Children & Adolescents
Counseling is the initial step to initiate change. We strive to create a safe environment for emotional expression. Some children tend to experience anxiety about attending counseling. A comprehensive approach is necessary by including parents during treatment to improve the effectiveness of counseling while acknowledging our clients' confidentiality. The purpose of parent involvement is to reinforce coping skills and appropriate behaviors acquired in therapy. Play Therapy, Talk Therapy and Recreational Therapy is offered to children and adolescents to promote behavioral modification, teach conflict resolution skills, teach emotional regulation, improve self-confidence and problem-solving skills.
Do you feel overwhelmed with stress? Do you have trouble establishing healthy relationships? Are you having marital conflict? Are you experiencing phase of life changes? Sometimes life can be challenging when faced with problems that you don't know how to resolve. Don't minimize your problems or pretend they don't exist. There are moments you may feel you don't have any control but the first step is acknowledging the problem and looking for solutions. Strive is here to help. Objective and evidenced-based counseling is provided for individuals and couples at Strive Counseling Services, L.L.C.
“Play is the child’s symbolic language of self-expression and can reveal (a) what the child has experienced; (b) reactions to what was experienced; (c) feelings about what was experienced; (d) what the child wishes, wants, or needs; and (e) the child’s perception of self.”
― Garry L. Landreth, Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship