Child and Adolescent Therapy Services

What is child/ adolescent therapy?

When growing up, children and adolescents must develop in many important ways. As they mature, children will experience shifts in their thinking, mood and behavioral patterns. With all these changes happening in the child, it may be difficult for the family to determine if a change is a normal challenge in a child’s development or signs that something is interfering with the child’s or teen’s happiness, or with social connection.

Signs your child or teen may benefit from therapy:

  • Changing eating or sleeping habits
  • Engaging in destructive behaviors (cutting themselves, digging their nails into the skin)
  • Extreme feelings of sadness or worry
  • Shifts in behavior 
  • Isolating from friends
  • Regressing
  • Increased physical complaints
  • Speaks about death frequently
  • Management of illness
  • Parents getting divorced
  • Struggling with a new sibling
  • Changing schools
  • Dealing with the loss of a loved one
  • Custody evaluations
  • Any kind of abuse or traumatic event 

How can therapy help?

The goal of child therapists and counselors is to help children and adolescents learn to better interpret their problems, and to help them process and mature through developmental periods in healthy ways that increase their mental health and social connectedness.. Therapy and counseling services usually begin with an initial assessment, this is a time when professionals collect information about the child or teens current concern or problem. This professional will also be reviewing a history of symptoms with the child and the family. Once this assessment is completed the mental health professional will speak with the family and discuss the course of action that will be the best fit the client’s needs.. The mental health professional might begin the focus on emotional support during a difficult transition, conflict resolution, skills to cope with feelings, problem solving strengths, and experimenting with new actions to address old patterns. The aim is to help and encourage the child to learn new tools and methods that can prepare them for any challenges they face currently and in the future. 

Types of child therapy:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Kids learn how their own thinking affects how they feel, their mood and behavior. They are then shown how to identify these negative thoughts and process them in healthy ways

  • Play Therapy

 Children heal trauma and express feelings through play. 

When should I call your office? 

If you or your loved ones have concerns about your child’s mental health, you can work with a specialist. At Soma Therapy, we can help! Call 316-201-6047 or fill out our contact form to get help & learn more about anger management resources today. We also often provide referrals in-town if we cannot connect you with the right resources within Soma Therapy. 

Behavioral Health Wichita KS

Your behavioral health in Wichita KS is the top priority of SOMA Therapy. Our therapists, counselors, and nurse practitioners specializing in medication management all work together to ensure you receive the necessary treatment for your behavioral concerns. If you are looking for a depression support group in Wichita, KS or a Wichita therapy center, visit our website for our list of services and providers. 

What type of treatments for does SOMA offer?

Some mental health disorders include mental health or psychiatric medication management in their treatment plans. Psychiatric medication management assumes a combination of therapy and counseling with a prescribed medication plan.

A licensed psychiatrist or a psychiatric mental health nurse can prescribe psychiatric medication for your diagnosis. Medications used to treat depression can have a different effect on every patient. Psychiatric medication providers at SOMA will professionally guide you in your treatment plan so that you feel comfortable and at ease the entire time.

Clients who receive treatment for mental health diagnoses, like depression, often also have symptoms of anxiety, stress, or trauma. Medication management alone will not resolve these concerns. If they go untreated for a long period of time, it may result in serious psychological and/or physical illnesses. To avoid this outcome, it is important to receive therapy and counseling during your medication treatment plan. 

Psychiatrist in Wichita KS

If you’re looking for a Psychiatrist in Wichita KS, our therapy center also offers treatment for psychosis related disorders. Jenny Voth is our licensed psychotherapist in Wichita, KS. She has 18 years of work experience. She works to treat substance abuse, trauma and heal families. Not only is she active in her therapeutic work, she also brings her Christian background to the work she does. She your best choice for a Christian therapist in Wichita, KS.

LaVetta Jarett is our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has over 10 years of expertise in mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, cultural stressors, and clients in crisis. She also specializes in helping with medication management for those struggling with substance abuse.

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