Children & Adolescent Services

Children & Adolescent Services

Children and adolescents face different developmental, social, behavioral, and emotional challenges than adults. Additionally, the therapeutic interventions that are used when treating children and adolescents must meet them where they are at developmentally.

Charlotte Behavioral Health Care can assist you, your child and family in addressing these challenges. In fact, our specialized children’s staff treat over 2,000 children every year and are committed to providing the best treatment for your child. We implement individualized treatment and intervention methods for young people to help ensure the healthy emotional and social development of your child, providing a plan of care that is tailored to address their problems from the standpoint of their individual stages in life.

Our children’s therapists work with families in Charlotte County and outlying areas to develop customized treatment plans that specifically target:

  • Improved behavior at home and school
  • Decreased symptoms
  • Decreased family conflict
  • And other improvements

Services available for Children, Adolescents & Families

Charlotte Behavioral Health Care offers a full array of child psychiatrist and counseling services for children and adolescents, and we can help you if your child has an issue and you don’t know where else to turn.

Our services include Individual and Family Therapy, Group Family Programs, Case Management, Psychiatric/Medication Services, Intensive Home and School Based Therapy Services, and Crisis Services.

Therapy Services will address mental health and co-occurring substance and/or chemical use disorder, parenting challenges and family dynamic issues. Our community based services are available in the home and/or school based, centered on the severity of issues.

Teleservices is the delivery of health related services through electronic communication. What that means for our patients is that they can have their therapy session  using a  computer or smartphone. Basically, teleservices allows you to see your therapist from the comfort of your own home, while sitting in the car, or on your lunch break. It’s healthcare in the palm of your hand, from anywhere! All you need to participate in teletherapy is an electronic device with a camera, audio, and internet. For more information, visit our Teleservices page.

Case Management Services include monitoring, linking and advocating for families with basic needs such as housing, food, financial resources, access to medical services, school issues and locating support and resources available within our community.

Psychiatric Services provided by a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, along with a team of ARNPs and licensed nursing staff that are specially trained in child, adolescent and family psychiatry.

Each team member has a deep commitment and respect for the unique medication needs/issues. We can help you and your child or adolescent with the following issues:

  • Adjustment problems
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral problems or disorders
  • Sexual, physical or emotional abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Substance use disorder
  • Trauma or grief issues
  • And others

Click here for our Children’s Services Patient Handbook.

Specialty Programs

From group therapy programs to the intensive Community Action Team, the options available through Charlotte Behavioral Health Care are designed to help maximize each child and adolescent’s potential for achieving recovery success.

Children’s Community Action (C.A.T.) Team. The C.A.T. Team is a multi-disciplinary clinical team that provides comprehensive, intensive community-based treatment to families with youth and adults (ages 11-21) who are at risk of out-of-home placement due to mental health or co-occurring disorder and related complex issues for which traditional services are not/have not been adequate. For more information, click here to visit our C.A.T. Program page.

Dungeons and Dragons Therapy Group. Intended for teens aged 14-17 who struggle with depression, anxiety, isolation, and other interpersonal difficulties. The group therapy utilizes a mix of playing Dungeons and Dragons, a table-top role-paying game, while interacting with others in a traditional process group format. Click here to learn more.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is a family-based behavioral therapy for young children experiencing behavioral and emotional problems. PCIT teaches caregivers to manage their child’s difficult behaviors while increasing their positive behaviors. PCIT works with the child and caregiver together to improve behavior and reduce parenting stress. Click here to learn more.

If you believe you or someone you know could benefit from our Children and Adolescent Outpatient Services, please contact us now.

We look forward to serving you.