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Welcome to PeaceTree Kids
At PeaceTree Kids we provide psychotherapy and psychological assessments for children and teens within a specialized environment with therapists and psychologists who have expertise in working with children and teens.
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You might be feeling confused, overwhelmed, or worried about your child. Perhaps they are facing more worried thoughts, lowered self-esteem, feelings of sadness, or overwhelmed by grief.
Whatever the concern, we are here to help.
We help kids and teens navigate their worlds and inner experiences by providing a safe, consistent space where they can learn skills to confidently move forward and thrive.
How Can I tell
If My Child Needs Therapy?
How Can I Tell If My Child Needs a Psychological Assessment?
Parents should seek out psychological testing if their child is engaging in challenging behaviors or
showing concerning symptoms and/or having difficulties in their daily life. These include:
– Struggling in school or experiencing a drop in academic performance
– Difficulty concentrating
– Acting out in class
– Social challenges/quirks/behaviors that seem peculiar
– Frequently missing school or not completing work
– Bullying or being bullied
– Overwhelming feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, sadness or hopelessness
– Frequent or dramatic mood changes
– Substance use
– Interest in understanding/identifying the way that their child/teen learns best to provide them with holistic support that builds upon their strengths and strategies to address some of their challenges.
Our ASD assessments include Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2
(ADOS-2) as well as the Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) which are
considered to be the ‘gold standard’ for diagnosing Autism. The ASD
testing consists of two sessions: 1) Session One is a three hour
interview with the client’s caregiver (specifically someone who is able
to provide information about the client’s first, 5 years of
development), 2) Session Two is an hour long assessment with the
child/adolescent. At the conclusion of the testing, the evaluator will
develop a comprehensive report based upon the findings from the testing
period. The evaluator will schedule a feedback session with the
caregiver and the client which will review the results of the testing,
diagnostic information, and
specific-individualized recommendations that will provide the child/adolescent with the most
effective strategies and resources for support.
These symptoms could indicate a mental health disorder or learning disability. It’s helpful for
parents to get a formal diagnosis so they can seek out effective help for their child.
Psychological testing doesn’t always look for difficulties. Sometimes, children are referred for
psychological testing to identify school readiness or giftedness. If your child shows some of the
traits of giftedness such as advanced language skills and learning abilities, you might want to seek
out psychological testing to determine whether they are gifted.
Our assessment process provides a comprehensive approach which includes a clinical interview
with client and/or parent/caregiver, subsequent testing sessions, and a feedback session. The
number of sessions for the testing process is dependent upon the type of test and the client’s limits
of time able to attend to the test. We tailor the assessment process to identify your individualized
needs because we understand that assessments need to suit your referral/reason for testing. The
report is a comprehensive report which reviews the results of the testing and provides
individualized recommendations for the person that can be implemented in a variety of contexts.
The feedback session is where the report will be reviewed and any questions can be addressed to
ensure that the client/family understands the meaning of the results.