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Child/Adolescent/Family Services

Children and adolescents go through various developmental stages characterized by a wide variety of behaviors. Their behavior is constantly changing and evolving. Because of this, it is often difficult to know when psychological counseling is indicated. Following are some behaviors or symptoms often seen in children and adolescents.

  • Significant changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Irritability, sadness, or moodiness
  • Impaired focus or difficulty concentrating
  • Conflict with peers or family
  • Physical complaints that do not respond to medical treatment
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Excessive and sustained worry and tension
  • Difficulties coping with stress, divorce, transitions, or trauma
  • Learning difficulties

If these symptoms become severe or impact your child’s functioning at home or in school, an evaluation or treatment may be beneficial. It is not always clear whether psychological counseling is needed. Sometimes, seeing a therapist or counselor helps shed light on the situation.

The Clinic offers a variety of treatment interventions to address concerns commonly encountered by children, adolescents and families including

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Parent Training (e.g. Parent Child Interaction Therapy)

Social Skills Groups

We also offer Social Skills groups for elementary aged children (ages 8-11). These groups meet for 8 consecutive sessions and focus on common concerns and skills, including making friends, managing anger, and dealing with stress.