Behavioral therapy for children works to change any self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors into more positive actions. It may be difficult to admit or accept that your child’s behavior is out of control, but you know your child better than anyone and can determine when their behavior isn’t within the range of normal. Whether they are throwing tantrums or acting out in an abnormal way, it may be time to seek help. You’re not a terrible parent for trying to help your child. Many parents feel guilty for seeking therapy, but you and your child will benefit greatly from speaking with a professional.
What Should We Expect During Behavioral Therapy?
Sometimes kids don’t have the right tools or knowledge they need to manage their feelings. Through therapy, we can find the best way to give your child the ability to communicate and control their emotions.
I believe that each person is unique and deserves a custom treatment plan. So, during our first session, I will take the time to listen to the situation. From there, we will determine the best steps forward based on what we discuss. That may include implementing a reward and consequence system to help your child better identify desirable and undesirable behavior.
It’s important to know that behavioral therapy is for both the parent and the child. During therapy, you and your child will work together to change your reaction and interactions with each other. As the parent, you will be responsible for carrying out the strategies we discuss in therapy. It’s essential for you to implement the behavioral plan at home. Following through with the behavioral plan will show your child which behaviors are acceptable and which are not.
Together, we will find the right strategies to help strengthen your parent-child relationship.
If you’re ready to start your therapy journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about how I can help.