Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Psychotherapy is a collaborative approach that involves therapeutic conversations and interactions between a therapist and a child or family. It can help children and families understand and resolve problems, modify behaviour, and make positive changes in their lives. There are several types of psychotherapy that involve different approaches, techniques, and interventions. At times, a combination of different psychotherapy approaches may be helpful. In some cases, a combination of medication with psychotherapy may be more effective.
What conditions or challenges does psychotherapy help manage?
- Psychotherapy can help with several issues, including but not limited to the following:
Difficulties in coping with daily life or medical conditions
- Lifestyle changes like acculturation, adjustment, relocation
- Stress and relational issues
- Trauma (physical or emotional)
- The death of a loved one and grief.
- School/education-related or family issues
- Specific mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and more.
- Behavioural conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder and more.
How does it work?
Our trained team of specialists notice emotional responses and behaviour whilst naming feelings and carefully attending to what a young person says. This therapeutic process can help children and young people troubled by anxiety or other complex feelings such as aggression, sadness, anxiety, depression, and hyperactivity. The therapist or psychologist creates a safe space that is non-judgemental and curious, helping put into words what has been communicated through various forms of interaction and expression. Talking to a psychologist can help make sense of some of these complex emotions and behaviours linked to anxiety and pain.
What types of therapy and services are offered?
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dr Nesma Nawar