About Therapy

Childhood can be challenging, but having a supportive outlet can make a world of a difference. Angel Kids Pediatrics offers child and adolescent therapy because it provides opportunities for your little one to learn how to regulate their emotions. It helps them to understand the connection between their feelings and behavior, in order to have more control over their emotions and actions. Angel Kids Pediatrics, with multiple locations in Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and St. Johns, Florida, houses an exceptional behavioral health department that offers several options for therapy, all customized for your kiddo’s individual needs. Contact 904-224-KIDS (5437) to request a consultation for your child today or request an appointment online.  

Therapy Q & A

What is therapy?

Child and adolescent therapy is a type of mental health and behavior treatment that is designed specifically for children and their unique psychological and developmental needs. Angel Kids Pediatrics staffs licensed psychologists who use therapy techniques in a safe space, all to address situations related to stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and more that may impact behavior.

Sometimes, therapy is used to treat behavioral disorders like anxiety and depression. Other times, it’s used to help children cope with stressful or upsetting events, like divorce or a family member’s death.

What can child and adolescent therapy address?

Angel Kids Pediatrics uses therapy to treat a variety of mental hurdles, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Body image concerns
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Sexual identity concerns

What are the types of therapy?

Angel Kids Pediatrics offers several types of therapy, including:

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of therapy for children who experience very intense emotions. It’s commonly used to treat borderline personality disorder but can ease symptoms of anxiety and depression as well. 

DBT teaches your child to accept their reality and behavior while providing them with the tools and new skills to break bad habits and make better decisions.

Individual therapy (in-person or via telehealth)

During individual therapy, your child speaks one-on-one with a qualified child psychologist. Individual therapy provides specialized care for your child. It’s crucial your child attends each of their regularly scheduled sessions. 

Group therapy (in-person or via telehealth)

Group therapy occurs alongside other children or teens. During treatment, your child meets with a group of like-minded patients, experiencing similar struggles. A psychologist supervises each meeting and educates attendees on stress management and other group subjects.

Parent education (in-person or via telehealth)

Parenting a child with behavioral issues or a mental illness can be challenging. You want what’s best for your child, but it can be difficult knowing what to do. Angel Kids Pediatrics regularly provides parent education both in-person and via telehealth. They can work with you to ensure your child receives the help they need.

Contact 904-224-KIDS (5437) to request a consultation for your child today or request an appointment online.