help you prioritize the needs of your child and provide parenting strategies for you to use at home that will also nurture the bond between you and your child.