Maybe your child is in crisis and you have no doubt that they need counseling now. But what if it’s more of a gray area? Is your child struggling with anxiety, or grief over a seemingly minor loss? Do they seem easily distractible and hyperactive, but haven’t been diagnosed with ADHD or a behavioral disorder? How do you know if counseling will be worthwhile?
You might worry that you’re exaggerating your child’s problems and that they’ll be able to make it through this rough spot without professional help.
However, it’s important to realize that kids, like adults, can suffer from serious mental health issues that might not be readily apparent:
Children are susceptible to the same emotional health issues and mood disorders that plague adults. As many as one in five children and adolescents may have an identifiable mental disorder that requires treatment. At least 1 in 10 has a serious emotional disturbance. – Dennis Thompson Jr., Everyday Health
If you suspect your child needs professional support from a child behavioral therapist, don’t hesitate to contact San Diego Christian Counseling.
Whether it’s anxiety counseling, grief counseling, or counseling through a transition such as a cross-country move, health issues, or other concern, taking the step to care for your child’s emotional and mental well being is worth it. And you’ll have the peace of mind that your child has access to helpful resources.