Mental Health Services for Children in Yorba Linda
Stepping Forward Counseling Center (SFCC) is a leading mental health organization specifically intended for children and adolescents with mental and emotional problems. Our compassionate, experienced counselors use evidence-based practices to treat kids suffering anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder and many other mental health problems commonly impacting a child’s life. Our evidence-based approach involves compassionate therapists drawing on practical experience, theory, research and acknowledgement of a child’s perspective to develop an effective, personalized treatment plan.
Yorba Linda Counseling for Children and Adolescence with Depression
For kids with bipolar disorder and depressive disorders, SFCC counselors employ cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help children identify and change negative thinking patterns and behaviors that may be contributing to their behavior issues. Older adolescents with major depression or bipolar disorder often benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy or dialectal behavior therapy (DBT) that teaches kids to accept and cope with negative thought patterns instead of ruminating on them.
Our Yorba Linda treatment programs for children suffering depression and anxiety focus on discovering the reasons for their depression by exploring all aspects of a child’s life, including input from parents and teachers. Programs such as family therapy, Individual CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, afterschool social skills programs, Saturday Leadership, early intervention, psychiatrist outpatient services, autism “ABA” programs and creative art therapy programs have been proven to significantly contribute to helping children and adolescents regain control of their emotions, behaviors and relationships with family members and peers.
If your child is exhibiting angry, depressive, defiant or anxious behavior and you want caring, professional help, please call Stepping Forward Counseling Center today to talk to someone who understands what you are going through. They will schedule an appointment with one of our counselors to start the process of restoring peace of mind for you and your child using evidence-based counseling techniques and holistic therapies.
School Readiness Skills at SFCC Yorba Linda
The first five years of a child’s life are critical to their lifelong development. A young child’s
earliest experiences and environments at home, at school, and in the community set
the stage for their future development. We at SFCC know how important this is.
Dr. Lisa French has designed a program that addresses the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of children ages 3-5 years old. This program includes increasing functional communication skills, self-regulation, and interpersonal skills to set the foundation to be school ready. Our program
follows the structure of a preschool program, with hands on creative play, music and movement therapy, expressive art therapy, and interactive peer play. This environment also promotes skills such as listening and following directions and friendship building to ensure school and life success.