counseling for children coping with divorce in Katy Texas

You have decided to get a divorce and now your child is struggling with the change. You are already coping with your own emotions and want to make sure your child is healthy and safe. We can help.

We are experts in working with children in a variety of complex divorce situations, even high conflict cases.

Counseling for children coping with divorce of parents

Your child is struggling through divorce

You have recently begun the process of going through a divorce or maybe your divorce just became official. Your child is having a hard time trying to figure out what this means and adjusting to the emotions and questions that come along with this process. Their life feels as if it has just been flipped upside down and they are not sure what the next move is, or they may not even believe its actually happening yet.

A child who was once filled with joy is now in a space full of questions and concerns. The sweet smile that used to regularly fill their face has been missing lately. There is so much confusion and so many emotions floating around in their minds. 

Child therapy can help Children Coping with Divorce

This is a hard enough season in a person’s life no matter the circumstances that surround it. When it comes to a child trying to understand what is going on it can be difficult for not only that child, but a hard time for parents trying to navigate through this. What if there was a way to have someone you can trust walk through this with your family. Imagine your child being able to understand and validate their feelings, to find healthy ways to cope with what is going on.

Your child could learn to understand their emotions and find their joy and excitement again. We are experts in help children coping with divorce learn to thrive. For more information on how play therapy helps children with all issues including children coping with divorce, visit Play Therapy International’s site for reach on the effectiveness of play therapy with children.

child crying over divorced parents

Signs That signal your child is struggling to cope

Signs and behaviors that signal a child is struggling with adjusting to divorce vary from case to case. Here are a few to keep an eye out for:

  • Behavior problems
  • Risk-taking behaviors
  • Confusion
  • Anger
  • Bitterness
  • Poor academic performance
  • Conflict with peers and family
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Conduct issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Regression in potty training or other regressions
play therapist providing counseling for children of divorce

Our Therapists can Help

Our therapists are ready to walk through this time with you. Your child will be well cared for and led through this transitional time with the help of our trained professionals.

Many of our therapists specialize in play therapy for children coping with divorce, They will use play to help understand where your child is at and how to best communicate with your child and what steps to take to help children coping with divorce adjust.

Our therapists have walked through these scenarios with other children of divorce, they have worked with divorcing parents to help see their kids through this hard time.

Our therapists have been through years of training to get to this point and are well equipped to assist you in the mental health of your child during this time. 

The Katy Counseling approach to counseling a child of divorce

We will use a clinical approach using play therapy or other techniques to work with you and your child to recover from the effects of divorce. Your child’s therapist may also suggest additional support for coparenting or parallel parenting as needed.

What Happens At The First Counseling Session?

We know starting counseling for your child can be a scary process and our goal is to make it as comfortable as possible from start to finish. Your first session will likely be a parent session. This session may include one or both parents or additional caregivers/guardians of the child. In cases of high conflict divorce, your therapist will work to meet with both parents separately in a way that keeps everyone safe.

How Will I Be Involved In My Child’s Therapy?

At Katy Counseling we believe that parents are the most important part of a child’s life. While your child may meet alone with their counselor for all or part of an appointment, your child’s therapist will make sure you know exactly what the treatment plan is and work with you regularly to provide information and skills to you as the parent as well as to receive feedback from you that may help your little one gets better faster!

We Believe In A Collaborative Approach to help Children Coping with Divorce

We believe in a collaborative approach with parents. This means you may also join in for all or part of some play therapy sessions depending on the unique needs of your child. We find that when parents play a big part in their child’s therapy, children benefit and learn to handle big emotions better, feel more connected, and learn to control behaviors faster.

What is keeping you from reaching for help?

In this time of transition we know that you are likely more stressed than ever before. Maybe you are busier than ever while you try to figure out what your new life will look like. This is such a huge transition for the whole family and we see that and we see you and we want to support you through this.

We will help to make this process as smooth sailing as possible. We offer in office and telehealth visits. We can also work with you on finding the therapist that would best match your needs. Feel free to give us a call to speak with our client care coordinator to see what therapist best fits your family. 

Other Mental Health Services Offered At Katy Counseling

In addition to offering therapy for children coping with divorce, we also offer a wide range of services for adults, teens, and children. These services include Play TherapyTeen Counseling, Counseling for WomenCouples CounselingTrauma Counseling, and Lens Neurofeedback. Our goal is to meet you where you are and help guide you through the issues you are facing in a positive and supportive way.