We have found that it takes a special kind of therapist to get a child to open up and work with a therapist. We are excited that we have found some of those special therapists here at Lakeshore Counseling and Coaching. Our therapists utilize different types of therapy to help children engage in the therapy process. Some of the approaches used in conjunction with empirically proven treatment modalities are play therapy, art therapy, and music therapy. Our therapists use the mediums of play, art, and music to help the child or adolescent to make real and lasting connections in the therapeutic journey. Some areas that our therapists specialize in follow:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Please know, this is not an exhaustive list of issues that our therapists treat. These are just some of the more easily recognizable and diagnosable conditions in children and adolescents. Many issues such as bipolar disorder or depression will have features that begin in childhood but may present in much different ways than it will in adulthood. In this, our therapists will work with the family to develop a better understanding of symptoms, progressions, and ways to be proactive in managing and regulating the symptoms as the child grows.