Oppositional Defiance (ODD) Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Sabina Klein
Counselor, EdM, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205
Waitlist for new clients
I work with children, adolescents, and adults on a wide range of concerns, including complex trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, and ODD.
When we experience trauma, we are often left feeling alone, misunderstood, invisible, and unsafe, even within ourselves. Through the process of therapy, we can regain hope, connection, safety, and understanding of ourselves and others. I use wide-range of evidenced-based modalities, from psychodynamic and CBT to EMDR and somatic therapies to decrease the emotional reactivity, tension, and isolation that trauma can create. Regardless of our trauma histories, our modern world can contribute to feelings of disconnection, dissatisfaction, and uncertainty about our worth and our purpose.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults on a wide range of concerns, including complex trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, and ODD.
When we experience trauma, we are often left feeling alone, misunderstood, invisible, and unsafe, even within ourselves. Through the process of therapy, we can regain hope, connection, safety, and understanding of ourselves and others. I use wide-range of evidenced-based modalities, from psychodynamic and CBT to EMDR and somatic therapies to decrease the emotional reactivity, tension, and isolation that trauma can create. Regardless of our trauma histories, our modern world can contribute to feelings of disconnection, dissatisfaction, and uncertainty about our worth and our purpose.
(704) 908-6740 View (704) 908-6740
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Tanagra Together
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, LCMHCQS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269
I provide individual, couple's, and family counseling. I am also qualified to provide clinical supervision to LPC / LCMHC associates. Accepting English and Spanish speaking clients at this time. I have several specialties including Autism, ODD/Conduct Disorder, Anxiety and Depression with children and adolescents as well as providing Individual and couples therapy to parents.
I provide individual, couple's, and family counseling. I am also qualified to provide clinical supervision to LPC / LCMHC associates. Accepting English and Spanish speaking clients at this time. I have several specialties including Autism, ODD/Conduct Disorder, Anxiety and Depression with children and adolescents as well as providing Individual and couples therapy to parents.
(704) 389-2302 View (704) 389-2302
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Tiffany Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCASA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
My scope of practice includes, but is not limited to: Grief and Attachment Trauma, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, ODD, and many others.
You have a story to tell. Whether it's the biggest secret you have, or if you've told it all before, something about your story is preventing you from living the life you want. With you as the expert in your life, I hope to walk along side you and be a witness to your story, providing guidance tailored to your needs along the way. Together we will collaborate until you feel able to tell your story the way you want to, or perhaps re-write it all together.
My scope of practice includes, but is not limited to: Grief and Attachment Trauma, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, ODD, and many others.
You have a story to tell. Whether it's the biggest secret you have, or if you've told it all before, something about your story is preventing you from living the life you want. With you as the expert in your life, I hope to walk along side you and be a witness to your story, providing guidance tailored to your needs along the way. Together we will collaborate until you feel able to tell your story the way you want to, or perhaps re-write it all together.
(704) 368-4969 View (704) 368-4969
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Jonathan E. Thull
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
I began to become oppositional toward authority and was struggling in multiple settings.
At this time we are not accepting new clients. Please call in for a consultation to be put on a waiting list. As a child I was diagnosed with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and various other labels. None of those labels mattered though, because when I found someone who cared and listened everything changed. We all have the ability to overcome the challenges in our lives and gain personal strength through the therapy process.
I began to become oppositional toward authority and was struggling in multiple settings.
At this time we are not accepting new clients. Please call in for a consultation to be put on a waiting list. As a child I was diagnosed with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and various other labels. None of those labels mattered though, because when I found someone who cared and listened everything changed. We all have the ability to overcome the challenges in our lives and gain personal strength through the therapy process.
(704) 490-4658 View (704) 490-4658
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Chad W Kraska
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP-P
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
My specialty is psychological assessment/evaluations for children and adults. Areas of focus include AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger's), Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar), Schizophrenia, Learning Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders (e.g. Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorder) and Personality Disorders (e.g. Borderline). I provide IQ testing for school readiness (CAIS testing) and educational evaluations identifying specific learning disorders (e.g. SLD's in reading, writing and math). Additionally, I provide therapeutic services for the above mentioned challenges.
My specialty is psychological assessment/evaluations for children and adults. Areas of focus include AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger's), Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar), Schizophrenia, Learning Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders (e.g. Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorder) and Personality Disorders (e.g. Borderline). I provide IQ testing for school readiness (CAIS testing) and educational evaluations identifying specific learning disorders (e.g. SLD's in reading, writing and math). Additionally, I provide therapeutic services for the above mentioned challenges.
(980) 224-4478 x103 View (980) 224-4478 x103
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Russell Davenport
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28208  (Online Only)
Howdy! I'm Russell Davenport, LPCA. My background in counseling ranges from working with clients in inpatient hospitals to providing intensive in-home services to families. I have worked with children ages 6+, adolescents (usually male), families, couples, and adults from various cultural backgrounds and situations. I have assisted clients with overcoming anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts; anger management and oppositional-defiant behaviors; strengthening and repairing relationships; decreasing risky adolescent behaviors; school issues; parenting skills; supervised visitation; and general phase of life concerns.
Howdy! I'm Russell Davenport, LPCA. My background in counseling ranges from working with clients in inpatient hospitals to providing intensive in-home services to families. I have worked with children ages 6+, adolescents (usually male), families, couples, and adults from various cultural backgrounds and situations. I have assisted clients with overcoming anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts; anger management and oppositional-defiant behaviors; strengthening and repairing relationships; decreasing risky adolescent behaviors; school issues; parenting skills; supervised visitation; and general phase of life concerns.
(980) 689-6416 View (980) 689-6416
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Jenny O'Brien Adorno
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, NBCC, RPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
She specializes in Parenting, ODD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, and Trauma.
Available Online Only Jenny works with children, teens, and adults using Child-Centered Play Therapy (ages 2-10), Strengths Based Therapy (adolescents and adults), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She supports clients by helping them acknowledge and express their feelings, work through problems using tools such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Restructuring, and develop skills in and out of session. She believes that parents and guardians are essential to the healing process for children. She focuses on equipping clients with the tools, support and approach to help them live a life that is meaningful to them.
She specializes in Parenting, ODD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, and Trauma.
Available Online Only Jenny works with children, teens, and adults using Child-Centered Play Therapy (ages 2-10), Strengths Based Therapy (adolescents and adults), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She supports clients by helping them acknowledge and express their feelings, work through problems using tools such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Restructuring, and develop skills in and out of session. She believes that parents and guardians are essential to the healing process for children. She focuses on equipping clients with the tools, support and approach to help them live a life that is meaningful to them.
(704) 741-0592 View (704) 741-0592
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Nadia Antoszyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
For the past twenty one years, I have worked as a LCSW with children, adolescents adults and couples using a variety of treatment modalities. This experience comes from woring in hospitals, mental health agencies and partial hospitalizations programs. I specialize in Mood Disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Trauma/abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Bereavement/Grief and Mental Health Conditions(HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, and etc.) More recently, I was certified as a Parent Coordinator for the Mecklenburg Court system.
For the past twenty one years, I have worked as a LCSW with children, adolescents adults and couples using a variety of treatment modalities. This experience comes from woring in hospitals, mental health agencies and partial hospitalizations programs. I specialize in Mood Disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Trauma/abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Bereavement/Grief and Mental Health Conditions(HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, and etc.) More recently, I was certified as a Parent Coordinator for the Mecklenburg Court system.
(704) 594-3131 View (704) 594-3131
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Tasha Boileau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28212
Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse Reactions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) providing mental health services to school- aged Children (5 to 12), Adolescents, and Adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida in 2011. I went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida in 2013. I have been working in the mental health field for about five years. I have received my training in Level II EMDR by EMDRIA and is currently participating in the prestigious North Carolina Child Treatment Program for Certification and Rostering in TF-CBT.
Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse Reactions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) providing mental health services to school- aged Children (5 to 12), Adolescents, and Adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida in 2011. I went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida in 2013. I have been working in the mental health field for about five years. I have received my training in Level II EMDR by EMDRIA and is currently participating in the prestigious North Carolina Child Treatment Program for Certification and Rostering in TF-CBT.
(704) 270-2893 View (704) 270-2893
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Monica L Mouer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, CSAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28269
I am skilled at working with strained relationships and oppositional clients, as well as Crisis, Trauma and Divorce.
Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. If you lack satisfaction in your life, counseling can help. I have a passion to see individuals live to their full potential with peace of mind, purpose in action and joy for everyday living. With over 15 years experience in counseling, education and pastoral ministry combined, I offer an educated perspective on many life issues. I am a trained in many trauma based and relational/family approaches to wholeness. I have extensive experience in working with teens and their families, couples and women's issues especially trauma, anger, emotional regulation, anxiety & depression.
I am skilled at working with strained relationships and oppositional clients, as well as Crisis, Trauma and Divorce.
Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. If you lack satisfaction in your life, counseling can help. I have a passion to see individuals live to their full potential with peace of mind, purpose in action and joy for everyday living. With over 15 years experience in counseling, education and pastoral ministry combined, I offer an educated perspective on many life issues. I am a trained in many trauma based and relational/family approaches to wholeness. I have extensive experience in working with teens and their families, couples and women's issues especially trauma, anger, emotional regulation, anxiety & depression.
(704) 869-2018 View (704) 869-2018
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Michael Clark-Borenstein
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
At Bright View counseling our counselors specialize in anxiety, depression, addictions, autism, ADHD, ODD, life stressors, and grief.
Everyone faces difficulties throughout life, sometimes it can be tough to go through those tough times alone. I am here to give support. I want to be able to provide a space where you can feel comfortable and safe. My passion is helping those with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and other life stressors. During the process we will go outside the office for a walk or to play games or use interactive activities inside. My certified service dog can also assist me to help make sessions more comfortable. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, and have experience working with children, adolescents, adults.
At Bright View counseling our counselors specialize in anxiety, depression, addictions, autism, ADHD, ODD, life stressors, and grief.
Everyone faces difficulties throughout life, sometimes it can be tough to go through those tough times alone. I am here to give support. I want to be able to provide a space where you can feel comfortable and safe. My passion is helping those with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and other life stressors. During the process we will go outside the office for a walk or to play games or use interactive activities inside. My certified service dog can also assist me to help make sessions more comfortable. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, and have experience working with children, adolescents, adults.
(704) 769-9980 View (704) 769-9980
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Emerge Child and Family Counseling
Counselor, MA , LCMHC, CPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205
We can help with social skills, family dynamics, divorce, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, trauma, ADHD, ODD, emotional regulation, and many more areas.
At Emerge Child and Family Counseling we provide mostly a client centered approach to counseling to ensure our clients get the therapeutic services they need. We can utlize EMDR, CBT, DBT, Play Therapy, as well as other approaches. We are a full practice serving all ranges of clients with a focus on adults, children, teens, and support their families. We have multiple clinicians to fit with our clients to provide counseling where each person can build trust and foster a nurturing relationship. We are a smaller more focused practice where you feel more like family and welcomed, making treatment the most effective.
We can help with social skills, family dynamics, divorce, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, trauma, ADHD, ODD, emotional regulation, and many more areas.
At Emerge Child and Family Counseling we provide mostly a client centered approach to counseling to ensure our clients get the therapeutic services they need. We can utlize EMDR, CBT, DBT, Play Therapy, as well as other approaches. We are a full practice serving all ranges of clients with a focus on adults, children, teens, and support their families. We have multiple clinicians to fit with our clients to provide counseling where each person can build trust and foster a nurturing relationship. We are a smaller more focused practice where you feel more like family and welcomed, making treatment the most effective.
(704) 741-6289 View (704) 741-6289
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Jaime Edward Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227
Jaime Johnson (he/him) received his license to practice from the North Carolina Social Work Board in 2022. Prior to becoming a licensed therapist, Jaime worked as a Qualified Professional at a Residential Level lll Facility, supporting male adolescents with mental illnesses and emotional disturbances. He provides therapeutic services for clients aged 5+. Jaime specializes in working with patients with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues.
Jaime Johnson (he/him) received his license to practice from the North Carolina Social Work Board in 2022. Prior to becoming a licensed therapist, Jaime worked as a Qualified Professional at a Residential Level lll Facility, supporting male adolescents with mental illnesses and emotional disturbances. He provides therapeutic services for clients aged 5+. Jaime specializes in working with patients with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues.
(704) 459-8979 View (704) 459-8979
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Sarah (Sally) M Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Waitlist for new clients
I am an outpatient therapist in Charlotte, NC specializing in adoption and the treatment of developmental trauma. I am keenly versed in the psychological issues and unique social/emotional challenges these children present. Adoptive families are often frustrated and sometimes frightened by their children's behaviors. Most of the children I treat spent time in an orphanage or in the foster care system. A few were adopted at birth.They learned early in life not to rely on adults as a result of early deprivation. Parenting is a challenge! Psychoeducation and support are the essential tools to create healthy families.
I am an outpatient therapist in Charlotte, NC specializing in adoption and the treatment of developmental trauma. I am keenly versed in the psychological issues and unique social/emotional challenges these children present. Adoptive families are often frustrated and sometimes frightened by their children's behaviors. Most of the children I treat spent time in an orphanage or in the foster care system. A few were adopted at birth.They learned early in life not to rely on adults as a result of early deprivation. Parenting is a challenge! Psychoeducation and support are the essential tools to create healthy families.
(704) 215-4598 View (704) 215-4598
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Rob Adelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I have 25+ years as both a psychotherapist and executive and life coach. I work with individuals, couples, families, leaders and teams to overcome emotional, relationship and life challenges. My work is solution focused, goal oriented helping clients resolve internal and external conflicts, bad habits promoting healthy life choices and lifestyles. I utilize well researched methods including CBT and IFS, helping clients with issues including ADD, anxiety, communication and sleep problems. I help clients learn how to live more intentionally and passionately thru mindfulness, problem solving and by developing positive habits.
I have 25+ years as both a psychotherapist and executive and life coach. I work with individuals, couples, families, leaders and teams to overcome emotional, relationship and life challenges. My work is solution focused, goal oriented helping clients resolve internal and external conflicts, bad habits promoting healthy life choices and lifestyles. I utilize well researched methods including CBT and IFS, helping clients with issues including ADD, anxiety, communication and sleep problems. I help clients learn how to live more intentionally and passionately thru mindfulness, problem solving and by developing positive habits.
(704) 675-7846 x2 View (704) 675-7846 x2
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Tori Thomas
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Are you feeling hopeless, unmotivated, lost, and/or confused? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and stressed from life's daily tasks. It's possible that you're exhausted from past trauma, and wearing so many "masks" that require you to be the strong one, the happy one, the overachiever, the one that everyone believes is okay. I'm here to tell you that life doesn't have to be this way. Often times, we've been so accustomed to these feelings, and wearing the above masks, it begins to feel normal. The time is now to live the life you deserve. With useful skills, techniques, and consistency, change can happen. There is hope for you.
Are you feeling hopeless, unmotivated, lost, and/or confused? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and stressed from life's daily tasks. It's possible that you're exhausted from past trauma, and wearing so many "masks" that require you to be the strong one, the happy one, the overachiever, the one that everyone believes is okay. I'm here to tell you that life doesn't have to be this way. Often times, we've been so accustomed to these feelings, and wearing the above masks, it begins to feel normal. The time is now to live the life you deserve. With useful skills, techniques, and consistency, change can happen. There is hope for you.
(980) 400-2597 View (980) 400-2597
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Jonathan P Williams
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
Life can be incredibly challenging at times. It often leaves us asking questions like: "why me", or "am I good enough"? It is just as easy to make the assumptions that "I'm always going to be this way", or "maybe this is what I deserve". Those questions and assumptions become louder when we wrestle with them in isolation.
Life can be incredibly challenging at times. It often leaves us asking questions like: "why me", or "am I good enough"? It is just as easy to make the assumptions that "I'm always going to be this way", or "maybe this is what I deserve". Those questions and assumptions become louder when we wrestle with them in isolation.
(704) 387-5722 View (704) 387-5722
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Zaide A. Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
We will all experience depression, anxiety, stress and trauma at different chapters of our lives. Occasionally everyone needs a professional counselor to talk out our problems and find real solutions for real problems. You have already made a big step by considering counseling; now make the next step by calling a licensed therapist. It is time to start the healing process at your own pace with a therapist's professional and confidential support. The best practice is to choose a therapist who has the clinical expertise as well as the real-life experiences who can relate to you on a personal level.
We will all experience depression, anxiety, stress and trauma at different chapters of our lives. Occasionally everyone needs a professional counselor to talk out our problems and find real solutions for real problems. You have already made a big step by considering counseling; now make the next step by calling a licensed therapist. It is time to start the healing process at your own pace with a therapist's professional and confidential support. The best practice is to choose a therapist who has the clinical expertise as well as the real-life experiences who can relate to you on a personal level.
(704) 397-3319 View (704) 397-3319
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Danielle DeFrancesco
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, NCC, CCMHC, MCAP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Danielle has dedicated her time to improving the mental health of persons of all ages (2 y.o. and up) and from all backgrounds. She has a passion for working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders, and excels in treating complex childhood trauma. She also specializes in treating drug and alcohol addiction. Danielle believes in the power of advocacy and empathic listening as tools for change in the form of empowerment, self sufficiency, and self esteem. She combines evidenced based practices with creativity and holistic wellness, to create an environment conducive to meeting the unique needs of her clients.
Danielle has dedicated her time to improving the mental health of persons of all ages (2 y.o. and up) and from all backgrounds. She has a passion for working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders, and excels in treating complex childhood trauma. She also specializes in treating drug and alcohol addiction. Danielle believes in the power of advocacy and empathic listening as tools for change in the form of empowerment, self sufficiency, and self esteem. She combines evidenced based practices with creativity and holistic wellness, to create an environment conducive to meeting the unique needs of her clients.
(704) 246-3254 View (704) 246-3254
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Inobeme Polk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS-A, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
I provide services to a vast and diverse population. I have the education, training and experiential knowledge to treat trauma, psychological, emotional and behavioral symptoms that interfere with day to day living. I work with teens, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
I provide services to a vast and diverse population. I have the education, training and experiential knowledge to treat trauma, psychological, emotional and behavioral symptoms that interfere with day to day living. I work with teens, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(704) 313-0174 View (704) 313-0174

Oppositional Defiance (ODD) Therapists

What is the most effective treatment for oppositional defiant disorder?

The treatment of Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) will involve multiple approaches designed to help both the youngster and their parents, sometimes including medication. A therapist will help a child learn ways to regulate their emotions, curb their impulsiveness, and counteract anger, defiance, and disruption, while showing parents ways to bring these lessons into their home. A technique designed for children with conditions like ODD, known as Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), may also be used. CPS addresses a child’s concerns and rewards appropriate responses while discouraging harsh punishment or criticism.

How does treatment for oppositional defiant disorder work?

Treatment for ODD addresses the issues underlying a child’s defiance and disruption, the emotional regulation and impulse-control skills they lack, and the way adults respond to them. ODD therapy is based on the idea that children with the disorder understand the difference between right and wrong, that they want to behave well, and that, with help, they can. By responding to the child with empathy instead of harsh criticism, ignoring nonviolent behaviors, and rewarding positive actions, a therapist, and the other adults in a child’s life, can help children improve their behavior.

How long does therapy for oppositional defiant disorder take?

Therapy for oppositional defiant disorder is not a short-term undertaking. Depending on the severity of a child’s symptoms, their age, the presence of other conditions like ADHD, anxiety or a mood disorder, and their family dynamic, it can take months before improvement is noted. The cooperation of parents and teachers is crucial, because the skills learned in therapy must be practiced in real-world situations, with all their potential triggers.

Does oppositional defiant disorder go away?

ODD can remit following treatment. ODD is often diagnosed in nursery school, and early intervention is essential for a positive prognosis. In two-thirds of children, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, symptoms resolve within three years.