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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.
Learn more from Julia Gomes at PeaceTree Kids:
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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.