Children are similar to adults in that they experience stress, frustration, and disappointment. Recent studies suggest that parents underestimate the amount of stress in their children’s lives (APA Stress Survey: Children are more stressed than parents realize). The thoughts and feelings associated with life challenges may lead child to display social, emotional, behavioral problems. Some warning signs that your child may be having problems include: a drop in grades, school conduct referrals, social, withdrawal, moodiness, unrealistic worry and engagement in high risk behaviors such as alcohol with drug use. Parents who want to discover why their child acts out can seek answers from a caring child therapist at our practice. We provide an understanding and supportive environment that enables a child to speak freely about his or her fears, feelings, and emotions and help you to discover the root causes of social, emotional, and behavioral problems and replace them with positive coping skills.
The Center for Psychological Growth and Wellness features Florida licensed psychologists who specializes in family and child therapy. We seek to build a relationship with each child and gain insight into why they think and behave the way they do. In this process, we discover how we can help the client (child and parents) understand the root cause of the negative behavior and how to make behavior changes that will improve family communication and household balance.