Child Counseling Near Me

Child counseling services are an important and healthy component of children’s development. Carolina Partners provides compassionate mental health care throughout North Carolina by offering quality psychiatric, psychological, and therapeutic services.

 

What type of child counseling is offered at Carolina Partners?

The therapists at Carolina Partners work with patients, including children, in a couple of different ways. However, the goal of treatment is the same. We want to help children understand why they are acting and thinking in ways that are troubling or dangerous to themselves and/or others. Understanding why certain actions are taking place or why certain thoughts arise often allows a child to have greater control over his or her behaviors. This control means that he or she is more apt to change these behaviors in different situations. Individual counseling is often used successfully to treat emotional, behavioral, and social problems in people with mood disorders, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders and other mental illnesses.

One of the specific techniques our therapists use in in child counseling to help a child understand and better control his or her behaviors is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a treatment that focuses on the relationship between a child’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. By establishing these connections, children are often able to identify and change inappropriate or negative thought patterns and address the behaviors associated with those thought patterns. A common goal through CBT is to recognize negative thoughts or mind-sets (mental processes such as perceiving, remembering, reasoning, decision making, and problem solving) and to replace them with positive thoughts that lead to more appropriate actions.

 

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is another form of counseling that combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness largely derived from Buddhist meditative practice. Research indicates that DBT is often effective in treating patients who present varied symptoms and behaviors associated with spectrum mood disorders, including self-injury, as well as sexual abuse survivors and chemical dependency. In addition, DBT can be very effective for chronic anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder and used well with teens and young adults going through big life transitions.

Treatment Areas:

Another possible form of therapy is Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). This is an evidence-based treatment intended to increase a child’s sense of self-control and cooperation by strengthening the child’s trust for and connection to his parent. During this treatment plan, parents learn specific (P.R.I.D.E.) skills for building a strong connection with the child as well as specific skills set (and maintain) clear expectations and limits for the child. PCIT is designed to allow a parent to practice skills while receiving coaching for these skills in real time and is often used with young children (ages 2.5 yo to 6.5 yo) who are struggling with disruptive, defiant, oppositional, or negative attention seeking behavior.

 

Where can I find this type of child counseling near me?

Carolina Partners understands that each child’s needs are unique. That’s why we offer you access to over 120 clinicians in our 35 North Carolina locations with distinct areas of expertise, including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors and Therapists in Asheville, Cary, Chapel Hill, Concord, Durham, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wilson, and the surrounding areas. They have the combined knowledge and experience to give you and your family the best possible care.

 

What specific areas do you treat?

At Carolina Partners, our professional associates have experience dealing with virtually every mental health care issue. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach that assures every client the absolute best treatment currently available. Areas we treat include, but are not limited to, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, anxiety disorders, bipolar / mood disorders, cognitive disorder, dementia, depression, developmental disabilities, dissociative disorder, domestic / child abuse, eating disorders, family therapy, gambling, grief / loss, LGBTQ affirmative therapy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD / trauma, personality disorders, postpartum depression, relationship conflict / divorce, schizophrenia, self-harm, sleep disorders, and substance use / abuse disorder. If you think your child might benefit from working with a therapist or another mental health professional, please reach out to our office today at 919-929-9610. You can search our specialists, and look for child counseling near you, here at our online portal.

 

Is there anything else I should know?

As a whole, our mission at Carolina Partners is to help you live successfully and happily. Our hope is to be your partners in making that happen. We provide not only top quality, compassionate mental health care in the areas of psychology, psychiatry, and counseling, but also extraordinary general wellness services. Carolina Partners firmly believes all people have a right to supportive, transformative and all-encompassing health care that strengthens individuals, families and communities.

When you are ready to get started, please contact us at 919-929-9610. You can also search our specialists, and look for child counseling near you, here at our online portal. We look forward to working with you!

If you are looking to begin your journey to better health with a certified psychiatrist, you can start by simply filling out this quick form on the right. At Carolina Partners, we want you to be well.

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