Episode 66 – So Your Kid Is In Therapy…

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Has your child recently started therapy? How can you help them to get the most out of their counseling experience? Are you worried you’re not doing enough?

In this episode of The Shrink Think podcast, Nathan and Aaron answer all these questions and more as they share their thoughts on children in therapy.

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Summary

  • What are the benefits of taking your child to therapy?
  • How can I maximize the experience for my child?
  • What do I need to know about taking my child to therapy?

What are the benefits of taking your child to therapy?

  • You can figure out the source of the issues. It could be you…brace yourself for that possibility!
  • They can learn about healthy coping mechanisms.
  • As a family unit, you can learn more about yourself.

How can I maximize the experience for my child?

  • If we can help you, as the parent, do things differently, we can avoid repeating conversations or issues that are brought up in therapy.
  • Be open to the feedback the therapist provides. We know you want your child to feel better, so keep an open mind.
  • Understand that we know you’re not intentionally affecting your child, but also understand there are

What do I need to know about taking my child to therapy?

  • What they’re discussing is probably….you!
  • If you’re trying to shelter them from things in your life, they’re probably well aware of the changes happening and will be discussing them in our session.
  • Kids are very observant! They’ll talk in detail about what they’re feeling or noticing.

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Meet Nathan & Aaron

Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz are both licensed therapists and clinical supervisors in the state of Oregon. They each own their own private group counseling practices and co-own a third group practice together. Nathan and Aaron have been in the field since 2004 and 2007, respectively, and have over 100,000 hours of therapy experience each. On their show, they discuss facing fears and common challenges from a therapist’s point of view, imparting wisdom and humanity to their viewers. Along the way, they hope to not only share their insights but bring some light-hearted entertainment to make the journey easier.

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