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a specialist with a clipboard sits on the floor with a young girl playing with blocks during her child therapyThe mental health of children and teens is just as important as their physical health. At New Directions Mental Health, our mental health therapies provide the support young people need to thrive. We offer comprehensive assessments and individualized treatment plans for children and adolescents.

We understand that children and teens often face unique challenges, so we treat each of them with respect, understanding, and compassion. Our team of child and teen therapists is specifically trained to provide a safe, supportive listening environment. Children and teenagers will learn more effective ways to manage upsetting emotions. To learn more about how our child therapy can help your child, call us at 724.374.7414 today. 

Our Adolescent Therapy at New Directions Mental Health

The adolescent and child therapy at New Directions Mental Health is a specialized therapy designed to address the unique mental health challenges young people face. It employs a range of therapeutic techniques to help your child navigate issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer pressure, and academic stress.

Our skilled therapists work closely with each young person, creating a safe and supportive environment where they can express their feelings and learn effective coping strategies. The goal is to empower individuals with the necessary tools to build resilience, improve their mental well-being, and foster healthier relationships with family and peers. 

Psychologists for Teens and Children Can Help

At New Directions Mental Health, our highly trained and experienced psychologists are specially trained and equipped to help children and teenagers face various mental health concerns. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive assessments, intervention techniques, and treatment plans tailored to meet your child’s or adolescent’s needs.

Our therapists and counselors help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD (including ADHD testing and evaluations)
  • Anger management and defiant behavior
  • Low self-esteem and stress
  • Learning deficits and academic underachievement
  • Bullying
  • Adjustment to a loss (death of a family member or friend, divorce, family relocation, etc.)
  • Recovery from abuse and other forms of trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Social skills deficit
  • Enuresis and Encopresis (bedwetting and soiling)
  • Family discord

We have child and teen therapists specifically trained to provide them with a safe, supportive environment. This helps them learn more effective ways of managing confusing or upsetting emotional states and to learn new ways of viewing and interacting with the world around them. Our therapists work to build on the strengths and resources of each child or teen and their family to help overcome the types of challenges listed above. The ultimate aim is to facilitate your child’s healthy, vibrant psychological development.

Child and Teen Therapy Can Help Build Skills and Strengths

Our teen and child therapy can help children gain confidence, build resilience and self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and learn how to cope with challenging emotions. Child and adolescent therapy can help children and adolescents in the development of:   

  • Relaxation skills 
  • Assertiveness skills 
  • Emotion regulation skills 
  • Healthy lifestyle habits 
  • Improved behavior patterns 
  • Improved self-worth 
  • Relationship skills 
  • Resolution of painful emotional experiences linked to traumatic events 

We also offer these services in our treatment: 

  • Family therapy 
  • Parent effectiveness counseling 
  • Referral, if necessary, for a medication evaluation is available at our practice

We understand the unique challenges that children and teens often experience. If you feel your child or teen could benefit from our therapy services, please call us at 724.374.7414 so we can work together to help them reach their goals.  

Find a Therapist for Teens in Pennsylvania at New Directions Mental Health

At New Directions Mental Health, our teen and child therapy can assist and support young people through challenging times. We provide a safe, supportive listening environment where your child can express their feelings with understanding and compassion. Our highly trained and experienced team of child and teen therapists is committed to helping your family navigate the unique challenges you may be facing.

If you feel that your child or adolescent could benefit from our therapy, please contact us today at 724.374.7414 so we can begin the process of connecting you with a therapist who will best meet your needs. Together, we can help your family find the path to healing and progress.