Child Therapist & Adolescent Counseling in St. Petersburg, FL

Is Adolescent Counseling For Me?

All families encounter challenges, at one point or another. Children and teens have unique needs when it comes to counseling and through our experience with helping many kids overcome their struggles, we have created a system that builds an accepting, open, and judgment-free space to explore the issues children and teens are facing. Parents often don’t know exactly what is wrong, but they have an intuition that their child is struggling.  Watching their child encounter or deal with painful events, while feeling like they can’t speak directly to them about the issues or are unsure how to approach them, often keeps any progress from being made.   Our counselors are a bridge between what parents want best for their children, and where children find themselves so often struggling. 

girl and boy receiving counsel

Benefits of Child Therapy

Parents are often confused about how and when to offer help in a child’s life. They are afraid of not taking action, while also being afraid of taking too much action. We know that having a complimentary conversation with one of our therapists will answer many of your questions and help you to make an informed choice about how our services are created to help children and teens overcome their challenges.

Our counselors are here to help parents and children dealing with:


  • Behavioral changes, academic struggles, social relationships, and emotional changes.
  • Issues communicating and connecting, because oftentimes children can be resistant to parental help and input.
  • The formation of new friendships, adapting to new schools and situations, dealing with a death in the family, self-esteem, bullying, and relationships with stepparents.
  • The struggle surrounding gender identity, sexuality, and learning about healthy dating relationships.
  • Beginning to process the reality of a parent’s divorce.
  • Working to learn healthy coping skills, so that they can find peace and know they are loved during and after divorce.

Why Adolescent Counseling Works

Here are some of the many ways we work to help children and teens overcome the obstacles they are facing:


  • We utilize a tested method that teaches children and teens and parents, the skills  necessary to identify, process, and overcome their fears, concerns, and emotions in a healthy and positive way.
  • We create a safe, comfortable, and welcoming space, where children and teens can learn about what divorce is, and talk openly about their feelings, worries, and sense of self-blame.
  • We work with our clients and their children and teens, to educate them on what new family dynamics may be like and navigating them through a new structure.
  • We invite children and teens to explore and discuss their true emotions, overcome stress and emotional roadblocks, and recognize that therapy can be a wonderful resource to discover solutions.
  • Our younger clients find great joy and success through our model that includes play, art, and music; to help express what oftentimes is hard for children to communicate verbally through traditional talk therapy.
  • We engage children in positive communication and help build connections between parents and their children.
  • We nurture children and teens’ emotional well-being, and work with them on building self-esteem, confidence, and resilience. These are the building blocks to be able to navigate many of life challenges that often occur as we grow.    
  • We create a judgment free space for exploration and allow for an open discussion without fear of criticism, expectation, or discrimination.

What You Can Expect From Child Therapy & Adolescent Counseling

We focus on creating bridges and teaching positive, respectful relationship building. Generally, we meet with the parents and children together in the beginning of the first session so that we can outline the general concerns. Therapy proceeds to be working in combination with the children and/or teens individually as well as in a family session. We will continue to update the parents about the ongoing goals, interventions and progress.

“Deep human connection is the purpose and the result of a meaningful life – and it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity.” -Melinda Gates

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