Mental health is part of the human experience.
And, much like physical health, it needs to be maintained. Mental Health counseling works to instill coping techniques used to manage:
Anxiety-Excessive worrying that may impact a child’s ability to participate in certain activities.
Depression-May included low mood, tearfulness, and loss of interest in activities and/or relationships.
Grief-Followed by the loss of loved ones (pets included) or in preparation for anticipated losses.
Low Self-Esteem-Includes a lack of confidence, feeling down on themselves, and excessively comparing themselves to others.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-Can present itself as an inability to focus, impulsiveness, or hyperactivity.
Traumatic Events-Events that pose a direct threat to a child’s safety. This may include instances where children have directly experienced threats to their physical or emotional well being, as well as witnessing traumatic events.