It’s never too early to start therapy.
It has been well-understood since the 1980s that children as young as six can experience clinical depression, and children as young as nine can experience anxiety–but some estimates start even sooner.
Even if your child does not have a diagnosed mental illness, therapy may help them recover from changes in eating, sleeping, and mood (sadness, irritability, or loss of pleasure in activities). Children that have undergone a traumatic event (including bullying) have a particular need for mental health counseling.
Why Absolute Advocacy?
Absolute Advocacy understands the unique mental health challenges faced by youth and adolescents. We believe it’s important for young people to access therapy early so that they can have a joyful life sooner rather than later.
We offer an affirming and judgment-free zone. Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses
- Suicidal ideation
- Substance use
- Trauma (including bullying and abuse)
- Adjustment disorders
We also offer group and family therapy to help children and their caretakers connect.
Once you schedule your first appointment on behalf of the young person in your care, you’ll need to fill out some paperwork about their symptoms and family history. We’ll have a first consultation where we talk about their issues, then come up with a plan for getting their life back on track.
We also offer virtual therapy. Please let our office know if you’d like to schedule a virtual therapy appointment.
We have locations in Charlotte and Concord and offer flexible hours to match your schedule.
Note: In the wake of Mecklenburg County closures due to COVID-19, all our services are currently being offered online-only. Please contact our office for more details, and view our post on how you can protect your mental health in the midst of this crisis.
1977 J N Pease Place Suite 104
Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: (704) 274-2978
133 Union Street South
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: (704) 215-4095
We are here to help your child navigate the path to emotional wellness and safety. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.