Children's Therapy

Behavioral Health & Psychotherapy located in Olde Town, Arvada and Parker, CO

Children's Therapy services offered in Olde Town, Arvada and Parker, CO

Are you finding it difficult to handle your child’s behavioral issues or your teen’s rebellious actions? Is your family going through a difficult transition like a death, divorce, or a move? Maureen Malcolm, LPC, and the team at iSeek Counseling in Arvada, Colorado, provide children’s therapy for patients aged 6 and older. Bringing your child or adolescent into counseling can help you feel less alone in your caregiving and address their feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or anger. To learn more, call the friendly staff today or book a consultation online. 

Children's Therapy Q&A

When should a parent seek out children’s therapy? 

Treating your child’s mental health concerns aids in their healthy development.

Therapy can help with adverse feelings, including: 

  • Sadness 
  • Stress and worry
  • Fatigue 
  • Low self-esteem 
  • Anger
  • Loneliness 

Your child or adolescent may benefit from therapy if they’re experiencing: 

  • Family problems
  • Issues in school 
  • Bullying
  • Health problems
  • Social issues 

You may want to seek out therapy if your family is experiencing a major transition or if your child has experienced a traumatic life event.

What are the benefits of children’s therapy?

Therapy can help the team diagnose and treat mental health concerns, such as: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Phobias 
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Disruptive behavior disorders 
  • Trauma-related disorders 

The team creates a safe space for your child to share troublesome feelings or problems. The team can then diagnose if there’s an underlying health concern. 

What types of children’s therapy do you offer?

At iSeek Counseling, Maureen and the team develop a therapy strategy to best fit each child or adolescent. Sessions typically last around an hour, and you have the option to do therapy in person or using videoconferencing. The practice offers individual or group therapy sessions.

The team is also happy to communicate with caregivers, school officials, and other important adults in your child’s life. 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

During talk therapy like CBT, the team gives your child tools to tackle negative feelings and helps them discover positive thought patterns and actions. They may teach mindfulness and calm breathing — a helpful way to reduce stress. 

Interpersonal therapy (IPT)

The team offers IPT individually.  During these sessions, the focus is on improving communication skills, resolving conflicts, and learning ways to handle relationships appropriately. 

The team can also meet separately with parents to offer tips and ideas for how to help children at home.

Using play in therapy 

Play, art, and other creative pursuits are great ways for children to access, vocalize, and process difficult emotions.  

Your child may play with toys, books, games, or art supplies while their therapist observes how they express themselves through these interactions. Their therapist may also play with them, or have a parent interact as well. 

These tools can also teach children self-control, patience, sharing, and listening skills. 

For compassionate children’s therapy services, call iSeek Counseling today or schedule an appointment online.