Research shows that psychological problems in children and teenagers can escalate without early intervention and therapy. Don’t wait; obtain intervention early before it becomes a larger, more difficult issue.
While individual circumstances vary, generally I tend to see parents first about their children’s issues. In most circumstances, I can interview the parents to determine the issues with the child and assess whether it is best for me to see the parents only, the family together, or just the child.
In working with adolescent issues, it depends on the problem as to who is seen first. Adolescents can see the therapist by themselves or with their parents. It may be beneficial for me to liaise with teachers and others who are significant to your child’s life.