Initial consultation involves extensive history from child/adolescent and parent(s), standardized screening tools, and review of therapist or outside provider reports

Examples of mental health concerns that Caitlin treats:

  • Autism comorbid mood features, such as anxiety, OCD, irritability (or aggression and self-injurious behavior)
  • Anxiety, OCD, or depression
  • Emotional outbursts, meltdowns, ineffective coping skills
Treatment planning includes determining an effective method of therapy/counseling, providing coping techniques, medication initiation (which may include pharmaco-genomic testing to determine which medications are recommended), and developing school plans if applicable…Ongoing management involves monitoring progress, medication management, crisis interventions if needed” 
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If the following diagnoses are suspected, a psychiatrist would be better suited to address your child’s needs:

  • Childhood bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Severe depression with suicidal ideation
  • Conduct disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Treatment planning includes determining an effective method of therapy/counseling, providing coping techniques, medication initiation (which may include pharmaco-genomic testing to determine which medications are recommended), and developing school plans if applicable
  • Ongoing management involves monitoring progress, medication management, crisis interventions if needed