Child Therapy

Many children go through times in life where they seem to struggle with school, relationships, emotions, or completing daily tasks. A struggle may be in response to transitions in their life or may develop without a recognizable prompt. Therapy can help your child understand themselves and their feelings. Throughout the therapeutic process we will work toward teaching the skills necessary to enable our clients to express their feelings in a healthier way. Through the therapeutic use of play therapy and other therapy techniques, children are given the opportunity to express their feelings naturally in a safe environment allowing for the healing process to begin.

Adolescent Therapy

For teens life adjustments, academic expectations, peer issues, and identity formation can be confusing when already dealing with varying emotions. Teens often have a difficult time expressing, understanding, and sorting through their feelings. Our therapists strive to provide our adolescent clients with a caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where individual strengths and differences are respected.

Common areas addressed in Child Therapy include:

  • Children who are dealing with parental conflict, separation or divorce
  • Children struggling with anger or behavioral problems
  • Children having difficulty adjusting to transitions, such as a move
  • Children who are dealing with issues of loss, such as illness or death of a loved one
  • Children who have been hospitalized
  • Children who have witnessed domestic violence
  • Children diagnosed with learning or attention difficulties
  • Children who have been adopted or are in foster care
  • Children who have been traumatized

Common areas addressed by Adolescent Therapy include:

  • Feeling Sad, Depressed, Worried, Shy, or Stressed
  • Attention Problem or a Learning Difficulties
  • Anger Management
  • Challenges Coping with Peer Pressure
  • To Improve Self-Confidence or Peer Relationships
  • Family Changes such as Separation and Divorce
  • Cuts, Burns, or other Self-Injures
  • Excessive Dieting or Overeating
  • Coping with Health Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • To Gain Control over a Habit
The hearts at our clinic are heavy laden.  We grieve with the broken-hearted and recognize weariness from the pain around us.  We stand in corporate grief with the family of George Floyd, and all those who suffer due to the pain of historical trauma.  We stand in regret for our nation’s past and current division as we continue to battle racial bias.  We also acknowledge the psychological challenges faced by our first responders.  We offer an open and welcoming door for all those who are hurting and needing support.  The virus has taken a lot from us and now we are facing another significant challenge.  So, as we continue our work at LDR, our passion grows and our focus sets on caring for all people who seek our services. 
 
During this time of COVID, Life Development Resources is open to both existing and new clients via telehealth. Call us at 952-898-1133. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being to our staff, clients, and the larger community, our clinic continues to monitor local, state and federal agencies and are observing their recommendations. 
 
Please reach out to us if you could use support, healing, and hope. 
Together, we CAN make a difference.