Jay Jemail, Ph.D.
5829 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19807
Dr. Jemail has worked with children and families for over 35 years. She has expertise in diagnostic work of learning differences, depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, autism spectrum disorders, coping with parental separation and divorce, attachment disorders, peer issues, cutting and self mutilation and behavioral problems including aggression, stealing, biting, and bullying. Her work with children involves family work. She has expertise in neuropsychological testing and provides second opinions to parents and school districts in DE and PA. She will do school observations and provide consultations in the school as needed.
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.
Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC, ACS
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.
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.
Janet Edgette, Psy.D.
412 Newcomen Road, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
I see children from the age of four years and up, many of whom are referred for behavioral and emotional difficulties such as frequent and long-lasting tantrums, poor emotional regulation, defiance, physical aggression toward parents or siblings, and/or high degrees of anxiety. In these situations I meet with the child and his or her parent(s), so that I can see the interactions and better discern whether this is a strictly behavioral or a developmental problem. Treatment options may include parent coaching, family counseling, individual counseling (for older kids), referral for psychological or neurological testing, and referral to a developmental pediatrician, among others.
Retreat at Palm Beach
Outpatient Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Counseling
1170 South State Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
Youth Connection is an intensive program for those individuals who suffer from addiction, but are also faced with the challenges of young adulthood. Teenagers and young adults, 18 – 25 years of age, who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction often find themselves dealing with additional pressures. They may have trouble with their workload at school, associate with delinquent peers, suffer from a lack parental supervision, or just generally exhibit feelings of inadequacy, poor self-image, or even depression. They have not learned the necessary skills that would otherwise enable them to cope with everyday life situations.
Dane Wendell, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
600 Wyndhurst Ave, suite 112, Baltimore, Maryland 21210
My primary goal of working with children and adolescents is to focus on strengths and build upon those strengths. Instead of focusing on problems, which can be exhausting and emotionally draining, I like to build on the strengths of individuals in order to empower and encourage them to make positive changes in their lives. The more they are able to recognize their own past solutions the easier it is for them to repeat those solutions in order to achieve their goals, as opposed to having another adult tell them what to do.