Counseling for Children
Children face overwhelming challenges and can experience stress just as adults do. Counseling can help children learn new ways to cope with these challenges and develop a positve concept of themselves.
At New Waters Counseling we see school-aged children as young as 8 years old.
Playing is a way for children to communicate, learn, and explore. I incorporate "play" into sessions to speak with children using their language. Sometimes we play games, use a sand table, or use creative arts. I aim to engage with the child at their level, rather than talking "at" them.
When counseling children, I believe it is important to involve family in the sessions. Typically, I will invite parents or family to join in during the end of a session. This provides an opportunity for family to observe progress, ask questions, and continue to work on interventions at home in between sessions.
Counseling a child can help them find a new path, often one that has a life-long positive impact.
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