Behavioral Health Services Benefit Many Children

Behavioral Health Services Benefit Many Children

Behavioral health and mental health care are no longer reserved for kids in crisis, although those children can still greatly benefit from therapy and other behavioral health services. Sometimes, kids just need another adult to talk to about everyday stresses. It’s important to remember that behavioral and mental health services aren’t meant to find a diagnosis in everyone, and we don’t think that everyone has something that needs to be “fixed.” We value the differences in every child, and our goal in providing behavioral health and mental health services is to help you and your child nurture his unique gifts while he navigates the often rocky road toward adulthood. Why Might My Child Need Behavioral or Mental Health Services? Parents seek mental health and behavioral health services for many different reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Moving to a new school or residence
  • Parental divorce or separation
  • Change in family structure, such as parental marriage or the birth of a sibling
  • Managing symptoms of existing diagnoses, such as ADHD or autism
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulty with academics
  • Self-harm
  • Sudden behavioral changes, such as pronounced sadness or mood swings
  • Defiant or angry behavior
  • Unexplained behavioral regression, such as bed-wetting or reverting to baby talk
  • The desire for the child to have a neutral adult to talk to about issues that may be hard to talk about with parents
  • Biting, tantrums, or other negative behavior in toddlers and preschoolers
  • Unexplained physical complaints, such as headaches or stomach aches, that can’t be explained by a medical exam
  • Appetite changes
  • Social difficulties, such as feeling isolated from peers or withdrawing from friends
  • Developmental difficulties and delays
  • Physical aggression
  • Drastic changes in appetite or eating habits

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What are the Benefits of Behavioral Health Therapy?

You know your child better than anyone else, but our behavioral health therapists can offer an additional perspective based on years of research, education, and working with other children with similar issues. We want to work alongside you and your family to help your child achieve and maintain positive behavioral and mental health. Behavioral health therapy can lead to significant improvements in:

  • Academic performance
  • Mood regulation and stability
  • Accepting responsibility
  • Self-esteem
  • Decision-making
  • Family relationships
  • Communication with parents and other family members

If you think your child might benefit from behavioral health therapy, or you just want to learn more, give us a call today (828) 670-8056. Behavioral Health Services Benefit Many Children April Fox, Staff Writer

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