Children and teenager therapy
What is it?
Children’s therapy, also known as child therapy or pediatric therapy, refers to a specialized form of counseling or psychotherapy designed to help children and adolescents (usually up to age 18) address emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of children’s therapy depends on the individual child, their unique circumstances, and the quality of the therapist-child relationship. Parents or guardians play a vital role in supporting their child’s therapeutic journey and may be involved in treatment decisions.
Who is it for?
Children can experience a wide range of psychological problems, just like adults. These problems can be influenced by various factors, including genetics, environmental factors, family dynamics, and life experiences
It’s important to note that children may express their psychological distress differently from adults, often through behaviors and emotions rather than words. Common psychological problems in children include:
1.Anxiety Disorders: Excessive worry and anxiety about various aspects of life, often accompanied by physical symptoms like restlessness, muscle tension, and fatigue.
Specific Phobias: Intense, irrational fears of specific objects or situations, such as animals, heights, or the dark
2.Social Anxiety Disorder: Fear of social situations and a strong desire to avoid them due to concerns about embarrassment or rejection.
3.Depression: Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. Children with depression may also exhibit changes in appetite and sleep patterns.
4. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Difficulty with attention, impulse control, and hyperactivity. This can lead to problems with school performance and relationships.
Anorexia Nervosa: An intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image, leading to severe restriction of food intake.
Bulimia Nervosa: Cycles of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors like purging or excessive exercise.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) performed to alleviate anxiety.
6.Mood Disorders: In addition to depression, children can experience other mood disorders like bipolar disorder, characterized by extreme mood swings between depressive and manic episodes.
7.Attachment Disorders: Difficulty forming and maintaining healthy emotional connections with caregivers, often stemming from early childhood experiences.
It’s essential to recognize that children may not always communicate their distress clearly, so caregivers and educators should be vigilant for changes in behavior, emotions, or school performance.
Early intervention and appropriate treatment, often involving therapy and sometimes medication, can be highly effective in addressing these psychological problems and helping children lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Parents or caregivers concerned about a child’s mental health should consult with a mental health professional for guidance and support.
How does it work?
If you wanna attend any of our counselling sessions we would kindly ask you to fill out the form so we can determine how we can best assist you and connect you with the right counsellor match (Registration form link)
You will then be connected to your counsellor in next 24 hours and offered first appointment for free-so called discovery session
Discovery session is scheduled from your counsellor’s side and it is a short 15-20 minutes online call. Purpose of the discovery call is for you and your counsellor to get to know each other, set up realistic expectations, and agree on a frequency and therapeutic approach.
If you decide to proceed you will be offered to sign a consent (privacy) form and you will be informed regarding payment details.
Your first full time session can be done online/in person, in agreement with our counsellor
If you would like to set up a discovery call with another couple therapist, and then decide, worry not as you are eligible for another free call. Just email us and we will send you information about next available person
How long does the session last and how much do I need to pay?
Each session lasts 50 minutes. Sessions can be done online or in person, depending on agreement with your counsellor. For children/teenagers we recommend doing it in person
Price for our counselling sessions for couples is from 1300-1400 CZK/session (depending on a counsellor)
Appointments that are missed or cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice will be charged in full.
For your free discovery session register on link: