Solutions For Children & FAMILIES
Hinsdale Therapy Group has dedicated child and adolescent therapists who are trained to treat this special population.
Young Children In The World
Children of this age can have trouble regulating themselves or communicating their frustrations and needs to others. Instead, you may observe your child’s difficulty in any number of behaviors such as temper tantrums and acting out, excessive worry, fear of being separated from parents or other family, inconsolable emotion, trouble making friends, extreme stubbornness, underachievement, or problems eating or sleeping.
When working with young children, our therapists work alongside parents to identify the needs of their children through a developmental, systemic perspective. Play techniques, coaching, and other methods help children adapt to their environment and relate to others more effectively. As a part of the HTG systems-oriented philosophy, parents are encouraged to be active participants in their child’s therapy. Parents take away techniques that they can use to help their children relate better to the family at home. At your request, your child’s therapist will collaborate with teachers and counselors who are already working with your child at school.
Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents: Paths Toward Maturity
Adolescence can be a turbulent time – a lot is going on. During these years, it is normal for children to assert their independence. They attempt to develop intimate peer relationships for the first time. And all the while, they are figuring out who they want to be. In addition to developmental adjustments, adolescents can struggle with:
- depression or anxiety
- poor body image/unhealthy eating
- relationship struggles
- mood instability
- dangerous/impulsive behaviors
Our therapists help clients achieve self-awareness and gain insight into their struggles. With this new awareness, the teen is on the way toward effectively managing his or her emotions and mood shifts. We help adolescents build relationship skills that they can use with family, friends, and the community. These positive changes increase your teen’s self-confidence and ability to make healthy choices.
When a client’s situation warrants, we work with school and legal professionals on his or her behalf. Finally, since family support is essential to a teen’s healthy development, we encourage parents to take an active role in the therapy process.