Child & Adolescent Therapy – Village Counseling & Wellness

Therapy for Children and Teens Experiencing Anxiety, Depression, & more

Are you worried about anxiety or depression in your child?

Is your child having trouble with peers or family members?

Does conflict follow your child wherever they go?

Childhood today is not like when we were growing up. Kids, tweens, and teens are faced with so much more than we ever had to deal with. Whether it is from social media, a competitive school or sport, or just the constant exposure to an unattainable idea of perfection in the media, children experience immense pressure to succeed.

As a parent, you might feel lost or unsure of how to help your child learn to deal with these pressures. Your child might be acting out already, in need of some additional support to develop coping skills and emotional regulation. If you feel helpless, hopeless, or completely discouraged as a parent, we can help.

Child and Adolescent Therapy

Our ultimate goal is to help young people learn and develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of emotional and relational success and set them on the path to becoming independent, healthy and successful adults.

We help teens and preteens with the following issues and more:

  • Development of coping skills to alleviate depression, anxiety and other forms of emotional dysregulation

  • Improve school performance

  • Create healthy peer and family relationships

  • Resist substance use

  • Create a healthy body image and avoid eating disorders

  • Increase family communication

  • Stop cutting and self-injury

  • Overcome suicidal ideation

  • Making good choices

Parental Involvement

Many parents feel embarrassed or that they have failed if their child needs therapy. This is absolutely untrue. Family life is complicated and parents cannot be expected to take care of a multitude of responsibilities and be experts in child psychology, too.

In our village, we aim for consistent parental involvement in treatment. As a parent, you are the most important person in your child’s life. As you communicate with us, we can offer advice on how to effectively help your teen at home and address any parenting questions you may have.

How to Know When Help Is Needed

If your child is exhibiting any of these behaviors, therapy might be helpful:

  • Sudden change in mood or behavior

  • Severe mood swings throughout the day or week

  • Loss of interest in activities

  • Frequent fighting with friends or family members

  • Sudden drop in academic performance

If you live in the Burbank area and are in need of support for your child, contact us today. We’re here to help and we’d love to meet you.