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Anxiety Counseling for Kids – Is It Worth It?

As a parent, it can be difficult to watch as your children continue to grow, learn new things and begin seeing the world as a new place. No matter their age, it can seem as if they are moving too fast. As they grow, anxiety can creep up and cause them to stumble. You may have heard that anxiety counseling is available for children as well as teens and adults. You may shrug their anxiety off as just a phase. However, if you are considering anxiety counseling for your child, look no further than Insight Child & Family Counseling.

What is Child Anxiety?

As your child grows, they will go through phases where they will learn about their emotions and the new ones they feel. However, persistent anxiety can indicate that your child has developed an anxiety disorder.  There are different types of these disorders including:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Your child may worry excessively about things that are completely out of their control. Your child may also be described as a perfectionist when it comes to school, sports and family life. They may act out when they experience a failure or make a mistake.
  • Separation Anxiety – This is usually seen in smaller children who have a difficult time leaving a parent or a certain toy they have an attachment to. However, if your child is a bit older than 3 and is still -dealing with separation anxiety, you may be looking at an anxiety disorder. Excessive anxiety, crying and emotional breakdowns can happen when this form of anxiety exists.
  • Panic Anxiety – This form of anxiety comes with panic attacks which can include shortness of breath, excessive worry or dread, crying and a feeling of being out of control. This type of anxiety can cause more uneasiness about when an attack is going to come, without notice.

Counseling is Available

There are different types of counseling available for your child that is dealing with anxiety, panic attacks or separation. At Insight Child & Family Counseling, we tailor our counseling and care plans according to your child’s age and needs.  We only want the best for your child and your family, while offering budget friendly and schedule friendly options too. To get a handle on your child’s anxiety, give us a call today at 972-426-9500.  Or visit us online for some free resources and tools.

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