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.