What is Child Therapy?

Young girl in child therapysmiling while surrounded by building blocks

Child therapy is counseling for kids that is specially designed to help children and adolescents face their challenges.  This may start as early as toddlers in preschool and range to teenagers in high school. Some of these challenges might include mental illness, trauma, and loss, as well as difficult feelings and behaviors.

Common issues addressed may include:

  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Divorce
  • Bullying
  • Relocation
  • Starting a new school
  • Experiencing a traumatic event
  • Abuse
  • Death of a loved one

Our clinicians that specialize in child therapy are:

Aminah Brahim-Jimenez - Social Worker
Aminah Brahim-Jimenez, LISW-S
Beth Gracey - Social Worker - child therapy
Beth Gracey, LISW-S
Roseann D'Agati - Social Worker
Roseann D’Agati,
LISW-S
Leslie McNamara - Counselor and EMDR specialist - child therapy
Leslie McNamara, LPCC-S
Elizabeth Harris -psychologist
Elizabeth Harris, PhD
Valerie Lightner, LISW
Cory Askanazi, LISW-S
Lauren Kustec, LPCC
Lauren Kustec, LPCC
Heather Koontz, LISW-S
Heather Koontz,
LISW-S
Juliane Belisle, LISW-S - gender affirming therapy
Juliane Belisle, LISW-S

‚ÄčTrauma-Focused Child Therapy

Trauma-focused therapy is a specific approach to treatment that recognizes and emphasizes how traumatic experiences impact a child’s mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.  The purpose of this therapy is to offer skills and strategies to assist the child to better understand, cope with, and process emotions and memories tied to traumatic events.  This can help the child create a healthier and more adaptive meaning of the experience that took place.

Our clinicians that specialize in trauma-focused therapy are:

Roseann D'Agati - Social Worker (psychiatric team member) child therapy
Roseann D’Agati,
LISW-S
Heather Koontz, LISW-S
Heather Koontz, LISW-S
Juliane Belisle, LISW-S

School Assessments

We provide various types of specialized assessments related to schools and education.  They include:

  • Threat assessment
  • Intelligence testing
  • Learning disability testing
  • ADHD assessment
  • Autism testing

Our clinicians that specialize in school assessment are:

Lynn A. Luna Jones, Ph.D. ABPP
Lynn A. Luna Jones, PhD, ABPP
Arcangela Wood - psychologist
Arcangela Wood, PsyD
Elizabeth Harris -psychologist
Elizabeth Harris, PhD
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