Children of all ages need a safe place to tell their story, to be heard and honored by an adult, and to process through the pains and traumas of life. Often, they face difficulties that few parents can understand. As a result, both parent and child end up exasperated, confused, and at odds.
Working with children and adolescents is an enormous challenge that yields high rewards. While their behaviors may indicate otherwise, they are desperate for the loving attention of an adult – one who can skillfully listen while simultaneously assist them make sense of their worlds. When kids are dealing with depression, bullying, parent/family issues, relationships, threats of harming themselves, poor behavior at school, etc, parents need support, training and extra resources.
Providing counseling for children and adolescents lays the foundation for emotional health for years to come. Whether or not your child faces an immediate crisis, seasons of emotional support can assist them as they grow and journey through this often confusing life.