When a child experiences issues with anxiety, stress, depression, tantrums or other problem behaviors, our team of psychologists and clinicians can help now by providing live telehealth therapy appointments to target these issues. The child and family can interact with a therapist directly from their own home.
One of our main areas of focus is the treatment of those with ADD/ADHD.
This is a treatable condition that makes it hard for a person to sit still, control behavior and pay attention.
We treat children and adolescents who have:
- problems with paying attention
- being very active (called hyperactivity)
- acting before thinking (called impulsivity)
Common problems treated in our clinic include
- disruptive behavior problems
- executive functioning difficulties
- parent-child conflicts
- parent-teen communication difficulties
- mood disorders
- anxiety disorders
- tics and Tourette syndrome
- impulse-control difficulties
- school-related difficulties
- adjustment-related problems
- stress management
- emotion-regulation difficulties
- mild self-harm/poor coping
- family transition issues
- issues related to gender and sexual identity development
Behavioral Psychology Services at Kennedy Krieger has three clinics to support your and your family
Behavior Management Clinic
The Behavior Management Clinic provides services to school-age children with behaviors such as disruption, non-compliance, aggression, tantrums, poor impulse control, sleep problems, toileting difficulties and social skills deficits.
Pediatric Developmental Disorders Clinic
The Developmental Disabilities Clinic provides services to patients identified as having developmental disorders in addition to behavioral problems such as self-injury (mild), physical aggression, disruptive behaviors, elopement, property destruction, self-care deficits and problems associated with mood and anxiety disorders.
Child and Family Therapy Clinic
The Child and Family Therapy Clinic provides services to families of children exhibiting a wide range of behavioral problems. The treatment approach emphasizes working with the entire family and community support systems and may include parent training in behavior and stress management, communication training, education in child development and group therapy.