Skill Building treatment plans focus on activities that help patients and their parents cope with, redirect and even prevent unwanted behaviors. Deep breathing games, mindfulness exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, utilizing 'time-in' and other creative ideas that promote positive family interactions. These skills are beneficial throughout life.
Child therapy is a valuable tool to support kids in channeling their characteristics and personalities in a way that helps them to thrive in an ever so changing and challenging world. Working together with both the child and guardians, child therapy can help with behavioral challenges, unhelpful thinking patterns, improving communication skills, social skills and other areas of functioning that are impacting a child and family’s overall quality of life.
The social, familial, academic, and developmental pressures that can arise in the adolescent years can be challenging and overwhelming . As parents we strive to do all we can to support them through these years, but sometimes the challenges become so overbearing that they begin to affect their grades, desire to be with their peers, family conflict, etc. Therapy can be a valuable resource in supporting teens and guardians in navigating these challenges and pressures in a healthy and effective way.
We all hear the importance of eating healthy, exercising, well check ups, and many other physical health recommendations. Mental and emotional wellness doesn’t get as much attention and with the addition to our new behavioral health branch at Frederick county pediatrics we are excited to change that. Mental and emotional wellness includes healthy thinking patterns, healthy ways of coping with daily stressors, healthy communication and many other areas that correlate to physical health such as appetite, energy levels, sleep habits and many others. At frederick county pediatrics we hope to take a proactive approach mental/emotional wellness through sharing monthly mental wellness topics via Facebook live, parenting groups surrounding topics of mental wellness, and many other exciting and necessary areas to increase the awareness and importance of mental wellness.
Online therapy offers a convenient and safe way to engage in therapy when meeting in person does not fit the family’s needs. While meeting via video, the therapist, child and or family will creatively and collaboratively work together in a similar way to meeting in person all at the convenience of staying home.
Dr. Lee is presenting a 4 part parenting program: The Parenting Journey-- Take a deep dive with Dr. Lee as he discusses a positive parenting approach for your children and yourself. The format is based upon parenting books by Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Tina Bryson. We have also taken real life scenarios from Megan Leahy (Parenting Expert), to review and discuss along the way! Session 1 Feb 2, 2022 A Positive Parenting Approach Session 2 Feb 16, 2022 The Parenting Journey- Understanding Yourself Session 3 Mar 2, 2022 Putting It All Together Session 4 Mar 16, 2022 Be The Best Parent You Can Be Register Here: https://hipaa.jotform.com/220115063900137