Child/Adolescent Counseling

Children, like adults, can benefit so much from the counseling experience. Counseling can help children and adolescents learn what causes their distress, improve their ability to ask for help, express their emotions and feelings, and increase ways to problem-solve. All Is Well utilizes a holistic, child-centered, and strengths-based approach to be as effective as possible with this population. We seek to help children understand their strengths and areas of growth, while reducing negative emotions and behaviors.

We build the therapeutic relationship on the child's level and language. For most children, this may be through games, creative art, storytelling, or play. Adolescents may benefit from similar methods along with basic talk-therapy.

Our goal is to engage, support, and enrich the counseling process with the child or teenager.

We help kids and teenagers through various life stressors such as:

  • Death of a parent, sibling, friend, or pet

  • School problems

  • Bullying and cyberbullying

  • Isolation and Loneliness

  • Social media concerns (e.g., Facebook, Tik-Tok)

  • Parent divorce or separation

  • Adjusting to new places or situations

  • Self-harm

  • Physical or verbal abuse

  • Drug or Alcohol use

We also work with children and adolescents with varying mental health conditions and symptoms such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • BIpolar Disorder

  • Oppositional Defiant Issues

  • Conduct Issues

  • Impulsive behaviors

  • Substance Use

The goals that we focus on with children may consist of:

  • Building self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Communication skills

  • Expressing emotions and feelings appropriately

  • Manage stress

  • Improve social skills

Techniques that we use in therapy with the child or teen may include:

  • Parent-child interaction

  • Play therapy techniques

  • Child-focused

  • Walk 'n' Talk

  • Music

  • Art

  • Behavioral techniques

  • Motivational techiques

  • Storytelling