Children’s therapy is a process that has many different hats. There are so many different stages of development for children that it’s almost hard to put a label on children in general. From infancy to young adulthood, the various states of child development are very broad. As each child grows, their experiences and influences help to cultivate who they are. So when something traumatic or tragic happens, it can greatly affect who they are as a person. At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, we provide child therapy for all stages of child development. Our psychologist, Laurie Grengs, works with children to help open the lines of communication and understandingg.
With over 35 years of experience in childhood development and child therapy, Laurie Grengs has a deep understanding of different developmental needs and can provide your child with ways to communicate their emotions and overcome their struggles. She works to help open up the floor for communication so that your child can deal with their internal struggles and come up with problem solving solutions.
In all honesty, child therapy isn’t just recommended for those that have been through something traumatic or tragic. Little, subtle changes in life can have an enormous impact on a child and their development. One of the most common child therapy sessions we see at The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy happens to be divorce and separations. Divorce and separation can drastically disrupt the daily routine for any child at any age. With living situations impacted, decisions to be made, and even relational strains with loved ones, it can be extremely difficult. Other life changes like taking on new responsibilities as they age or a new sibling being added to the family can also greatly affect a child. Child therapy helps children work through those difficult emotions and discover better ways to communicate their wants and needs.
Traumatic Event Therapy
Likewise, negative or traumatic events that happen within a child’s life are crucial to walk through with an experienced psychologist. Bullying, financial hardships, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and also deaths are enormous events that would greatly benefit from child therapy. At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, we aim to help children grow despite their circumstances, allow them to grieve, and then create their own pathway towards love and joy.