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Child Counseling in San Antonio

We help children make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies, and lives, and equip them with tools, techniques, and methods that can better prepare them for any challenge they may be facing.

Children’s Mental Health

A child’s physical health is important, and equally important is a child’s mental health. One in five children and adolescents struggle with mental, emotional, or behavioral challenges. Neglecting an issue when a child is young could lead to more complicated problems as they grow older. However, just as treatment for physical illness or injury is effective, so is treatment for children’s mental health concerns. Intervention at the earliest possible stage is key. Learning what the warning signs are and understanding the different types of symptoms and treatment options can make all the difference. 

Common Symptoms, Problems, and Concerns

When a child is suffering from mental, social or emotional, or psychological distress and/or trauma, it can be hard to cope with, especially when you feel like nothing is working or there’s nothing you can do to remedy the situation. That is where a child therapist can be extremely beneficial.

This mental health professional can identify the underlying issues that are affecting your child’s overall health and well-being, so he/she can quickly receive the treatment he/she needs to feel better. The truth is many children are unable to fully process the complexities that accompany the emotional and/or psychological issues they are experiencing, so counseling may be just what your child needs to work towards mental wholeness.

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of mental health issues or psychological distress we help treat include:

Feelings and Emotions:

  • Difficulty managing emotions
  • Increased sensitivity to stress
  • Hopeless feelings that persist and won’t go away.
  • Increased anger or excessive crying.
  • Feelings of worthlessness, shame, or guilt.
  • Anxious or worried a lot more than other young people.
  • Grief for a prolonged time after a loss or death.
  • Excessive worry, fears, or helplessness
  • Constantly concerned about physical problems or appearance.
  • Frightened that his or her mind is controlled or is out of control. 
  • Extreme moods.

Social Functioning:

  • Attachment problems
  • Poor understanding of social interactions
  • Difficulty forming relationships with peers
  • Avoiding friends or family and wanting to be alone all the time.

Cognitions:

  • Poor concentration and can’t make decisions.
  • Difficulty problem-solving
  • Poor academic achievement
  • Persistent nightmares.
  • Daydreaming too much and unable to get things done.
  • Hearing voices that cannot be explained.

Behavioral Problems:

  • Poor self-regulation
  • Social withdrawal
  • Use of alcohol or drugs
  • Aggression
  • Often hurting other people, destroying property, or breaking the law.
  • Sexual acting out
  • Extreme moods.
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How We Can Help

Here at Healing Minds Behavioral Health, we understand the struggles of childhood and are dedicated to ensuring good mental health services for children in San Antonio, TX. We are specifically trained to work with multiple childhood challenges and addressing issues in a child’s life that are significantly impacting his/her growth, development, mental health, and well-being. We want to be able to help your child gain the skills needed to navigate their world successfully, while also being able to provide them with the tools necessary for their future.

Perhaps your child is struggling with anxiety, having difficulty making friends, symptoms of depression, or you just want to talk with a professional to make sense of your concerns and receive some clarity. Whatever the circumstance may be, we are here to help.



Healing Minds Behavioral Health, providing child counseling in San Antonio, TX

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