Services for Teens & Children

"We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them" -Albert Einstein

Many children struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional disorder, spectrum disorders and other concerns. It is very common for children to have emotional problems at some time during their development. If you discover that your child is having difficulty coping with challenging behaviors or feelings our therapists are very willing to help sit with your child, as well as you, and work with you to find healthy ways to cope with these struggles.

Our therapists at Optimum Balance Counseling work with the child directly, as well as involving the parent in the treatment. The therapist engages the child to create a positive relationship. Building on the relationship, the therapist helps the child to understand and work through their challenges. Emotional regulation is often a significant part of this process, as children are often overcome by feelings or emotions that are very difficult for them to process or express. Typically, the younger the child is, the more the parents are involved with the counseling, but parents always need some level of involvement to become part of the solution.

All of us at Optimum Balance Counseling have extensive experience in working with children with many different issues, including: