A Few Words About Child Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy for children is a form of psychiatric treatment that involves therapeutic conversations and interactions between a therapist and a child or family.

It can help children and families understand and resolve problems, modify behavior, and make positive changes in their lives. There are several types of psychotherapy that involve different approaches, techniques, and interventions. At times, a combination of different psychotherapy approaches may be helpful.

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Varies types of child psychotherapies are based on the assumption that a child's behavior and feelings will improve once the inner struggles are brought to light.

Psychotherapy is not a quick fix or an easy answer. It is a complex and rich process that, over time, can reduce symptoms, provide insight, and improve a child or adolescent's functioning and quality of life.

In some cases a combination of medication and psychotherapy may be most effective. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are trained in different forms of psychotherapy and, if indicated, are able to combine these forms of treatment with medications to help alleviate the child or adolescent's emotional and/or behavioral problems that can lead to a high amount of conflicts inside your family.

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Cognitive Behavior

CBT helps improve a child’s moods, anxiety, and behavior by examining confused or distorted patterns of thinking. Therapists teach children that thoughts cause feelings and moods which can influence behavior.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT can be used to treat older adolescents who have chronic suicidal feelings/thoughts, engage in intentionally self-harmful behaviors, or have Borderline Personality Disorder.


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