Serving the Greater Kalamazoo Area

The Therapy Place is Ready to Help

At The Therapy Place in Kalamazoo, MI, we care about treating your child's pediatric mental health conditions. We do that by helping them better adapt to illness, injury, or disability.

What are Mental Health Conditions?

Occupational therapy can help with mental health conditions from depression to bipolar disorder.

It’s our mission to help patients in Southwest Michigan live life to the fullest. Families with a child with a mental health condition often feel like their lives revolve around that child. They might worry about whether they do enough for their child. Occupational therapy can help parents and caregivers be more effective in coping with mental health conditions. Parents also can learn to be effective in helping their child develop the skills they for the successful transition into adulthood.

Occupational therapy practitioners help to promote safe and healthy environments for learning, growth, and development by addressing both the mental and physical health of the child.

These observations may assist in:

  • Identifying the early signs of mental illness in children.
  • Intervening for children at risk or from families with economic or social disadvantages.

Occupational therapy practitioners offer services to children who are diagnosed with:

  • Depression.
  • Bipolar disorder.
  • Anxiety disorders.
  • Grief and loss.
  • Impulse control disorder.
  • Oppositional defiant disorder.
  • Other disorders that may negatively affect a child’s mental health.

How Occupational Therapy Can Help

Our therapists at The Therapy Place play a vital role in identifying and treating child mental health conditions. The goal is to improve a child’s ability to fully participate in life roles, routines, and daily activities. With occupational therapy, children can learn to function more competently in these roles.

We also work with the child’s parents and caregivers to address the most urgent issues. Ultimately, the goal is to increase participation in a healthy childhood and prepare the child for success throughout his or her life.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call and speak to one of our therapists at (269) 544-2901 or send us an email.

The American Occupational Therapy Association is a contributing source for this information.