Child Counseling

Gifted Kids

Grief and loss is a painful journey, as grief comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn't care what season of life your in or what you have going on.  It's unpredictable and it holds your child hostage until they work the steps.  Catch your breath because at Traveling Light Counseling we will help your child manage the waves of grief that comes with both unexpected and expected loss from divorce.  They will:

  • learn how to integrate both their body and mind to support and promote healthy grief

  • discover ways to care for themselves and acknowledge their pain without losing hope that all things will get better.

  • work through the cycle of grief and pain in order to process through the steps of grief in a healthy way, in their own time frame and in their own way

  • create a coping tool kit in order to navigate the triggers in life.

  • reestablish a new norm in order to live a life with intention and meaning.

  • create and strengthen their support system in order to connect and not be isolated

  • acknowledge that any loss, big or small is significant

Managing Intense Emotions

Anger, Anxiety & Depression

Intense emotions can be paralyzing!  Ever feel like your child's feelings call the shots.  If they feel angry they react angrily rather than seeing the emotion as an indicator and having a response to a situation.  They are a ball of impulse with a side of intensity.  Catch your breath because at Traveling Light Counseling we will help children manage intense emotions:

  • understand, manage and overcome anxiety in order to walk through life with more peace and control

  • understand, manage and overcome depression in order to walk through life with a mind that is still and not trying to escape.

  • understand and manage your anger in order that you build relationships and are less stressed.

  • work through feelings of overwhelm and/or panic in order to make the choices you need to make, go the places you want to and need to go and be in the relationships you desire most.

  • learn the connection between your thoughts, feelings and actions in order to walk through life with a greater of awareness and clearer perspective.

  • transform their mindset in order to manage your thought closet, make intentional choices and live in gratitude

Highly Sensitive

Grief and loss is a painful journey, as grief comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn't care what season of life your in or what you have going on.  It's unpredictable and it holds your child hostage until they work the steps.  Catch your breath because at Traveling Light Counseling we will help your child manage the waves of grief that comes with both unexpected and expected loss from divorce.  They will:

  • learn how to integrate both their body and mind to support and promote healthy grief

  • discover ways to care for themselves and acknowledge their pain without losing hope that all things will get better.

  • work through the cycle of grief and pain in order to process through the steps of grief in a healthy way, in their own time frame and in their own way

  • create a coping tool kit in order to navigate the triggers in life.

  • reestablish a new norm in order to live a life with intention and meaning.

  • create and strengthen their support system in order to connect and not be isolated

  • acknowledge that any loss, big or small is significant

Self-Love/Confidence

Self-Esteem

"Who Am I"?  Helping your child answer this question is a big part of what we do no matter what brings them to therapy.  You have to love yourself in order to love life and we help them do just that as they travel the journey of self-discovery and connecting with their true self. At Traveling Light Counseling we will help your child develop a health sense of self by helping them:​

  • get in touch with the things they value most in order to clarify their paths relationally and personally 

  • learn and implement healthy boundaries in order to live a more balanced and happier life with improved relationship patterns both romantically and with peers

  • increase self awareness and self love in order to be the best version of self  and walk through life more confidently.

  • gain a new perspective on life in order to travel lighter and brighter

  • create healthy lifestyle choices in order to implement good self care.

  • discover their inner power, in order to feel confident and comfortable making choices.

  • develop skills in order to live a fulfilling life, full of balance and intentionality.

  • learn skills to manage stress, communication challenges, school pressures, peer relationships and conflict

Child Counseling

As a parent you only want the best for your child!  You want them to be both healthy and happy!  To value their abilities, to have confidence in themselves, to think for themselves, enjoy their talents, be more compassionate, have good values, treat other people well, have morals we respect and admire, be proud of themselves (but not arrogant or boastful), to have purpose and meaning to their lives and much more.  

 

Unfortunately, life doesn't always follow the script we imagined and dreamed of for our children.  As life can come with some unexpected twist and turns, hardships, pain and suffering and/or hard to manage moods.  It's during these times that we as parents need help bigger than ourselves in order to help the person/people we hold closest to our hearts with either their struggles, stresses, situation, intense emotions or challenges.  

 

We would love to help.  Either we've been down that path your on or have the professional expertise to help you. To walk with you. To carry some of the weight you’ve been carrying and help your child with: 

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Behavior Problems

  • Conflict

  • Divorce adjustment

  • Executive Functioning

  • Emotional Disregulation

  • Grief + Loss

  • Life transitions

  • Mood Disorders

  • Struggling with Socially and Relationally

  • Stressors

  • Sensory and Emotional sensitivities

  • Trauma

  • School Pressures and Peer Relationships

When you seek therapy for your child at Traveling Light Counseling:

Our heart and goal is to help you as the parent understand your child's unique needs and develop ways to help them in their personal healing or growth process.  Our passion is to help them be the best version of self and transition into adulthood as happy, healthy and thirsty adults.  Thirsty for life, continued growth, purpose and a thirst to live life to their fullest.  

Traveling Light is the place for parents who are looking to help their children better manage life’s situations, transitions, challenges, losses, traumas, hurts and pains so they will have more balanced behaviors, thoughts, and emotions.  With our main goal being that they don't carry unnecessary baggage into their adult life. 

 

What The Counseling Process Looks Like

Counseling (or therapy, psychotherapy) is the process your child/teen meeting with a therapist (or counselor) in order to reduce internal suffering which occurs in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings and somatic responses (sensations in the body).  In addition, ongoing psychotherapy is a useful means of self-growth and self-discovery.  It is meant to help your child/teen build coping skills to be able to handle negative experiences and emotions. Together with a counselor, they will learn, grow, explore, unpack and understand themself, their world, their suffering and their experiences with new perspective, insight and clarity.  Therapy can also help children/teens to resolve barriers which interfere with positive qualities such as joy, compassion, peace, self-esteem, spiritual connection and love.  Many children/teens enjoy therapy and relish the journey of becoming more conscious about themselves, their inner world and their relationships.  Therapy can also be an effective tool in overcoming the effects of trauma and abuse.  

Your child and their therapist will meet together weekly for 50-minute sessions. Therapy is best done with at least an 8-week commitment. We find that clients who cannot commit to at least 8 weekly sessions and meet less than weekly tend to have more difficulty in establishing a relationship with their therapist and often spend their sessions recapping the previous weeks instead of focusing on forward movement. After 8 weekly sessions, you and your therapist can discuss the movement toward your treatment goals and whether reducing sessions to biweekly or terminating therapy is the next step.  Despite the 8 week recommendation the process and therapy is a unique process and is discussed during the intake and assessment phase.  After 8 weekly sessions, you and your therapist can discuss the movement toward your treatment goals and whether reducing sessions to biweekly or terminating therapy is the next step as this a process that is very personalized to everyones unique situation.

In the end, you will feel so much better knowing your child is receiving the professional help they need.

Let the adventure begin to a lighter and brighter tomorrow with the unpacking of today's struggles in order to receive tomorrow's blessings!  We are honored that you have chosen Traveling Light Counseling to meet the unique needs of your child!

Call 772-361-8448 x1  to schedule a therapy session for child counseling today.

Counseling Can Help!

We are passionate about the work that we do and are honored to come alongside you in your journey as a counselor, guide and teacher.  Helping you unpack everything and anything that hinders you, widening your perspective, and helping you have a solid sense of self.  We are confident in you and excited to experience with you the benefits that come with counseling.

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