As a Child and Youth Care Practitioner working with children, youth and families for many years now I appreciate the opportunity to discuss this topic. I believe it is helpful to understand there is a process towards helping support children as they engage in therapy/counselling.
Firstly I commend parents/guardians for seeking therapeutic guidance from a professional. This excites me because I believe that the earlier we can intervene the bigger the long-term impact we can have.
The step towards seeing a professional is an individual journey. Therapy in any form is intended to be helpful and supported with no hidden agendas or surprises.
A therapeutic relationship is like no other relationship in your life.
My hope is that this guide helps you to understand what to look for in a child therapist so that your child(ren) and you have the best experience possible.