The word itself derives from two Greek words – psyche (soul) and therapein (to heal).
In the case of children and adolescents, psychotherapy aims at:
– coping with symptoms such as phobias, tic disorders, psychosomatic disorders etc.
– treating emotional and other psychological problems
– developing important social skills, such as building and sustaining relationships
– providing support in crisis situations, such as death, illness etc
– enhancing/supporting the emotional and cognitive development of the child
Therapeutic sessions are held on a regular basis and are always conducted by the same specialist. The frequency of the meetings depends on the type of and the scope of issues involved.