Specializing in helping children and adolescents grow
In recent years, the incidence of ADHD in American children aged 2-17 has been estimated to be about 9.4%. Additionally, anxiety disorders, behavioral problems, and mood disorders are also widely prevalent in children and adolescents.
Amongst those suffering from mental health conditions, fewer than half receive the specialty care they need. Early recognition of disorders is essential in child psychiatry in order to prevent further progress of the condition. There is an urgent need for child psychiatrists to address mental health issues in children to promote optimal physical and emotional development.
WE OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION AND ASSESMENT
At our practice we begin our analyzing process by a thorough evaluation and assessment. This is for mental health disorders in both children and adolescents; and includes behavioral, developmental, and psychiatric assessments.
Our developmental screening program includes looking into the history and background, neurological assessment, developmental milestones, and a thorough assessment of general, language/cognitive, motor development, and autism screening.
Some of the disorders we service are:
Pervasive Developmental Disorders: ASD, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Rett Syndrome
Mood disorders: Depression, Bipolar disorder
Anxiety disorders: OCD, Phobias, Social anxiety
Psychotic disorders: Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Multiple Personality disorder
Parent-child relational issues
Behavioral disorders: Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Our dedicated staff is trained to provide individualized, evidence-based treatment options matched to each child’s mental, intellectual, and emotional maturity level.
At our practice, we believe in equal opportunities for differently-abled children. In this regard, we provide academic assessment, recommendations, and advocacy for educational needs and accommodations for children who have difficulty with learning.
Referrals for psychiatric disorders that need specialized management are also coordinated by our team of care providers. Where necessary, we connect you with specialist care options suited to your ease and resources.
We recognize our role in curbing suicidal rates in young populations. Crisis intervention, risk assessment, and safety efforts for depressed and suicidal youth are some of the services offered at our center.
Our facility is unique in that we incorporate a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to mental health by collaborating with primary care physicians, nurses, social and youth workers to enhance child and adolescent engagement, and improve outcomes of care.