Psychotherapy helps children, adolescents and their families in a variety of ways. They receive emotional support, resolve conflicts with people, understand feelings and problems, and try out new solutions to old problems. Goals for therapy may be specific (behavior change, improved relations with friends or family) or more general (less anxiety, better self-esteem).
Psychotherapy for children and adolescents
- Anxieties and Phobia (separation anxiety, examination phobia etc.)
- Disturbances of the social behavior and oppositional defiant behavior
- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders (AD(H)D)
- Eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity)
- Development disturbances
- Enuresis and Encopresis
- Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
- Tic disorders
- Sleep disorders (Insomnia, Nightmare etc.)
- Adjustment disorders
- Traumatic experiences
- Psychosomatic complaint
- Consequences of separation and divorce
In a preliminary consultation I discuss my therapeutically approaches with the parents or the reference persons. An exact idea of the therapeutically procedure can help you to decide whether this kind of therapy seems suitable for your child.
You and your child will know very quickly, within the first 4-5 sessions, whether we are on the right track together. If not, I am very happy, and obligated, to refer you to someone who I think might be a better fit.
In the psychotherapy with children and adolescents I use cognitive behavioral therapeutic techniques with hypnotherapeutic and systemic elements. With younger children are also methods of play therapy used.
Children and adolescents can learn to handle difficult emotions and situations through new self-efficacy experiences and the acquisition of new competences in the therapy.
For the treatment of children and adolescents the parents or reference persons are included in the therapy and will be counseled.