Child coaching is a therapeutic tool that can be used to supplement existing therapy or on it’s own to help children cope with minor struggles or behavioral problems. It is an economical and effective support to help children deal with school stress, disorganization, behavioral concerns and issue specific support such as loss of a loved one or a parent in recovery. Child coaching at Therapeutic Oasis is based on a therapeutic model making it an ideal complement to individual or group therapy. Child coaching can be recommended by therapists for children who need additional support during a time of crisis or to work on a specific skill development. It can also be requested by parents to address social skill development or behavioral issues. At the Oasis, we try make child coaching a fun and creative experience at the same time teaching children to understand their own emotional mechanics and develop healthy habits and coping skills that will last a lifetime.
Stephanie Burstein is a Child Coach and Marriage and Family Therapy Intern at Therapeutic Oasis of the Palm Beaches in Delray Beach, Florida.