Difficult, oppositional and defiant BEHAVIOR can disrupt a child’s interactions with teachers and classmates, with peers and with family. The tantrums or even “rages” of a child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Childhood Bipolar Disorder, or of a child with Asperger’s Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorders can tear a family apart with tension and frustration. We teach children new ways of managing their anger and teach parents specialized techniques to help them maintain their child’s behavioral control.
For children who lack the social skills or the self-confidence necessary to forge healthy relationships with peers, we help these children develop healthier and more effective social skills, within the framework of a group setting, where the intricacies of social interaction, as well as anger management and conflict resolution techniques, are taught.
Peer pressure or attempts at finding relief from the stresses and strains of adolescence can sometimes lead to unhealthy experimentation with drugs and alcohol. We provide evaluations not just to treat substance abuse, but rather to discover the underlying causes of the substance abuse and to treat them, as well.