CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY


Our experienced therapists work with children of all ages who are having difficulties with their emotions, peers, behaviors, or academic performance. The initial assessment is done with the parents and is focused on identifying the causes of the child’s problems and developing a treatment plan. The initial session may or may not include the child depending on the circumstance. Play therapy is available for younger children who may have difficulty expressing their feelings in words. For older children and adolescents, talk and experiential therapies are available including cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, psychodynamic, modified dialectical behavioral, family systems and mindfulness therapies.

Problems evaluated and treated include:
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder/Panic Disorder/Social Anxiety/Phobias
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Depression
Learning disabilities
Social problems
Academic underachievement
Adjustment to chronic illness
Adjustment to divorce and life transitions
Adjustment to family separation and reunion due to military deployment
Grief and loss
Self-esteem issues
Family problems/Sibling conflict
Communication problems
Stress management
Anger management/Emotional dysregulation/Temper tantrums
Self-injurious behavior