Child Counseling

Struggling with behavior problems? Emotional difficulties that you don’t know how to handle? That’s why our therapists use a variety of age-appropriate games, toys and other materials to help children find ways to better express themselves and describe their concerns. Once identified, we then focus on three main areas: the child’s strengths, the development of self-control, and discovering and applying new ways of coping.

Our counseling services are for children who may be experiencing a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Anxiety and fearfulness
  • Behavior problems at home, school or both
  • Anger, aggression and acting out
  • Depression and low self-esteem
  • ADD and ADHD identification and treatment
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Parent/child relationships
  • Social skills and peer relationships
  • Divorce transitions
  • Blended family relationships
  • Chronic illness

Note: Not all services are available at all locations. Please contact your local CareNet center to confirm counselor and program availability.

Child Counseling Can Help Children:

  • Strengthen their resiliency and coping during tough times
  • Learn how to regulate emotions (happy, mad, sad, worried, etc.)
  • Improve their self-esteem
  • Develop better relationships with their peers and siblings
  • Work through experiences of grief and loss

Child Counseling Can Help Parents:

  • Understand the emotional needs of their struggling child
  • More effectively deal with behavior challenges
  • Introduce and support new coping strategies
  • Support their children through transition or loss
  • Better advocate for their child’s best interest at school
  • Improve sibling relationships

I was ashamed of the way my son was behaving in school and knew I needed some help with Jose. That’s when I reached out to my neighbor and she told me about Carenet. I’m a single mom, and I have to say Jose’s counseling not only turned him around, but it turned me around. I got my son back from the angry 5–year-old little man he had become.”

Sylvia C. – Client’s mom