Mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents can cause long-term problems potentially affecting their health and well-being and their families. These disorders can affect their home life, school performance, and in maintaining friendships. Our team of pediatric behavioral therapists can help manage the symptoms impacting their mental health.
Children's mental health is just as important as physical health, however, it can be often overlooked. Children and adolescents are at a point in their life where everything is new and can be a lot to handle. This means that they have limited knowledge and experience in how to handle these strong emotions. This can often lead to an increase in depression, anxiety, stress, or general behavioral issues.
Behavioral Health therapy can assist your child in processing and understanding these big emotions. In addition, it can assist in understanding behavioral concerns and finding healthier ways to express their feelings.
Who can benefit from Behavioral Health Therapy?
Children and adolescents who are experiencing:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Feeding concerns
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Social skills concerns
- Sleeping Concerns
- Behavioral concerns
What are some warning signs?
- Isolating from loved ones or friends
- Not being interested in activities they used to enjoy
- Thinking/talking about the same concerns often
- Having a difficult time making friends
- Crying frequently
- Not smiling or laughing as often
- Having difficulties with going to school
What are some things that can be worked on in Pediatric Behavioral Health?
- Being able to express yourself in a healthier way
- Being able to understand and identify your emotions
- Learning how to cope when experiencing uncomfortable emotions
- Reducing unhelpful behaviors and replacing them with more helpful behaviors
- Forming a better bond between parents and their child(ren)
- Processing change or grief
- Learning how to advocate for yourself