Offering in-person sessions in Spokane, WA or online for anyone in Washington state.
White Flag, 104 S Freya St Suite 320, Spokane, WA 99202 | (509) 761-9961

Empowering your school-aged child to thrive

In-person counseling for children age 6 and up in Spokane, WA

Child Therapy

The journey from age 6 to 11 is a critical time for children, filled with rapid developmental changes, new social dynamics, and a growing sense of self. It’s also a period when certain issues may start to surface, which can be perplexing for parents. Are these normal growing pains or signs that your child might benefit from additional support? Child counseling can offer valuable insights, tools, and strategies to help your child overcome these challenges. Let’s explore some common situations where a child counselor can provide assistance.

Frustrated by Behavioral Issues?

Is managing your child’s behavior becoming increasingly challenging, both at home and in school settings? A child counselor can work with your child to understand the underlying causes of their behavior and help them develop more constructive responses.

Worried About Emotional Outbursts?

Does your child have difficulty regulating their emotions, resulting in tears, tantrums, or withdrawal? Child counseling provides a nurturing environment where your child can learn to understand and express their emotions in healthier ways.

Concerned About Social Interactions?

Are you noticing that your child is struggling with making friends or fitting in? Our counselors specialize in enhancing social skills, helping your child build confidence and establish positive peer relationships.

Stressed About Academic Pressures?

Is your child feeling overwhelmed by schoolwork or experiencing school-related stress? Child counseling can address these concerns, equipping your child with effective coping strategies to manage and overcome academic stress.

Navigating Life Transitions?

Are significant changes like moving to a new home, parental separation, or the loss of a loved one affecting your child? A child counselor can provide the necessary support to help your child adapt to these life changes in a healthy way.

Developing a Solid Sense of Self?

Fostering a positive and resilient self-image is crucial during these formative years. Our counselors integrate self-compassion training in their sessions, aiding your child in building a strong and healthy sense of self.

Healing from Trauma?

If your child has experienced a traumatic event, finding the right support is essential for their healing process. Our child counselors provide a safe, empathetic environment for your child to process and recover.

Therapy can be good for any type of relationship

What it is like?

Imagine a warm, welcoming space where your child feels truly heard and understood. Our child counselors specialize in creating this nurturing environment. They use playful, age-appropriate methods to help your child express themselves, whether they’re navigating big emotions, social puzzles, or life changes. Think of it as a safe little haven where your child can unload their worries, discover their strengths, and learn new skills, all while feeling supported and valued. It’s a place where growth and self-discovery happen at your child’s own pace, filled with understanding, gentle guidance, and lots of encouragement. As your child blossoms through this process, you’ll likely notice them becoming more confident, resilient, and happy. It’s not just counseling; it’s a journey to a brighter, more joyful childhood.

What your child will do:

Expressive Arts and Play:

Children often communicate and process their feelings through creative means like drawing, painting, or play activities. These methods allow them to express emotions and experiences in a non-verbal, comfortable, and engaging way.

Storytelling and Role-Play:

Through storytelling or role-playing scenarios, children can explore their own experiences, feelings, and reactions. This can help them understand and make sense of the world around them in a safe, controlled environment.

Skill-Building Activities:

Children learn and practice new skills such as emotional regulation, problem-solving, and social interaction through targeted activities. These are designed to be fun and interactive, making the learning process enjoyable.

Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques:

Simple mindfulness exercises and relaxation techniques can be taught to help children manage anxiety, stress, and emotional overwhelm. These might include deep breathing exercises, guided imagery, or gentle yoga.

Interactive Games and Puzzles:

Through games and puzzles, children can develop cognitive and social skills. These activities are also great for building trust and rapport with the therapist, making therapy a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

What your child will achieve:

Your Child Will Improve Their Emotional Regulation:

Your child will learn to identify, understand, and manage their emotions more effectively, leading to fewer emotional outbursts and a better ability to cope with feelings like anger, sadness, or anxiety.

Your Child Will Enhance Their Social Skills:

They will develop stronger social abilities, including making and maintaining friendships, understanding social cues, and engaging more confidently in social situations.

Your Child Will Increase Their Self-Esteem and Confidence:

Through counseling, your child will build a more positive self-image and greater self-esteem, helping them feel more confident in their abilities and decisions.

Your Child Will Better Cope with Life Changes and Challenges:

They'll acquire tools and strategies to adapt to life transitions and challenges, such as family changes, school issues, or personal setbacks, in a healthier, more resilient way.

Your Child Will Gain Greater Self-Awareness and Self-Expression:

They will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and learn to express their thoughts and feelings in constructive ways, contributing to better communication with family and peers.

Embarking on child counseling can be a pivotal step in your child’s growth and well-being. Through this journey, your child will develop crucial skills: better emotional regulation, enhanced social interactions, boosted self-confidence, resilience against life’s changes, and improved self-awareness. These skills lay the foundation for a happier, more confident future. As a parent, your role in this transformative process is invaluable. By choosing counseling, you’re providing your child with a nurturing space to blossom and navigate life’s challenges with greater ease. Don’t wait to make this positive change. Reach out today to book a free consultation and take the first step towards a brighter future for your child. Together, let’s help your child unlock their full potential.

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