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
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Depression has many ways of masking itself. In children, it can be undiagnosed and untreated due to the tendency for it to be mistaken as a “normal” part of emotional and psychological changes that accompany growth. When a child acts out or burst into anger, it may be a sign that your child is experiencing symptoms of depression.
It may not be unusual for a child to have bad moods and occasionally feel irritable. These negative feelings tend to ease with time, especially when the stressor or trigger has been resolved. However, when the depressive state or mood persists for days, weeks, or even longer to the point at which it is limiting the child’s ability to function normally, then it may be something more.
In the past, it was believed that depression was not experienced by children, that it was a passing stage in any teenager’s life. Many parents simply dismissed the issue or preferred to view the matter as a family concern that could be settled privately. Today, more is known about childhood depression and the importance of getting help as soon as the symptoms are noticed.
As a parent, you may be inclined to blame yourself for your child’s depressive condition. While it’s true that parental separation, problems in school, illness or death in the family can lead to short and long term depression, parents are not necessarily the cause and are not to blame. It is the negative experiences that can shape depression.
Children live in a world controlled by adults and can feel powerless over what’s going on around them, including their physical, emotional and behavioral condition. This means that parents and other adults have a greater ability to make a difference and to look after a child’s welfare.
As mentioned previously, it may not be helpful to blame yourself or to assume guilt. Instead, you may want to take action to help your child. Even if he or she reacts angrily, stating that there is no need for help, it can be important to remind your child you and your family are there to provide support during difficult times.
When a problem may seem too difficult to handle, a professional can offer help. If depressive symptoms remain untreated, depression can become a major risk factor for self-harming behaviors. Don’t delay your child’s treatment. Statistics show that depression has an 80% success ratio when treated properly, early diagnosis and therapy can be the key to such success.
Licensed, independently contracted therapists with Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC have expertise in various types of psychotherapy that have proven to be successful in the treatment of depression. Your child deserves the kind of therapy a trained professional can provide so that they can face uncertain or stressful circumstances more effectively. Call CCS now to request an appointment.
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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