Child & Adolescent Counseling

Even children in very loving families can experience emotional difficulties.

Even children in very loving families can experience emotional difficulties. It can be profoundly distressing to see your child struggle, and not know how to respond, or to try and help, but see them continue to suffer. Fortunately, psychotherapy can help. Since children process their experience differently than adults, psychotherapy typically involves some element of play. Therapeutic play offers children a gentle way to process whatever may be upsetting them. By observing a child’s orientation towards play, a therapist can begin to understand and respond to emotional communications from the child that are not always accessible through language. As children become older, therapy may develop to include more conversation or discussion, or the use of art, poetry or drama as tools. These more expressive mediums can help teenagers process the bewildering and sometimes intense emotions of their teenage years. They can also provide a forum for addressing any underlying difficulties a teen may be experiencing at home, in school or in their relationships with others.

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We are here to help.

The Counseling Center, located off of Gause Boulevard in Slidell, Louisiana is committed to providing you the highest quality therapeutic support. Our therapists have been chosen for their skill, compassion, integrity and dedication to providing therapeutic care and have all acquired advanced graduate-level clinical training.

Small talk can change everything.

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