For many of the areas listed below, there is a variety of evidenced based treatment that would be helpful to you and your family. Dr. Roginsky will discuss your treatment preferences, including behavioral interventions as well as other modalities when appropriate. This is a small sample of issues that might be helped by psychotherapy.
Parent-Child Conflict: Parents and children argue for a variety of reasons. Dr. Roginsky will help identify the source of the conflict and offer solutions and different avenues of communication.
ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Sometimes when a child is being disruptive, it is easy to jump to a conclusion. Dr. Roginsky will carefully evaluate the disruptive behavior and environmental and emotional events associated with it. These will be the focus of treatment.
Depression and Mood Issues: According to the National Institutes of Health, depressed children may pretend to be sick, refuse to go to school, cling to a parent, or worry that the parent may die. Older children may sulk, get into trouble at school, be negative, grouchy, and feel misunderstood. Dr. Roginsky will help identify the seriousness of the issues, while providing support and teaching coping skills.
Anxiety and Phobias: Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, and it is even beneficial for getting through short period of stress. However when anxiety becomes avoidance and interferes with daily functioning, such as work, school, and social life, there is reason to seek intervention. Exposure therapy and reintegration to routines in a supportive way will decrease symptoms and improve the family’s quality of life.