We specialize in a variety of modalities focused on child development, family dynamics and emotional regulation to assess the individual needs of the child and their families and identify treatment options that best fit the child and their families. Many times, children’s behavior or emotional concerns are the result of external factors, and through assessment and evaluation, our clinicians work with the entire family unit to identify strengths to focus on, as well as teaching coping skills to reduce symptoms.
Isolating a child from their family can make it more difficult to identify areas in which to heal or grow. Because of this, we work with the family as a unit to help identify the needs of the individual child and their family. Assessments and evaluations are utilized to help pinpoint strengths to focus on while also serving as an aid to help teach healthy coping skills. We specialize in a variety of methods that focus on child development, family dynamics, and emotional regulation. These methods help us better assess the individual’s needs and the families needs as a whole. From there, we can better specify accurate treatment for the child and the family.
Children often have difficulty expressing themselves verbally, which can result in behavioral issues and negative thinking patterns. Play therapy provides children with the opportunity to express themselves through a language that is more recognizable to them -- play. With the aid of a play therapist, children can learn skills and tools to better understand and express their thoughts and emotions and can positively impact development. Play therapy is a proven effective psychotherapy treatment method for children who suffer from a wide range of issues including:
Communication, resolving and processing trauma, exploring emotions and thoughts, problem solving, addressing grief and loss, and developmental issues.
Children may exhibit behavior or emotional struggles triggered by an identifiable stressor in his/her life. Adjustment issues may include:
Utilizing play therapy, talk therapy, as well as other therapeutic inventions, we work with each child and their families to help with adjustment issues and identify coping skills to support each child as they work through and process these difficult issues.
Clarity Clinic offers a wide variety of psychological, cognitive, and psychoeducational testing services for children, adolescents and teens.
A psychological evaluation examines an individual’s behavior, intellectual functioning, academic abilities, self-concept, strengths, and socio-emotional adjustment.
Evaluations (including neuropsychological, biopsychosocial and psychoeducational), offer patients a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment of developmental, emotional, learning and behavioral disorders.
A psychological evaluation is often used to help gain diagnostic clarity and provide recommendations to improve overall quality of life and emotional functioning. Patients tend to appreciate the comfort of receiving evaluations, medication management and therapy on location.
Cognitive testing is provided for individuals experiencing memory, attention, or learning difficulties to help identify potential neurological disorders that may be impacting cognitive functioning. Specific measures are selected to formulate a battery specific to the referral question.
Psychoeducational testing assesses an individual’s intellectual abilities (relative strengths and weaknesses), basic academic achievement (reading, writing, mathematics), and psychological screenings to provide information about potential learning disabilities or other disorders that might interfere with academic or occupational functioning.
Psychoeducational evaluations may also be used as guidelines for academic accommodations.