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Children’s Therapy Issues in Seattle

Every child deserves the chance to thrive, but life’s challenges can hinder their growth, well-being, and happiness. At Anchor Light Therapy Collective, our licensed family and child therapists are dedicated to helping children and their parents navigate life’s various issues by offering a safe space to receive the support, tools, and coping strategies necessary to foster a resilient and happy childhood. If your child is facing issues in any area of their life, contact Anchor Light to speak with a mental health professional to receive the support your family deserves.

Seattle Child Therapists & Mental Health Professionals

Children’s Therapy Issues We Can Help With

Childhood can be a time of wonder but filled with rapid change and significant challenges. We’re here to assist children in managing the range of issues that life may throw in their direction, helping them to avoid mental health issues and develop into confident, emotionally healthy individuals.

Behavior Disorders

A behavior disorder like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can make a child’s life immensely challenging, impacting their schoolwork, relationships, mental health, and self-esteem. Our therapists can provide your child with strategies to manage symptoms, improve concentration, and build self-awareness, aiding them in reaching their full potential. It is worth investigating your child’s experience, whether you have a three-year old or a traumatized infant.

Developmental and Learning Disabilities

Developmental and learning disabilities, like Autism and Dyslexia, bring unique challenges that make schooling and socialization difficult and even impossible. Through specialized therapy, we empower children with strategies to navigate their world by celebrating their strengths and helping them overcome the barriers of their disability.

Eating Disorders

Children can develop a mental health condition like body dysmorphia at shockingly young ages. Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder can have life-long implications, making early intervention crucial. At Anchor Light, we provide a supportive environment where children can orient their self-perception and build a healthy relationship with food.

Depression and Anxiety

Even young hearts can feel heavy, and sadly, the number of children reporting symptoms of mental illness is on the rise. Whether it’s generalized anxiety or situational depression, our therapists help your depressed or anxious toddler or child understand their emotions and provide them with tools to manage and overcome their mental health conditions.

Trauma, Grief, and Loss

Trauma, grief, and loss are difficult and confusing enough for a full-grown adult. Children experiencing trauma or grief desperately need a safe space to process their emotions healthily to avoid adverse effects in the future. One approach worth considering for trauma and grief is our EMDR therapy for adolescents. We provide trauma-informed care, helping them navigate and integrate these feelings and find the light at the other end of the tunnel.

Navigating Friendships

Building and maintaining friendships can be complex, especially in a highly-charged school environment. We offer guidance on conflict resolution, empathy, and communication to help children struggling with friendships to ensure they form lasting, healthy bonds.

Social and Coping Skills

Children face numerous social issues daily, from managing emotions to handling peer pressure. Our therapists assist children in building strong social and coping skills to ensure they are equipped for the tumultuous social experiences of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.


Bullying can leave deep emotional scars that can lead to self-harm and even prove fatal for children. If your child has been bullied, we help them regain confidence and avoid self-harm. If your child is exhibiting bullying behaviors, we help address the underlying issues beneath the behavior.

Gender Identity

Exploring or understanding gender identity is a deeply personal experience that can lead to confusion and desperation. We offer a safe, affirming space for children to discuss their feelings and questions, whether exploring their gender identity or witnessing a family member going through their own process.

Divorce and Remarriage

Family transitions like divorce and remarriage can be some of the most traumatic and tumultuous childhood experiences. Our therapists assist children in understanding and accepting these changes, ensuring they feel loved and understood despite the changes.

Grades and Academics

Many children struggle with the daunting academic pressures that come with schooling. We support children to understand their learning styles, build study habits, manage stress, and foster a love for learning.


Tantrums and poor behavior can be a sign of underlying emotional distress. We explore triggers and provide strategies for parents and children to manage and communicate feelings effectively.


In our digital age, screentime addiction is growing and affecting children in adverse ways that we’re only beginning to understand. We help children to develop a healthy, balanced relationship with electronics, promoting healthier habits and interactions.

New Siblings

The arrival of a new sibling can stir up a mix of emotions often expressed, for better or worse, through your child’s behavior. We guide older children through these transitions to accept their new siblings while ensuring they feel valued and loved.

Moving or Changing Schools

The relative trauma of major transitions like moving or changing schools can cause unexpected mental health issues. We offer coping strategies, helping children embrace change positively.

Children’s Issues Therapy Pricing

Therapy is more than just time spent in session. It’s a journey toward healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. Although it demands time and financial commitment, the benefits children and young adults experience through therapy are invaluable. Here’s what you can expect:

Standard individual session:
(50 minutes) $190

Child and Family Therapy Can Help Your Kid Enjoy Their Childhood

Childhood is a time of exploration, discovery, and joy. Yet, challenges can overshadow these precious years. At Anchor Light Therapy Collective, we help children navigate their challenges so they can embrace the wonder of their youth. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation if you and your child are struggling with children’s issues.


We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider.

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, We are happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.

Out of Network Insurance Options