Children and teenagers often experience deep emotions that are hard for them to put into words. Because you love your child, you can sense their sadness, their anger or their self-doubt, etc. You may have asked repeatedly how they are doing, spend quality time with them, initiate any conversation you can, trying to find a way to connect and help. Sometimes we find success in connecting with our child and helping them through their challenges. Other times we can feel that, no matter what we do, we seem to be pushing them away more. We can feel them shutting down or becoming escalated quickly, finding ourselves a bit lost in knowing what to do next. When we start to feel like we're running out of options as a loving parent, we can often feel helpless and unsure of where to turn.
Counseling for children and teens can help in areas such as:
* School performance * Mood regulation * Trauma * Perfectionism * Stress related concerns * Grief and loss * Divorce * Relocation * Social anxiety * OCD ... and more
Counseling can be helpful for parents as well, offering support and guidance as they walk alongside their child through life challenges. It is common for parents to desire support yet feel apprehensive to ask for help. Our providers offer a welcoming space for children, teens, and their parents to find trusted support.
Grace Counseling Associates providers are trained in evidence-based methods of counseling and share a Christian worldview. We provide professional counseling and coaching services in Knoxville, TN. The content of this website is not specific counseling advice, nor a substitute for professional counseling. The content provided by this website is for informational purposes only.