“She just seems angry and anxious.....”

“My once happy kid just seems down all the time....”
“I think our divorce really affected our child....”
“He's just struggling in school and we're not quite sure why...”
“My teen is questioning their identity and I don't know what to say....”

As a parent have you even found yourself asking yourself one of these questions? Kids and teens can struggle with a lot of adult-like issues and sometimes parents as well as our children need extra help to deal with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School/Academic Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Self harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Mood Disorders

How do I know if my child/teen needs therapy?

Children and teens can engage in a variety of behaviors that show they are struggling with their feelings. If your son/daughter is disruptive at home or in school, has difficulty focusing, is impulsive, easily frustrated, and angry, has difficulty making friends and getting along with peers, is doing poorly at school or refusing to attend, or is engaging in risky and self-destructive behaviors, he or she may need therapy to resolve underlying conflicts or to process feelings.

Significant transitions, such as divorce, illness, loss, or new additions to a family may interfere with healthy development and growth. Learning disabilities and other special needs may also affect a child’s development and a family’s functioning.

Child play therapy, talk therapy, parent counseling, and family therapy help children, teens and families address difficult feelings that interfere with healthy development, school performance, and family and peer relationships.

Therapy provides a unique and safe environment where a child or teen can explore difficult feelings and relieve distress. Through the therapeutic relationship, your child begins to understand his or her feelings, learn new ways of coping, and improve self-esteem.

We understand families and we know how to help troubled or struggling kids/teens. Our highly-trained counselors can help parents understand your child's emotional and behavioral issues and develop strategies for addressing these concerns.

How will I participate in my child's treatment?

We consider parental involvement to be a crucial component of every child's therapy. Parents are our main source of information about their child's development, behavior, and emotions and they are closely consulted regarding the goals of treatment. We view parents as our partners in the treatment process and rely upon you to evaluate the effective of your child's therapy.

Parents can also support therapy by reinforcing relaxation, stress reduction, and anger management strategies your child/teen learns in therapy. You can encourage your child to express her or his feelings at home through play, writing or art. Your child's therapist can advise you on how set appropriate goals and limits to help your child reach his or her potential.

Please directly contact one of our counselors for your appointment. Check the Insurance tab to see what Counselors accept specific insurances or are self-pay.

Counselors Who Can Help

To make an appointment, please use contact information below

Meredith Persenaire

For an appointment, contact: 616-228-7601

Allie Rauser

For an appointment, contact: 616-730-1465

Angela Iacoboni

For an appointment, contact: 616-414-0912