Children’s Therapy

The distress and worry are getting to be too much…

Having stomach aches… again?

Your child complains that he can’t go to school because he feels too sick. With no fever, you send him anyway… only for the nurse to call and say he’s in the nurse’s office again. You’ve taken him to the doctor’s office, but they can’t find anything wrong.

Crying and refusing to sleep in her bed?

She’s scared of the dark, scared to be by herself, and scared to try anything new. You reassure your child that everything is okay, but she can’t seem to get through this “phase.”


Filled with fear and panic, your child overreacts to failing a test. Screaming and crying, she yells, “I’ll never be good enough! I’ll never pass another test!” Her heart is racing, and she can’t breathe. You tell her to relax, but it takes a while for her to calm down.

You’re at your wit’s end, but you don’t know how to help.

Your child’s mood is affecting their life at school and home – with sports and friends.

You’ve asked your friends what you should do, but they don’t know either.

Telling your child to relax always proves counterproductive.

You’ve talked to your child’s teacher, but your child still struggles.

You can’t watch your child suffer any longer. But what do you do?

Reach out to us… we’re here to help.

During the first conversation, you will unload all your concerns about your child. By getting your worries off your chest, you will start to breathe a sigh of relief. We will discuss your child’s unique needs and how therapy can help.

Anxiety, difficulty with school, trouble socializing, can’t follow directions, little self-confidence, low self-esteem… these are some of the struggles that we see in our clients. Although each child is unique, our genuine ability to connect with others allows us to create a welcoming environment.

Through therapy, your child will… be less anxious… be more successful in school… have better relationships… complete daily tasks… have confidence… increase their self-esteem…

For the first session with your child…

We ask that you bring in something special that your child enjoys – like a toy or game. This will help “break the ice” and make your child comfortable. Our top priority is to make your child feel at ease.

Once the initial reluctance has worn off, your child will start to enjoy the interactions, making it easier to trust and share information. Once trust is established, the therapeutic work can begin.

Your child will gradually learn techniques to manage their emotions…

… at home, at school, in sports, and with friends.

Giving your child a safe place to talk about their struggles and feelings allows them to put words to their why, where, when, what, who, and how. Why, where, when are they feeling a certain way? Why, where, when are they having difficulty in school? What happens when they feel anxious? Who helps them when they are struggling? Who do they ultimately want to be? How will they get there?

“The WHY is the purpose, cause, or belief that drives every one of us.” – Simon Sinek

At Ra Wellness, therapy focuses on answering these questions to determine who your child wants to be. Once we understand who your child wants to be (for example, unafraid, successful in school, have friends, complete tasks, be confident, love themselves), we teach ways to achieve those goals. We may have setbacks here and there, but by focusing on continual growth, your child will see encouraging improvement.

How are parents involved in this process?

That depends on your child’s age and how much they would like you to take part in therapy. Some younger children want a parent to attend each session with them. Others request a parent comes into some sessions, but not others. And older children may not want a parent to participate in any of the therapy sessions.

Therapy is most effective when a trusting relationship exists between your child and the therapist. Privacy is especially important in securing and maintaining that trust. It is often necessary for children to develop a “zone of privacy” where they feel free to discuss personal matters with greater freedom. Therefore, we will not share information that your child talks about in therapy unless your child permits us.

But don’t worry! If we feel that your child or someone else is in danger, we will absolutely tell you! And of course, we welcome all concerns from parents. Any light that you can shed on why your child struggles can help with the therapeutic process.

Your child CAN be relaxed and happy!

Don’t let your child suffer any longer! It is your duty as a parent to ensure that your child thrives. At Ra Wellness, we will help your child flourish!

Don’t wait for another second to get the help your child needs. Call now to schedule your free consultation: (973) 524-6501.