Treatment begins with an initial interview with parents/caregivers and children. One goal of this session is to gather information pertaining to relevant history and current problems. Another aim is to get a sense of what the family hopes to accomplish and formalize treatment goals. Next, a treatment plan is collaboratively developed. This plan involves who will be attending sessions (parents/caregivers and/or children), pertinent on-going collaborations (teachers, pediatricians), and referrals to additional services or testing (Sometimes psychological testing of a child is needed to guide academic pursuits or inform treatment). Psychotherapy for young people has been shown to successfully treat numerous issues including separation anxiety, social anxiety, depression, panic attacks, behavior problems, technology addiction, and difficulty adjusting to changes in family structure.
If you or someone you know would benefit from child & teen psychotherapy, give us a call for a consultation at 925-216-3510.