There are a wide range of behavioral issues where parents may seek treatment for their child. These are generally behaviors that disrupt the home / school environment, impede a child's ability to live, learn and socialize independently, or create risk of harm to the child or others.
Ranging from poor impulse control, physical / verbal expressions of anger, to patterns of rule violation, bullying, truancy, drug use, destructive behaviors or lying and stealing, these behaviors can be very challenging for parents and teachers to manage, and can also place the child or others at risk of harm. This can create a great deal of stress for parents and families. Sometimes these behaviors are pain-based responses to triggers and past traumas and reflect a young person's inability to cope.
A skilled clinician will get to know the child at intake and identify the best course of action for treatment; perhaps a trauma-informed approach in Individual therapy will help a child resolve past experiences with adverse events and learn to better cope with stressors. Perhaps a behavioral approach in Applied Behavior Analysis will help the child learn new skills and replacement behaviors to better adapt to their environments. Perhaps meeting with similar peers in Group Therapy will help them improve social skills and confidence in interacting with others. Once the best treatment options are established, the clinician will develop rapport and facilitate sessions in one of our comfortable office locations - or even via telehealth video sessions. Psychiatric Evaluations may be an option as well to help the child manage symptoms associated with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD and other conditions in tandem with the therapeutic approach.