When it comes to addressing the behavioral issues that children face, it is important to have a supportive and knowledgeable therapist at your side. At Positive Development Psychology, we specialize in helping young individuals overcome these challenges through individual therapy and parent-based interventions. We proudly serve the Westchester area, collaboratively setting treatment goals and providing personalized strategies for each of the children and families that trust us with their care.
Understanding the Language of Behavior
The source of behavioral issues is not always readily apparent and difficult behaviors can sometimes be signs of underlying stress or emotional challenges. Whether it is an outburst stemming from anxiety, or opposition rooted in a struggle for independence, recognizing the reasons behind these behaviors is the first step toward effective management and treatment.
Strategies for Behavioral Health
Our treatment philosophy at PDP is grounded in the belief that understanding the ‘why’ behind a child’s behavior is one of the most important first steps. We offer:
- Insight into the causes of challenging behaviors
- Calm and consistent response training for parents
- Development of healthy communication patterns
- Setting of reasonable and clear expectations
- Behavior management strategies for a range of issues
Addressing behavioral issues early is one of the keys to preventing more significant challenges in the future. We offer Behavioral Parent Training (BPT), an evidence-based treatment approach in the management of noncompliant behavior, to equip parents with strategies to increase desired child behaviors and strengthen the parent-child relationship.
A Comprehensive Approach to Behavioral Wellness
For children and adolescents who would benefit from working one-on-one with a therapist, our online therapy options are a flexible and engaging way to work on emotional awareness, communication, problem-solving, and coping skills. Parent involvement is also a key component to support the child’s treatment.
Join Us on the Journey to Behavioral Wellness
At Positive Development Psychology, we are committed to supporting children, adolescents, and families in Westchester through the complexities of behavioral issues. If you are seeking help, contact us to speak with a psychologist.