Children today are feeling a lot of pressure from social media and their peers, as well as the demands of schools and testing. If your child is feeling overwhelmed by these pressures, or is exhibiting troubling behavior, it is time to see the leading Mount Kisco child psychiatrist to help your son or daughter get out from under the cloud and learn coping skills to help them overcome these pressures. Dr. Joel Wolfson is a psychiatrist serving the Westchester, New York area. He is a board certified psychiatrist, and also has additional board certification in psychiatry for children and adolescents. He is a very caring doctor who treats patients using both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology and treats a wide range of psychological and psychiatric conditions in adults, children, and adolescents. Dr. Wolfson has been serving the Westchester community and the surrounding areas of New York City and Connecticut for over 22 years and sees patients in Mount Kisco and New Rochelle.
This compassionate Mount Kisco child psychiatrist emphasizes an evaluation process that considers developmental and biological influences and symptoms as well as family dynamics. A treatment plan is formulated in collaboration with the family and school when appropriate. He does a lot of work assessing children who are having difficulties in school and acts as a liaison between the school and the child’s family. Dr. Wolfson has an eclectic approach to his treatment, blending different treatment modalities with medications. He treats children with a wide variety of issues with great sensitivity, kindness, and years of experience.
This Mount Kisco child psychiatrist does a lot of work with Asperger’s Spectrum Disorders in children and adolescents. These young people have issues with communication, social development, and social interests. Dr. Wolfson individualizes therapy for each person’s unique needs. Mood disorders in children are another specialty of Dr. Wolfson. Depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders, once thought to be the provenance of adults, are now recognized in children and adolescents. Treatment for these serious mood disorders may include cognitive training, education, and support for the patient and his family. When necessary, medications are prescribed. ADHD is a behavioral condition that makes focusing and staying on task quite challenging. A treatment plan for this disorder may include medication, parent consultation, group therapy, family therapy, and education therapy. Family therapy provides a safe haven where a child can explores his or her feelings. The child learns coping skills that improve their self-esteem. Parents and children learn a great deal about their relationship and how to support one another. For help with any of these issues, please give Dr. Wolfson a call today.