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Anxiety in Children

Anxiety in Children

The LodeStone Center provides therapy for a wide variety of anxiety disorders. A number of our clinicians specialize in treating anxiety in children ranging from very young to adolescence. It is our goal to match you with a therapist that will best fit your needs and provide you with the best care possible. If you would like more information, or would like to request a first visit with a therapist, you can either fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you or you can also call us directly at 847-802-4058.

What Does Anxiety Treatment Focus On?

The goal of therapy when treating anxiety is simple: to reduce the symptoms and discomfort and to improve your quality of life. We recognize that finding a therapist that is the right match for you and your child is one of the most important factors in successful therapy and therefore start the process off by mutual relationship and trust building. From there, the focus shifts to your emotions, thoughts, and skill building. The approach is tailored to your individual needs, as well as the type of anxiety you are experiencing. In young children, this is often done through expressive means such as play and art therapies. Step by step, symptoms will be targeted and minimized, decreasing your child’s distress.

What Is An Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety is complex, and involves an interaction between the brain and the body. Hormones and mechanisms in the body can trigger thought patterns that are experienced as anxiety. Meaning, the way that we think and interpret our surroundings can also trigger responses in the body that make us experience physical symptoms. This interaction between the brain and the body sometimes results in a cycle that is very difficult to break without help, which is where therapy and sometimes medication come in.

Some signs and symptoms of Anxiety are:

TeleHealth At Home Counseling and Psychotherapy

Telehealth, or “teletherapy” is a highly effective method of accessing care that is particularly useful for people in remote work positions, those with transportation issues or for those that live a significant distance from a provider they would like to see. When your child has anxiety, any little change can add extra stress. Telehealth makes therapy less intimidating because they are able to do therapy in a place that they are comfortable and on a format they are familiar with, a phone or tablet! Our child therapists have extra training to adapt all therapy techniques, even play therapy, to a virtual format, creating a virtual office and therapy experience that matches any in person session. Telehealth comprises approximately 60% of the care delivered by The LodeStone Center and we utilize one of the easiest to access and highest quality platforms for our telehealth calls (Zoom for Healthcare). It’s easy to use, secure and available on any computer, tablet or phone. Psychotherapy, counseling and medication management are all accessible through our telehealth option, and every provider at The LodeStone Center is available through telehealth. Our registration process is entirely online, and many services are available within a few days.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding therapy for anxiety in children, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of our therapists. We are happy to answer questions, help look into your insurance benefits, or explain how counseling might be beneficial to you. If you have questions, and would like to speak to one of our mental health professionals, contact us today.