Today’s young people face the same challenges as generations before them, such as peer pressure or changing family dynamics as they go through adolescence, but in our modern, hyper-connected world, these challenges can be magnified. Studies of trends in depression among young people are pointing to a significant increase in adolescents reporting at least one major depressive episode in a year’s time. Clinicians and school counselors also report a rise in levels of anxiety and depression that negatively affect behavior in school, at home, and with peers.
Where once a child’s or teen’s struggles may have been a relatively private matter, they can now become known to almost anyone via social media channels. The pressure to conform to societal or group norms is greater, and the failure to do so can have deeper, longer-lasting effects. It’s easier now to be a victim of bullying, or to bully others.
More than ever, all young people need positive coping, problem-solving, and communication skills. For children and teens who suffer from depression, anxiety, or anger or self-esteem issues, it is especially important to learn constructive ways to gain emotional strength and resilience.
How our Children’s Center can help.
At The Children’s Center for Psychiatry, Psychology, & Related Services, we offer a range of services designed to support the emotional and psychological needs of children and teens. Our therapists, treatments, and workshops can help young people better manage social, educational, and vocational issues.
We offer specialized treatment for two critical aspects of anxiety in young people:
Childhood anxiety: Approximately 10 percent of children and teens suffer from some form of anxiety. Young people with generalized anxiety may experience anxiety attacks in response to their own or their family’s health, school issues, upcoming events, and more. Such anxiety can be excessive, and when it’s experienced during the majority of days within a six-month period, help should be sought.
Symptoms of generalized childhood anxiety can include fatigue, irritability, sleep disturbances, trouble concentrating, and feeling restless or on edge.
Social anxiety disorder: This is the intense fear of being embarrassed or humiliated in a social situation. Sufferers of social anxiety may also fear speaking to others in public, using public restrooms, speaking with authority figures, or believing others are more competent.
Separation anxiety: Some school-aged children experience separation anxiety following an extended time with a parent or loved one — such as after a summer break — or after an illness or emotional trauma.
Symptoms of separation anxiety can include clingy behavior, avoiding activities that may result in separation from major attachment figures, such as parents; fear of being alone; sleep disturbances; and physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea or vomiting.
Learn more about our youth services.
The therapists and counselors at The Children’s Center for Psychiatry, Psychology, & Related Services provide treatments that help educate young people in Delray Beach, FL and also across the United States via teletherapy on how to identify and change their anxious thoughts and teach mechanisms to cope with anxiety and depression. Contact us online or call us at (561) 223-6568 to learn more or to schedule a confidential assessment.
Treatment Programs Specializing In:
Serving the whole person, not just the symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.
COVID-19 Trauma has become familiar to many people throughout the pandemic. If you’re experiencing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, or depression as a result of Corona virus learn about how our COVID-19 Trauma Treatment Program can help.
We offer online therapy to help people who are unable to leave their homes. Contact us and we will will schedule your confidential online assessment.
Helping people from all walks of life find deeper connection and understanding to create stronger and healthier relationships.
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. When you experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, overwhelming and disabling you may have an anxiety disorder.
Mood disorders represent a category of psychiatric disorders in which the underlying problem primarily affects a person’s persistent emotional state or mood. Mood disorders are made up of depressive types and bipolar types.
Resilience can help protect a person from various mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, and most importantly this training improves the quality of life. Resilience can also help offset factors that increase the risk of mental health conditions, such as being bullied or previous trauma.
Children and adolescents experience normal problems of growing up due to pressures of social media, school, socializing, self esteem or family. Our youth services provide assistance in dealing with educational, social, and vocational issues.
The Trauma Institute provides highly specialized clinical services, informed by the latest cutting edge-research, for trauma survivors. We are an Institute dedicated to clinical services, community education, professional training, and research focused on trauma recovery.
Individuals or couples who want to transition into parenthood but are experiencing difficulties becoming pregnant may feel alone, frustrated, ashamed or experience symptoms of depression or anxiety. Pregnancy therapy may be a helpful outlet to help cope with these feelings and reduce stress.
Many children and adults who have weak executive functioning skills are negatively impacted in all areas of life but fortunately through assessment and intervention, executive skills can be strengthened and compensatory strategies can be learned. When these skills are well developed, children and adults can better maximum their potential and future outcomes.
Families naturally go through stages and transitions across the lifespan. Family dynamics impact each individuals’ response to daily life and major events. Therapy can help families understand their complex and ever-changing dynamics. As the family becomes an expert in their processes, they will be able to use new skills to navigate each situation with love and respect for one another.
Learning should be empowering and meaningful for all students. Our new services being offered include the teaching of strategies to maximize learning. Academic coaching and personalized learning strategies can help students learn to use patterns, meaning, body motion, mnemonics, their color spectrum, visuals and mind maps to enhance attention and working memory. When learning becomes meaningful, positive physical changes happen in the brain.
What We Treat
Other addictions and disorders
Types of Therapy
The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We will help you to learn how to live your daily life free from the fears or compulsions that inhibit you or your child’s ability to complete each day’s tasks.
More Ways to Get Help Now
The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:
Online or Phone Therapy
For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.
In Person Treatment
We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer intensive sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.
When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.