Does your child:
- Struggle with low self-esteem?
- Fixate on social media?
- Suffer from anxiety or depression?
At Wellspring Psychotherapy Center, we are committed to developing positive and realistic solutions to help children improve their social skills and emotional literacy. Working with an array of therapeutic modalities, we help children address issues such as conflict management, anxiety, depression, and school and social pressure.
We begin by learning as much as we can about a child to determine the best avenue to address their needs. Some children respond best to art or play therapy, while others may benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family therapy, or attachment therapy. We also provide support to parents so that they can gain confidence in nurturing and guiding their children to become happy and healthy individuals.
Navigating life in Marin County can be a challenge for children, who are subject to peer and academic pressure, as well as the influence of social media. Increasing amounts of time spent online and on cellphones makes identity and social skill development more complex issues than they were twenty years ago.
We can help you and your child find a path through this terrain and guide you in choosing and setting appropriate limits. In addition, our work together will help you gain a better understanding of your child and how to best meet their particular needs in the context of your family.
At Wellspring, we view children as complete and whole individuals, deserving of respect, and this is equally true for every member of a family. Our warm, engaging style creates a safe and comfortable environment for all of you so that you can take steps together to improve life for your child.
Our evidence-based therapy practices empower children from 3-19 years old who are struggling with issues such as friendship, impulse control, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. We are experts at serving children with learning, speech, language, sensory, and medical issues that can complicate their development.
Engaging in therapy helps children acquire new skills, change their behavior patterns, and establish healthier ways of expressing their feelings. When the family is engaged in the process together, it makes it easier for both the child and family to integrate and assimilate these changes, making the therapeutic process more effective long term.
The therapy modalities often used in treating children include play therapy, attachment therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family therapy, and parenting support.
Some of the issues we treat are:
- Behavioral problems or “disorders”
- Mood and emotional problems
- Support for normal developmental stressors
- Sleep issues
- School refusal
- Learning Difficulties
- Autism/PDD spectrum
- General parenting techniques
- Divorce related concerns