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.
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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.
- 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.
To find resources for kids …
is a companion site to KidsHealth and has a wide range of articles on the mental health and emotional issues affecting teenagers. The articles are written in a friendly tone and offer teens advice on how to solve their problems and how to talk to parents or other adults.
To find resources for parents …
helps parents and children cope with the changes brought on by divorce. Parents will find tips about raising children with their former spouses, helping children adjust to divorce, acclimating children to living in two separate homes, and more. A link is provided for a 30-minute complimentary telephone consultation
The National Institute of Mental Health
provides advice for parents wondering how to help a child cope with violence or some sort of disaster. The article explains what trauma is, how different age groups respond to an upsetting event, and offers parents suggestions for how to help.
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