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Children

Children face social, academic, and developmental challenges in their daily lives. If there are disturbances in any of these areas parents will see behavioral problems or mood changes in their child. Learning differences, other biological influences and stressors in the environment can also affect a child’s ability to meet his or her full potential.

Children will show that they are troubled with their behavior. For example children will exhibit tantrums, bedwetting, or have trouble sleeping.

Dr. Laurie Weiss works with most issues that children present with such as:

  • General Anxiety
  • depression
  • Separation Anxiety
  • school refusal
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • anger
  • temper tantrums
  • bedwetting
  • sleep disturbances
  • social problems
  • learning differences or school problems
  • adoption issues.

Dr. Laurie Weiss will assess your child’s presenting symptoms by gathering information from you the parents, teachers, and other doctors as needed. Based on this initial assessment she will give feedback and let you know how she can help you and your child. Treatment may include parenting sessions that offer tools for your child’s particular behavioral problems at home as well as play and talk therapy with your child his or her self. If there are problems manifesting in school, Dr. Laurie Weiss can work with the teachers or principal to help in that area as well. Dr. Weiss’s general approach to therapy is a combination of psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and family systems ideas.