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Some of the more common reasons that parents seek psychotherapy for their children and adolescents involve behavioral and disciplinary issues, such as impulsive or oppositional behavior, social and emotional developmental concerns, and persisting anxiety or mood problems. Among the most frequent reasons for referrals are school adjustment and behavioral problems. Situational problems like parental divorce are also fairly common reasons that parents seek therapy for their children. With these issues, approaches to psychological treatment vary depending on the needs of the child as well as the wishes of the parent. The psychotherapy with children and adolescents that I provide typically includes parent guidance, family therapy, play therapy, and talk therapy. Each child is unique, and so I will always tailor the therapy to the needs of the child.

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