Children and Teens

Family Counseling Associates Offer Child-Focused Individual Therapy
Individual Therapy for Children and Teens 

Your child may be a good candidate for individual therapy. Evidence-based psychotherapy has been shown to improve children’s feelings of self-efficacy, strengthen social relationships, and help children function more effectively in their environments. We predominantly draw from cognitive-behavioral techniques when working with children, but also utilize an integrative approach. 

Child-focused individual therapy could include:

  • Individual social skills training
  • Therapies focused on helping children cope with anxiety, anger and depression
  • Strategies aimed at reducing impulsivity, inattention and hyperactivityE
  • Emotional regulation training
  • Self-management or coping strategies, fostering greater independence
  • Adjusting to life changes (i.e. parental divorce or separation)

Parent / Guardian consultations could include:

  • Techniques for fostering your child’s social skill development
  • Developing positive relationships and family culture with difficult children
  • Family problem-solving (i.e. Dealing with homework, managing conflict, setting up a reward program)
  • Management of particular behaviors, coping with divorce, blended families, etc.
  • Individually tailored parenting strategies

Requirements: Children age 6-17 years old. A parent who is willing to assist with out-of-session homework assignments.

Initial phone screening to determine appropriate fit between our areas of professional competence and your child or family needs. Initial diagnostic evaluation 55-60 minutes. Please contact us for more information.

Welcome Medical Psychology Center Patients!
We are excited to announce that Medical Psychology Center of Beverly, MA has officially merged with Family Counseling Associates effective 4/19/2024. We look forward to continuing to provide mental health care to Medical Psychology Center's existing patients and the Beverly community!