Many children can benefit from having a therapeutic relationship with a psychologist. The professionals at Gentry PBS use evidence-based treatment approaches, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), exposure with response prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach children to become more aware of the current issues and learn how to use their strengths to work through and cope with current difficulties. Particularly with younger children, parent education and involvement in treatment is an important component of treatment for children, as well.
Intervention services may be offered for the following concerns: anxiety/fears, OCD, selective mutism, mood-related concerns, behavior challenges, executive functioning skills, social skills, and emotion regulation.
Additionally, Gentry PBS provides individualized parent consultation to help support parents through difficult developmental stages, the educational process, and choosing the right course of treatment for their child. All children have difficulties transitioning from one developmental stage to another to some degree, though some children have more difficulty than others. Whether it be learning to use the toilet, sleeping in their own bed, keeping their hands to themselves, eating a wide range of foods, or making and keeping friends, the staff at Gentry PBS can help coach parents through these difficult times. We work with families to come up with meaningful and effective positive behavior interventions that families can use in the home and community. It is recommended that consultation extend to all individuals that support the child, including grandparents and habilitators.
Please call the office with questions and to check which professionals are currently accepting new patients.