CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY

A child no longer wanting their parents to walk them to the door of school, is normal.

A child that refuses to attend school with meltdowns or tantrums may be in need of a consultation.

A child no longer wanting their parents to walk them to the door of school, is normal.

A child that refuses to attend school with meltdowns or tantrums may be in need of a consultation.

What is Child and Adolescent Therapy?

What is Child and Adolescent Therapy

As a parent, it may be difficult to decide if your child behavior is a phase or a sign of distress. As children age there are normal changes in attitude and demeanor that occur.

Children react and express emotions differently than adults. Due to lack of emotional maturity it is not uncommon to notice your child acting out in ways that are not typical for them. You may see mood swings, lashing out, yelling, crying and sleep issues as some of several symptoms that occur.

What is Child and Adolescent Therapy

A child therapist will have an in-depth grasp of human development as well as specialize training to address the specific needs of children.

There are several types of therapy often used with children and adolescents. While this list does not include everything, here are a few our clinicians often use at KAAFI Counseling:

Play. Sand Tray therapy

Play/Sand Tray therapy

Play. Sand Tray therapy

Play is the communication of children. Children learn new skills, process emotions and communicate with other through play. This can be through storytelling, playing pretend with toys or games. Play helps us as adults to understand the child perspective.

It gives them the freedom to express emotions in a way that makes sense to them. Sand tray: Clients use a sand tray to create their own world or place of focus to work through emotions. Again, we are working from the child’s perspective.

Through the play with the sand tray, children allow us to observe and attune to what they are thinking and feelings. 

Expressive Arts

Expressive arts

Expressive Arts

Paint, crayons, crafting, drawing, dance and more are used to teach skills and to communicate needs.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior (CBT) Therapy can be used with various ages. Pre-teens and teens oftenbenefit from and enjoy the process of examining and reframing negative thinking and learning about Growth Mindset.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma Therapy

Trauma Therapy

Our clinicians are certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)BT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to address the impact of trauma on children, youth and families..

TF-CBT is evidenced based therapeutic model that supports address the negative effects of trauma, including processing their traumatic memories, overcoming problematic thoughts and behaviors, and developing effective coping and interpersonal skills.

EMDR is designed to mitigate an emotionally charged experience from the past that is causing distress today and breaks through the emotional blockage that is interfering with life. Using physical and voice cues, it allows the brain to reprocess and store the memories in a way that decreases distress.

1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd,
Suite 504, West Palm Beach,
Florida 33401

(561)-463-0884