I am often asked when a child might need or benefit from counseling.
Here are just a few suggestions:
  • Behavior, which interferes with a child’s ability to learn or make friends.
  • Excessive anger, uncontrollable emotions, sadness, or fears.
  • Behavior, which is immature for the child’s age.
  • Physical symptoms, which have no medical cause.
  • Preoccupation with identity issues.
  •  Talking about not wanting to live.
  • Self-harm or repeated incidents of self-harm.
  • Being bullied at school, on the way to or from school.
  • Difficulty in adjusting to common family changes.
  • Experiencing trauma such as: abuse, abandonment, and domestic violence including witnessing it through seeing or hearing, divorce, and separation.
  • Death or the loss of a family member or pet, chronic illness, hospitalization, moving away, or a painful experience. what may seem insignificant to you may be very significant to a child.
These are only a few of the reasons. If it is a behavior that seems to concern you then please contact me and let’s get together and talk.