Expert Care for Children and Adolescents with Behavioral Challenges on Long Island
Childhood and adolescence are developmental phases rife with exploration, experimentation, and boundary-pushing. While it’s common for children and teens to display a certain level of challenging behavior, excessive misbehavior could be indicative of an underlying behavioral disorder. Such disorders can put significant emotional strain on both the child and the parents, complicating family dynamics and daily routines.
Long Island Psychology specializes in the treatment of childhood behavioral disorders on Logn Island, with offices in Rockville Centre, Garden City, and Roselyn Heights, NY. Our team of seasoned psychologists and psychotherapists are adept at working with children, adolescents, and their families to manage the symptoms associated with conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and other related conditions. To initiate therapy, call us at (516) 732-0273 or use our online contact form.
Tailored Therapeutic Approaches for Diverse Behavioral Disorders
Behavioral disorders can manifest in children across different age groups, from toddlers to adolescents. At Long Island Psychology, we offer interventions for a wide range of disorders:
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) – This disorder predominantly affects younger children and preadolescents. Symptoms include a consistent pattern of disobedience, frequent temper tantrums, and confrontations with authority figures.
- Conduct Disorder (CD) – More prevalent among older children and teens, CD is characterized by a lack of empathy, consistent rule-breaking, aggressive behavior, and potentially unlawful activities.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – ADHD symptoms vary but commonly include focus difficulties, forgetfulness, restlessness, impulsivity, and diminished self-esteem.
It’s worth noting that behavioral disorders often co-occur with other conditions like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dual diagnoses necessitate a multi-faceted treatment approach to effectively address the complex challenges your child and family may face.
Therapeutic Modalities and Parent Training
Our child psychotherapists specialize in age-appropriate therapeutic methods. Some of the strategies we employ include CBT, play therapy, anger management, and positive psychology. We work with your child – and you – to help determine what your child could benefit from and how they are able to receive the support that they need.
Why Meet with a
Long Island Psychologist?
A diagnosis of a behavioral disorder has a profound impact on the entire family. Children may feel isolated, misunderstood, and unfairly penalized, which can affect their academic performance and social relationships. On the other hand, parents and siblings may find the household atmosphere to be tense, exhausting, and at times, distressing.
At Long Island Psychology, we want to provide the support you need to benefit your family. We create an atmosphere that is open, comfortable, and informative. We take our time with each patient, helping your child with ongoing support to give them the tools they need to succeed in school, home, work, and life.