Emotional and Behavioral Issues of Childhood
- Collaborative approach
- Family guidance and support
- Skill building tools for children
- Evidence based solutions
Experts in the field
At Psychology Houston, we are well-trained providing evidence-based intervention to support families and treat a range of child mental health problems. We know that the experience of childhood and parenting can be tough, and we are here to help! Most parents truly want the best for their children, yet many parents struggle with finding the right tools and the guidance they need to navigate these many challenges.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children?
Similar to adults, CBT for children is skills-based and solution-focused so that you can see results. CBT is different from talk and play therapy due to a focus on identifying specific goals in order to develop a targeted, time-limited intervention – and work towards results! At Psychology Houston, we individualize CBT for your family so that parents and their children can effectively learn to identify what may be contributing to the behavior or emotion and then learn skills to better understand and cope with difficulties. CBT is interactive and requires practicing skills and strategies between sessions so that we can problem-solve and work towards goals together.
What is Parent Management Training?
PMT is an evidence-based treatment geared towards children and adolescents that focuses on providing parents with skills to better manage child behavior problems. The treatment teaches parents behavior principles and behavior modification techniques that research has shown to be effective. At Psychology Houston, we arm parents with these tools and provide parents with a compassionate and supportive environment in order to learn how to apply them successfully.
Childhood is an exciting and joyful period of development, yet it can also come with many challenges.
Common issues that we address include:
- Worrying about things like school, performance, or friends
- Difficulty separating from parents
- Tantrums or outbursts
- Difficulty managing emotions
- School refusal
- Refusing to comply with directions and/or rules
- Picky eating
- Sleep problems
- Low self-esteem
- Low persistence with challenges
- Health anxiety
- Sadness or stress associated with major changes, like attending a new school