Mental Health Therapy
Mental Health Therapy, also referred to as Counseling, is defined by the American Counseling Association (ACA) as “a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” TheraTree provides Mental Health Therapy for both children and parents of children who receive any type of therapy at TheraTree.
Aiden has become great at being able to verbalize and practice calming strategies! Aiden has met his goal for consistently verbalized and performed at least 6 calming techniques! We are so proud of you!!!
How Does it Work?
Mental Health Therapy is an ongoing, collaborative process. The therapist offers a safe space for a client to feel heard without judgement or criticism. Each client will have a "hands-on" approach to creating a plan that works best for them.
The client and therapist work together to:
- Decrease Depression
- Reduce Stress and Anxiety
- Increase Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
- Develop new and strengthen existing relationships
- Discover inner strengths and abilities
- Identify and process negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions
- Regulate mood and express emotions appropriately
- Better communicate personal wants and needs
- Create new habits and routines that help to feel more productive and accomplished
- Regain control of your life
Do I or My Child Need Therapy?
Mental Health Therapy can help with any of the following:
- Feeling down, or sad more often than not
- Experiencing loneliness and isolation
- Not feeling worthy, or “good enough”
- Increased anger, aggression, and outbursts
- Difficulty concentrating on important tasks
- Worrying too much
- Intrusive thoughts; obsessive thoughts
- Having “rollercoaster” moods
- Unable to communicate feelings; shutting down
- Interrupted sleep due to disturbing dreams, nightmares, or excessive worry.
- Relationship problems
- Behavioral problems at school/home.
- Grief and loss
- Alcohol or drug use
- Thoughts of harming self or others