Therapy services with children and adolescents typically involves multiple evidence based treatment modalities. I often utilize cognitive (thinking), behavioral (action) and emotion-based treatment strategies, but always take a flexible approach. Parental involvement is critical to the treatment outcomes and is almost always a component of treatment. Therefore, specific treatment modalities vary based on the individual needs and goals of each client and family. In addition to treating common concerns of childhood such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and adjustment, there is also a significant focus on parenting and family based strategies as well as goals related to emotion regulation, executive functioning and resilience.
Psychological testing is a process that includes a combination of clinical interviews, completion of written questionnaires, and use of a variety of standardized measures in two or more one-on-one appointments with your child or adolescent. Psychological testing can help to gain a better understanding of your child's strength's and weaknesses, cognitive (IQ) and executive functioning, clinical diagnosis, areas that are in need of additional support or focus, and a understanding of social, emotional, behavioral or academic functioning.
Upon completion of the assessments, you will have a a comprehensive evaluation with individualized recommendations.