Hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattentiveness are the most well known symptoms of ADHD. However, these symptoms can also be indicators of anxiety and other mental health concerns. Dr. King will conduct a thorough assessment to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Though therapy, Dr. King provides tools for children as young as age 6 to become more aware of their behaviors and demonstrate greater control over them. Dr. King encourages parents of younger children to be very involved in therapy when reducing ADHD symptoms in younger children, while less involvement may be needed for adolescents. When individuals are taking medication, Dr. King can interact with the prescribing doctor to help ensure that the most effective treatment is provided
Anger is an uncomfortable emotion that everyone experiences. Some individuals have difficulty fully understanding and expressing why they are angry. Anger may be displayed as tantrums, "meltdowns", shutting down and other unhealthy ways. The goal of anger management is not to eliminate anger. Instead, through therapy, Dr. King will help determine what is causing the anger, explore what emotions and thoughts lie beneath this anger, and practice how to control it.
Anxiety is another uncomfortable emotion that is necessary because it helps us to avoid danger. However, being overly anxious limits us. The goal of anxiety management is not to become "fearless". Instead, Dr. King will provide you with methods to reduce your anxiety and prevent it from becoming overwhelming.
Everyone has moments of feeling sad. But when sadness lasts for days or weeks, includes feelings of helplessness, and significantly interferes with your life, it may be depression. Children and adolescents who become extremely irritable, angry, and often have intense outbursts may have Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. Dr. King treats Depressive Disorders and other Mood Disorders though increasing awareness of what thoughts lead to changes in mood and providing techniques to regulate your thoughts and moods.
Just as every family is different, family therapy is not the same for everyone. Therapy may include parents, siblings, partners, and other members who reside in the home. At times, a combination of individual therapy and family therapy is the most beneficial method to effectively address a concern.
Parenting can be stressful, particularly when children and adolescents have disruptive behaviors. Dr. King provides effective parenting techniques that are taught without the child in the office. This allows parents to have the opportunity to practice techniques, ask questions and discuss concerns privately until they are prepared to approach their children in a more effective manner.
Online therapy provides you with the opportunity to interact directly with Dr. King in live video sessions in the environment of your choice, using the device of your choice. Dr. King can provide online therapy in these 39 states: psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap. Instead of spending time driving to an office, you can receive confidential therapy in the privacy of your home, your office, or in any other confidential setting. Video sessions are encrypted and HIPAA protected.