Child Psychiatrist Milwaukee

Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Significant life events — such as the death of a family member, friend, or pet; divorce or a move; abuse; trauma; a parent leaving on military deployment; or a major illness in the family — can cause stress that might lead to problems with behavior, mood, sleep, appetite, and academic or social functioning.

In certain situations, it is not as clear what has caused a child to suddenly seem withdrawn, worried, stressed, angry, or tearful. But if a parent feels their child might have an emotional or behavioral problem or needs help coping with a difficult life event, parents should trust their instincts.

If your child is having difficulty in any of these areas and the problem lasts for an extended period of time, your child may benefit from professional help. Mental health professionals here at American Behavioral Clinics should be consulted to help you both understand what is upsetting him or her.

Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment for Children and Adolescents

American Behavioral Clinics psychiatric treatment is intended for children and adolescents between the ages of 5-21 (if still in school). The therapies offered to children with behavioral disorders include psychiatric evaluations, individual and family therapy, medication management, anger management, social skills training, cognitive behavioral therapy and group therapy. The treatment we offer focuses primarily on helping the children cope with the daily circumstances that may have a negative impact on their lives, as well as improving the child’s quality of life and ability to function on a daily basis.

Children & Adolescent Treatment Specializations

✅  Depression
✅  Anxiety
✅  Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
✅ Bipolar Disorder
✅ Learning Disorders
✅ Behavior Problems
✅ Bereavement
✅ Adjustment to divorce & separation
✅ Blended families
✅ College adjustment & coping
✅ Gender identity
✅ Sexuality and orientation

Children & Adolescent Treatment Outcomes

American Behavioral Clinic’s goal for each child who meets with our mental health professionals on a regular basis is for them to successfully thrive within his or her home, school and community. We provide an environment that is nurturing and safe. Depending on the child’s individual circumstances and symptoms, will also determine on which unique type of treatment is best for them.
Our outpatient treatment allows the flexibility for children or adolescents to receive treatment for mental health issues while maintaining their commitments to school and family.

To Reach Our Child Psychiatrists in Milwaukee at American Behavioral Clinics, contact your nearest location to make an appointment today

School During The Pandemic: Mental Health Impacts On Students


UNESCO says that the COVID pandemic has affected over 1.5 million students in 188 countries worldwide. In a recent study by YoungMinds, 83% of students already identified as depressed said that their symptoms worsened because they could no longer access the help they typically received at school. Since COVID has created a scenario that no [...]

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Identifying Depression in Adolescents


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Identifying Depression in Adolescents2021-09-20T10:38:31-05:00

Working Together to Give Our Youth A Promise for Tomorrow


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Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Download Your Free Fact Sheet from SAMHSA


Here is a free downloadable fact sheet .pdf provided by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) on understanding anxiety disorders in young people, and how to seek help and provide support. If you or someone you care about is suffering from anxiety, American Behavioral Clinics can help. Call today for a free initial [...]

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School Interactions: Issues for Children with Mental Health Challenges


Children who face challenges with their mental health often struggle with learning in school, as well as navigating the social and interpersonal interactions that take place in a traditional learning environment.   Studies have shown that 1 in 10 youth has a mental health issue severe enough to negatively affect or impair their ability to function at school, home, and within their communities. And, 1 [...]

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Discussing COVID-19 & Other Disease Outbreaks With Children: Free Downloadable Tip Sheet


Download this useful fact sheet provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help guide you with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak.  This useful sheet describes possible reactions youth may have and the support you can provide to help them. Download The Guide Here.

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Making Stepfamilies Work


Smart Strategies to Make Stepfamilies Work Researchers estimate that nearly 50 percent of all first marriages end in divorce. This high rate has led to a boom in the number of stepfamilies. But their success rate doesn't appear any better - roughly 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Therapists who work with stepfamilies [...]

Making Stepfamilies Work2020-06-24T21:43:28-05:00

Back to School Prep for Children with ADHD


Back to School Prep for ADHD Children The back to school season can be a hectic, stressful time for any family with children. For families with ADHD children, there is a lot more anxiety added. During the summer months, many parents choose to give children time away from medication therapy, often only maintaining behavioral health [...]

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