Child Psychologist, howard, columbia, anne arundel, baltimore, carroll, montgomery, county, maryland, mdChild Psychologist, howard, columbia, anne arundel, baltimore, carroll, montgomery, county, maryland, md

In today's complex world it can be difficult for both children or adolescents and their families to avoid feeling overwhelmed and to feel secure that they are on the right track. After more than 30 years of experience in a variety of settings Dr. Tebeleff's approach to working with children and adolescents is flexible, responsive and frequently includes family participation.

Typically counseling begins with an initial session with both the child and parents so that concerns and goals are clarified for all. Indeed, this is a good opportunity to begin to understand any family dynamics that may need to be addressed. Usually a few sessions are then spent with the child or adolescent to better understand their emotional and cognitive framework. The quality of the relationship and trust established here can be crucial to the effectiveness of the therapy. A follow-up session with parents to review and determine a treatment plan may then take place. Sometimes in working with teenagers a more individual approach may be called for, appropriate to their developmental growth toward independence. Strategies may include individual and/or family therapy, behavior management and school consultation. Effectiveness of treatment is assessed by progress toward identified goals as reported by involved parties.

Common issues addressed include: anxiety, depression, ADHD, self esteem, peer relations, developmental concerns, behavioral problems and school related struggles.


 
Child Psychologist, howard, columbia, anne arundel, baltimore, carroll, montgomery, county, maryland, md