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Specializing in Child, Adolescent, and Family Counseling  

Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center specializes in working with children, adolescents & their families to address a wide array of child and adolescent mental health issues, as well as a variety of parenting concerns.  Our therapists strive to provide the best services available to children, adolescents & their families in our area and utilize Evidence-Based Treatments whenever applicable for a presenting problem.  

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         Family Counseling         Teen Counseling  

 Issues We Frequently Address in Child, Adolescent & Family Counseling: 

      Child Counseling      

Teen/Adolescent Counseling

Family Counseling  

  • Physical Aggression (biting, hitting, kicking, property destruction, cruelty to animals)
  • Defiance and Anger Issues (temper tantrums, refusing to follow rules, cursing) 
  • Adjustment Issues (divorce, birth of sibling, starting a new school or daycare, blended families, parent getting remarried)
  • School Problems (behavioral problems, poor grades, attention problems, social skills, bullies)
  • Physical & Sexual Abuse
  • Grief (death of a parent, grandparent, sibling, pet, or other close family member or friend)
  • Loss (loss of parent due to military deployment, divorce, or incarceration)
  • Anxiety (separation anxiety, social anxiety, shyness)
  • Sleep Issues (nightmares, night terrors, bedtime routines, poor sleep habits)
  • Communication Issues (lack of open communication between teen and parents)
  • Parent-Teen Relationship Issues (defiance, disrespect, refusal to follow  household rules) 
  • Substance Abuse (alcohol, marijuana, other drug use)
  • School Issues (poor grades, behavioral issues, issues with authority figures, poor attendance, peer pressure)
  • Depression (withdrawal, relationship issues, poor social skills)
  • Low Self-Esteem (poor body image, feelings of inadequacy)
  • Anxiety (social anxiety, test anxiety) 
  • Eating Disorders (anorexia, bullemia, binging, purging)


  • Parenting Skills (effective discipline, consistent consequences,   household rules)
  • Communication (open communication within families)
  • Co-Parenting (adjusting to blended families, consistent expectations between households)

 Specific Clinical Diagnoses We Can Address in Child, Adolescent & Family Counseling:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Aspergers, Autism)
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bullemia)  
  • Enuresis
  • Encopresis

Therapists at Tender Hearts use a variety of treatment modalities, each specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual clients and their families.  Therapists frequently use a combination of Individual Counseling and Family Counseling as needed to best address the needs of the individual child or adolescent and his or her family.  Therapists frequently address parenting/discipline skills and other concerns within  the family.      

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