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Therapy for kids

Therapy to help your child work through difficulties so they can enjoy being a kid.

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Confidence

Helping your child be comfortable and confident within themselves.

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Healing

Helping your child find healing from the experiences and thoughts that are holding them back.

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Joy

Helping your child work through the challenges they face and get back to being a kid!

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As a parent, you want to help your kid cope with life's challenges

If your child is struggling with making friends, getting to school without a fight, or experiencing big emotions that feel like a lot – it can be hard to understand what’s going on and it can leave you wondering when you should seek help.

Therapy can provide the insight you need and the care your child needs so you can both worry less and live more.

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signs your child may benefit from therapy

The signs that a child may benefit from therapy can be obvious or subtle. They may manifest as behavioral issues at school, lack of compliance at home, or alarming escalations that feel out of control.

Challenges with discipline, focus, or social interaction at school that may lead to disruptions in the classroom or conflicts with peers.

Difficulty following rules or instructions at home, leading to conflicts with family members and undermining the household’s routine and harmony.

Intense emotional outbursts or reactions that seem disproportionate to the situation, leaving family members feeling helpless and overwhelmed.

Imitation of worrisome behaviors observed in older siblings or expressing unsettling thoughts and statements that seem beyond typical age understanding, such as thoughts of death or inappropriate sexual awareness.

Physical manifestations of emotional distress like nausea or stomach discomfort.

Frequent headaches due to underlying stress, anxiety, or tension.

Disruptions in sleep patterns caused by emotional difficulties.

Alterations in appetite due to stress or emotional unrest.

Increased tiredness or lack of energy linked to emotional challenges.

 

Weakened immune response due to underlying emotional stress.

Unexplained bodily discomfort stemming from emotional distress.

Skin conditions triggered by stress or emotional struggles.

Physical complaints without clear medical cause, reflecting emotional distress.

Reverting to younger behaviors as a coping mechanism.

Physical fidgeting or inability to relax, reflecting underlying emotional unrest.

Withdrawal from social interactions, leading to loneliness or detachment

Shifts in demeanor, such as increased aggression or withdrawal, due to emotional struggles.

Repetitive movements or shakiness linked to underlying emotional issues.

Book a free consultation to see if therapy is the right choice for your child.

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Who We Are

why work with daisy + co. therapy

— Because we are the therapists that were once like your kids.

Lauren Levy, Licensed Professional Counselor, Founder & Clinical Director at Daisy + Co. Therapy in Philadelphia. Works with individuals, parents, LGBTQ+, teens, and adults

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Licensed Professional Counselor
Founder & Clinical Director

In a world where mental well-being should be as prioritized as physical health, child therapy at Daisy + Co. Therapy takes center stage. Recognizing that children, just like adults, face their own unique struggles, our space is designed to provide a nurturing environment for kids of all ages.

We believe in embracing the authentic self, allowing children to explore, connect, learn, and grow without judgment or resistance. Our sessions are tailored to help children face their challenges, encouraging them to try new ways of relating to themselves and others.

Guided by a team of experienced therapists who themselves have navigated life’s ups and downs, we take gentle, thoughtful steps towards healing.

Heal. Grow. Connect.

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Our Approach

How child therapy works

We create a welcoming environment for your child to express themselves freely.

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We connect with your child

We focus on understanding your child’s unique challenges and strengths, forming the foundation for a tailored therapy approach.

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We develop a personalized treatment plan

Our plan will align with your child’s needs and your family’s goals, evolving with your child as we move through the process.

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We continue to support them

We equip your child with tools and coping strategies needed for long-term success and a happier life.

frequently asked questions

Questions about therapy for kids

Expect a collaborative journey focused on your child’s emotional growth and healing. Our therapists will work with you and your child to set goals and develop an individualized treatment plan. Therapy sessions will be interactive, empowering your child to explore their thoughts and feelings. The frequency and duration of sessions will depend on your child’s unique needs, and progress will be regularly reviewed and discussed with you.

At our practice, all of our clinicians who provide therapy to children hold a minimum of a master’s degree in mental health counseling, social work, or a related field. They bring a wealth of experience, with two or more years of dedicated work providing therapy to children in both outpatient and school settings. All of our therapists have undergone thorough background checks and have successfully completed mandated reporter training. This means that if they come across any reportable concerns while working with your child, you will be informed promptly and directly, ensuring transparency and your child’s safety.

We prioritize creating a warm and inviting environment for your child. Our therapists are trained in child-centered approaches that use play, creative activities, and age-appropriate techniques to connect with and engage your child. Through interactive sessions tailored to your child’s needs, we aim to build trust and help them express themselves comfortably.

We understand that building rapport is essential. Our priority is ensuring your child’s comfort and progress. If your child expresses concerns, we encourage open communication. We can explore options, such as trying a different therapist or adjusting the approach. Our skilled therapists have experience in creating a safe and nurturing space, and we are dedicated to finding the right fit for your child’s needs.

In cases where a child is hesitant to open up, our therapists are trained to employ techniques that gradually foster trust. Patience is key, and our therapists work at your child’s pace. By utilizing play, creative activities, and age-appropriate methods, our goal is to make your child feel safe and confident in sharing their thoughts and feelings over time. We are committed to providing a supportive environment where your child’s well-being is paramount.

During the initial intake session with your chosen therapist, both you and your child will have the opportunity to meet with the therapist together. We understand that each child is unique, and our approach is tailored to their comfort level. Depending on your child’s age and comfort, the therapist may also request a brief one-on-one session with your child during this intake session.

As we move forward with sessions, the focus will primarily be on one-on-one interactions between your child and their therapist. However, we believe in fostering a collaborative environment. Towards the end of each session, you will be invited to join briefly for updates as needed or requested. This ensures that you are actively involved in your child’s progress and provides an opportunity to discuss any insights, goals, or questions that may arise.

Rest assured, we’re here to provide a supportive and nurturing space for both you and your child. Our approach aims to help your child thrive while ensuring that you feel informed and included every step of the way.

In Pennsylvania, if parents are separated, state law mandates that both biological parents or legal guardians must consent to mental health treatment for minors under the age of 14. Consequently, if you are separated from your child’s other biological parent, we require written consent for treatment from both you AND them before your child’s intake session.

Additionally, we will need a copy of the custody agreement from official court documents to include in your child’s chart during the initial intake process.

If you have questions or concerns about this, please reach out to us! We are here to support you.

Transparent communication is a cornerstone of our approach. We understand the balance between your child’s confidentiality and your need to be informed. Our therapists are dedicated to providing you with a high-level overview of your child’s progress, insights gained, and any challenges faced during therapy sessions. This ensures that you are well-informed about your child’s therapeutic journey.

However, it’s important to note that the specific details of your child’s sessions remain confidential to create a safe space for their expression. While we believe in involving parents, we also respect your child’s privacy and their right to share at their own pace.

Should you ever feel uncertain about the level of information you’re receiving or if you wish to have more insight, please don’t hesitate to express your thoughts to your child’s therapist. We value open dialogue and are here to address any concerns you may have. Our aim is to collaborate with you to make the therapeutic process as effective and stress-free as possible for both you and your child.

Supporting your child’s progress at home is vital. Our therapists are more than happy to provide you with tailored strategies that align with your child’s treatment goals. By working closely with your child’s therapist, you can gain practical insights and techniques that empower you to create a nurturing and supportive environment at home. Your involvement can greatly enhance the impact of the therapeutic experience for your child.

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what you can expect from child therapy

The time needed to see positive changes in your child’s therapy depends on factors like age, the challenges they face, their response to therapy, and family involvement. Some children improve quickly, while others need more time. Short-term goals might be reached in weeks, but complex issues can take longer.

We help your child rediscover the joy of being themselves!

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We can’t guarantee any specific results or timeline to achieve them, but over time you may be able to anticipate a range of positive outcomes that reflect both emotional and physical progress.

Who We Are

why work with daisy + co. therapy

We are ready to help you heal and we have what it takes to get you there. Our therapists are:

Radically Genuine

We are real people who do not take ourselves too seriously but also do not ignore the obvious need to provide qualified help to the kids, teens, and adults who want to build a connection that heals.

Open-Minded

We believe that play and exploration, even (especially) as adults, is an essential part of reconnecting to ourselves and our individual truths. Being open minded allows for growth in ways we never dreamed.

Curious

We get to know our clients through a genuine curiosity to understand them better and connect with them on their level. By asking the right questions, we can uncover answers that help you better understand yourself and the world around you. 

Contact Us

get started

If you’re looking for an appointment, to get matched with a great fit therapist, or to schedule a free consultation with Daisy + Co. Therapy, reach out! You can submit an inquiry via our contact form, call or text us, or use the buttons below to book directly online.

*IMPORTANT*

Currently, Daisy + Co. Therapy does NOT have any therapists who accept insurance as payment for sessions. The one exception to this is for folks with Lyra Health benefits through their employer. Click the icon below for more information.

As an out-of-network provider, we've partnered with Mentaya to simplify reimbursement for your therapy sessions if you have insurance coverage that is eligible for this benefit.

To check how much you will get back for your Daisy + Co. therapy sessions if you start working with one of our therapists, use this benefits tracker provided by Mentaya:

https://app.mentaya.com/p/9SYDpfmfsx1VIjogEYlL.

The whole process takes less than a minute and all you need on hand is your insurance member ID.

If you have questions about this, reach out to us-We’re here to help! 😊

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