It is a common misconception that therapy is only meant for adults to process complex emotional issues, but anyone, including children, can benefit from the therapeutic space. It is important to allow children a space to process life events away from the home and in a situation that is neutral and nonjudgmental; the more proactive we as a society can be about ensuring children have equal access to therapy, the better able our children will be in the future to handle what life has to offer.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details that child therapy often includes seeing both the child and parent meeting with a clinician individually, as well as together, to assess the situation from multiple perspectives. Even though, depending on the age of the child, children can’t always vocalize what they are feeling, through activities that allow children to play with toys in an observational setting, information can still be gleaned by the clinician.
Madrigal is committed to offering quality mental health care to children to ensure that everyone, of any age, can receive the help that they need.
*More information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click this link to learn more.*
Children’s Mental Health: Behavior Therapy. (n.d.). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/childrensm...