Consultations and Ongoing Care
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics focuses on children and teens emotional and behavioral health with a developmental lens. We evaluate, counsel and provide treatment for children, teens and their families with a wide range of behavioral challenges. We understand that developmental and behavior happen in the context of family. We seek to understand your child’s view of the problem, your view of the problem and its effect on the family.
I see children, teens and young adults to age 21 years old. Typically, your visit or your child’s visit will start with a comprehensive evaluation that will last 80 minutes. Follow up visits will be scheduled within 2–4 weeks of the consultation. There are times a shorter initial visit with parents alone is a better way to start. I am flexible with you to meet your needs.
Concerns for which I see patients:
- Stress Related Physical Symptoms (headaches, stomachaches)
- Sleep Difficulties
- Constipation and Fecal Soiling (Encopresis)
- Daytime and Night Time Wetting (Enuresis)
- ADHD (diagnosis and recommendations but not ongoing management of stimulants)
- Children with a previous diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder that have any of the above
A care plan may include:
- Adjustments in nutrition
- Sleep modifications
- Increased time outdoors and/or being physically active
- Connecting with family, friends and community
- Vitamins, minerals and other supplements
- Medications when appropriate and all other areas addressed
When appropriate, I make referrals for:
- Individual or family therapy
Contact me for your customizable, personalized talk that will address your audience’s specific needs, concerns and questions about Integrative Mental Health for Children and Mind-Body Medicine.
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