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Child Therapists in Morrisville. Therapists for Teens and Adolescents

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Therapy for children and teens struggling with:

Academic Decline and Behavioral Changes:

  • Seeing your child's grades slip or noticing significant changes in their behavior, such as increased irritability or withdrawal from activities they once enjoyed, can be concerning and may indicate underlying issues that need attention.

Social Withdrawal and Isolation:

  • Your child may start to withdraw from social interactions, avoiding friends, family, and activities they used to enjoy. This isolation can further exacerbate their struggles and impact their overall well-being.

Emotional Distress and Mood Swings:

  • Witnessing your child experience frequent mood swings, excessive worry, or emotional outbursts can be distressing. They may struggle to regulate their emotions and express themselves effectively, leading to increased tension at home and in other environments.

Difficulty Coping with Stress and Anxiety:

  • If your child seems overwhelmed by stress or experiences heightened anxiety in various situations, they may benefit from learning coping strategies and relaxation techniques to manage their emotions and stressors more effectively.

Seeking professional support from a qualified counselor or therapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents can provide your child with the tools and guidance they need to navigate these challenges and thrive. Don't hesitate to reach out for help—your child's well-being is worth it.

Helping Kids Thrive: Expert Counseling for Young Minds

We specialize in providing compassionate and effective therapy and counseling services tailored specifically for teens and adolescents ages 6 and up. Our mission is to empower young individuals to navigate the challenges of adolescence with confidence, resilience, and self-awareness.

Our Approach to Teen Counseling and Child Therapy

We believe in taking a holistic approach to teen counseling, addressing the interconnected aspects of their lives to promote holistic well-being. Our therapy sessions are tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each teen, focusing on:

  • Developing coping skills and emotional regulation techniques

  • Building self-confidence and resilience

  • Improving communication and interpersonal skills

  • Exploring identity, values, and beliefs

  • Managing stress, anxiety, and depression

  • Addressing trauma and past experiences

  • Navigating life transitions and challenges

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What to Expect From Teen and Child Therapy

When you choose Morrisville Counseling and Consulting for teen therapy and counseling, you can expect:

  • A warm, welcoming environment where teens feel safe and supported

  • Confidentiality and privacy in all counseling sessions

  • Evidence-based therapeutic approaches tailored to meet your teen's unique needs

  • Collaborative goal-setting and treatment planning with your teen and family

  • Compassionate guidance and support from experienced therapists who specialize in working with adolescents

Therapies and Modalities For Adolescents and Teens

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Children

At Morrisville Counseling and Consulting, we offer specialized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) services tailored to meet the unique needs of children and adolescents. CBT is a highly effective and evidence-based approach that helps children develop coping skills, challenge negative thought patterns, and learn healthier behaviors.

What is CBT for Children?

CBT for children is a structured, goal-oriented therapy that focuses on changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. It is based on the premise that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, and by changing one, we can influence the others. In CBT, children learn to identify and challenge negative thought patterns that contribute to their emotional distress and develop more adaptive coping strategies.

The Process of CBT for Children

The process of CBT for children typically begins with an initial assessment to understand the child's specific challenges and needs. From there, the therapist works collaboratively with the child and their family to set treatment goals and develop a personalized treatment plan. During therapy sessions, children engage in various activities and exercises designed to help them recognize and change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. These may include role-playing, journaling, relaxation techniques, and gradual exposure to feared situations.

Why CBT is Good for Children?

CBT is particularly well-suited for children and adolescents for several reasons:

  1. Structured Approach: CBT provides a structured framework that is easy for children to understand and engage with, making it highly accessible and effective.

  2. Skill Building: CBT equips children with practical coping skills they can use both during therapy and in their daily lives, empowering them to better manage their emotions and behaviors.

  3. Evidence-Based: CBT is backed by extensive research demonstrating its effectiveness in treating a wide range of childhood mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavioral problems.

  4. Short-Term, Goal-Oriented: CBT is typically a shorter-term therapy, focused on achieving specific treatment goals within a defined timeframe. This can be particularly beneficial for children and families looking for targeted support and results.

  5. Collaborative Approach: CBT emphasizes collaboration between the child, therapist, and family, fostering a supportive and empowering therapeutic relationship that encourages active participation and engagement in treatment.

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Begin Your Child's Journey to Healing and Growth

Partnering with a skilled therapist at Morrisville Counseling and Consulting can make all the difference for your child. When you decide to take this step, your child's counselor will focus on:


Rediscovering Joy and Stability


Rebuilding Healthy Relationships


Building Resilience and Self-Esteem


Exploring and Cultivating Interests


And much more. Therapy for children and teens isn't just about addressing challenges—it's about empowering them to thrive in their lives, relationships, and sense of self. Let's take that important first step together toward your child's brighter future.

Take the First Step Toward Healing

Contact us today for a free phone consultation, and let us guide you on your journey to recovery.

If your teen is struggling with the challenges of adolescence or facing mental health concerns, we're here to help. 


Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward empowering your teen to thrive.

Schedule a Free Consultation

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Compassionate Child Therapy for Durham, Morrisville, Raleigh, and Cary Residents

Our convenient office location in Morrisville makes it easy for residents of Durham, Raleigh, and Cary to access the mental health services they need.

Find us just off of i40 and 540 at:
2880 Slater Rd, Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Therapy


Q: How do I know if my child needs therapy?

A: If your child is struggling with significant changes in behavior, mood swings, academic difficulties, social withdrawal, or other noticeable changes, it may be time to consider therapy. Additionally, if they have experienced trauma, loss, or major life changes, therapy can provide valuable support.


Q: Will my child's therapist share information with me?

A: As a parent, you are an important part of your child's therapy journey. While therapists prioritize confidentiality, they typically involve parents in the treatment process, especially when it comes to younger children or adolescents. However, the extent of parental involvement may vary depending on the child's age, preferences, and the therapeutic approach used.


Q: What can my child expect during therapy sessions?

A: Therapy sessions for children and teens are often interactive and tailored to their developmental level and interests. Depending on the child's needs, therapy may involve talking, play, art, or other expressive activities. The therapist will create a safe and supportive environment where your child can explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences.


Q: How long will therapy last for my child?

A: The duration of therapy varies depending on your child's unique needs and goals. Some issues may be resolved in a few sessions, while others may require longer-term treatment. Your child's therapist will work collaboratively with you and your child to determine the appropriate length of therapy and adjust as needed based on progress.


Q: Can therapy help with academic or behavioral problems?

A: Yes, therapy can be beneficial for addressing a wide range of issues, including academic difficulties, behavioral problems, social challenges, and emotional concerns. Therapists can provide strategies, support, and resources to help your child overcome obstacles and thrive in various areas of their life.


Q:What are the most common scenarios for children that see a therapist?

A: Children seek therapy for various reasons, including behavioral challenges like aggression or defiance, academic issues such as learning disabilities or school stress, and emotional struggles like anxiety or depression. Therapy also helps children cope with trauma, family conflict, and social difficulties, fostering healthier relationships and improved coping skills. Additionally, therapy supports children through life transitions like moving or parental deployment, helping them adapt and manage stress effectively.


Q:What type of therapy is best for children?

A:There isn't a one-size-fits-all answer, as therapy should be tailored to the child's needs and preferences. However, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and family therapy are commonly used and effective.


Q: What is CBT for children?

A: CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, for children is a structured, goal-oriented approach that helps children identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. It's often used to treat anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues.


Q: What is the most common disorder that needs behavioral therapy?

A: Behavioral therapy is commonly used to address a range of disorders, but one of the most prevalent is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Behavioral therapy helps children develop coping strategies and improve focus and impulse control.


Q:What is therapy for a child with anxiety?

A: Therapy for a child with anxiety often involves cognitive-behavioral techniques to help the child identify and challenge anxious thoughts, learn relaxation techniques, and gradually face feared situations in a supportive environment.


Q: What age group of children gets the most therapy?

A: Therapy is provided to children of all ages, but school-age children (typically ages 6 to 12) are the most common age group to receive therapy due to the prevalence of behavioral and academic challenges during this developmental stage.

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