Child Therapy

Child psychology is one of the many branches of psychology and one of the most studied specialty areas. This type of therapy focuses on the mind and behavior of children. The age of children being studied ranges from prenatal through adolescence.

The types of child therapy are very diverse to match the children’s age and mental abilities. The types of therapy for children include: play therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior therapy, parent training, and family therapy. We offer all these types of therapy at Braden Counseling Center. We can tailor your therapy to your family’s needs and your child’s personality.

For younger children therapy can use toys, drawings, play, and imagination to recreate problem situations and work out how to cope with the emotions they are feeling. Behavior training for younger children can teach them how to act in a difficult situation. The child is taught by experience and modeling how to behave and how to manage his / her feelings. This type of therapy is good for younger children who think in more concrete terms. It is safer for children to address emotional issues through objects, art, or in imagination.

Therapy for Adolescents

Therapy for adolescents can explore and be curious about what the teen understands about the problem issue. The child needs empathy and acceptance of their point of view first. Then the teen can be led to possible solutions to the situation. Finally, the teen can be helped to think about the consequences to those choices. Working from the inside out for older children or teens brings long lasting change in their behavior and moods.

It is important to recognize that many childhood disorders and conditions can have overlapping symptoms that are expressed differently within the context of the child’s situation (e.g., home or school). For example, inattention is one symptom that can be readily seen in children with a number of disorders including anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Auditory Processing Disorder. Our therapists can help you differentiate what the symptom means.

Our Therapists

The therapists at Braden Counseling Center can help you decode your child’s behavior and understand why a child or teen is acting the way they do. We can offer you specific steps to follow in your home to change the unwanted behavior. There are ways to teach your child to be respectful, responsible, and fun to be around.

There are steps to follow to teach your child to solve their own problems. You can guide the child to solve their problems and develop critical problem solving skills. You can teach responsible behavior and bring the fun back into your home and family again. We can help you sort out who should own the problem. We can teach you to hand the problem back to the child to solve without feeling guilty.

There are logical ways to respond to even the most out of control child’s behavior. There are relationship interventions and behavioral strategies that allow you to be back in control of yourself and the home again.

We are here for you!

If your family has gone through a stressful event, the children are just as strongly impacted as you are at this time. It is important to keep the standards, rules, routines, consequences as stable as possible. Many parents want to console the child by turning off rules and responsibilities. This scares the children because it is another change in an already changing situation. Their behavior often gets worse or more shut down because of the change. Retaining rules, consequences, and routines helps the children feel safer sooner. You can be bigger, stronger, wiser, and loving to the children when they are falling apart. This is what they need from you. Things that could overwhelm them include a move to another home or school, loss of a family member or loss of a pet, divorce, death of a family member, or other similar big event. Children often react to the loss of a pet like the loss of a sibling. Your help in managing these big feelings is very important at times like these. If you don’t know how to manage these big feelings for yourself or your children, we can help. It is not too late to correct past problems. If this event happened in the past and the children are still acting out, we can help you and your children recover.

We offer many ways to change problem behavior or mood issues. The counselors at Braden Counseling Center would like to help. Call today for your initial consultation. You will be glad you did.

What Our Clients are Saying..

I love my therapist at Braden, I always feel listened to and I look forward to my visits. All of the staff I've interacted with has been super friendly and helpful, and the environment is very calming. Best therapy center I have been to.
Devon Buza
Devon Buza
15:25 25 Jun 21
Very professional and they were extremely nice, I'm happy with my choice of going threw Braden counseling center for my classes!
gage butts
gage butts
19:43 07 Feb 21
Amazing place
Ralph Burton
Ralph Burton
16:30 30 Jan 21
Braden Counseling’s staff is outstanding! The counselor conducted herself in a very friendly, courteous, and professional manner. I was treated with dignity and respect. I was put at ease and the evaluation went smoothly, and efficiently. I would definitely recommend Braden Counseling for all of your personal needs.😊
Gregory Link
Gregory Link
17:16 21 Jan 21
Excellent first visit with Dr. Braden.
Gary Duffett
Gary Duffett
21:18 19 Dec 20
My son liked his first visit and is open to going back again.
Veris Nicole
Veris Nicole
22:36 12 Oct 20
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommend
Jennifer Rosales
Jennifer Rosales
21:50 29 Jul 20
I could not be more satisfied with braden counseling with thier help. Very patient with clients in crisis and need of thier help.
randall nuckles
randall nuckles
15:12 09 Jul 20
I truly got the help I needed here and I appreciate all the staff member for making it a comfortable environment to feel free to talk about what's on your mind and making sure you get the proper help you need.
Majah’s Mayhem
Majah’s Mayhem
19:30 20 May 20
Love the staff .. came here for help and they definitely made a point to take care of all my paper work I needed .. would highly recommend them mostly Nikki shes a great help with anything .. always so cheerfull here 🙂
miguel tovar
miguel tovar
00:58 17 Dec 19
All staff very nice, respectful, caring, patientWould definitely recommend
Zack Newby
Zack Newby
01:23 18 Nov 19
One word....AMAZING !Very Comprehensive and Professional service. I would Highly Recommend to any one in need.
Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry
16:58 10 Jul 19
Dr. Jane Braden was absolutely wonderful and help me though my whole dui process, made it easy and help me understand.thank you some much DR. Branden for everything, your the best !!!😜
Sean Battersby
Sean Battersby
18:46 12 Mar 19
Shout out to Nikki and Nicole. These special women are compassionate professionals and have earned my utmost respect. Braden Counseling is lucky to have them on staff. Also, Cindy at the front desk is amazing!
Angie Johnson
Angie Johnson
21:34 08 Oct 18
Friendly staff, very professional and results driven
Jeffrey Kerner
Jeffrey Kerner
13:53 01 Aug 17
Braden Counseling really cares about their clients! They offer discounts to military veterans which I believe shows their true caring nature! Its nice to have a local place for people to go for help!
Travis Velazquez
Travis Velazquez
22:27 12 Jan 17
Caring staff. Dr Braden was extremely compassionate and supportive during a difficult time. Recommend to anyone!
T Anderson
T Anderson
21:54 06 Apr 16
Braden Counseling center has the finest professionals around. I'd highly recommend their services should a need arise.
Ndisox
Ndisox
03:03 29 Mar 16
Braden Counseling is amazing! Very kind, very friendly staff. Treated me as though I'd been family. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Jessica jorgensen
Jessica jorgensen
22:34 24 Mar 16
They have amazing staff. They listen and help out so much I would recommend them to anyone .
Brad Jorgensen
Brad Jorgensen
22:33 24 Mar 16
The staff is very welcoming and friendly and professional when you walk through the door!! I had been dealing with some anxiety for some time.... I am so glad I went to Braden counseling my first visit there I felt a sense of being welcomed and actually listened to!! Needless to say when I walked out the door I felt a weight off my shoulders I haven't felt in sometime!! So thank you to your wonderful staff!! I would highly recommend Braden counseling to anyone who is looking for a great counselor to talk with and help with your mental health!!
Deborah Mccoy
Deborah Mccoy
19:00 24 Mar 16
I was an emotional wreck when I first went. I was nervous and probably not making a lot of sense. The staff seemed to understand and immediately put me at ease. By the time I left, life just didn’t seem so bad. Thank you Braden Center for being there.
Pam Pascolini
Pam Pascolini
15:57 24 Mar 16
The staff is friendly and courteous. I was amazed at how helpful they were. These people are top notch and very professional. I would highly recommend this office.
Tricia Hernandez
Tricia Hernandez
15:45 24 Mar 16
Braden Counseling Center has always been wonderful. Their front staff is very kind and helpful and Dr. Braden is nothing but professional during all encounters I have had with her. Their facility and staff care about providing quality services to their clients. I highly recommend them.
Amanda Poturalski
Amanda Poturalski
13:56 24 Mar 16
Would give this place more then 5 stars if I could. I Highly recommend them. Staff is amazing there and so helpful .
Master Shake
Master Shake
21:57 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling. All the staff there is amazing and very sweet 🙂
Melissa Stathis
Melissa Stathis
21:48 23 Mar 16
Highly recommend this place. Very helpful and always courteous. Ms. Rogers is the best and has excellent skills with people to help them through a multitude of problems.
Sarah Schuyler
Sarah Schuyler
20:37 23 Mar 16
Amazing place! The counselors have helped me through some of my lowest points & the girl at the front desk, Cindy, is always super helpful, kind & courteous. Highly recommend!!!
Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer Alexander
19:54 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling Center for all of you mental health needs! The staff is courteous, respectful and kind. Dr. Braden is one of the best clinical psychologists I have had the pleasure working with.
Wendy Hardesty
Wendy Hardesty
15:58 22 Aug 12