When your concerned about your child’s mental health.

p1280281b1-800x694 Sometimes as parents, we don’t always know when our child needs help that as a parent, they may not can give them.  Are you a parent who is concerned that it might be time to seek counseling for a child?

Is your child suddenly declining in the school work?

Do you feel your child may be worrying more than other children (anxiety among children is on a steady incline)

Has your child suddenly started refusing to go to school or join in normal activities they once enjoyed?   backtoschool

Have they started having nightmares?

Has your once well behaved child begun to be more aggressive or disobedient?

Does your child seem sad or depressed?

Does it seem like your teen has suddenly “shut down” or started spending more and more time alone, in their room, avoiding the family?  rustlock1b

Has there been any major changes in your household such as a divorce, separation, major illness of a loved one or even a death in the family?

Children’s mental health problems can occur just as easily as they can in adults and like adults they are treatable.  Some studies have shown that one child in five may have a diagnosable mental health problem which can be helped but nearly two thirds of these children get little to no help and are left to deal with it on their own.

A mental health issue a child is dealing with can disrupt their home and school and often times there is a possible increased risk of school failure, problems with the law, and sometime suicide.  It has been reported that children as young as 5 have attempted suicide.  Some have succeeded.

While many childhood problems go away in time, if you are concerned about your child and feel that there may be something going on more than “normal childhood” problems, then seek out the advice of your local pediatrician or family doctor or a local mental health professional.

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If your in the Andalusia, Alabama area call for a free and confidential consult 334-222-7094

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About Childs Play Counseling Services

No family is without the occasional frustration or challenge but when issues are interfering with daily activities or causing chaos within the home it may be time to look for help. Child's Play Counseling Services offers full service mental health counseling and therapy for adults, children, adolescents, and families in Covington County, Alabama. I offer therapy for a variety of issues not limited to ADHD, behavior problems, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, school problems, anger management, low self esteem, eating disorders, family issues relating to divorce and separation within the family. I have been helping children, adults and families heal, and lead healthy lives for over 15 years in a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment. I can help you. Call 334-222-7094 to schedule your appointment. I am licensed in Alabama as well as Florida and in addition to being a licensed counselor, I am also licensed in both states to offer supervision for those wishing to obtain their licenses in Alabama, Florida or certification in Play Therapy. I often teach parenting classes and training and conduct workshops to other professionals in the field of mental health. The topics I present on include issues of concern for parents, as well as counseling techniques to professionals. I specialize in Play Therapy and am always happy to conduct workshops to other professionals on the benefits of play therapy. If you would like me speak at your event or offer a workshop in your area, please contact me and we can set something up.
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