Gabriel Newman, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2328 W Joppa Road, Suite 10, Lutherville, Maryland 21093
We use sandbox and play therapy to provide the young with alternatives in creative expression, and to let them know that there is a safe holding place where their fears can be confronted, and respected. Often, we also help the children best by helping the parents find peaceful ways to reach common ground on child-rearing practices and responses. The most crucial element is to treat a child, not a diagnosis or condition.
Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Collaborative Counseling, LLC, 744 Dulaney Valley Road, STE 7, Towson, Maryland 21204
Young children who are dealing with emotional distress, often expressed in behavior, will look to primary caregivers (parents, adoptive parents/guardians) for emotional support and nurturance. The young person’s emotional/behavioral symptoms could be co-occurring with or caused by differences in parenting styles, adjustment to divorce, co-parenting arrangements, death/loss/ grief adjustments, and other stressors in the home, school, or environment. While I do not provide individual therapy for young children, I offer my skills, training and experience in family therapy to help parents/caregivers foster an effective, calm, at-ease rapport with their children, sometimes including family therapy with children present.
Jonathan Gransee, Psy.D.
313 W. Liberty Street, Suite 226, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
Children act out on how they feel; if they are having behavioral issues, it is usually because there is something off-kilter with them, or with their situation. If you are able to identify the cause, many times the behavior will significantly subside. Thus, it pays to explore, with the child, what they are experiencing and what might be causing them to feel stressed.