A child psychologist is a professional who assesses a child’s behavior in various spheres of their life (family, school, social, etc.), evaluates if it is age-appropriate and developmentally suitable, and implements specific intervention strategies to address any difficulties encountered.
The child psychologist aims to connect with the child/adolescent through empathy, attempting to create a secure attachment bond at all times.
In some cases, especially with young children, the psychologist may use play and drawings as a means to get to know the child and understand their inner world.
Likewise, the professional assists parents in understanding their child’s functioning and provides them with different tools for parenting, setting boundaries, and helping the child identify and manage their emotions.
Tantrums, crying, disobedience, aggression.
Becomes apathetic and sad, withdraws, loses interest in things that used to bring joy.
Headaches, stomachaches, vomiting, sleep problems, and eating issues.
Rarely plays, cries frequently, lacks friends, appears scared, is irritable most of the time.
Lack of concentration, learning difficulties, low academic performance, conflicts with peers.
Appears shy and inhibited, struggles to relate to peers, has social evaluation fears.
Constant anger and arguments emerge.
First, an assessment of the problem will be conducted, analyzing the reason for the consultation and seeking to understand the level of interference it is causing in the child’s life.
Subsequently, an explanation of what is happening to the child will be provided to the parents. Jointly, objectives will be established, and the intervention will begin through the application of different techniques and strategies tailored to each issue.
The work will be conducted in consultation with both the child/adolescent and the family, as the family environment is where the child is most active. When one or more family members modify the family dynamics, improvements are observed not only in the child but also in others, fostering a warm and harmonized atmosphere.
Finally, possible difficulties that may arise in the future will be analyzed, jointly assessing the best way to address them.