Child & Adolescent Therapy
in New Jersey
What Therapy is Available for Children and Adolescents
There are a mixture of treatments available for children and adolescents who have symptoms of mental health difficulties.
Our program at Positive Reset Mental Health Clinic provides children and adolescents with coping skills and support for children ages 6-18 years old to achieve improved functioning through family and individual counseling and emotional health. Play therapy is one type of therapy that allows children who typically have a hard time or cannot communicate verbally and express their thoughts and feelings through activities, toys, and art.
Our family therapy and counselors work with children dealing with learning differences, behavioral issues, and attention disorders. Our counselors work with children and adolescents on various topics such as bullying, body image, and building healthier relationships. The team also involves the parents/guardians in the treatment plan to provide additional support at home and intervention when needed. Contact us now to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Child Therapy Work?
Child therapy, often referred to as play therapy, is a therapeutic approach tailored to children’s needs. Through play, talk, and creative activities, therapists help children express their feelings and cope with various challenges, such as anxiety or trauma.
How to Explain Therapy to a Child?
Explaining therapy to a child involves using simple, age-appropriate language. You can tell them that it’s a safe place to talk about their feelings and solve problems with the help of a caring adult.
What Are the Types of Therapy for Children?
There are several types of therapy for children, including play therapy, behavioral therapy, and occupational therapy. These therapies address specific issues such as emotional regulation, behavioral challenges, and developmental delays.
When Should a Child Start Speech Therapy?
Children may benefit from speech therapy if they experience speech or language delays. The ideal time to start is when you notice significant difficulties in their communication skills.
Is Child Therapy Covered By Insurance in New Jersey?
Yes, many insurance plans in New Jersey cover child therapy services, including Positive Reset Mental Health Clinic. However, coverage may vary, so it’s essential to check with your insurance provider.
Why Is Child Therapy Important?
Child therapy is crucial because it provides a safe and supportive environment for children to address emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges. It helps them build coping skills and improve their overall well-being.
What Is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy?
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based approach that focuses on improving parent-child relationships and addressing behavior problems in young children. It involves coaching parents on effective parenting techniques.
Why Would a Child Need Occupational Therapy?
Children may need occupational therapy to address sensory processing issues, fine motor skill delays, or difficulties with daily activities. Occupational therapists help children develop the skills necessary for everyday life.
Can A Child Refuse Therapy?
Yes, a child can refuse therapy, but it’s essential to communicate openly with them about its benefits. Therapists often work with children to create a comfortable and trusting environment, encouraging their participation.
What To Expect From Child Therapy?
In child therapy, you can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere where your child can express themselves through play, art, or talking. Over time, you’ll see improvements in their emotional well-being and behavior.