Psychotherapy can help children recover from depression and anxiety. It can also help to develop strategies to address problems in school, and improve attention and learning difficulties. Adjustments to loss, divorce, or death of a family member or close friend can be particularly challenging for younger people, and sometimes managing impulses, aggression, and defiance can be difficult.
Younger children generally require early parental involvement for a successful outcome in psychotherapeutic interventions for those patients under the age of about 11. Parents are invited to meet with providers that will be caring for your children in this age range, prior to your child actually starting the therapy process.
Meeting with parents of children of this younger age allows your therapist to better understand the circumstances and environment that your child is living through, and attempting to understand and process.