Thrive Counseling Center
Therapy for Individuals, Couples & Family

Child and Teen Counseling In Our Federal Way, WA Office and Online

Teen Counseling Federal Way WAIs your child or teen:

  • Experiencing changes in his or her mood and/or behavior
  • Struggling with anxiety/worrying all the time?
  • Showing signs of depression?
  • Overwhelmed by a past or present experience, or trauma?
  • Struggling with transitions and challenges that come with divorce and/or remarriage?
  • Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and/or Oppositional Defiance?

The Challenge Of Growing Up Today

We frequently hear from parents saying, “I don’t know what exactly to do to help my child/teen, but I know that they need help.” Knowing that your child or teen is going through something you don’t know how to help them with can be extremely overwhelming as a parent.  

We want you to know, that by getting this far and considering counseling services for either your child/teen, or for your family, you are doing everything you can to ensure your child or teen gets the support they need.  

In our opinion, the job of being a child and a teenager has gotten a lot harder. There is more stress, higher expectations, harder choices, and ever increasing stimulation surrounding our youth than ever before. This means that the job of being a parent is harder than ever before as well. 

Our children are growing up in a world that is so vastly different than the one that you might have grown up in. Because of this, we frequently hear from parents that they often don’t know how to tease out what is just typical development, and what should be cause for concern.

The Support Your Family Needs

Working with us means your child or teen has another key member on their team. Our therapists are trained, experienced, and skilled in working with children, teens, and their families. We utilize evidence-based approaches to support your child/teen in learning the necessary strategies and skills they will need to become resilient today, as well as to maintain their resilience as they grow older.  

We frequently work with children and teens who are experiencing:

  • Worry and anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Rages, tantrums, and meltdowns
  • Difficulty with social dynamics
  • Academic underachievement 
  • Trouble expressing how they feel
  • Challenges getting along with new family members
  • Developmental regressions  
  • Challenges launching into college and/or adulthood

The process of choosing a therapist for your child or teen means finding someone who will support your family values, and who will become part of your team

While we do work with children and teens one-on-one, we also feel that it is important to keep parents involved as much as is possible and appropriate. Generally speaking, the younger the child, the more we want and need parents to be involved. 

We can also work with your school system so that all parts of your team can be on the same page supporting each other’s efforts to support your child/teen.  

Contact Us to Learn More

We are here to help. You don’t have to figure this out alone!

If you’d like to learn more about our providers click here.

Have more questions? Please contact us by email or by phone. We will respond to you by the end of the day Monday-Friday.

Ready to schedule? You can do so online, or by contacting us. 

We specialize in:

Counseling for Individuals

If you are struggling and need support and guidance, we can help you:
  • Navigate a major life decision
  • Figure out how to make the changes you want in your life or relationships but struggle to achieve
  • Move out of depression and/or anxiety and into your life
  • End the struggle with negative relationship patterns (being a people pleaser, finding yourself in toxic relationships, struggling with setting appropriate boundaries)
  • Find more effective ways to manage anger
  • Find success living with Adult Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD/ADD, or a Learning Disability

Counseling for Couples

If you feel like you aren’t getting what you want in your relationship, we can help you:
  • Improve communication to help you and your significant other get on the same page.
  • Rebuild trust and intimacy after an affair or break in trust.
  • Prevent Anxiety, Depression, an Autism Spectrum/Asperger's diagnosis, or ADHD from coming between the two of you.
  • Make the decision to stay or go: when you both want support in evaluating which direction to take in your marriage or relationship.
  • Have Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s

Counseling for Children and Teens

Growing up is hard work. We help children and teens who:
  • Feel anxious, or worried all the time.
  • Feel depressed, lonely, or isolated
  • Have a tough time controlling their emotions and the behaviors that result (emotional outbursts, anger, aggression).
  • Struggle socially, or tend to end up in friendships where they are being taken advantage of.
  • Struggle academically and feel overwhelmed and stuck in knowing how to get back on track.
  • Feel overwhelmed with life changes or transitions (divorce, blended family dynamics, a move, or loss of a family member or close friend).
  • Have ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
We also offer support to parents who feel overwhelmed or stuck in figuring out the best steps to take to help their child or teen. When challenges are showing up in school we can also work with your child or teens school on your behalf.
Find the member of our team that is right for you.
Working with an experienced professional can mean feeling:
  • Supported
  • Hopeful
  • Understood
  • More confident
  • Capable of handling challenges in relationships
  • Appreciative of having an advocate and expert on their team
  • That you don’t have to go it alone anymore

There is hope. Are you ready to take the next step?
At our Federal Way counseling center, we can often schedule you the same week you call. With our online counseling platform we can frequently start working with you as soon as the next day.

In order to accommodate the work and school schedules of our clients we have late evening appointments most days of the week.

To take the next step give us a call, send us an email, or schedule your first appointment now through our online scheduling system.

We look forward to working with you.