Preparing your Child for the First Counseling Session

Preparing your Child for the First Counseling Session

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Starting counseling can be overwhelming for you and your child.  It’s important that they know what is happening and don’t feel blindsided by starting with a counselor. How do I explain starting counseling to my child? Set aside some time to have a private conversation with your child. It’s important to be honest with your child or adolescent about starting counseling and the reasons why. Briefly in a couple of sentences, talk about the challenges that your family has been having and explain that you decided to ask for more help from a counselor. Give them the DETAILS! Tell them when the appointment will be, my name, and you can even show them the counselor’s website to see pictures of the office and the therapist (at Triad Child & Family…
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