Family Therapy and Counseling for Kids
Like adults, children can benefit from therapy. At Whole Journey, we strive to assist children and their families with improving their quality of life in a variety of ways. For example, therapy for children in Virginia and joint family therapy can assist children with developing coping skills. As well as, problem-solving skills, improve attention-deficit issues, impulse control, regulate their moods, and anger management skills.
We provide a safe environment where your child can learn, grow, and deal with their own stressors. Most importantly, counseling for children in Chesapeake, VA does this at their own pace therapeutically. Perhaps, it’s art therapy, play therapy, or more conventional cognitive and behavioral modalities, the specific needs of your child are our first priority.
Your child is much more than the issues that are causing difficulties at this time. We would like to partner with parents, guardians, and other significant members of the child’s life (if necessary). Overall, this helps each child who walks through the door grow into their full potential.
Common Reasons Families Begin Counseling for Kids
- Increase in physical complaints (headache, stomachache, or not feeling well), despite a normal exam from a physician
- Managing a serious, acute or chronic illness
- Family transition (foster care, adoption, blending families, divorce, new child in the home, or relocations)
- Signs of substance use
- Grief and loss
- Other Traumatic Events: physical, sexual abuse and/or neglect
Counseling for Kids can help with...
We understand that counseling for children in Richmond, VA might not be at the top of a teen’s or adolescent’s to-do list. There can be complexities involved, and we strive to allow a genuine relationship to develop. From our experience, this allows for authentic exploration and growth. Youth at Whole Journey are given a safe environment to explore their questions and address their uncertainties. Additionally, this allows teens to confront their insecurities, and work through their pain. This is important to us. Validating our clients’ feelings and allowing them to feel empowered to grow, will help them create their own goals. This allows them to see the building blocks we believe in.
Benefits of Beginning Family Therapy and Counseling for Children in Virginia
- Improve attention issues
- Life transitions
- Family dynamics
- Identity Issues
- Communicating to parents, guardians, and authority figures
Therapy for Families Can Help Because...
“Pain shared, is pain not doubled but halved. No man is an island.” – Neil Gaiman
Family issues can occur in any family. Even healthy families can experience challenges at times. Ideally, our families are the very people that we’d like to get support, love, understanding and connection from. However, there are times we don’t feel very close and our relationships feel strained from our family members. Being so closely linked with others, can often bring about the most intense emotions we experience, whether it’s positive or negative. Whether the challenges are minor or severe, we would like to help you strengthen your family ties. Family therapy can give your family the opportunity to do so. That is why we offer therapy in multiple locations including therapy for families in Virginia beach, VA, which is a brand new addition.
Our Approach to Family Therapy
We approach family therapy from a stance of openness, respect for your family’s goals, needs, and values. Everyone in a family has a voice and is impacted by the family dynamic. Every family has patterns of relating to each other, and every family member deserves a safe space to express themselves. Every family is different, but we understand how complex it can be to maintain individuality while co-existing with others, and the importance of understanding, growing and learning new, healthier ways to create family relationships that are fulfilling. We understand this dynamic which is why we offer therapy for families in Richmond, VA, and therapy for families in Chesapeake, VA as well.
Benefits of Family Therapy
- Improve communication between teens and parents
- Attachment Issues
- Academic Concerns
- Life Transitions
- Foster Care/Adoption Issues
- Boundary issues
- Family Role Issues
- Improve sibling rivalry
- Improve communication
- Changing dysfunctional patterns
- Blended/ Separating/Divorce Issues
- Strain due to deployment or military culture
- Coping with the impact of mental illness, physical illness, disability, caregiving, and/or substance dependent family member on the family
Begin Counseling for Children in Virginia and Family Therapy
If you’re experiencing some tough changes in your family and notice it is affecting the mental state of your child, consider counseling for children and family therapy. Counseling can help you move forward. Our Richmond, VA, Chesapeake, VA, and our newest counseling clinic in Virginia Beach, VA, has caring child therapists/counselors who specialize in counseling for kids in Virginia. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
Other Mental Health Services at Whole Journey
PTSD treatment and trauma therapy in Virginia isn’t the only service we offer in our Richmond, Virginia, Chesapeake, Virginia, and Virginia, Beach counseling clinics. Other mental health services Whole Journey provides include anxiety treatment, couples counseling, LGBTQIA+ issues, walk and talk therapy, PTSD treatment and trauma therapy, and child counseling and wellness. We also help with women’s issues, men’s issues, depression, medical illness, and cancer counseling, counseling for life transitions. Finally, we work through counseling for people of color, grief and loss, work and career, counseling for millennials, and group workshops and classes.