Child Family Therapy for School Aged Children

Family and Child

We know that the happiness and wellbeing of your child are important to you. Children commonly face a number of issues and stressors that can be alleviated through child and family therapy.

At Life Strategies, we want to provide parents with the tools needed to reduce or alleviate these challenges. Caring therapists assist with addressing your concerns and provide support and guidance every step of the way.

Therapists are committed to providing strategies that are going to make a difference; therefore, our techniques are based on research. Our professionals at Life Strategies are committed to providing each family and child with a customized therapy plan that achieves your desired changes.

Our therapists believe that children learn best when engaged in a friendly and compassionate learning environment. By using child-friendly approaches, we can provide you with tools to address your specific concerns and improve your child’s wellbeing.

We work with a variety of parental and child concerns, some examples include the following:

1. Children who have had recent difficulties adjusting to a life change such as a recent parent divorce, new school, loss of a loved one, illness, environment change, etc. who may benefit from ways of coping and managing these stressors.

2. Children who experience difficulties with daily tasks, routines, and responsibilities. These challenges include issues with homework completion, ignoring parental requests, frequent behavioral and emotional outbursts, social difficulties, and school/classroom concerns, among other challenges.

3. Children who display oppositional or highly emotionally reactive behavior such as significant resistance to following rules, aggression, self-harm, frequent outbursts, and disruptive behaviors at home and/or at school.

4. Children who have, or may have autism or a developmental concern (such as communication and social difficulties) and need specialized techniques to improve a variety of skills. Therapists provide families and parents with support, guidance, and strategies to improve the quality of interaction among family members, as well as assisting the child with enhancing individual skills.

Therapy Topics

Common Topics Addressed in Child and Family Therapy:

  • Child Conduct Concerns
  • Defiance & Tantrum Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity
  • Intellectual and Learning Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum & Related Disorders
  • Communication Concerns
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Obsessive & Compulsive Behaviors
  • Childhood Depression
  • Adjustment to Divorce
  • Emotional Concerns
  • Social Skills
  • Bullying
  • Learning Effective Discipline Strategies
  • Stress Reduction
  • Toilet Training
  • Eating Concerns
  • Remarriage & Blended Family Issues
  • Sibling Relationships
  • Peer & Friendship Concerns
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Understanding Children’s Behavior & Development
  • Anger Management
  • Sleep Concerns
  • School Refusal & Conduct Issues

Adolescents

Adolescent years can be a difficult period of time for families and teenagers alike. With the constant changes and challenges adolescence brings, therapy can be a beneficial outlet for teens and families to find meaningful ways to navigate through these challenges. Our therapists are equipped to guide families and adolescents through these difficult transitions and issues that adolescents may face.

  • Conduct Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity
  • Intellectual & Learning Disabilities
  • Adjustment to Divorce
  • Emotional Concerns
  • Social Skills
  • Bullying
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Communication Concerns
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Obsessive & Compulsive Behaviors
  • Childhood Depression
  • Remarriage & Blended Family Issues
  • Sibling Relationships
  • Peer & Friendship Concerns
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Learning Effective Discipline Strategies
  • Stress Reduction
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Eating Concerns
  • Defiance Issues
  • Assistance in Understanding Adolescent Behavior
  • Anger Management
  • Sleep Concerns
  • School Refusal & Conduct Issues