Therapy is a process through which clients work with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. During these sessions, a client may explore feelings, thoughts, or behaviors, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, and set personal goals.
Why therapy? Reasons for seeking therapy range from difficulty with parenting, to oppositional behaviors, to anxiety. No matter what your reason for seeking therapy, Dr. Adelman will work with you to establish therapy goals. There is no “one size fits all” model for therapy. Dr. Adelman uses a variety of evidence-based techniques and tailors them to suit your child, family, and life situation. Children’s therapy is often an involved process that is most effective when it includes parents and those close to the child. When indicated, Dr. Adelman seeks consent to work closely with teachers, school psychologists, and others who may play a role in the child’s life.
By building a trusting and safe therapeutic alliance, Dr. Adelman helps her clients build the skills they need to be healthier, happier, and more productive. Generally, appointments are made on a weekly basis, but some clients have more or less frequent appointments, depending on needs and schedules.
Comprehensive evaluations can be used to gain an understanding of a child’s functioning in a variety of areas, including: cognitive, academic, adaptive behavior, executive, motor, social, emotional, and behavioral. They can be used to diagnose emotional and behavioral disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and ADHD. Comprehensive evaluations include recommendations, which are used to assist with treatment planning and educational programming. Assessment measures may also be used before, during, and at the conclusion of treatment to help clarify treatment goals and monitor progress.