What Is A Therapy Intensive And Should I Consider One?

With traditional therapy, you attend an hour-long therapy session once a week, maybe every other week; eventually moving to as-needed sessions. Therapy Intensives offer multiple hours 3-4 of therapy in a given day, and are scheduled in one-day or multi-day increments. These elongated sessions are particularly helpful for addressing trauma and for couples’ work. This […]

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Your child may have survived a car accident, a dog bite, traumatic grief, or abuse. Because children lack the communication skills, they are likely to express distress through their behaviors or big emotions. As a parent you may be wondering, “What is going on with my child?”  “Why is she acting out lately?”  Or… “My child […]

Psychological Screeners

If you have concerns about your child’s psychological growth and development, you may wonder where to start or what would be most helpful for your child.  You may question if a complete evaluation is necessary and how to best obtain the assistance your child may need.  A psychological screener is an efficient way to answer […]

AD/HD Evaluation: A Parent’s Starter Guide

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a lifelong condition that first emerges during early childhood and can be difficult to diagnose for a few reasons.  For one, many symptoms of AD/HD can be considered typical childhood behaviors, so it can be hard to distinguish what is ADHD-related and what is not.  Most importantly, the presentation of […]

Autism Testing

Autism Testing Does your child struggle with communication or with social skills in general?  Do they have very specific interests, struggle with adapting to changes in routine, or have a hard time managing their emotions?  You may have wondered if your child is on the autism spectrum.  A proper diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) […]

Deadline to Request Gifted Programming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01l66ikNrcQ Did you know you can still obtain a private gifted evaluation after the deadline? As long as you submit a request to your districted school by Feb. 5th, we can provide IQ and Academic testing reports for the school of your choice. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. There is also […]

Child Therapy Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw7rM0fhKBw Video Transcript Hi! I’m Dr. Angela Steranko, licensed psychologist, myself and several other clinicians here at the practice specialize in working with children and teens. At Fundamental Psychology, we understand how important it is to build a positive relationship with a child and their family. We strive to create a really warm and welcoming […]

Thought Chain – My Most Used Therapy Tool

Thought Feelings Behavior Chain Think of any situation that is causing difficulties. For example, sitting down and getting homework done. Identify that it’s not about the situation it’s the way we think about the situation that causes trouble. The thoughts around it that might be causing problems are this is going to take too long, […]

Getting Your Anxious Kid to Sleep

The Problem: So many parents struggle with bedtime, especially if your child is anxious and has trouble falling asleep on their own. But imagine having a child who is comfortable enough to sleep on their own or imagine some down time for yourself to relax after you put your kids to sleep. Sound like a […]

Gifted Evals. -Everything You Need to Know

Gifted Evaluations- Part 2 of 2 For more information about gifted evaluations within my practice please read Part 1 of the Gifted Evaluations Series  Click here Gifted Education Referral Process A parent or teacher can request a gifted screening. Students who pass the screening will be referred to the school psychologist for a full evaluation. Screenings […]