Services For Young People
YOUNG PEOPLE aged 4 to 17 receive therapy specially designed to meet their developmental needs. Younger children take part in play therapy, using equipment such as a sand-tray with miniature figures. Play is the child's natural way of relating. Teenagers may prefer to describe their activities and interests and to rate themselves using special questionnaires. Young people of all ages respond well to an objective listener who takes time to understand, and who is on their side.
The following are among the most common presenting concerns for young people:
- Below average performance at school, falling grades, failing exams.
- Learning difficulties, which may involve dyslexia, attention deficits, or developmental delays.
- Fears and phobias, such as school phobia, excessive shyness, attachment anxiety, and selective mutism.
- Loneliness and depression.
- Conduct problems, especially aggression, defiance, and non-compliance with rules. A chip-on-the-shoulder attitude often accompanies these behaviors.
- Substance abuse and delinquency among adolescents.
- Life crises such as the death or divorce of parents.
- Abuse or neglect of children.
YOUNG PEOPLE are evaluated for:
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Intelligence and academic performance
- Developmental skill levels
- Behavior problems
YOUNG PEOPLE participate with siblings and parents in sessions of family therapy.
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