Therapy for Boys
Helping your child thrive.
Every parent wants their son to have the tools, support, and guidance he needs to succeed.
While growing up, every child will face challenges. Navigating school, friends, and family relationships can be hard. And in today's world, the path from being a boy to becoming a man can be fraught with anxiety and shame.
Equip specializes in supporting boys' growth in managing these challenges. We can help you and your son make sense of the struggles you’re facing and master the skills you need to succeed.
What can we help with?
Equip specializes in treating common psychological conditions of childhood. Some that we commonly and competently work with are:
- Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and other mood disorders
- Anxiety Disorders (social anxiety, test-taking anxiety, panic disorder, etc)
- Tourette’s Syndrome and other Tic Disorders
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Childhood Trauma
Not every child we work with has a mental health diagnosis. We also help children with the following:
- Building self-esteem and reducing self-doubt
- Supporting healthy and respectful masculinity
- Behavior problems at school
- Strengthening social skills and developing lasting friendships
- Learning to handle conflicts appropriately
- Bullying or being victimized by bullies
- Dealing with parents’ divorce
- Challenges unique to gifted children
How do we approach working with boys?
Our approach starts with a strong, trusting relationship with you and your child. We work to be flexible, meet your needs, and provide a personal experience. Our therapists bring a playfulness and friendliness that kids and teens respond to well. Most boys who come to Equip look forward to their appointment each week.
After our initial consultation, we work with families to form a detailed treatment plan, which might include some combination of play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), working with parents to handle behavioral conflicts more effectively, and working with the family as a whole. We may also recommend a more formal psychological assessment if we are suspecting learning or other challenges to be involved in a child's struggles.
If you have more questions about how therapy works or if it is right for your child, please reach out. We are happy to answer your questions.
Call or inquire now to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation.
Reach out. We’ll work together to create goals and make a plan for your son, and then we’ll execute the plan together.