I understand that every family is unique and requires support that works within their family structure. I am certified in Therapy with Adoption and Foster Families with specific training in attachment issues, trauma, abuse, and neglect. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families that are affected by issues of adoption, foster care, and relative-care, as well as life-stage changes, issues of grief and loss, substance abuse, and caregiver issues.
I am an experienced, culturally-aware therapist that has worked with a diverse client population, ranging from alternative lifestyles, various cultures, races, and religions. I am available for family, couple, and individual counseling.
I currently have immediate availability and offer a flexible schedule with evening hours.
The mission of Bivona Child Advocacy Center is to coordinate and provide services and support to meet the needs of child victims of sexual or physical abuse and their families at a single and safe, child-friendly facility. The Center is committed to reducing trauma, promoting accountability, fostering healing, and advocating on behalf of child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
Madeleine Reynolds Bolz provides counseling for children, young adults and parents. She is experienced in Play Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for a variety of issues. Special areas of interest are children of gay parents and families experiencing chronic illness and loss. Some insurance is accepted and a sliding fee scale is available.
We are a full-service, free-standing office specializing in the medical and mental health care of adolescents and young adults (ages 10-30).
Dr. Jeffrey Alberts, MD, an adolescent and young adult health care specialist, provides care in a comfortable environment separate from the pediatric clinic.
We provide comprehensive medical, social, and psychological screening and care with every annual physical examination or as indicated for health concern visits and consultations.
We provide sufficient time to meet alone with patients to foster their transition into adulthood where accepting more responsibility and advocating for their own health care needs is ideal for development of independence and maturity.
We provide confidential opportunities for teens and young adults to comfortably seek advice and address all health concerns freely.
Longer appointment times allow for thorough medical and mental health care recognizing that both are components of health and illness.
Dedicated advocacy for family, educational, legal and vocational agencies is provided as needed.
Your busy schedule is appreciated, teens may be seen without requiring the presence of a parent if prior permission is arranged.
* Dr. Alberts has been recommended to us as a transgender knowledgeable and welcoming provider.
Dr. Giordano is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who treats patients 4-21 years old, but she will follow patients through college as necessary. She provides medication management as well as multiple forms of therapy. She has experience treating Major Depressive Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Gender Dysphoria, Social Anxiety, School Avoidance and many more conditions.
Elizabeth Driscoll, licensed clinical social worker and certified group psychotherapist, is one of the co-facilitators for the Gay Alliance Coming Out Workshop. She services adults, adolescents and children. A sliding fee scale is available. Specialty areas include: Depression, Anxiety, Family and Relationship Issues, Posttraumatic Stress and Women’s Issues.
My practice includes a significant proportion of gender variant and transgender youth. When someone is contemplating a gender transition it is my approach to work with the whole family as everyone transitions during a gender transition! I have over ten years of experience helping children, teens, young adults and their families navigate a successful gender transition, if needed. I also conduct a play/parent group for gender variant kids (12 and under) and their families.
The Gender/Sexuality Development Program (GSDP), directed by Edgardo Menvielle, MD, MSHS provides outpatient psychosocial evaluations and therapeutic services for children, adolescents and their families.
The program works with children (and their families) on these issues:
* Behaviors considered at variance with generally-accepted gender roles
* Sexual identity issues
* Gender identity issues
* Psychosocial aspects of Disorders of Sex Development (DSD), also known as instersex conditions (congenital genital variations)
* Co-occurring mental health disorders among children and teens in the above categories
The program is directed by Edgardo Menvielle, MD, M.S.H.S.