14074 Trade Center Dr #145, Fishers, IN 46038, United States | 740 E. 52nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46205
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Psychotherapy in Fishers and Broad Ripple, Indiana

Counseling For Children

If your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, or adjusting to significant life changes, therapy can help them cope and thrive!

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Therapy can help your child:

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Communicate their emotions

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Develop more confidence

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Manage stressful events

Anxiety symptoms in children

Children who are struggling emotionally may show it in the following ways:

Physical Symptoms

Emotional Symptoms

Counseling can provide the support you and your child need.

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Counseling For Kids

Children deal with stuff too

Like adults, children can face a variety of emotional, behavioral and social challenges on a daily basis. Participating in therapy can help your kid develop important skills such as emotional regulation, social competence, and self-confidence, all of which will benefit their long-term well-being.

As a parent, you may discover that counselling not only benefits your child but also assists you in better understanding their needs, improving your parenting abilities, and improving family interactions. You are taking a proactive step towards creating a happier, more resilient future for your child and family by seeking help through therapy.

Anxiety in children can stem from or lead to these issues:

If a child is experiencing excessive worry, nervousness, or stress that interferes with their daily life, therapy can help them develop coping strategies and build resilience.

Therapy can help children who are struggling with persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or irritability, by teaching them ways to manage their emotions and improve their overall well-being.

Children who exhibit disruptive, aggressive, or oppositional behaviors can benefit from therapy by learning alternative ways to express their emotions and develop better social skills.

Children who have difficulty making friends, communicating effectively, or understanding social cues may benefit from therapy focused on improving their social skills and fostering positive peer relationships.

Children who are facing challenges within their family, such as divorce, sibling rivalry, or parental conflict, can benefit from therapy by learning coping mechanisms and strengthening family bonds.
Therapy can help children who struggle with low self-esteem or self-confidence by fostering a positive self-image and promoting self-acceptance.
Children with learning disabilities or attention issues, such as ADHD, can benefit from therapy by developing strategies to manage their challenges and improve their academic performance.
Children who have difficulty coping with changes, such as moving to a new school or welcoming a new sibling, may benefit from therapy to help them adapt and navigate these transitions.
Therapy can help children who struggle with managing their emotions, such as anger, frustration, or fear, by teaching them healthy ways to express and regulate their feelings.

We create a safe and fun environment for your child to explore and talk about their big emotions.

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The types of child counseling we offer

Children can struggle to say what is bothering them.
Activity based methods, such as therapy utilizing play and art, encourage creativity and spontaneity that can help your child feel more comfortable expressing their emotions.

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Parent & Caregiver Support

Family Therapy

Every child and situation is unique, and we will work with you to discover the therapy choice that is most comfortable for you and your child.

Laura Welch, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Fishers and Indianapolis. Founder of Free Clear Mind

Laura Welch

licensed mental health counselor

Samantha Dukes

Licensed Social Worker

Heather Sosbe, Mental Health Counselor at Free Clear Mind in Fishers and Indianapolis

Heather Sosbe

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Katelyn Carlson, Life Coach and Mentor at Free Clear Mind in Fishers and Indianapolis

Katelyn Carlson

Life Coach & Mentor

Zach Taylor, Mental Health Counselor Associate at Free Clear Mind in Fishers and Indianapolis

Zach Taylor

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Gabrielle Town

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Who We Are

Why Free Clear Mind Therapy?

“It’s hard to process something when you feel like no one gets you.”

Anxious people tend to process things deeply and when you get pat answers from well-meaning therapists who aren’t connecting to your history, situation or experiences, it can feel like no one understands what you’re going through.

With over 25 years of experience, we warmly invite you into a comfortable space where you can let go of the burdens you are holding and speak freely about your challenges, hopes and dreams.

We are sensitive counselors who understand sensitive people.

Free Clear Mind Therapy provides in-person therapy in Fishers and Broad Ripple, and virtual therapy across Indiana.

FAQs

Questions about child counseling

Teen therapy is tailored to the unique developmental needs and challenges faced by adolescents. This means that the therapeutic approach is age-appropriate, engaging, and supportive of the specific issues your teen is facing.

Ensuring a safe, supportive, and age-appropriate environment in group therapy is one of our top priorities. We achieve this with:

  • Skilled therapists
  • Age appropriate content
  • Small group size
  • Clear group guidelines
  • Screening and assessment
  • Active monitoring
  • Parental communication
Because children don’t just say what it is that’s bothering them, therapy for children employs much more than talking. The therapist will meet the child where they are. To do this, they use play, games, blocks, and art; things that bring out a lot creativity and spontaneity. Through this spontaneous play, children will often express their fears which can then be addressed with an attuned therapist.
Yes! We make every effort to work hand in hand with parents and caregivers to give them ideas, insight and specific strategies of support.
If your child is showing signs of anxiety or worries that are affecting their school or social life, they may benefit from therapy. Sometimes, having an outside person talk to them about specific ways to handle their fears helps them move past their issue. Sometimes, just getting it out in the open helps.
Yes! parental involvement and open communication are essential for the success of therapy. While maintaining the confidentiality of the child’s therapeutic process, we make sure to include parents in the treatment plan whenever it is appropriate and beneficial. Typically, we schedule regular parent meetings to provide updates on your child’s progress, discuss any concerns, and offer guidance on how to support your child at home. We may also recommend family therapy sessions if we believe they could be helpful in addressing specific family dynamics or issues. We strive to create a collaborative environment where parents feel engaged and informed throughout their child’s therapy journey.

Bethany Gray, M.S. specializes in children ages five and up. She uses toys, blocks, art, games and all kinds of different play therapies. Bethany also works with caregivers to help them understand what might be going on with their child. Bethany has experience working in elementary schools and in private practice specifically with younger children. She sees kids ages five and up.

Her therapeutic style is client-centered, compassionate, and optimistic. She will work with you to identify your strengths, goals, and desired outcomes in life for yourself and your family.

Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Counseling – Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. in Exercise Science – Oral Roberts University

Child Therapy In Indiana

What you can expect from this approach

The majority of children will feel better after 4-6 sessions, but can continue for weeks or months. Each situation is unique, and the length of time it takes for trust to be formed varies from child to child. The therapeutic process differs depending on the external factors that must be addressed or the kind of stressful events that have occurred.

As your child continues with counseling, you may notice that they:

Have greater confidence

Have fewer worries

Are able to make friends easier

Have less anxiety

Are able to focus more in school

Are generally happier

Get along with parents and siblings better

are more confident, more calm and happier!

Get Started With Therapy

How to get started

New Clients

If you’d like to book a free consultation, you can do so using the link below.

Returning Clients

Returning clients can book in person and virtual appointments online using the link below.

Prefer to connect via phone?

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