You want your child to be happy. You also want to be the best parent you can.
But it’s not always easy… and that’s ok. There are some clues that your child needs help to grow emotionally.
You might get frustrated if your child has:
- trouble playing with others
- difficulty following directions
- tantrums or acting out at home or preschool
- signs they are sad or anxious all the time
- a habit of hitting, yelling, or hiding when things don’t go their way
You are not alone.
Other kids and their parents face issues. But help is available. Just like a doctor can help you take care of your physical health, a counselor or therapist can help you and your child stay mentally fit. It’s not just about being happy, it’s about being healthy.
As your child grows, there are certain mental health milestones should they meet, just like physical ones:
- Communicating with others
- Managing their temper
- Playing nicely with other children
- Having confidence
- Developing a good attention span
Build a strong relationship with your child.
We can help you determine why your child is having challenges, and improve their behavior, communications, and relationships. We also help families learn skills that support healthy development. Your therapist will work with you and your child to:
- Learn more about your child’s needs.
- Understand how your past experiences may affect your parenting.
- Help you build a strong, nurturing, and safe bond with your child.
- Help your child overcome any barriers to reaching his or her full potential.
There are a variety of ways to get help.
Our early childhood counseling centers serves families with infants, toddlers, and children of all ages. We offer a variety of services to support your child’s development and wellbeing, including:
- Parent and Child Counseling to build strong relationships
- Parent Support Groups to help you feel less alone and gain concrete skills
- Individual and Family Therapy to help resolve issues
- Comprehensive Evaluations to help identify why your child is struggling
- Psychiatric Treatment to help your child address his or her challenges
- Crisis Intervention to provide immediate relief
Get help today
The Jewish Board has 15 mental health clinics spread throughout the boroughs of New York City, which are open to all New Yorkers in need.
How do I get started?
Just call us to set up an appointment. You don’t have to know what’s wrong to set up an appointment with a counselor. All calls are confidential. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can start to put that smile back on both of your faces.
Services available in English, Spanish and Russian.