Changes within the family or changed relationships hit children particularly hard. Different from adults, children cannot draw on positive solution strategies from their past.
What is important when working with children is to form a working alliance with the child's parents or caregivers. To achieve positive changes, the child's environment is just as important as the work we do in therapy. Parents and family members should work on trying to understand the problem just as much as the child to be able to create a positive foundation for the therapy success.
Therapy for children focuses on the following areas:
- Behavior disorders
- Divorce or separation
- Learning challenges & school performance
- Play therapy