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

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
Sleep Disturbance
Low Motivation
Learning Difficulties
Peer and family Relational Problems

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