Through comprehensive clinical care from highly trained, passionate staff, your family will have the confidence to face any of life’s challenges.
Comprehensive Clinical and Diagnostic Assessment
A diagnostic assessment is a comprehensive, written evaluation conducted by a mental health professional who works closely with each child and family to identify what services or activities would be most helpful for the child’s individual needs.
The mental health professional interviews the child and/or family to gather information such as:
- Onset, frequency, duration and severity of current symptoms
- History of current problem
- Relevant family and social history
- Effects of symptoms on functioning in home, school and community
The mental health professionals completing the Diagnostic Assessments are licensed psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatrists or marriage and family therapists with expertise in a wide range of children’s mental health concerns that include depression, anxiety, ADHD and trauma.
Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
Individual, group and family therapies (also known as Outpatient Therapy) are aimed at treating children and adolescents with behavioral disorders, trauma, anxiety, grief and loss issues and depression. Therapy may be provided at different sites including our offices, school, home and various community settings.
In therapy, our psychologists, social workers and professional counselors work to help children and adolescents lead healthier and happier lives. Individual therapy is recommended to address specific problems with a more personalized approach. The frequency and length of treatment varies depending upon the specific concerns.
Groups offer a ready-made situation to learn new ways of looking at problems, relating to others, engaging in role-modeling and feeling supported in a safe environment. The length of treatment varies based on the severity of the problems, motivation, and ability to risk making changes.
Family therapy provides a non-judgmental, safe place where families can deepen connections, work through stressful times, and discuss more effective patterns of behavior and communication. The specific focus of treatment will depend on your family’s needs. Family therapy may include all family members or only those that are able or willing to participate.