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