Child Psychology Services
Child Psychology Services at Spectrum Wellness in Gilbert & Mesa, AZ
Children are often viewed simply as miniature adults. While that may sometimes be true for their size, such thinking doesn’t necessarily apply to their mental health. Our child psychology services are based on the fact that children often face different mental and behavioral challenges throughout their development. As such, our child psychologists provide professional psychological services specifically geared toward the unique emotional, behavioral, mental, and social health needs of children, youth, and adolescents.
What does child psychology include?
Our child psychologists are well-versed in the emotional, mental, and behavioral conditions that affect children. Since every person is different, we work with children and their families to identify and address individual needs and concerns utilizing proven psychotherapeutic methods.
Our mental health professionals follow this approach for providing psychological services to children:
Thorough evaluation by our child psychologists helps to identify psychological, behavioral, social, emotional, and cognitive challenges.
Once the challenging condition has been identified and understood, an appropriate treatment plan is created. Types of child psychology interventions include talk therapy, behavior management, anger management, parent-child relationship or interaction therapy, and more.
Our child psychologists work closely with children and families to provide proactive psychoeducation around healthy behaviors and social skills that can have a significant positive impact on the child’s development or everyday living.
Ideally, our mental health professionals can consult with a child’s other healthcare providers to develop and implement a holistic treatment plan for long-lasting positive results.
When should children get child psychology services?
As a parent or legal guardian, it’s helpful to recognize the unique challenges children face in today’s modern world. If you suspect that your child is having difficulty coping with a particular problem, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Child psychologists can identify and treat these conditions and more:
- Eating disorders
- Behavior disorders
- Body image concerns
- Effects of physical, emotional or sexual abuse
- Self-esteem issues
- Gender identity issues
- Other mental health conditions
Our Child Psychologist Team
Bryan Gaviria-Jimenez, Psy.D
Indra Gonzalez, Psy.D
Sarah Koop, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor