Your little one throws a tantrum every few days.

Super small things quickly grow into bigger than life problems, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t help them calm down. At school and home the overwhelm building, toys are thrown, walls are kicked and it’s starting to seem like your child is going through more than just a normal phase of development.

Your heart breaks every time you watch it happen. You know they are good and loving. When they’ve calmed down, they feel sorry for how they acted, but that doesn’t prevent them from doing it again and again. It’s been frustrating and you really can’t manage this on your own anymore. Your child needs help.

Stressed out brains and bodies lead to overwhelmed emotional outbursts.

Which is why we need to help them figure out what’s going on and what to do about it. I provide specialized therapy for little kids, integrating play, art, CBT to help build relaxation skills. Your little one learns to recognize that they can build control over their big emotions and figure out what’s going on in their brain and their body.

We will come up with tools and strategies that work best for your child - the stuff that no book can provide. As an anxiety and anger management specialist trained in working with young kids (rather than a therapist who works with anything and everything), we can make this process easier and faster to get to the other side of things. 

Dedicated time for you and your child.

Each week, I provide a parent check in, and then spend at least half of my session time one-on-one with your young child. During our parent check in, I help you to assess what’s underneath the outbursts and tantrums, so that we can shift the behaviors for the longterm, rather than just trying to provide a quick fix. We’ll go over parenting tips, behavioral plans, and ways to reinforce counseling skills at home. And sometimes, just having the opportunity to hear that you’re not the only parent dealing with a difficult child can feel helpful.

Curious to hear more?

Before scheduling, we’ll need to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation, to make sure that I’m a good fit for you and your needs. I’m more than happy to talk through my approach and answer any questions you have. I want to make sure that we have the best plan in place – and if I’m not a good fit, I’ll direct you to other referrals as well.

Please call me at 314-339-7640, text, or email kelsey@compassionatecounselingstl.com to set up your free consult. I look forward to hearing from you!

-Kelsey