Kathy Engel, Psy.D. - Specializing in Treatment of Children, Adolescents, and Families
Specialty


The problems faced by children/adolescents emerge from a combination of precipitating factors, including:

Biological Predisposition(e.g. temperament, neurological wiring)
Adjustment to Life Changes(e.g., move, birth of a new sibling, loss of a loved one)
Meeting of Developmental Milestones(e.g., grade to middle school transition, puberty) and/or
Traumatic Events(e.g., abuse, natural disaster, medical procedures).
 
These factors can culminate in a perfect storm to create emotional and behavioral dysregulation.  I specialize in Anxiety and Mood disorders of childhood.
The following are the most common childhood symptoms that I address:

Worry and Fear
Panic Attacks
Obsessions and Compulsions
Withdrawal and Avoidance
Posttraumatic Reexperiencing
Depression and Insecurity
Anger and Aggression
Noncompliance
Sleep Disturbance
Low Motivation
Learning Difficulties
Peer and family Relational Problems

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