Kathy Engel, Psy.D.
The problems faced by children/adolescents emerge from a combination of precipitating factors, including:
Biological Predisposition(e.g. temperament, neurological wiring)
Adjustment to Life Changes(e.g., move, birth of a new sibling, loss of a loved one)
Meeting of Developmental Milestones(e.g., grade to middle school transition, puberty) and/or
Traumatic Events(e.g., abuse, natural disaster, medical procedures).
These factors can culminate in a perfect storm to create emotional and behavioral dysregulation. I specialize in Anxiety and Mood disorders of childhood.
The following are the most common childhood symptoms that I address:
Worry and Fear
Obsessions and Compulsions
Withdrawal and Avoidance
Depression and Insecurity
Anger and Aggression
Peer and family Relational Problems