Mental Health Therapy

CHKD’s clinical social workers (LCSWs) and mental health counselors offer outpatient mental health assessments as well as individual and group therapy on our main hospital campus in Norfolk and CHKD locations throughout the region.

Your child may be referred to group or individual therapy (or both) depending on the needs identified during their clinical needs assessment.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy that is led by at least one mental health professional and involves several participants. It often focuses on a specific topic and provides education, skill building, and a space for collective support. There is tremendous need for mental health care in our region and across the nation. Along with being an effective treatment on its own, our groups can also serve as a starting point for services while waiting for individual therapy or symptom management.  

Skills-based groups may be recommended by the initial Clinical Needs Assessment and can be accessed while connecting to an individual service; group therapy also may be recommended by individual providers as an addition to the treatment plan. 

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is one-on-one time between your child and a licensed mental health professional. Our therapists use a variety of techniques and evidence-based modalities to help children build and practice coping skills to facilitate growth and healing.