Learn More About Children’s Therapy

Has there been a noticeable change in your child’s behavior or mood that you can’t seem to understand or help them manage?

Does your child seem overwhelmed by their emotions, exhibiting intense reactions to situations that you would expect them to handle with ease?

Have there been any significant life events or changes in your family’s dynamics that might be affecting your child’s sense of security or well-being?

At Psych Choices of the Delaware Valley, we believe in nurturing the mental and emotional well-being of children with the same care and attention that we give to their physical health. Our dedicated team of child therapists is committed to providing a safe, supportive and engaging environment where children can truly flourish.


We understand the unique challenges that children and families face in today’s world. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can explore their emotions, overcome obstacles and develop the resilience they need for a healthy, happy life.

How Therapy Can Help Children

Children often face life events or circumstances that cause them to show signs of emotional distress. Just like adults, they may withdraw, “act out” with unacceptable behavior, worry, cry, or go through mood swings. Often, it is unclear to adults what may have caused a child to suddenly begin to exhibit emotional or behavioral difficulties. Children have limited insight and are often unable to identify their feelings or triggers.

Many children struggle with challenges at school including classwork/homework stress, test anxiety, bullying, difficulty making/keeping friends, or peer pressure. Others may need help discussing and processing their feelings about family stressors such as divorce, major transitions, sibling conflict, serious illness or grief and loss. Children who experience trauma or other forms of stress may begin to exhibit problems with behavior, mood, sleep, appetite and academic or social functioning.

If you feel your child might have an emotional or behavioral problem, or needs help coping with a difficult life event, trust your instincts and consider seeking help. Therapy may help your child communicate more successfully with you and others; develop problem-solving skills; and learn positive coping strategies. In therapy, your child can learn how to seek help appropriately rather than through negative attention. Therapists may use a variety of techniques in addition to talk therapy including play, journaling, games, and art activities to help children with their concerns.

Therapists can also offer parenting techniques and ideas to help you deal with your child’s behavior challenges. We can work with you and your child to help improve the parent-child relationship through better communication and better understanding of one another’s experience.

To make an appointment for your child’s therapy, please use our Request Appointment page or call the Intake Coordinator at 610-626-8085 xx 1003.

Benefits of Counseling for Children

Engaging with our therapy services can lead to significant positive outcomes for your child, including:

  • Improved communication skills
  • Enhanced emotional regulation
  • Better coping strategies for stress and anxiety
  • Stronger family relationships

How Therapy for Kids Works

Starting children’s therapy at Psych Choices is a simple, straightforward process:

  1. Initial Consultation: Schedule a consultation with one of our therapists to discuss your child’s needs.
  2. Assessment: Our therapist will assess your child to determine the most effective therapeutic approach.
  3. Therapy Sessions: Regular sessions will be scheduled to provide your child with the support they need.

Meet Our Therapists

Our team consists of highly qualified and experienced therapists who are passionate about supporting children and families. Meet our therapists to find out more about their qualifications, experience, and areas of specialization.

FAQs About Therapy for Kids

What Age Groups Do You Work with at Psych Choices?

We offer therapeutic services for children and adolescents ranging from early childhood through the teenage years. Our therapists are skilled in working with the unique developmental stages and needs of each age group.

How Do I Know if My Child Needs Therapy?

Children may benefit from therapy for a variety of reasons, including behavioral issues, emotional distress, life transitions, trauma or developmental concerns. If you notice significant changes in your child’s behavior, mood or if they are struggling to cope with certain situations, it may be time to consider therapy.

What Types of Therapy Do You Provide to Children?

Our children’s therapists are trained in a range of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Art Therapy and more. We tailor our approach to the individual needs of each child and family.

How Can I Be Involved in My Child’s Therapy Process?

Parental involvement is often key to the success of a child’s therapy. We encourage parents to be active participants in the process, which may include attending family therapy sessions, implementing strategies at home and maintaining open communication with the therapist.

How Long Does Each Therapy Session Last, and How Many Sessions Will My Child Need?

Typically, individual therapy sessions last around 45 to 60 minutes. The number of sessions required can vary widely depending on your child’s unique needs and goals. This will be discussed and reviewed regularly with your therapist.

Will My Insurance Cover My Child’s Therapy Sessions?

Many insurance plans do cover therapy services, but coverage can vary. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to understand your benefits. Our office staff can also assist with insurance questions and help you navigate payment options.