At Malaga Therapy, our team can assess and intervene in each of the areas in which the person may reflect problems or symptoms. We address the various problems that can occur in each stage of childhood through psychotherapeutic intervention with the person, their partner, their group, and/or family.
A child is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty, or between the developmental period of infancy and puberty. At Malaga Therapy, we welcome kids from the age of 3. At this stage, the child acquires greater autonomy in all areas of their development with the acquisition of new cognitive and psychomotor skills that will facilitate their learning. It is in this period, when "the other" acquires a more relevant role, the first friendships with his group of equals, and shared games begin. It is common the manifestation of learning difficulties in
specific areas of development, behavioral problems, difficulties in the relationship with peers, attention and concentration problems, insecurity, various fears, difficulties in the control of sphincters (enuresis and / or encopresis), sadness, anxiety or sleep problems.
With the arrival of Primary Education, children face great challenges. They must then acquire a greater degree of responsibility, control and ability to plan. In these years, at the academic level, learning difficulties,attention and concentration problems, difficulties associated with giftedness/high abilities, which require intervention or school guidance needs can be strengthened. Also, at this stage, some problems that appeared in the previous stage are complicated and become more evident, such as behavioral problems, insecurity, relational difficulties and bullying. New evolutionary fears appear, problems ofanxiety, sadness or depressionand somatizations are more common as an expression of emotional discomfort, irritability and mood swings. Likewise, behavioral manifestations in the form of tics, manias or childhood rituals associated with different psychological disorders may be frequent.
02- Teenagers & Young adults
Adolescence, and in general,youth, are characterized by being stages in whichfullness is present. However, this stage is not withoutrisks, since, during this period, as studies show, there is also greater exposure to morbidity and mortality from accidents, acts of violence, abuse of toxic substances and other problems related to sexual and mental health. Particularly, the field of Mental Health, the adequate training of professionals, and the provision of fundamental tools to face the particular challenges of this stage is crucial for the symptomatological prevention and promotion of Mental Health in this population.
03- High Capacities
The term High Capacitiesis associated with different manifestations of exceptionality. Our center is mainly specialized in high capacities, which can be represented in different ways, being able to consider:
•Giftedness: people whose skills are generally above average.
•Talented person: people with one or more above-average skills.
• Early childhood precocity: people who develop their early skills more quickly than average, but once their maturation process is finished, he is equated to the rest of the people of his generation.
Although the tendency is to think that these children or young people are in a privileged position, paradoxically there is a certain relationship between giftedness and school failure, adaptation difficulties and socialization problems, which causes them great emotional suffering.
04 - Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with symptoms that include "persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts" and "restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities." It manifests through persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.
05- Elderly people
Elderly refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle. Elderly people often have limited regenerative abilities and are more susceptible to AIDS, herpes, hemorrhoids, and other illnesses than younger adults. Old age is not a definite biological stage, as the chronological age denoted as "old age" varies culturally and historically.