Child Adolescent Therapy

Children and adolescents who are struggling with the following types of difficulties can find help from our therapists:

Our children need someone to connect with, share with and trust.

Our children need someone to connect with, share with and trust

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD (including ADHD screenings and evaluations)
  • Anger management and defiant behavior
  • Low self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • Learning deficits and academic underachievement
  • Bullying
  • Adjustment to a loss – death of a family member or friend, divorce, family relocation, etc.
  • Recovery from abuse and other forms of trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Social skills deficit
  • Enuresis and Encopresis (bedwetting and soiling)
  • Family discord

We have therapists specifically trained to provide children and teens with a safe, supportive environment in which to learn more effective ways of managing confusing or upsetting emotional states and to learn new ways of viewing and interacting with the world around them. Our therapists work to build on the strengths and resources of each child or teen and her/his family in order to help overcome the types of challenges listed above. The ultimate aim is to facilitate the healthy, vibrant psychological development of your child.

Child, adolescent therapy at our practice is tailored to the specific needs of each family’s situation incorporating some combination of the following strategies:

  • Individual therapy for purposes of helping the child or adolescent with development of:
    • Relaxation skills
    • Assertiveness skills
    • Emotion regulation skills
    • Healthy lifestyle habits
    • Improved behavior patterns
    • Improved self-worth
    • Relationship skills
    • Resolution of painful emotional experiences linked to traumatic events
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent Effectiveness Counseling
  • Referral, if necessary, for a medication evaluation (available at our practice)

Please contact our office at 724-934-3905, or via our online Contact Form, for more information or to schedule an appointment.