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In certain situations, it is not as clear what has caused a child to suddenly seem withdrawn, worried, stressed, angry, or tearful.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

About Self-Harm

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Self-harm can be defined as any attempt to bring harm to oneself on purpose. Usually, the goal is not suicide but the release of painful emotions. While the media often shows a teenager cutting on themselves, it can also include scratching, burning, hitting themselves, pulling out hair or picking at wounds. Who Participates in Self-harming [...]

About Self-Harm2022-06-30T10:25:40-05:00

Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children

2022-06-13T13:48:59-05:00

  Being a parent is a hard job. You may wonder if the signs you are seeing in your child are just a normal phase or a sign of a mental health condition. It is far better to discuss any signs troubling you with a health care professional than to ignore them. There are many signs [...]

Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children2022-06-13T13:48:59-05:00

Helping Children With Their Anxiety

2022-06-06T17:14:01-05:00

  If your child is anxious, then there are several things that you can do to help them. Many childhood fears are a part of the maturing process. For example, young children may have stranger anxiety while older children may be afraid of imaginary things, like monsters under the bed. Studies show that one of [...]

Helping Children With Their Anxiety2022-06-06T17:14:01-05:00

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

2021-11-15T11:08:20-06:00

  Many parents wonder if their child has an obsessive-compulsive disorder or is just going through a different childhood phase. For example, the child may insist on putting on their clothes in the same way daily and will take their clothes off and put them on again if they do it in the wrong order. [...]

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder2021-11-15T11:08:20-06:00

How To Help Children with Separation Anxiety

2021-10-18T17:31:43-05:00

  As much as children and parents struggled to adjust to homeschooling when the COVID pandemic started, your children may experience separation anxiety as they head back to school. You can take some simple steps that may help ease the anxiety that your child feels if they face COVID-related separation anxiety. Prepare for Separation Anxiety [...]

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School During The Pandemic: Mental Health Impacts On Students

2021-09-28T13:22:14-05:00

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 [...]

School During The Pandemic: Mental Health Impacts On Students2021-09-28T13:22:14-05:00

Identifying Depression in Adolescents

2021-09-20T10:38:31-05:00

Finding Out if a Teenager is Depressed As a parent, healthcare worker, or teacher, you will want to know when and if an adolescent is depressed. Finding out the mental state of a teenager will allow you to ensure that their mental health and well-being are restored. It will also allow you to prevent a [...]

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

Working Together to Give Our Youth A Promise for Tomorrow

2021-02-05T15:29:38-06:00

Did You Know? For middle and high school age youth (ages 12-18), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. (2016 CDC WISQARS) For college-age youth (ages 18-22), is the 2nd leading cause of death as well. (2016 CDC WISQARS) Over-all, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth and young adults ages [...]

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Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Download Your Free Fact Sheet from SAMHSA

2020-10-12T22:21:49-05:00

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

2020-07-31T19:05:37-05:00

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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