You hardly recognize your child anymore.
They used to be a sweet, caring kid, but lately, their behavior has you baffled and frustrated.
Your child has done a complete 180. They have gone from listening well to refusing to follow directions. They’re also getting in trouble and struggling to keep friends.
Testing limits is a part of growing up. But what you’re noticing in your child goes beyond a little attitude and sass.
When it comes to your kid, you’re starting to see they’re acting out in situations they used to thrive in. They often have outbursts rather than expressing themselves well and lately, it seems like they’re just plain out of control. All of the sudden your child is talking back, throwing tantrums, or just plain ignoring everything you have to say.
It’s almost as if you’re raising an entirely different kid.
The word today emphasizes high standards, and it’s hard to keep your child from feeling pressured to be a certain way. You know they have great qualities and great potential, but you can’t help but notice the ways they stand out from other children their age.
You’re not saying that your kid needs to behave like an angel all the time. Every child needs to practice handling their strong emotions. But you didn’t expect they’d flat out refuse to listen to anything you asked. Or that their inability to pay attention in school would have them falling behind or failing. And you certainly never imagined the outright meltdowns they’d have when they didn’t get their way.
Right now, your child’s behavior problems are starting to cause issues, and you’re wanting to intervene before they start to cause lasting damage.
When You Come to Urban Wellness for Help with Your Child’s Behavior
- Your child will feel noticeably more aware of their thoughts and emotions
- Your child will be less irritable and less angry
- Your child will respond better when met by obstacles or told no
- Your child will have stronger connections with friends and family members
- Your child will have better eating and sleeping patterns
Who Benefits Most from Child Behavior Therapy?
Child Behavior Therapy at Urban Wellness is best for those who are 8 – 17 and looking to for ways to cope with their thoughts and emotions so they don’t behave in a negative way. Counseling helps your child process their experiences in a healthier way.
Your child will benefit from Behavior Therapy if:
- They struggle to listen to or follow through on directions
- They refuse to do what they are asked
- They have trouble sitting still or paying attention at school
- They have a hard time making and keeping friends
There are certain situations where your child might not be ready for Counseling sessions with Urban Wellness. These situations include, but are not limited to:
- Instances of severe mental illness
- Ongoing substance abuse
If your child is experiencing a severe mental illness, we recommend you seek outpatient services at a local program like Thresholds. If you are currently experiencing substance abuse or dependence, please see our other specialized service.
More About Urban Wellness
Urban Wellness Helps the Members of Our Community Thrive
Our practice is designed to meet the needs of everyone in our community by offering a variety of counselors with diverse backgrounds and specialties. Our counselors vary in their expertise, working with clients across the lifespan with a wide range of issues and it is our goal to find the therapist that is the right fit for you and your loved ones. We are constantly growing our specialties through education and supervision so that we can continue to help our clients and provide therapy for the whole family.
We have several therapists who offer counseling to children and teens which is perfect for those aged 8-17. Whether your child’s behavior is causing them to fall behind in school or preventing them from connecting with and keeping friends, failing to follow social norms can keep your child from ever truly thriving. It can leave your child feeling isolated, left behind, and angry. Overcoming behavior problems can help your child succeed when it comes to meeting academic standards, enjoying their life at home, and creating lasting social relationships.
At Urban Wellness we believe childhood is a time for your child to safely explore themselves and their boundaries and to find their place in the world.
What Will You Pay for Child Therapy?
Counseling for children and teens is a fee for service program and Urban Wellness accepts all major forms of payment.
Initial sessions cost $170 and each follow-up session costs $145. You and your child’s therapist will discuss the recommended number of sessions during your initial contact based on your unique situation.
Urban Wellness accepts insurance and offers in network and out of network benefits. We accept BCBS PPO, Humana, and United Healthcare insurances, at their contracted rates. For your convenience, we will do a benefit check on your behalf and notify you of our in network or out of network benefits. Copays, deductibles or any out of pocket costs are due at the time of service.
Your Next Steps
It is normal to expect good behavior from your child. To think they should be able to sit still and follow directions. Having a kid who does behave reasonably and rationally my feel very far off, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make strides toward listening and controlling themselves better.
Your child no longer has to feel like an outcast or that everyone thinks negatively of them. They can start to regulate the ways they respond to strong thoughts and emotions. In the end, your child can become aware of the way their behavior choices impact their life and begin to have more control. Urban Wellness can help.