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TYPES OF TREATMENT


Helping kids feel better.

Our goal is to help kids and their parents address problems through counseling specialized for a child’s needs

Child Counseling in Spokane, WA

Our children face many obstacles on their journey through life and can often benefit from working with a counselor. Our highly trained staff of child counselors understand that kids today struggle through many significant life changes and everyday challenges as they grow. In many cases, these struggles stem from school as children face constant stressors from academic performance, peer pressure, bullying and more. Other children need help processing family changes such as moving to a new home, the birth of a sibling, divorce, death in the family, military deployment, or serious illnesses. Our team of compassionate mental health professionals are happy to work with your child to help them overcome various challenges.

Should my child see a counselor?

Deciding if your child needs a counselor can be a difficult task as it can be unclear why your child suddenly started to seem withdrawn, stressed, tearful, panicked, or angry. In most cases, it is best to trust your instincts. Our team of child therapists are available to answer any questions you may have. Below are some of the most common reasons your child should see a mental health professional.

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Impulse control

Cor Counseling Spokane accepts a wide verity of insurance providers to meet your needs. Contact us today to find out more!

509-242-7200

Therapies for your child:

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

appropriate for ages 2 thru 7

Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing interaction patterns. Children and their caregivers are seen together in PCIT. Most of the session time is spent coaching caregivers in the use of specific therapy skills with the aim of improving the relationship, addressing behavior concerns, and increasing caregiver confidence.  Also considered an effective treatment for childhood posttraumatic stress.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is positively indicated to help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Problems related to behaviors
  • Trauma
  • Life adjustments and transitional periods

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children (CBT)

Appropriate for ages 6 thru 18

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children encompasses evidence-based treatment for children with mental health struggles. Through a variety of interactive activities, children learn how to identify and understand the interaction of thoughts, feelings, and resulting behaviors. The therapist works with caregivers to provide information and teach strategies that will help to reinforce the skills learned in therapy sessions.

CBT for children is positively indicated to help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and related issues
  • Life Adjustments
  • Behavior problems
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Sand Play Therapy

Appropriate for ages 3 and up >

Sandplay is a therapeutic invention used with all ages, but is especially useful for children. It is a nonverbal technique that uses a sandbox and figurines to create a world that reflects a person’s inner struggles, thoughts, and concerns. The client is encouraged to ‘build a world’ out of their selected figurines or objects. The world often reflects their inner psyches and helps them to move to new and healthier frames of mind. It provides a safe and non-intrusive technique to work through issues not easily expressed through words and language. Sand play is considered a powerful therapeutic modality for children, as it utilizes their own natural language of symbols and play to express their inner experience.

Sand Play for children is positively indicated to help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and related issues
  • Life Adjustments
  • Behavior problems
  • Trauma and stress