Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Anger Issues, Oppositional Defiance, Low Self-Esteem, Infidelity, Christian Counseling
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, cash, HSA and FSA accepted
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Are your mornings incomplete without your child screaming and refusing to go to school? Does he or she create big scenes at the supermarket when you don’t buy what they are asking for? Are your child’s meltdowns an everyday ingredient in your household?
These are just some examples of outbursts that your child may have when situations or objects are present to trigger fear. Unlike other children who may simply shrink, yours may react overwhelmingly in order to escape an uncomfortable situation. This type of behavior can easily be misread as anger, a tantrum or opposition. It can look like a lot of things, especially when your child experiences difficulty properly expressing emotions with words. However, all the above mentioned behaviors can be manifestations of anxiety. When anxiety is being expressed in a distressful way it is often difficult for adults to recognize.
Anxiety is the body’s natural system of warning when there is a perceived danger or threat. It can be perfectly normal to feel anxious in some situations, like before an important test or a visit to the dentist. In children, anxiety demonstrates itself in a variety of physical, mental and behavioral ways. Anxiety is a diagnosis that is known as a great masquerader, manifesting itself as inattention, irritability and/or low mood.
The younger a child is the more difficult it can be to identify anxiety or fear. Often, what appears to be your child’s fearful behavior or temper tantrums is not simply a passing stage or willful disobedience. These behaviors could be your child’s way of expressing how uncomfortable or afraid he or she is. Anxiety is different from legitimate fears that are developmentally appropriate for children.
Anxiety could be at play when your child is afraid to go to school, often complains of vague physical illness and/or refuses to be separated from you. Your child’s anxiety may have morphed into a disorder that significantly interferes with daily living and could require immediate treatment. Regardless of the type of anxiety disorder affecting your child, it can be important to have your child evaluated thoroughly by a psychological health professional.
If the above mentioned symptoms apply to your child, it may be best to find a professional who has the knowledge, training and experience in diagnosing and treating anxiety. Anxiety is highly treatable, especially when specific recommendations for treatment are provided by a credible professional.
Search no further than Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC. Licensed, independently contracted therapists can develop a treatment plan tailored to the particular needs of your child. Call now to request an appointment and let your therapist help find the root cause of your child’s anxiety. Begin your child and your family’s road to healing today.
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, Sliver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Pineview NC, Lumber Bridge, NC, Rex NC, Lemon Springs NC, Johnsonville NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade, NC.
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