Porter Ranch Counseling | Children & Teen Psychotherapy

Children & Teen Psychotherapy

"The way we talk to children becomes their inner voice"

- Peggy O'Mara -

Get the right tips, tools and understanding to cultivate a more desired connection and relationship with your child through Children, Teen and Family Therapy. Misunderstandings are a common phenomenon in families. From newly married couples to families with adult children, families of all sizes and situations can sometimes use a little help with ongoing challenges.

 

While parents may be juggling work, marriage, and parenting, adolescents may be tripping over the many pitfalls everyone faces during their teenage years. Porter Ranch Counseling helps bridge the gap between your two worlds and helps you speak each other’s language.

Whether you’re two people trying to talk to one another or a large family with children from previous relationships, we can help guide a conversation and support your family in finding your own best methods of communication.

 

Professional psychotherapy can help your family empathize with one another, as well as help set healthy boundaries, improve communication and connection in your relationships.

Parenting Support

If you need support with navigating parenthood, the counselors at Porter Ranch Counseling can help guide you and your partner through the myriad of experiences involved with parenting children and adolescents. The ups and downs of childhood can sometimes be overwhelming for both parents and children. Struggles are a natural part of the process, and we can provide both parent and child with coping skills and additional strategies to help them manage difficulties.

No matter the challenge your child is experiencing, we can help troubleshoot the situation and follow a road to solutions. Everyday experiences like difficulties in school or the pressures of transitioning to the next stage of growing up can be stressful, and we can provide guidance and support in a stress-free environment to help families find an easier approach.

Focus Areas:

  • Divorce, loss and grief, transition

  • Parenting or child anxiety

  • Learning differences

  • Strengthening parent-child bond

  • Blended family issues

  • Parenting difficulties due to depression or mood changes

  • School difficulties

Porter Ranch Counseling | Children & Teen Psychotherapy

Counseling for Adolescents (psychotherapy for teens)

Together, we will explore the best type of session for the teenager. Porter Ranch Counseling is open to traditional sessions of sitting down with one another and talking. Or we can guide the session with a series of questions. Psychotherapy for teens can entail creative pursuits, employing the imagination to get to a real conversation.

 

Everyone knows adolescence can be a roller coaster sometimes involving fear, depression, worry, shyness, and anxiety. We’re here to support the adolescent with coping skills for the challenges of their time of transition. We can come up with additional strategies to help, as well.

Focus areas:

  • Shyness, nervousness, worry

  • Sadness, mood changes

  • Bullying

  • Transition

  • Difficulty coping

  • Addiction

  • Poor impulse control

  • Anger management

  • Loss of interest in school

  • Educational difficulties

  • Difficulty establishing positive peer relationships, social skills

  • Self-esteem, self-worth and confidence

  • Identity issues

  • Gender and Sexual identity issues, LGBT+

  • At-risk behaviors

Counseling & Children’s Therapy Services

 

 

Art and play is our approach to children counseling at Porter Ranch Counseling. A professional psychotherapist can help guide children beyond behavior to the underlying cause of issues at home or at school. By embracing the imagination, we find new channels for the child to communicate emotions like sadness, anger, or fear. And with the same approach via the imagination, we help the child create a healing approach to feelings that were expressed through behavior.

 

We support children in discovering coping skills as we guide them with additional strategies. Fun sessions can lead to the trust and safety the child needs to feel to nurture their healing, as well as nurture their growth.

 

Porter Ranch Counseling can help you invest in your family’s future by supporting your journey in creating a better life with our children’s therapy services.