Research identifies that one in five children suffer from a mental health problem, including depression, anxiety and conduct disorders. This can lead to family crises, school disruption, violent behavior or even suicide in extreme cases. Early intervention makes a big difference in improving a child’s mental and physical well-being, decreasing stress in the family, promoting greater school success and reducing delinquency later in life.
If your child’s behavior is causing chronic trouble in school or is seriously disrupting your family life, it’s important to get help. Disruptive, explosive or dangerous behavior can be generated by anxiety, trauma and frustration from an undiagnosed learning problem, among other things.
Many parents feel it’s helpful for their child to see someone for support and to have a neutral, safe space in which to discuss their feelings. Children can be wary of being open in front of a parent; they don’t want to cause parents to worry or risk hurting their feelings. Learning to identify and articulate feelings will also help the child feel more in control and develop communication skills.
We understand that there are many types of therapy which emphasize talking and thinking about feelings and experiences, which can be particularly challenging for young children. At NorthPoint, our counselors often use therapies that allow children to express themselves non-verbally, such as play therapy and/or art therapy. In some cases, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), which relies very little on verbalization of experiences, can be appropriate as well when working with youth.
COmmon issues with children
Grief and Loss
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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We are located in Novi, MI.
44070 Twelve Mile Rd #200
Novi, MI 48377
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