Child & Tween Therapy

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Most children and tweens will face problems in life that feel overwhelming and distressing. There are times when life stressors turn into anxiety, panic, depression and difficult behaviors. Therapy is a place for young people to feel heard and learn how to problem solve their way through common and sometimes uncommon life stressors. In therapy, children learn how to cope and communicate better. 

Most times, children and sometimes need do best by learning on the spot. This includes role playing, talking out problems and behavior tracking. Activities are developed specifically to the clients’ presenting issues to help keep the person engaged. Sometimes, the entire family needs to be involved to provide adequate support and behavior change at home. Sometimes parents will join a session while other times the child will spend the entire session with the therapist. 

Does this sound like your Child ? Call 224-42-40432

Typical problems include

Bullying

School Stress

Social Issues

Health Problems

Anger Management

Sadness & Anger

Poor Self-esteem or low confidence

Grief & Lose

What to expect

You shoud expect your child to walk away with skills. These skills can include communicating in healthy ways. Setting boundaries, helping clients to say no when they are uncomfortable and expressing why they are uncomfortable. Learn how to listen, develop active listening skills such as eye contact and head nodding. Learn how to engage in healthy activity such as back and forth play, role playing conflict, and learning how to win and lose a game gracefully. Lastly, children will learn how to appropriately problem solve through deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills. Children will learn how to generalize their skills to various situations.

Diagnoses include

ADHD

OCD

Depression 

Anxiety

Self-Injury

Suicidal Ideation

Eating Disorder

Disruptive Disorder

Resources

Learn more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Love and Logic Parenting

Social Thinking

Emotional Regulation

Ready to get help? Call 224-424-4032

Meet Beth Dostal, LCSW Simply Bee Therapist  Beth has training in skill based therapy including Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), The Zones of Regulation®, Parenting the Love and Logic Way®, and the Social Thinking® Model.

Meet Beth Dostal, LCSW Simply Bee Therapist

Beth has training in skill based therapy including Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), The Zones of Regulation®, Parenting the Love and Logic Way®, and the Social Thinking® Model.

Meet Anna Netzel, LCSW Simply Bee Therapist  Anna has training in skill based therapy including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Emotional Control Therapy. She has over 5 years experience in a therapeutic school as a primary therapist. Anna joined Simply Bee in November 2018.

Meet Anna Netzel, LCSW Simply Bee Therapist

Anna has training in skill based therapy including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Emotional Control Therapy. She has over 5 years experience in a therapeutic school as a primary therapist. Anna joined Simply Bee in November 2018.