Christian Counseling for Children in Huntington Beach

Raising Young People in Christ

The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

Proverbs 23-24

Bringing up upright children and teenagers in the Lord is definitely not easy. You face a worldly society that may very well be against every Christian parenting technique that you will apply to your children. Add to that our own sinful nature and it is a handful to juggle all of these things.

But despite all of these struggles, there is hope in every situation especially for the young ones who are in Jesus. Jesus Christ provides us with a perfect example on how to care for our kids and how to help our children go through problems that they will inevitably face. But raising Christ-centered children need not be a task that Christian parents have to face alone. We need all the help we can from our Christian community in order to raise well-rounded God-fearing children.

At Huntington Beach Christian Counseling, we offer faith-based assistance and therapy that helps parents and their children to grow closer and deeper in their spiritual journey in Christ Jesus.

Get Connected With a Christian Counselor
Contact Trish at reception
949-386-7178

How Do I Know if My Child Needs Counseling?

As parents, we know our children very well and that’s why our instincts will immediately tell us when something is off. When there are significant behavioral changes that we see in our children such as the ones listed below, then tapping into Christian counseling for children in Huntington Beach can be of immeasurable benefit.

  • Consistent or abrupt changes in mood or behavior
  • Lack of social or academic growth
  • Constant problems with other members of the family
  • Difficult time processing issues that can be traced back to experiencing a trauma and/or grief
  • Difficulty in coping with life changes
  • Engaging in drugs and sexual promiscuity
  • Problems in spiritual and growth development

Faith-based Assistance for Young People and Caretakers

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. – Hebrews 11:1

It’s natural to worry about your children going astray, and even harder to hold on to the promise that all things will work together for good to those who love God. Being part of the association of Christian counselors, it has been a privilege working with many parents and their children in helping them to discover ways that will help counter problems that children and teens are going through or might possibly go through. Some problems may seem hopeless and beyond healing, but with Christian counseling, there are methods that can be employed to overcome these challenges.

Frequent Problems that Need Help

Children usually bear the brunt whenever something affects their parents. Children, however young and innocent they are, are not spared the effects of conditions such as depression, anxiety, and other negative mental and behavioral issues. Because of their age, it is difficult for them to process all of these themselves.

Hence, older and wiser guidance is needed for them to be able to get through their struggles. While parents will always have that parental role to care and guide, it can also be very difficult for them to clearly identify what their child is going through and how to effectively help their child deal with it. This is where professional Christian counseling comes in.

Statistics show that 10 percent of children aged 5 to 16 are having mental health issues such as the following:

  • Depression
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating disorders

Other mental and behavioral problems also include:

  • Autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities
  • Mood or personality disorders
  • Anger management
  • Addictions
  • Grief and trauma
  • Family relationships
  • Spiritual development
  • Partners in Healing

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Psalm 139:14

Every child is unique and special in the eyes of God. Huntington Beach Christian Counselors are set to help cultivate your child’s strengths and assist them in overcoming the problems they are going through in the hope that they will fully live out Christ-centered lives. By being a three-cord rope support in healing –the parent, counselor and Jesus Christ – you serve as a strong pillar in assisting children to reach and achieve their God-given gifts.

Get Connected With a Christian Counselor
Contact Trish at reception
949-386-7178

What to Expect from Christian Counseling?

Every child is unique hence each problem they are facing is unique as well. Regardless of race, creed, or background, Huntington Beach Christian counselors are trained to help make children feel safe and understood. Our counselors are dedicated to helping children heal and find hope and faith through professional Christian healing.

Christian Counseling for Children in Huntington Beach

During Christian counseling for children, a warm and safe atmosphere is provided for the child to ensure that he or she will feel comfortable to open up in their own way. Huntington Beach Christian Counselors are equipped in how to interact with children experiencing different kinds of problems and treat them based on their age, signs,and symptoms and basically everything else that concerns both the child and parents. The most common therapeutic programs employed by skilled counselors are:

  • Play therapy – this combines talking and creative play so that the child will feel comfortable in expressing themselves.
  • Trauma-focused therapy – this type of therapy helps the child cope with a traumatic or abusive experience that has left consistent painful thoughts. By using this therapy, children will be able to manage the emotions that come with the painful memories and consequently heal and fully recover.

While Christian counselors do most of the skilled therapy sessions, the role of a parent whose child is under 13 years old is to be physically present during the therapy sessions. This is so that the child will have a sense of security as well. As a parent, your role will always be essential to your child’s healing and recovery. Together with the Christian counselor, you will build a healthy nurturing atmosphere for your young one.

Faith-based Counseling for Teens

Teenagers most often feel judged and parents most often feel frustrated because they do not know how to deal with their teenager’s raging emotions and other issues.To help both the parents and teenager, a Christian counselor is brought on board to provide Christian counseling.

The counselors are trained to help the teens express themselves without feeling judged. At the same time, these teens are being counseled and taught skills for how to live Christ-filled lives. Having a professional Christian counselor can be beneficial as it will also help address other teen concerns such as:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Behavior and mood disorders
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Sexual identity and promiscuity
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Societal pressures
  • Setting goals and problem-solving

Many parents may find their teenagers’ behavior baffling. They don’t know whether it is a normal ‘generational’ thing or not. As a parent, if your teen is having behavioral problems or sense that they are about to engage in destructive behaviors, it is better to reach out for help immediately. By asking for professional help and putting your faith in Christ, you can find keys to helping your teen overcome problems, learn, grow healthier and develop more fully.

Partnering with Parents to Ensure a Brighter Future

Our children will be tomorrow’s future. Hence we are committed to shaping their generation into a Christ-centered generation. To learn more about Huntington Beach Christian Counseling for children and teens, call us today at (949) 386-7181 or contact us online.

Get Connected With a Christian Counselor
Contact Trish at reception
949-386-7178