There are so many benefits for a child to talk with a counselor. Having a child that seeks counseling in no way means the child has a mental illness. Counseling can be a safe place for teens and children to talk through issues they are having in their lives.
It’s common for child to feel apprehensive about going to a counselor. I think we all remember those child and adolescent years and how talking to an adult was the worst thing ever! However, most children and adolescents find that spending time with an adult outside of their family and who is giving them one-on-one attention can be extremely refreshing.
Some issues that bring children & teens to therapy are:
Lack of Motivation
School & Social Related Issues