Research has demonstrated that psychotherapy by well-trained therapists is highly effective in treating many forms of psychological distress and mental illness. In some cases, medication combined with psychotherapy may be the best course of action.
Many children’s symptoms do not fully reflect their internal struggles with distressing thoughts and feelings. Therapy allows for an exploration that goes beyond surface level symptoms and helps children heal.
Psychotherapy allows children to develop new skills and insights into the challenging aspects of their lives. This often improves the quality of relationships within families and greatly reduces the chance of relapse once treatment has ended.
Psychotherapy helps children discover their strengths and allows them to reflect on their positive attributes. This serves to improve self-esteem and enhances a child’s belief in their ability to overcome challenges in the future.
When children make progress in psychotherapy, they are often able to take ownership of their achievements and gain a sense of empowerment.