Behavioral Health

Serving Norwalk and Darien, CT

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Behavioral Health Services

Children could be at risk of developing behavioral health problems like autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of their genetic history. If your child is showing unusual behaviors or isn’t doing well in school, you should schedule a behavioral health consultation at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics. At their offices in Darien and Norwalk, Connecticut, the team provides comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment to improve your child’s symptoms and ensure that they thrive socially and emotionally. Call the Center for Advanced Pediatrics today to schedule a behavioral health consultation for your child or book an appointment online.

Behavioral Health Q & A

What is behavioral health?

Behavioral health focuses on the connection between the well-being and behaviors of young children and adolescents. This field of medicine considers how your child’s behaviors and thinking affect their emotional, biological, and mental wellness.

The behavioral health services available at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics assess how your child’s behaviors affect their physical and mental health. The pediatric team also provides customized treatment plans to address behavioral health problems that affect your child’s life.

What behavioral health services are available?

The Center for Advanced Pediatrics offers compassionate behavioral health services to children, teens, and young adults.

The experienced pediatricians address various behavioral and mental health problems, including:

  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

The team offers on-site assessments to determine what your child needs to thrive at home, in school, and socially. They have specialized training to create behavioral health plans that improve your child’s quality of life.

In addition to testing and treating your child’s behavioral health problems, the providers monitor the child’s progress through follow-up visits into young adulthood.

How are behavioral health conditions treated?

The Center for Advanced Pediatrics offers psychotherapy (talk therapy) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat underlying behavioral health problems. These treatments teach your child to recognize negative behaviors and thought patterns. Therapy also provides your child with the coping skills to manage their condition.

The team often combines these therapies with a medication that keeps your child’s symptoms in control. Before prescribing any medication, the providers discuss the pros and cons of the drug with you so that you can make the most informed decision.

The medication management services available at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics ensure that your child takes the proper medications correctly and at the right dosage. They also make sure that they aren’t taking medications that interact in a way that lessens their effectiveness or risks your child’s health.

The pediatric team can coordinate care with your child’s school, teachers, and caregivers so that they have the resources to support your child.

Call the office nearest to you or book an appointment online today to learn more about the behavioral health services available at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics.