Assessment and Evaluation

Upon receipt of a child’s parent or guardian consent form, CCD will gather information, assess findings and evaluate material to determine a treatment plan. This assessment and evaluation includes meeting with the student and sharing the proposed plan with relevant adults in the child’s life. CCD therapists will also obtain parental/guardian permission to share pertinent information with the appropriate school staff.

Individual and Family Therapy

Individuals and families in need of one-on-one or group sessions will also receive counseling from CCD staff. Referral – Children are referred to CCD through the school district, and on occasion, parents/guardians. Before a CCD therapist can assess a child, the child’s parent or guardian must sign a consent form. Forms can be obtained through school guidance counselor, dean or administration offices.

Coordinate with Medical Professionals

In the event a child’s condition warrants medical treatment, CCD therapists will consult with school officials as well as local hospital staff.

Crisis Management

If you are having a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If your emergency is non-life threatening, call 302-292-1334 and a CCD therapist will get back to you within 24 hours.

We treat the following conditions:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asperger’s Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Common Behavior Problems
  • Depression and Mild Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Why psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a viable option for discovering ways to change the behaviors in our lives. It is an ongoing process that focuses on growth and change. Through psychotherapy, we talk openly about issues feelings in the hope of becoming more aware of the source of our problems. This openness works for all ages and allows the therapist and patient to work together to find ways to deal more effectively with feelings and behaviors. Due to the unique nature of each case, it is difficult to determine the length of psychotherapy. CCD will keep the patient, family and school aware of treatment status on an ongoing basis.

The Center for Child Development combines cognitive, behavioral and positive reinforcement strategies to assist clients in problem solving.

Cognitive Therapy

A collaborative effort between the CCD therapist and the child. During the session, we examine negative thought patterns that are related to emotional and/or behavioral problems and involve the child in solving the problem through self-awareness.

Positive Reinforcement

Strategies that engage the student, teacher and CCD therapist in classroom – techniques such as ‘good behavior’ certificates that promote positive classroom behavior. When combined effectively, these approaches can have a powerful influence on the lives of children and adolescents, helping them achieve their goals and realize their potential in all areas of living.

Behavior Therapy

Behavior therapy enables children to learn techniques to reduce negative habits. Strategies include techniques to help children reduce anxiety, stress and obsessive pattern behavior.

Parent Coaching

A professionally trained parent coach will guide you through the process of making your child a listening machine. Learn how to build a positive relationship with your child, form effective commands that your child will follow, and what to do when your child doesn’t comply. In just 8-10 sessions, your relationship with your child could be completely. Let us help guide you back to a place of daily enjoyment with your child.

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