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Your child’s therapist should be compassionate, understanding and kind

It’s tough being a kid in our modern world. Child therapy can help your loved one learn to cope with those profoundly stressful challenges.

Today, the expectations placed on your children are higher than ever. Schools are becoming more and more competitive, while peer pressure, hormones, bullying and normal adolescent rebellion can influence your child’s life. Plus, they now have to circumnavigate the challenges of growing up in a digital society.

Does my kid need child therapy?

There are many ways your child may show you that they are in distress. For some, it’s acting out, fighting, having temper tantrums, or bullying their peers. For others, their warning signs may be withdrawing, shutting down emotionally, falling behind in school, or ignoring you.

While some behavioral patterns may simply be a part of your child’s personality, external influences can also play a big role. Child therapy in San Francisco can help identify the root causes, which can include:

  • Being bullied
  • Excessive use of technology
  • ADD or ADHD
  • Physical or sexual trauma
  • Exposure to alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Witnessing violence and chronic conflict
  • Losing a friend or loved one
  • Parental separation or divorce

What methods do our child psychologists in San Francisco use?

Introducing your loved one to a skilled and supportive child therapist is a great way to support their personal growth and development. Our highly trained therapists are experts at working with children and adolescents between the ages of 4 -17.

Through a combination of play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for children and traditional talk therapy, our specialists will assess their behavior, mood and intellectual functioning.

The process is designed to help you as well, as your child psychologist may suggest new parenting strategies to support your child’s individual needs. Additionally, we can provide therapy to family members, should it be beneficial for your child’s treatment.



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    In fact, it doesn’t really feel like a therapy clinic at all, which I find awesome.

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