Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Oppositional Defiance, Low Self-Esteem, Infidelity, Christian Counseling
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, cash, HSA and FSA accepted
For your first appt at the Raeford Rd location come to this address:
Your child’s noise, laughter and recklessness used to annoy you, particularly when you can’t concentrate on what you are reading or watching. You miss that. These days, you hardly see him/her happy. Maybe your child is now always in their room avoiding everyone, rather than being their “spiteful” self. Maybe your child is refusing to go to school or overeating. Is there a reason for you to be alarmed?
You just described a few signs and symptoms of child depression, but it is important to know for sure. Your child may simply be grieving over the recent death of a pet or is perhaps unhappy about school. Depressed or just sad, hurt or hopeless, you need to pay attention to these signs. If they are indeed suffering from depression, the sooner your child gets treatment, the better. Only a diagnostic evaluation performed by an expert can confirm your suspicion.
It is never easy for your child to understand their wrought feelings or thoughts. Since they can’t explain how they feels, your child may act it out. That may mean expressions of hurt, sadness or hopelessness may be displayed through anger and outbursts. Negative feelings may also be manifested through mood swings, even breaking things and violence. Your child may not sleep or eat well and even lose interest on things that used to bring much enjoyment.
At school, anger or fighting may be exhibited with other children or possibly refusing to participate in activities. Some children may hurt themselves; don’t wait for that to happen to your child. Seek professional help as soon as you have observed more signs of depression.
Depression is not a teen or adult thing. Depression, extreme sadness, hopelessness and hurt can happen to children; your child is as vulnerable as anyone. The exact origin is not really known or easy to explain. It can be due to a chemical imbalance in the brain. It can be hereditary. It can be a learned behavior when there is a parent who has a negative outlook. It can be perception by your child based on how they think. It may also be triggered by a stressor like bullying, an ailment, a friend moving out, death of a pet or someone she loves.
Even if your child will reject you, don’t walk away because now is the time that help is needed. Provide a positive environment that’s caring and encouraging. Provide reassurance that he/she is worthy to be loved, but stay firm with your rules and consequences. Despite your best care and understanding, however, know that your child probably needs to see a therapist.
If you love your depressed child, you will not ignore the signs and her need for professional care. When confronted with the problem of having a child with symptoms of depression, melancholia, hopelessness and hurt, you need not look far. Your trust on Carolina Counseling Services is well placed. We have experts who can make the diagnosis and provide therapies so that your child can enjoy what every day brings and look forward to the future.
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC
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Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28312, 28314