Pediatric Counseling

Kids and teens. Pediatric mental health counseling in Oviedo.
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Is your kid struggling?

Childhood is a time of fast growth. Because of how much growth is happening at once, these times can be extremely tough on a family! If you worry about your child or teen’s mental well-being, I can help. Continue reading to learn more about children’s mental health. I offer kids and teens therapy in Oviedo, Florida for ADHD, Anxiety, self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, and more.

Kids and Teens Therapy in Oviedo, Florida

Depression

Childhood depression is more common than you might think. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is common for some kids to feel depressed, or persistently sad and hopeless.

Children are resilient and can learn how to care for their mental health. I teach mindfulness and relaxation skills, self-care, and coping skills to help children and teens feel better.

Teen boy practicing guided meditation for stress and anxiety management.

Anxiety

Children and teens can be negatively impacted by anxiety and stress.

Thankfully, kids are resilient and can use coping skills, practice mindfulness, learn to express their feelings in a healthy way.

I can help your child learn to cope with life’s stressors in a productive way. I implement relaxation training and help kids prepare for anxiety and stress before it gets out of control. Read more about my experience counseling in K-12 schools here.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Has your child or teen struggling with post-traumatic stress? Accidents, natural disasters, witnessed violence, and other traumas can cause kids to feel anxious, and worried, have nightmares, have behavioral problems, and more.

TF-CBT is a researched way to help kids integrate trauma with a new way of life. It is a combined effort between child/teens (ages 3-17) and caregiver that is shown to help kids move past the negative effects of trauma. Interested in learning more? Reach out today!

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From Self-Harm to Self-Care

Self-harm is any self-inflicted injury, such as hair pulling, skin picking, cutting, and more.

Asking about self-harm directly is one of the best ways a parent can address this behavior. Starting open conversations about self-harm helps to reduce the stigma and shame associated with asking for help.

Counseling helps children learn the power of their feelings, beliefs, and actions. If your child is struggling, I can help them learn emotional expression, identifying feelings, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and more.

Kids and Teens Counseling in Oviedo FL

Looking for ways to protect your child or teen? Having multiple trusted adult role models, and healthy social, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual habits, will help set children up for success. If you are concerned for your child or teen’s well-being, there is hope for you and your family. Let’s find a way to help your child or teen feel better.

Mindfulness Video (FREE!)

Watch Bubble Bounce, a 4-minute mindfulness YouTube video that’s great for young children and teens. In the video, viewers are asked to pay close attention to bubbles of different sizes, shapes, or colors.

Viewers are challenged to stay focused even when there are other distractions – such as popping bubbles! Enjoy! 🙂

Closed Captioning (CC) is available.

Emily Berndt smiles. Counselor in Oviedo, Florida.

Therapist for Kids and Teens in Oviedo, Florida

I specialize in youth mental health, including anxiety, self-esteem, and ADHD. Afternoon and evening appointments are now available. Give me a call and let’s see if we’re a good fit. 🙂

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