Children and Therapy

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Counseling and Therapy: Finding Emotional Support on the Web

Life's events can occasionally lead to an array of complicated feelings and emotions. Sometimes we're able to sort out these feelings ourselves, or with the help of family or friends. Other times, it might be necessary to talk to a trained counselor or therapist who can help us get to the root of our difficulties. If you or someone you know needs this specialized assistance, the Web sites in this guide can point you in the right direction.

What is Counseling?

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Types of Therapy

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Problems Addressed in Therapy

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Children and Therapy

Sometimes children have problems that go far deeper than what you might normally attribute to just being a "phase." If your child isn't talking to you and you wonder if someone else could help, the Web can direct you to professionals who are trained to help children sort out their feelings.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If you are unable to find a counselor for your child using the Web, consider asking the clergy at your house of worship or trusted counselors for help. Your child's doctor may also be able to offer recommendations.
  • Consider what may be the cause of your child's need for counseling services. For example, if the problem is alcoholism (be it an adult relative with a problem or the child's own problem), a national or local organization such as Alcoholics Anonymous may be able to help or connect you to the right resources. Many national assistance organizations have local branches around the country and can recommend counseling help.

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Paying for Counseling and Therapy

Financial considerations may affect your decision to seek therapy. The Web can tell you what you ... read more »

Mental Health Peer Support

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