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What is Therapy and Why Does My Child Need it?

Child psychotherapy is a therapeutic relationship focused on the emotional and social well being of the child. Children need therapy for a wide range of reasons from emotional issues, school related stress, bullying, developmental disorders to discussing feelings and learning coping skills to deal with intense personal matters such as divorce, death or another type of loss.
Therapy is:

  • Meaningful
  • Functional
  • Motivational
  • Individualized

After the decision to seek therapy is made, the first step is to bring your child to therapy to confront their issues. Together, we then form a team to see your child through a successful and complete treatment program. As parents and caregivers, you are intimately and importantly integral to the success and ongoing value of this new aspect of your child’s life. No matter what reason you have sought therapy for your child, it is an important first step to wellness and your family’s well being.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
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