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Child & Adolescent Therapy

Does your child have trouble dealing with their emotions? Is their behavior sometimes disruptive to your home life? Have they experienced sudden loss or trauma? If any of these questions ring true, your child may benefit from the therapeutic services we offer at A Better Tomorrow Counseling Services.

As they grow, children and adolescents develop social skills and emotional intelligence. This awareness helps them to develop into healthy, happy, and successful individuals. But some children have trouble processing their emotions and this often leads to behavior that negatively impacts their school life, home life, and overall well-being. That’s why our therapists offer compassionate therapy for children in the Turnersville, New Jersey, area. When you turn to us for support, you’ll find that our dedicated therapists understand the delicate nature of childhood development and are here to provide the support and guidance your child needs to thrive.

Effective Forms of Therapy for Children & Adolescents

Therapy offers children and adolescents a safe space to work through their thoughts and emotions. With the help of a specialized therapist, children can resolve problems, modify behaviors, and make positive and lasting changes.

The following are a few different types of psychotherapy options we have available to children and families. Each offers unique approaches and techniques to bring about positive outcomes. Sometimes, a therapist may choose to use just one specific treatment, and other times, he or she may find a combination of various treatments is the best approach for your child.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps children to identify harmful thought patterns. Once a child recognizes that their thoughts create their feelings and moods, they can learn to control themselves and their behavior. Research has shown that CBT is highly effective at treating depression and anxiety as well as helping individuals, including children, deal with traumatic experiences.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT helps children and adolescents process their inner emotions. This therapeutic approach provides context and understanding to emotions that can seem overwhelming, and it allows kids to work through their emotions and move forward.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is great for helping families improve communication so they can resolve issues together. Sessions can encompass the entire family, including children, siblings, parents, and grandparents, or just one or two individuals.

Play Therapy

We have found that younger children often have a hard time communicating their thoughts and feelings verbally, so it’s essential that we create an environment for them to feel safe and accepted. Our play therapy for children allows kids to work through challenges in a way that feels natural and engaging, so they can express themselves in a universal language that all children understand: playtime.

Who is Therapy Right for?

At every age, children can be faced with life’s challenges. The following are some of the events and scenarios that can impact a child’s mental health and well-being:

· The death of a loved one

· Bullying

· Physical or sexual abuse

· Domestic violence

· Moving or attending a new school

· Divorce

· Social anxiety

· Depression


· Eating disorders

When you motivate your child to participate in therapy for children, they will have the opportunity to speak to a professional about their experiences, thoughts, and emotions. This can help them navigate transitions, regulate their emotions, enhance their social skills, cope with stress, and more.

Turn to the Trusted Counselors Serving Turnersville, NJ

Therapy is not a quick fix for a child’s behavioral or emotional issues, but it can be a powerful tool to help your child as they journey through adolescence. Our therapy for children is designed to be a thoughtful and comprehensive process that provides children with insights and skills so that they may become masters of their thoughts and feelings. This, in essence, is how children develop into happy, healthy, and successful adults.

If you would like to explore treatment options for your child, please give our office a call.