Behavioral Health Services Helps Children With Social, Emotional or Learning Needs
Comprehensive Rehab offers Behavioral Health Services proven to help children with their social, emotional or learning needs.
According to the CDC, “Mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in childhood can cause long-term problems that may affect the health and well-being of children, families, and communities.”
Counseling and therapy sessions are designed to help a child manage their symptoms and behaviors so they can function well at home, in school and in their community. Read our Case Study about Noah, an aggressive 7-year old.
At Comprehensive Rehab, play therapy is used. Play is a natural form of expression for children. Children who are struggling may not have the language to convey their feelings or situations; therefore, play gives them an outlet for expression. Play therapy consists of non-directive play, art, music, movement, storytelling, bibliotherapy and sand tray.
In addition to play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness are used in counseling sessions.
At Comprehensive Rehab, Behavioral Health Services are geared toward helping children struggling with any of the following:
- Verbal aggression: Screaming, name calling, threats
- Physical aggression: Kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, hair pulling, cruelty to animals
- Property destruction: Throwing things, slamming doors, breaking toys or items in the home, punching or kicking holes in walls
- Low self esteem: Loneliness, non-assertiveness, lacks initiative, pessimistic outlook
- Poor social skills: Struggles to make friends, struggles building relationships, poor boundaries
- Poor emotion management: Tantrums, meltdowns, anger, excessive crying
- Anxiety: Excessive worrying, restlessness, worrying something bad may happen, worrying about multiple things
- Depression: Feeling hopeless or isolated, sleeping too much or too little, changes in appetite, not enjoying things anymore
- Grief or loss: Death of a close person, divorce, moving to a new town or home
- Trauma: History of physical, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse; witnessing domestic violence; neglect; removal from parental care; foster care
- Anti-social behavior: Lying, stealing, disrespect, bullying, starting fights
- Familial issues: Conflicts with parents and/or siblings, divorce, custody issues
- Gender identity: Identifies with the opposite gender, feels out of place in own skin
- Self-harming: Pulling hair out, banging head on wall/objects, cutting
- Suicidal or homicidal ideations: Passive or active thoughts about suicide and/or homicide