Our staff of licensed and trained child therapists use many types of approaches and techniques to assist with behavioral challenges.  This specialized treatment program focuses on helping parents cope with and reduce a wide array of challenging child behaviors.  Sometimes children develop certain emotions and behavior because of a recent stressor. A neutral and objective family counselor can help clarify the underlying problems that could be contributing to family tension. 

At Evolve, we know that what you most want is for your child to be happy, healthy, and well-rounded. Seeing children suffer or not living up to their highest potential can be heartbreaking. We will work closely with you to understand what is developmentally normal for your child, identify areas of concern and find solutions that will help them thrive. Contact us to make an appointment.

 Abnormal amount of anger, temper tantrums, acting out, bed-wetting or changes in eating habits

  • Refusal to go to school or other school problems

  • Changes in academic or athletic performance

  • Child appears sad more than normal 

  • Child has large swings in mood

  • Child isn’t social, or sees a change in social behavior

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Changes in sleep patterns

  • Complains of headache, stomachache, or not feeling well despite being healthy
  •  Major changes to family life – a move, divorce, re-marriage or death
  • Sexual, physical, or emotional abuse

  • Problems separating from caregiver

As you begin therapy, we will provide you much needed and deserved support, and will identify immediate and practical solutions for your child’s emotional and behavioral challenges.

  •  Strengthen resiliency and coping through tough times

  •  Learn how to regulate emotions (happy, mad, sad, worried, etc.)

  •  Heal from trauma

  •  Improve self-esteem

  • Develop better relationships with peers and siblings

  • Work through experiences of grief and loss

  • Understand the emotional needs of a child who is struggling

  • More effectively deal with behavior challenges

  • Support children facing transition or loss

  • Advocate for their child’s best interest at school

  •  Improve sibling relationships

  • Introduce and support new coping strategies

    • Developmental Delays – Some children and teens can suffer from developmental delays as well. These are marked by delays in significant learning milestones such as talking, balance, walking, intellectual development, and potty training. Child & teen counseling therapists are skilled in understanding child development, and the treatment of these delays can be extremely beneficial to your child’s development.
    • Struggles at Home – Children might also have struggles that show up at home. These struggles may take the form of enuresis (wetting), encopresis (soiling), hypersomnia, insomnia, mood swings, tearfulness, undereating or overeating, addiction to phone or computer screens, loss of pleasure in daily activities, and social isolation.
    • Potential Phobias – Children or teens may also suffer from phobias and anxiety at an early age. Anxiety is a stress response that results in nervousness, worry, and dread. Feelings of anxiety can also be expressed through physical complaints such as headaches or stomach aches. Excessive worry is not something that a parent should criticize in a child, rather it is a red flag that the child is suffering. Children often experience stress and stressful situations, and they are usually less prepared to deal with these kinds of feelings than adults who have developed appropriate coping skills. Children who have to relocate or have a family involved in divorce, who have lost a loved one or friend, who are having problems at school, children who have parents who have their own mental health issues often need the help of child counseling. Many times, problems managing stress show up at school in the form of behavior problems, relational problems, hyperactivity, distractability, absenteeism, being bullied or bullying others, or poor grades and may need help with his or her feelings.

These are just a few of the issues our specialists deal with. At Evolve, we are confident our therapists can help you with any problem your child is facing. It is important for parents or caregivers to try and listen to the needs and feelings of their teen or child and honor, rather than minimize, the stress they may be having that might require additional help. As our society advances, we continue to understand the importance of supporting our children and teen’s mental health. It takes patience, time, and at times the extra effort of taking them to counseling.

There are many types of counseling for children

    • Play therapy is the use of creative arts and play as a technique to help young children identify and then address their feelings of stress. In addition, child behavioral therapy helps with emotional upset and troubling beliefs.
    • Child behavioral therapy may help children with anxiety, phobia, and developmental delays in socialization, potty training, sleep schedules, understanding emotional situations, getting along with others, and so forth.
    • Family therapy works with members of the family to see what the family as a whole can do to help the child or teen and what the family may accidentally be doing to impede the teen or child’s happiness and health.
    • Depth psychodynamic and humanistic child counseling helps the child understand her or his inner world of needs, feelings, and stressors and helps with communicating and resolution of their inner conflict through support and awareness.