in Westchase - Tampa, FL
Do you feel worried about your child's behavior, ability to form and maintain friendships or inability to control impulses?
Are you worried about your child’s social skills?
Does your child have uncontrollable temper tantrums or meltdowns which leaves you feeling embarrassed, exhausted, and powerless to do anything about it?
Perhaps your child is acting out at school, misbehaving, or being defiant—even aggressive toward others. Or maybe you’re worried that their self-isolating behavior is indicative of something deeper, such as depression or anxiety.
Our therapists have the expertise and skills to assist your child.
We work with children 8 years+
Issues We work with:
TLC is dedicated to helping children and their families by creating an awareness and understanding of the child’s strengths, challenges, behavioral and learning differences, and providing a comprehensive plan to maximize their potential.
Our strengths-based family-focused model encourages parents to be involved in the treatment of their child. We will work together with you to develop positive discipline strategies and better communication skills so that you are more prepared to handle challenges and begin to feel more confident in your parenting.
Family therapy focuses on helping the family function in more positive and constructive ways by exploring patterns of communication and providing support and education. Family therapy sessions can include the child or adolescent along with parents, siblings, and grandparents. It can also be co-parenting through divorce, single families, and blending families.
This holistic approach, tends to be more effective in causing long term change and produce more positive results.
Benefits of Counseling for Children
Therapy can help children overcome bullying, recover from loss, work through trauma and grief, and improve their behavior. Children will learn important life skills in an environment that is uplifting and supportive. To learn more about our children’s counseling services and how they can help your child, reach out to us today.
I’m worried about being treated or seen like a bad parent.
Will a therapist understand or support me as a parent?
Raising a child would be so much easier if every child came with an operating manual! Most parents do constantly worry about making mistakes and unintentionally hurting their children. Your child’s therapist probably can relate to your feelings of being judged or criticized for your parenting style because most likely they have children too. Some of the childhood disorders can be stemming from genetic or hereditary factors (such as anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD are linked to genetic or environmental factors) so it may not have anything to do with your parenting.
We want you, as a parent, to feel like an important part of the therapy process. Your child cannot succeed without your love & support, therefore, our therapists often involve parent in the therapy process so we are all working on same goals as a team.
Remember, children are resilient, they are constantly changing, evolving & adapting to the world around them. Give them the best support they need to become productive member of the community as adults.
At Tampa Life Counseling, we can provide that support & opportunity for your child to overcome life challenges.