We look forward to providing individual and family therapy to
school-aged children and adolescents (5 years old and up) who are
struggling with the following issues (please know this is NOT an
exhaustive list): ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder,
Obsessions/ Compulsions, Fears/Phobias, Behavioral Difficulties,
School-Related Difficulties, Anger Management, Poor Self-Esteem,
Peer/Relational Challenges, Family Relationship Problems,
Trauma/Grief/Loss/ Abandonment,  Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Injurious
Behaviors, Identity/Adjustment Concerns.   Children and adolescents
are faced with a variety of challenges today as they navigate through life
and they often do not feel comfortable talking to parents and caregivers
about these issues and resulting feelings.  Our trained therapists are
here to assist in navigating through these challenging waters.

We believe in taking an eclectic approach to therapy by using various
methods including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT), Play Therapy (Directive & Non-Directive), Motivational
Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy,  
Psychodynamic/Insight-Oriented Therapy, Psycho-Education,
Parenting Education and Client-Centered Therapy.  Our focus is on
building skills to assist in navigating life more smoothly and, ultimately,
achieving greater self-awareness and personal growth.  Our sessions are
tailored to meet your child's unique needs. Our goal is to ensure that
you and your child feel comfortable and emotionally safe in an
accepting therapeutic environment in which you and your child are
actively participating in the treatment process.

Play therapy will often be employed in working with your child or
adolescent.  Play Therapy provides a familiar, comfortable and safe
atmosphere where your child can express themselves, try new things,
learn about how the world works, develop appropriate social skills, and
work through their problems. The hands-on less-verbal approach to
play therapy may give your child or adolescent an opportunity to
explore and open up more than traditional "talk therapy" allows.  If
your child or adolescent is more verbal and expressive, "talk therapy",
combined with Play Therapy and other meaningful and appropriate
activities, will be utilized to explore and meet your child's needs.
HARNETT COUNSELING SERVICES, P.C.
Children and Adolescents