Children & Adolescents

Are you worried about your child? I work with children, adolescents and teens to help them learn to cope with the ups and downs of life. The middle- and high-school years can be especially challenging for kids, and they don't always know how to express what is going on in their lives, or to ask for help. They may not realize that counseling can help them feel better.

Children and teens often show their emotions through changes in behavior or school performance. Sometimes they express their pain by trying to be perfect, developing eating disorders, harming themselves, isolating themselves from friends and family and/or turning to substances to help them avoid negative emotions. They often don't know why the feel the way they do.

Perhaps your child is struggling with conflicts with peers or excessive worries and sadness. Or your teenager is struggling to fit in. Counseling can help with these issues and many others, including anxiety, depression, body image issues, problems with self esteem and self-harming behaviors.

I offer individual and family therapy to help improve communication and address concerns. Contact me to find out how I can help!

My methods include:

  • Child-Centered Play Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness Techniques

  • Creative Techniques using poetry, art and music

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®

  • The Daring Way™

I work with kids dealing with:

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Perfectionism

  • Self-harming behaviors/thoughts

  • Traumatic experiences - for example: witnessing or experiencing violence or abuse, the sudden death of someone they care about, loss of loved ones - click here to visit the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) website for information on childhood traumatic experiences.

 

 
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I worked in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools providing school-based mental health services at a few different elementary, middle and high schools over a three year period. I'm a part of the Anne Arundel County Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team. I am also an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Let's talk about how I can help your child.

Call me at (443) 510-1048 or send me an e-mail at laurareaganlcswc@gmail.com. You can also use my Contact Form by clicking here.