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Therapy & Counseling for Child Anxiety


counseling for child anxiety

If you & your child are experiencing any of the following, therapy can help:

  • You notice your child doesn’t want to do things that other kids want to (such as sleep overs and other fun things)
  • They have trouble falling asleep
  • They have anxiety when separating from you
  • Your child complains of stomach aches and/or digestive trouble
  • You feel irritated & frustrated when you watch them struggle doing basic stuff
  • You feel concern but also confusion about their challenges (“why is it so hard for them?”)
  • You might wonder if you’re being manipulated by them sometimes
  • Not sure how much to push your child into doing things that scare them

If you identify with any of these scenarios,

be sure to take some action soon to improve your situation.

To learn more about how we can help you:

call or text: 503-349-2281


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Here are some benefits that can come from child & family therapy for anxiety:

  • Help increase everyone’s awareness of how the anxiety impacts the family relationships
  • Create a plan for how to change your child’s relationship with their anxiety
  • Enhance family relationships by collaborative problem solving
  • Explore how thoughts (cognition) and behavior can either inrease or decrease anxiety for your child
  • Build your children’s skill-set in self-regulation & resilience so they can be more brave

Our Unique Approach to Helping Kids with Anxiety

Counseling that’s just only for your child can certainly be a positive and healing experience for them.  However, when they leave the counselor’s office, they’re entering back into the environment in which the problem arose and exists in the first place.  For true change to happen, it’s helpful to have your child’s primary relationships involved in the therapeutic process.  This is known as a Family Therapy approach to helping children & parents.

Our skilled therapists have been trained in family-systems as well as in mindfulness-based approaches.  A family-systems approach seeks to avoid blaming or diagnosing any one person because problems are seen as the result of the relationship dynamics within the system or family. Mindfulness is the ability to notice one’s experience without judgment and with curiosity.

We also have chosen our experienced therapists with great care.  The therapists at Family Ties Counseling Center know a lot about how to be in relationship.  Just as important as their education and training is their capacity to be authentic, compassionate and insightful.


If our approach sounds appealing to you,

we would love to hear from you

call or text: 503-349-2281


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