Children's and Adolescent Psychotherapy Services at the Individual and Family CHOICES Program
What are the Issues that our Specialists Treat?
We are specially trained to work with children and adolescents who have been traumatized by any form of abuse, neglect, or abandonment as well as extreme conditions that threatened a child's sense of safety or integrity. This then includes sexual, physical, emotional and psychological abuse as well as frequent disruptions in attachment due to intense medical procedures, frequent disruptions or moves in caregiving, frequent changes in foster care placement, or threats of danger and well being to a child's parent or caregiver as well. You are encouraged to call the CHOICES program if you are confused about whether your child's care is appropriate for our services.
For many children the above issues translate into the following behavioral presentations: oppositional defiant behavior, conduct disorders, ADHD and other disturbances of attention and focus, major mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, anxiety and sleep issues, difficulties with trust of adults, attachment challenges and family relationship struggles, school failure. These are just a few of the behavious that our specialists have experience with and again you are encouraged to call the center for more information!
Our specialists can also help with children's issues that do not seem to stem from trauma based reactions. Children do not have to be traumatized to experience the discouragements that come from physiologically based mood issues, neurologically based ADHD or Autism/Aspergers disorders or anxiety issues. Children also struggle tremendously when there is a loss in the family due to a beloved relative's dealth or divorce and separation. We have the skills and the understanding to be of help to children who have these issues as well and we can provide guidance and support to their parents in helping to make things better.