“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama
Welcome to Our Practice
Individual and Family Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
One of the things we enjoy most about working with children is that they are continually changing and growing. Children have an amazing capacity to learn new skills and adapt to challenges they face. By capitalizing on these innate abilities, we can remove barriers in their lives and empower them to grow and develop in the best way they can.
We understand the difficulty parents can face when witnessing their children deal with daily stressors and mental health concerns, perhaps feeling unsure on how to provide effective support. Together, we will work to provide your children with improved coping strategies, instill healthy habits, and guide them towards overall better health and well-being. Moreover, we collaborate closely with parents to identify practical solutions to the challenges their families may encounter, aiming to empower them with confidence and self-assurance in addressing challenges.
We believe in a collaborative approach, working closely with parents and caregivers to create realistic solutions tailored to your family’s needs. Our main goal is to empower parents, fostering confidence and self-assurance in their parenting journey.
Conditions We Treat
Mental Health Concerns
Mental health problems are more common in childhood than we often acknowledge. Approximately 50% of lifetime mental illnesses are diagnosed before the age of 14. We work with children and families to address common concerns such as:
- Behavior problems and outbursts
- ADHD/issues related to executive functioning
- Anger problems
- Issues related to separation or divorce
- School related concerns
- Depressive symptoms
- Sleep problems
- Toileting problems
Together, we can help children develop better coping strategies, establish healthy habits, and pave the way for improved overall health and well-being.
There are few things more stressful than arguing and fighting about every meal, day after day. Feeding problems impact at least 25% of children at some point and cause a great deal of distress in families. Feeding disorders occur when a child is unable or unwilling to meet their nutritional needs by eating, or refuses to eat large categories of foods, such as fruits and vegetables. This can lead to poor growth and development and can cause other long-term medical problems. Dr. Parker Huston has spent many years treating children with the most severe and complex feeding disorders, and has learned that change is possible, even for the most challenging situations. Common treatment goals for these conditions include:
- Increasing food variety
- Boosting calorie intake for weight gain
- Reducing behavior problems at mealtimes
- Teaching new skills, like eating independently
- Weaning from high-calorie formulas
- Weaning from the bottle
Problems related to chronic medical conditions
Children with chronic medical conditions are more than twice as likely to experience mental health concerns as their healthier peers and 60% more likely to have been diagnosed with a mental health condition by age 15. Managing a chronic condition can have both direct and indirect impact on quality of life, social development, and overall functioning. Whether they show this as anxiety, mood problems, behavioral challenges, or a combination of these, we can work together to teach appropriate ways to express and cope with the challenges of their condition. In doing so, we can unlock their potential to be the best version of themselves. Common presenting concerns include:
- Treatment refusal (medicine, exercises, etc.)
- Medical anxiety
- Behavioral challenges
- Depressive symptoms and sadness
- Social difficulties
Ready to take the next step? Contact us today by clicking the button below to schedule a consultation. We look forward to partnering with you on this journey towards positive growth and development.