How do I Know if My Child Needs Therapy?

Children communicate with us through much more than just their words. Their behaviors are an
important form of expression and if you are noticing changes in your child’s behavior, especially after a scary, sad or stressful event, they may be sending a clear message that they need some support.

If you already feel sure that your child would benefit from learning to talk about their emotions, building coping skills, and processing past events, then our searchable directory of trauma-trained clinicians can help you find a great fit.

Below are some questions that can help you decide whether to pursue therapy or not but, remember, everyone benefits from having someone to talk to and to help them learn new skills, so even if this screening tool indicates that your child is doing well, follow your instinct and seek help if you think it is needed.

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