Pediatric Neuropsychology and Therapy Services LLC
Does Your Child Seem Sad, Depressed, Anxious, or Angry?
Psychotherapy Can Help.
How Can Therapy be Helpful to My Child?
How do you know when a child, teen, or young adult may need therapy? There are many possible causes for stress in life, but when an individual is unable to cope with distress, they may experience unexplained difficulties academically, their social interactions can become complicated, and their overall well being can be affected.
Dr. O'Sullivan was trained in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to children and young adults in a variety of settings, including an inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation hospital, schools, and outpatient psychotherapy centers. CBT is a therapeutic approach which operates on the premise that your thoughts/beliefs influence your emotions and subsequently, your behaviors, and that by helping you alter the way you think about situations, you can learn to cope and behave in a way that can help you to achieve a more fulfilling life.
These evaluations may be used to help obtain services through 504 Accommodation Plans, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), SAT/ACT accommodations, and accommodations for standardized tests. A useful resource for learning about the special education process is the Wrights Law website, which can be accessed by clicking here.
Young children may not be able to benefit as much from CBT depending on their level of maturity and language skills. To help parents manage behavioral challenges, Dr. O'Sullivan can consult with parents and schools to help them develop additional skills using reinforcement and communication techniques.
If your child is experiencing behavioral challenges at home, ask us about parent management training. It is difficult to know how to manage a child's behaviors when they are dysregulated. We provide parent management training to help you learn about building structure that can help manage your child's challenges.
Contact Us to discuss how your child may benefit from therapy.