Child & Adolescent

Child counseling services in Emporia Kansas

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  • Overview
  • For Ages

    4 to 18 Years Old

  • Session Times

    30 - 90 minutes

  • Locations

    Available in all CrossWinds' Counties

  • Phone Number


Child and Adolescent Counseling Services

We are glad you are here!

CrossWinds offers counseling services for children and adolescents from 4 years old to 18 years old that are struggling with worry, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, or other emotions. CrossWinds has therapists trained to provide your child with the tools they need to work through their everyday struggles.


Our Philosophy

From the individual child’s brain and body connection to entire family functioning, CrossWinds believes in a whole child approach. We strive to assist children and adolescents in the social, emotional, and behavioral challenges that they face.


What to Expect in Child and Adolescent Counseling Sessions

The whole child approach.

We understand that children and adolescents may still have a hard time expressing themselves. At CrossWinds we use age appropriate approaches which may include playing with toys or games or creating artwork. We believe in using an individualized approach to develop coping skills and help them reach their goals

Benefits include:

  • Improved self-awareness
  • Identification of different emotions
  • Self-calming techniques
  • Communication of thoughts
  • Communication of emotions
  • Self-regulation of moods and emotions

Counseling Services for Children and Adolescents

Play and talk therapy.

If you are noticing your child struggling with worry, anxiety, self-esteem or anger. CrossWinds has therapists trained to be able to provide your children with the tools that they need to work through their everyday struggles. Plans are developed with children and their parents to build upon strengths and develop areas of growth.


Call CrossWinds today and let’s start the conversation!

CrossWinds provides a safe, caring, and confidential environment for your child to share what they’re going through. Call CrossWinds today and let’s start the conversation!

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Have questions? We have answers.

These answers are meant to serve as general guidance.

For personal concerns, it is recommended to contact a mental health professional, your doctor, and in emergency situations using the emergency phone numbers.

  • Additional topics & questions
  • How do I know if my child needs this?
  • Every child is unique and expresses themselves differently. Some warning signs include persistent feelings of sadness, worry, or anxiety, or experiencing regular nightmares. At CrossWinds, your first appointment with us will be an assessment to determine if your child could benefit from our services. Give us a call and let our trained therapists determine if there is something that we could help your child with!
  • What is the CrossWinds PASS program?
  • Positive Alternatives for Student Success (PASS) is a program through Crosswinds for students to use when struggling to regulate emotions and behaviors or follow rules in the school setting. The student can use our services to work on skills specific to them that pertain to why the school could not have them in class that day. PASS is a short-term service that may be used for part of a day or up to a couple days, depending on the situation and what the school requests. This program could be used by a single student or there could be multiple students, but they will be in a smaller group compared to a traditional school classroom. Students have a daily schedule to follow just like a normal school day. They receive time to work on homework from the school, as well as, work on needed skills to be able to rejoin their normal classroom. Some of these topics may include: anger, anxiety, communication, defiance, depression, emotions, goals, grief, relationships, relaxation, respect, self-esteem, stress, triggers, values, and violence. This is available to students and schools in all of our service area, however, all students will go to the Crosswinds Children’s Building at 315 S. Market Street in Emporia for this program.
  • How do I pay for services?
  • CrossWinds accepts many different insurances, including private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. Uninsured clients may qualify for sliding scale fees based on household size and income. You will be asked during registration to provide insurance information and proof of income in order to determine your rate of payment. Fees vary based on the services you receive.
  • How do I talk to my spouse about counseling for our child?
  • Bringing up the topic of getting help for your child can be hard and complicated. It's normal for parents to have a difference in opinion about how a child should or should not be behaving and this is a common reason for families to not seek out help. We encourage you to start with a conversation about the signs and symptoms that you have noticed and you're concerned about.
  • How long are counseling sessions?
  • Sessions vary in length depending on the issue or the interventions that the counselor chooses to introduce. An average length of a session is 30-60 minutes.
  • What are some of the issues / concerns you cover?
  • CrossWinds provides the tools needed to cope with daily life including the impact of trauma, grief from the loss of a loved one, social, emotional, and behavioral issues, and feelings of depression and anxiety among many others.
  • What are the outcomes?
  • We believe that with the proper tools and guidance, your child can recover and begin to manage their own mental wellness.

From Our Patients

“Thanks to CrossWinds, I know how to calm myself down and work things out. I know what my triggers are and how to at least try and avoid my stressors.”

— Logan

“CrossWinds gave me moral support, helped us find ways to solve the problem, took time to listen, and most importantly, they never gave up on us.”

— Stephanie

“CrossWinds has helped give me the words to teach my son about brain health and has given me the strength to advocate for his needs. They have helped him develop coping skills and learn to navigate difficult situations.”

— Jessie