Kids do not process things in the same way adults or teens do. They process life through their most natural language, play. Kids know how to talk but it is not the best or easiest way for them to make sense of the things around them. Counseling kids often is done through what is called Play Therapy. Play Therapy uses: art, books, puppets, toys, and games.
Common reasons kids attend therapy include: trauma of any kind, difficulty with peers, difficulty in school, negative behaviors, physical or sexual abuse, loss of a loved one, parents arguing, parents separation/divorce, poor self-esteem, poor adjustment after changes such as moves, and birth or adoption of a sibling.