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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Kids Specialist

Cognitive Behavioral & Integrative Therapy located in Falls Church & Alexandria, VA

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Kids

If your child is depressed, anxious, or has other mental health challenges, licensed psychologists at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment in Falls Church and Alexandria, Virginia, are here for them. They offer cognitive behavioral therapy for kids and teenagers to improve their moods and help them thrive. Call one of the two offices to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.

What is cognitive behavioral therapy for kids?

For kids, cognitive behavioral therapy is a highly effective treatment that reduces unpleasant symptoms linked with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health struggles. The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment providers offer this service as an alternative for, or in addition to, medications.

What are the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy for kids?

These are some of the many benefits your child can experience with cognitive behavioral therapy for kids at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment:

  • Less depression
  • Less anxiety
  • Mood improvements
  • Fewer mood swings
  • Improved behavior patterns
  • Enhanced academic performance
  • Better overall quality of life

Cognitive behavioral therapy for kids uses counseling techniques to improve the way your child feels and help them thrive at home, at school, and in interpersonal relationships. 

Is cognitive behavioral therapy for kids right for my child?

To find out if your child is a candidate for cognitive behavioral therapy, the specialists at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment discuss your child’s symptoms and medical history. They ask you and your child a series of questions during a comprehensive psychiatric assessment before personalizing a highly effective treatment plan. 

Signs of mental health struggles in kids include feelings of fear, constant sadness, mood swings, loss of interest in favorite activities, behavioral problems, and difficulty in school and in relationships.

What happens during cognitive behavioral therapy for kids?

During cognitive behavioral therapy for kids at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment, your child or teen meets with a licensed therapist who talks with them about their feelings, lifestyle, actions, habits, and much more.

Cognitive behavioral therapy specialists use counseling to help your child learn to control their emotions and behaviors, managing worries and fears in a healthy way.

Providers help kids identify anxious thoughts and find realistic ways to work through them without having to skip common everyday situations, such as sleepovers with friends, playing sports, and participating in class.

Common strategies include facing fears (exposure therapy), developing realistic thinking, participating in relaxation techniques, and being exposed to effective parenting strategies. Specialists at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment work with you and kids of all ages by using creativity, art, humor, books, and fun games to build skills.

To learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy for kids at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment, call your nearest office or book a consultation online today.

The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment
Falls Church: 
✆ Phone (appointments): 703-618-0900
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 703-618-0900
Address: 300 North Washington St., Suite 102, Falls Church, VA 22046

Old Town Alexandria: 
✆ Phone (appointments): 703-618-0900
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 703-618-0900
Address: 1414 Prince St, Suite 312, Alexandria, VA 22314