Pediatric Psychology Specialty
Benefits of Working With a Pediatric Psychologist
Behavioral health specialists in pediatrics support children, adolescents, and teens as they navigate developmental challenges and the many psychosocial stressors they face at home, at school, and with friends. We treat mental, emotional, social, and behavioral conditions while building towards optimal health and well-being. We support your patients and their families as they manage distress, adjust to illness, and increase resiliency and adaptive coping strategies. We strive to be an integral part of the treatment team, working alongside our physician colleagues to provide holistic care, improve treatment outcomes, and enhance patients’ quality of life.
Pediatric Psychology Resources
The Cause of Teenage Stomach Pain Isn’t Always What You Think - Blog
Has your teenager been complaining of stomach pain, despite getting a clean bill of health from the doctor? Surprisingly, that’s not unusual these days. All of us – not just teens — may experience stomach issues in times of stress. That’s because our digestive system and brain are connected. In other words, the nerves in our stomach and intestines respond to the same hormones and neurotransmitters as our brain does.
Non-Pharmacologic Management of Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents - Peer-Reviewed
Shrestha, M., Lautenschleger, J., & Soares, N. (2020). Non-Pharmacologic Management of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Review. Translational Pediatrics, 9(S1). 114-124. doi: 10.21037/tp.2019.10.01
Pediatric Psychology Patient Handout
Pediatric Psychologists are behavioral health providers who are trained to help children & adolescents improve their psychological health and wellbeing. Research shows an estimated 49.5% of adolescents has had a mental health disorder at some point in their life time. View the entire handout below.
Our Pediatric Psychology Specialists
View Our Recent Pediatric Psychology Articles
The Cause of Teenage Stomach Pain Isn’t Always What You Think
Has your teenager been complaining of stomach pain, despite getting a clean bill of health from the doctor? Surprisingly, that’s not unusual these days. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Corinne Humphries at Orange County Health Psychologists says she has seen chronic … Read More
“Hey Mom–What’s My Amygdala?” Understanding the Anatomy of Your Child’s Brain
By Kristin Kleppe, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc. Of all the questions we fear our children might ask us, “Hey Mom, what’s my amygdala?” is probably not one of them. Yet understanding this part of the brain … Read More
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