We do what we can to protect our children. As a parent or guardian, you want to help your child through problems and arm them with tools that will help them overcome any obstacle. Counseling for children in Agoura Hills, California is your first step.

Children need a safe space to share and a trusted adult who can offer insight and understand them on their level. The licensed counselors at Agoura Christian Counseling aim to provide a safe environment for children and their parents and guardians to heal and grow.

Get connected with a Christian Counselor
Please contact our reception team at
(949) 386-7182

Children face challenges every day. As adults, we can sometimes miss the signs until the child lashes out or becomes too quiet. Counseling for children in Agoura Hills can help your child through obstacles at home and school, heightened emotions, and mental health issues.

The following are common issues we see in children:

  • Life-changing events, such as the death of a loved one, a move to a new home or school, divorce or remarriage, or a new baby in the family
  • Trauma from abuse, neglect, or abandonment
  • Bullying at school
  • Problems at home between parents, siblings, or other family members
  • Heightened emotions, such as sadness, worry, anger, or feelings of low self-worth

The following are typical mental health conditions we treat in children:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear and Phobias
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Grief
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Disordered Eating)
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Self-Harm or Suicidal Thoughts

This is not a complete list, and often we see children struggling with coexisting mental health conditions. For example, a child who is bullied in school may be struggling with depression and anxiety, feelings of low self-worth, and cutting himself in private (self-harm).

At Agoura Christian Counseling, our goal is to address these concerns and conditions and support your child through traumatic and emotional events.

When you contact our reception team, we will connect you with a children’s therapist in Agoura Hills. This will be an initial assessment for your counselor to get to know your child and any circumstances they should be aware of to make a diagnosis. Afterward, your counselor will determine the best course of action to help your child. Some children only need to attend a few sessions, while others may need weekly appointments for several months. Your counselor will customize your treatment plan to meet your child’s needs.

Every child responds differently to therapy. The good news is that we have a well of psychotherapy methods that we can try, and some techniques require practice.

For example, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is often used in the treatment of various mental conditions. With CBT, your child will learn how to identify negative thoughts and emotions and change the way they think. It takes practice to change a negative or intrusive thought into a positive, life-affirming thought. However, once your child gets the hang of CBT, they can change their emotions and behaviors.

At Agoura Christian Counseling, we meld biblical principles with evidence-based psychotherapy methods. The skills your child learns at Agoura Christian Counseling will serve him well throughout childhood and beyond.

We approach your child’s health from all aspects: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. We want to see your child grow closer in his relationship with Jesus Christ as he learns more about himself and how he thinks and reacts.

Your counselor will probably assign “homework” for your child to practice new techniques. You can help your child by encouraging and reminding them of specific points. Depending on your child’s age, he may practice art, music, or play therapy. Encourage him to share his thoughts and let him know you are listening and want to hear what he has to say.

Commit to attending all sessions with your child. If your child is older, it may not be necessary for you to sit in the room with him, but ensure that he arrives at his sessions on time and that you remain close by.

At Agoura Christian Counseling, we make it easy for you to seek counseling for children. When you call our office, we will connect you with a counselor specializing in issues facing children today. Your counselor will create a customized plan to meet the needs of your child and your family. Connect with us today.

Get connected with a Christian Counselor
Please contact our reception team at
(949) 386-7182