Dr. Pham works with children from ages 3 and up. Depending on the needs of the child, children can be seen in therapy individually or in conjunction with their family members.
When indicated, and with parental consent, Dr. Pham works collaboratively with schools, teachers, coaches, and allied professionals in order to evaluate and help resolve the difficulties in order to facilitate the child’s ability to make change across various areas of his/her life.
Common issues for a children in psychotherapy include:
Adolescence can be an arduous stage for the whole family. As teenagers face hormonal changes, academic challenges, social pressures and struggle to become more autonomous with their decision-making, they can experience depression and anxiety and start to isolate. At the same time, parents may find it difficult to adjust to new parenting roles. Finding a balance between parents who want to keep their teens safe and adolescents who are ready to spread their wings can be a precarious task.
Parenting is a dynamic and evolving force. What works for a three-year-old does not work for a thirteen-year-old. During the adolescent stage, expectations shift for all members of the family. This change can cause poor communication and result in the family becoming overwhelmed by tension and stress.
Issues that are commonly addressed in therapy with adolescents include:
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