- Has your child or teen had a significant change in their mood?
- Does your child seem to withdraw or isolate from family and friends?
- Are they not showing interest in activities they used to enjoy?
Treating depression in children and teens takes someone who can really connect with and partner with you and your child during the treatment process. Children and teens experiencing depression can feel very isolated, alone, and like no one understands what they are going through.
As a parent, you may wonder if your child or teen is suffering from depression. Signs that your child may be depressed include disappearing to their room for hours at a time, shutting down and/or tuning people out, withdrawing from friends and family, avoiding activities that they used to enjoy, lack of motivation, and difficulty with thinking or concentrating.
It can be difficult for a child or teen to open up and ask for help. However, the right therapist who can empathize with your child while teaching and encouraging healthy coping strategies can make all the difference.
Wellspring’s therapists are all trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment model for mild to moderate mood disorders. Your therapist will integrate components of CBT into your child’s sessions to teach them tools and strategies to manage tough emotions.
Additionally, our approach to therapy with children and teens is strengths based and utilizes the entire family system in the treatment. Our therapists ensure that family work and parental support is balanced with the privacy and confidentiality of the pre-teen or teen, so that everyone feels safe and supported throughout the process.
If you feel your child or teenager is struggling, Wellspring therapists are here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out, so your whole family can get the support you may need.