What to Expect When Your Child Needs Therapy

Here is some great information about what it’s like to take your kids to see a therapist!

Free Spirit Publishing Blog

By Melissa Martin, author of  Tessie Tames Her Tongue

What to Expect When Your Child Needs TherapyImagine your child is experiencing intense emotional distress that vacillates between crying spells and episodes of explosive anger. His sleep is restless, and he’s having nightmares. His appetite has decreased. He refuses to attend school, and the teacher is texting you at least three times a week to report disruptive behaviors. The days turn into weeks, then months, and you learn your child is becoming aggressive toward classmates and siblings. His mood bounces up, down, and all around. He will not talk about the problem. Eventually the school counselor recommends therapy outside of the school setting.

Many parents feel stunned or intimidated by this recommendation. They don’t know what to expect or where to begin. But children can benefit greatly from therapy, and it does not have to be a mysterious process.

Begin by contacting your health insurance company to…

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