Children & adolescent therapy


There is nothing more precious than the life of a child.

An average of one in ten children and adolescents in this country experience some sort of mental health issue each year. Left untreated, poor mental health can affect a child or teen’s ability to learn, develop friendships, and engage with their family. It can even threaten their safety.

At Coral Gables Counseling Center we offer an extensive array of counseling services for children and troubled teens. It is a responsibility we take very seriously.

These are just a few of the many issues we can help your child with:

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Overweight and Obesity Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • LGBT Issues
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Bullying
  • Grief and Loss
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management

Recommended Reading:

For a list of books we recommend for parents and kids check out the list below.

Recommended Reading for Kids

Community Resources:

For a list of community resources see the list below.

Community Resources

Therapeutic modalities available:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Life and Health Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Hypnosis Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management
  • ADHD Treatment Options
  • IQ Testing
  • Gifted Evaluation
  • Educational Testing
  • Psychoeducational Assessments
  • Psychological Testing
  • Child Abuse Counseling
  • Emotional Abuse Counseling
  • Sports Counseling
  • Grief/Bereavement Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Self Harm and ADD/ADHD


Although there is a world of potential in children, they are also faced with complex life issues (divorce, stress, expectations, drugs, violence, etc.) that are intertwined with the day-to-day fast-moving, high-pressure, ultra-modern, technological society we live in.

What happens is that they lose sight of their core values and internal moral structure.  They lose sight of who they are.  This disconnect leads to low self esteem which in turn leads to anxiety and feelings of inadequacy, depression, eating disorders or an array of different emotional hardships.

Therapy helps children regain their worth, develop vital problem-solving skills and find their north.  It guides parents in their journey to help their child.

At Coral Gables Counseling Center we are committed to your child’s well-being by facilitating the process of raising emotionally healthy children so they can lead happy resilient, and successful lives.  Let’s work together in attaining this goal.