You may choose to have your child receive therapy or counseling for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons may include, but are not limited to, any from the following list. There are many more phenomenon the White Oak may provide services for. Please inquire within and we will get back to you soon with an answer or referral to another provider as needed.

  • Anger expressed towards family members or otherwise without cause
  • Anxiety and fears rather realistic or unusual
  • Anxiety surrounding separation from a primary caregiver or parent
  • Children of or going through their parents’ divorce or separation
  • bereavement, loss of loved one in family or other significant person
  • episodes of sadness, or depression
  • mood swings (e.g., happy one minute, upset the next)
  • social withdrawal or isolation
  • a significant drop in grades, particularly if your child normally maintains high grades
  • excessive school absenteeism or tardiness
  • anhedonia or decreased interest in activity previously enjoyed
  • developmental delays including in speech, language, or toilet training
  • Encopresis or Enuresis
  • learning or attention problems (such as ADHD)
  • behavioral problems (such as excessive anger, acting out, bed-wetting)
  • being the victim of bullying or bullying other children
  • Not listening to authority or problems following rules
  • Social awkwardness or problems relating with peers
  • Excessive technology use, abuse, or dependence
  • overly aggressive behavior (such as biting, kicking, or hitting)
  • sudden changes in appetite
  • insomnia or increased sleepiness
  • development of, or an increase in physical complaints (such as headache, stomachache without medical rationale)
  • management of a serious, acute, or chronic illness
  • signs of alcohol, drug, or other substance use (such as prescriptions)
  • problems in transitions (following separation, divorce, or relocation)
  • therapy following sexual, physical, or emotional abuse either as the victim or witnessed, or other traumatic event impact on wellness.
  • Other family issues or concerns that may be non normative in family

When working with children we more often than not include the family. We may have one on one therapy sessions with the child and some family therapy sessions for best results and to reinforce changes made in our journey towards greater growth and wellness. Typically children that are more independent and having more successes are most often or all the time seen one-on-one with communication with the family conducted “on the side” with the parents as needed. We aim to work with children presenting with a variety of mental health and situational concerns and if we feel we can not provide premium therapy and support then we will refer you out to someone within our network.

In addition to individual and family therapy sessions, play therapy may be incorporated into your tailored plan when working with children. Also, we may involve aspects of arts and craft, music, and sport as needed to enhance the overall growth and wellness potential while alleviating the symptoms of your child’s disorder, dilemma, or presentation.

Play Therapy

Children’s play is there work! Play therapy is used to help children work through problems and dilemmas in a fun and engaging dynamic manner.
Play therapy has been found to be very effective for a wide variety of childhood and mental health based problems or dilemmas.

In the event that we or the family does not find that we are best fit for your child’s specific needs or presenting problems, then WOI will provide a list of referrals for you to consider. Your child’s well-being is our first priority.

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