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 their full potential.
Children will show that they are troubled with their behavior. For example, children will exhibit tantrums, bedwetting, or have trouble sleeping.
The most issues that children present with include:
- General anxiety
- Separation anxiety
- School refusal
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Temper tantrums
- Sleep disturbances
- Social problems
- Learning differences or school problems
- Adoption issues
I will assess your child's presenting symptoms by gathering information from you, other parents, teachers, and other doctors as needed. Based on this initial assessment, I will give feedback and let you know how I 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. If issues are manifesting in school, I can work with the teachers or principal to help in that area as well. My general approach to therapy is a combination of psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems ideas.