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Behavioral Health

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We strive to support the well-being of your whole child. We understand that Behavioral Health and physical health are intertwined and that a healthy child is one with a healthy mind. We have providers who are well versed in diagnosis, medication management, and counseling services to help you and your child navigate behavioral and Behavioral Health challenges in the primary care setting. 

Our Behavioral Health department is changing and expanding to accommodate the increasing needs of our patients, with the goal to help as many of our patients and families as possible.
All services are billed to health insurance.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Consultations

For Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Oppositional Defiance, Disordered Eating, Temper Tantrums, Picky Eating, Disordered Sleep, or other behavioral, social, and emotional challenges your child is facing.
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Therapy & Counseling

Administered by our Behavioral Health providers in Suite #203, counseling services include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent Coaching, Exposure Therapy (ERP), Art Therapy (CBT Based), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Hypnotherapy for children ages 8yrs and older.
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The COPE Program

The COPE Program is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program focused on reducing negative thoughts, increasing healthy behaviors and thought patterns, and improving communications and problem-solving skills. The set curriculum is evidence based and designed for children ages 7 - 14 years old who are dealing with anxiety. A trained provider in our clinic will walk through the curriculum with you and your child in 7 sessions towards learning problem solving skills to reduce anxiety. Call to schedule an appointment today!
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Medication Management

Numerous research studies have demonstrated that pharmacologic treatments for ADHD, depression and anxiety in concert with psychotherapy provides the best outcomes. While medications are not always first line in children, we will help you navigate this terrain and determine when a medication could prove beneficial for your child.
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Referrals

Referrals to psychiatrists and psychologists in the community are also available - click here for a list of testing centers, psychiatrists, treatment centers and psychologists.
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CONDITIONS EVALUATED

ADHD & ADD

For Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Oppositional Defiance, Disordered Eating, Temper Tantrums, Picky Eating, Disordered Sleep, or other behavioral, social, and emotional challenges your child is facing.
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Learning Difficulties

A learning disorder is an information-processing problem that prevents a person from learning a skill and using it effectively. Learning disorders generally affect people of average or above average intelligence. As a result, the disorder appears as a gap between expected skills, based on age and intelligence, and academic performance. Many children with learning disorders struggle in school long before being diagnosed. This can affect a child's self-esteem and motivation.
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Anxiety & OCD

The COPE Program is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program focused on reducing negative thoughts, increasing healthy behaviors and thought patterns, and improving communications and problem-solving skills. The set curriculum is evidence based and designed for children ages 7 - 14 years old who are dealing with anxiety. A trained provider in our clinic will walk through the curriculum with you and your child in 7 sessions towards learning problem solving skills to reduce anxiety. Call to schedule an appointment today!
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Fear & Phobias

A phobia is an excessive fear of an object or situation. It’s a fear that lasts for at least 6 months. It is a type of anxiety disorder and it presents with both mental and physical changes.
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Depression

Depression is a mental illness marked by persistent feelings of sadness, irritability, loss of interest in activities, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, and sometimes, thoughts of suicide. It affects the way one feels, thinks, and acts. Often, people who are depressed also experience changes in their sleeping and eating habits and have trouble concentrating. A diagnosis of depression is made when symptoms persist for two weeks or longer and interfere with a person's ability to function.
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Disordered Eating

There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Preoccupation with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
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MEDICATIONS MANAGED

Stimulant ADHD Medications

Stimulants including methylphenidate and mixed amphetamine salts are first line medications for treatment of ADHD and ADD. They are available in both short and long acting formulations.
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Non-Stimulant ADHD Medications

Non-stimulant medications including Amoxetine (Strattera), Guanfacine (Intuniv) and Clonidine are sometimes used as adjunct medications for ADHD.
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Anti Depressants

When warranted, research demonstrates the efficacy of SSRI and SNRI medication for the treatment of depression in children and adolescents, particularly when used in combination with therapy. These medications include: Prozac, Effexor, amongst others.
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Anxiety Medications

When warranted, research demonstrates the efficacy of SSRI and SNRI medication for the treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents, particularly when used in combination with therapy. These medications include: Prozac, Zoloft, amongst others.
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Medications Not Managed

Depression is a mental illness marked by persistent feelings of sadness, irritability, loss of interest in activities, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, and sometimes, thoughts of suicide. It affects the way one feels, thinks, and acts. Often, people who are depressed also experience changes in their sleeping and eating habits and have trouble concentrating. A diagnosis of depression is made when symptoms persist for two weeks or longer and interfere with a person's ability to function.
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES