Behavioral Issues Therapists in New York, NY

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Pamella Terry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd , MA, PD, CSP, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Pamella Terry is a certified school psychologist and a pre-certified Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY. She is dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each and every client by developing a healthy relationship together and actively listening to each client’s unique story. Her therapeutic approach and use of cognitive behavioral therapy is anchored in understanding how your past experiences have impacted your present situations and how the healing aspects of telling your narrative, and finding solutions through a culturally meaningful lens brings about change, development and emotional growth for individuals.
Pamella Terry is a certified school psychologist and a pre-certified Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY. She is dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each and every client by developing a healthy relationship together and actively listening to each client’s unique story. Her therapeutic approach and use of cognitive behavioral therapy is anchored in understanding how your past experiences have impacted your present situations and how the healing aspects of telling your narrative, and finding solutions through a culturally meaningful lens brings about change, development and emotional growth for individuals.
(646) 921-3566 View (646) 921-3566
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Aditi Vijay
Psychologist, EdM, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10012  (Online Only)
My specialty is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other mindfulness based therapies.
I am a clinical psychologist with training in DBT, CBT, ACT, and mindfulness/compassion based approaches. I see my role as a therapist as someone who helps you to identify personal development goals and work with you, through a combination of evidence based treatment and emotion support and processing, to help you reach those goals.
My specialty is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other mindfulness based therapies.
I am a clinical psychologist with training in DBT, CBT, ACT, and mindfulness/compassion based approaches. I see my role as a therapist as someone who helps you to identify personal development goals and work with you, through a combination of evidence based treatment and emotion support and processing, to help you reach those goals.
(929) 368-4877 View (929) 368-4877
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Paul C. Lounsbury
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
Like most people who choose to work with me, chances are you will be unexpectedly surprised to find yourself taking action to do, think, feel or experience things you hadn't been aware were part of your natural behavioral repertoire.
As you read my profile and wonder whether or not I'm a therapist you'll find easy to relate to and one who can help you accomplish what you want to achieve, perhaps you can also wonder how ready you might be to do what it takes to accomplish the changes you want to make. If you sincerely wish to solve a problem, connect more spontaneously and meaningfully with others (as well as with yourself) and/or bring about a fuller more satisfying use and embodiment of your innate capabilities, I can help you accomplish that transformation - sooner rather than later.
Like most people who choose to work with me, chances are you will be unexpectedly surprised to find yourself taking action to do, think, feel or experience things you hadn't been aware were part of your natural behavioral repertoire.
As you read my profile and wonder whether or not I'm a therapist you'll find easy to relate to and one who can help you accomplish what you want to achieve, perhaps you can also wonder how ready you might be to do what it takes to accomplish the changes you want to make. If you sincerely wish to solve a problem, connect more spontaneously and meaningfully with others (as well as with yourself) and/or bring about a fuller more satisfying use and embodiment of your innate capabilities, I can help you accomplish that transformation - sooner rather than later.
(203) 347-4217 View (203) 347-4217
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Stephanie Unwin-Kuruneri
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
I have specialized training in various therapeutic treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, relational and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which allows me to best meet the needs of my clients.
Therapy is your time, a comfortable, protected space set aside for you to slow down and focus on the things in your life that deserve your attention. My role as a therapist is to help clients identify goals and build positive change in their lives with compassion and understanding. Whether you want to improve the ways in which you manage the stress in your life or desire a deeper understanding of difficult emotions, I offer treatment for a variety of concerns relating to anxiety, depression, relationships, identity, life transitions, bicultural issues, race, sexuality, addictions, multicultural family issues, work-stress, learning disabilities and personality disorders.
I have specialized training in various therapeutic treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, relational and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which allows me to best meet the needs of my clients.
Therapy is your time, a comfortable, protected space set aside for you to slow down and focus on the things in your life that deserve your attention. My role as a therapist is to help clients identify goals and build positive change in their lives with compassion and understanding. Whether you want to improve the ways in which you manage the stress in your life or desire a deeper understanding of difficult emotions, I offer treatment for a variety of concerns relating to anxiety, depression, relationships, identity, life transitions, bicultural issues, race, sexuality, addictions, multicultural family issues, work-stress, learning disabilities and personality disorders.
(929) 227-4901 View (929) 227-4901
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Todd Shalom
Licensed Master Social Worker, MFA, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10018
If you struggle with sexual compulsivity, you know that regaining control of your life requires more than just management of sexual behavior. Sexual compulsivity frequently masks underlying anxiety, depression and trauma, all of which can wreak havoc on our relationships with ourselves and others. Using a “here-and-now” approach, I work with individuals, couples and groups to help heighten awareness of problematic behaviors, recognize patterns that inhibit personal growth, and restore choice in decision-making.
If you struggle with sexual compulsivity, you know that regaining control of your life requires more than just management of sexual behavior. Sexual compulsivity frequently masks underlying anxiety, depression and trauma, all of which can wreak havoc on our relationships with ourselves and others. Using a “here-and-now” approach, I work with individuals, couples and groups to help heighten awareness of problematic behaviors, recognize patterns that inhibit personal growth, and restore choice in decision-making.
(646) 859-5465 View (646) 859-5465
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Sofie Voyias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I work with individuals and couples to provide a supportive, non-judgmental and compassionate therapeutic environment. My goal is to create a trusting relationship which will enable you to acquire insight into patterns of behavior that may be destructive, while strengthening behaviors which are productive in your life. I view the therapeutic relationship as a joint journey into self-exploration, which can give you the opportunity for insight and empower you with the necessary tools to evolve, bring about change and achieve goals.
I work with individuals and couples to provide a supportive, non-judgmental and compassionate therapeutic environment. My goal is to create a trusting relationship which will enable you to acquire insight into patterns of behavior that may be destructive, while strengthening behaviors which are productive in your life. I view the therapeutic relationship as a joint journey into self-exploration, which can give you the opportunity for insight and empower you with the necessary tools to evolve, bring about change and achieve goals.
(917) 791-3246 View (917) 791-3246
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Lauren Zavier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Lauren Zavier, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10028  (Online Only)
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior.
If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a certified Therapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior.
If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a certified Therapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.
(646) 813-5136 View (646) 813-5136
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Behavioral Associates
Psychologist, PhD, BCN, BCB
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10128
Dr. Robert Reiner is the Executive Director and founder of Behavioral Associates (BA), and has been practicing psychology since 1981. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals, couples and families alone or in combination with Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) and QEEG assessment. Dr. Reiner is a warm, compassionate psychologist that personally meets with each new patient during the initial consultation to assess the patients' individual needs, match them with one of the expert clinicians on staff, and devise a treatment plan. While he views medication as a last resort, psychiatrists are available to prescribe when deemed necessary.
Dr. Robert Reiner is the Executive Director and founder of Behavioral Associates (BA), and has been practicing psychology since 1981. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals, couples and families alone or in combination with Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) and QEEG assessment. Dr. Reiner is a warm, compassionate psychologist that personally meets with each new patient during the initial consultation to assess the patients' individual needs, match them with one of the expert clinicians on staff, and devise a treatment plan. While he views medication as a last resort, psychiatrists are available to prescribe when deemed necessary.
(646) 791-4246 View (646) 791-4246
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ADHD New York City
MD, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
From medication management and psychological testing, to play groups designed to accommodate children with ADHD and behavioral or learning disabilities, ADHD.
ADHD has become a widely recognized challenge that can be treated medically as well as non-medically. Depending on the child or adult and their specific circumstances and needs, we can help. To assess and diagnose, we have experienced psychiatrists and psychologists on staff. Once diagnosed, if medication is warranted as a part of the treatment plan, the psychiatrist would continue in his/her role as the prescribing physician. He/she would communicate with the other clinicians in the center who, as part of the treatment team, would have non-medical roles in the effective treatment of ADHD and its associated conditions.
From medication management and psychological testing, to play groups designed to accommodate children with ADHD and behavioral or learning disabilities, ADHD.
ADHD has become a widely recognized challenge that can be treated medically as well as non-medically. Depending on the child or adult and their specific circumstances and needs, we can help. To assess and diagnose, we have experienced psychiatrists and psychologists on staff. Once diagnosed, if medication is warranted as a part of the treatment plan, the psychiatrist would continue in his/her role as the prescribing physician. He/she would communicate with the other clinicians in the center who, as part of the treatment team, would have non-medical roles in the effective treatment of ADHD and its associated conditions.
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Core Existential Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
In-person therapy will provide you with the space and safety to talk about your inner life as well as to identify habits as areas of behavior for change.
My clinical approach to therapy is based mainly on CBT and REBT techniques and facilitates mental, emotional and interpersonal shifts. By focusing on interactions, connections and problem solving mechanisms, I work to strengthen and enrich individuals, couples and families. I believe in direction and collaboration, coupled with warmth, empathy and acceptance, and an openness to change. I welcome clients that are motivated to grow and shift and open to insights and analysis, both self and that imparted by myself.
In-person therapy will provide you with the space and safety to talk about your inner life as well as to identify habits as areas of behavior for change.
My clinical approach to therapy is based mainly on CBT and REBT techniques and facilitates mental, emotional and interpersonal shifts. By focusing on interactions, connections and problem solving mechanisms, I work to strengthen and enrich individuals, couples and families. I believe in direction and collaboration, coupled with warmth, empathy and acceptance, and an openness to change. I welcome clients that are motivated to grow and shift and open to insights and analysis, both self and that imparted by myself.
(347) 418-0963 View (347) 418-0963
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Brittany Webber
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
As a child psychologist I work with many children who struggle with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges. It is vital to address these challenges early in a child’s development and to provide individualized treatment, tailored to the needs of the child and the family. Therapy will offer your child the opportunity to express their concerns, understand their emotions, and develop coping skills. In my work with adolescents I aim to help them to find balance between their emerging independence and their ongoing reliance on the adults in their lives.
As a child psychologist I work with many children who struggle with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges. It is vital to address these challenges early in a child’s development and to provide individualized treatment, tailored to the needs of the child and the family. Therapy will offer your child the opportunity to express their concerns, understand their emotions, and develop coping skills. In my work with adolescents I aim to help them to find balance between their emerging independence and their ongoing reliance on the adults in their lives.
(347) 963-8434 View (347) 963-8434
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Jenna Zucchi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10024
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of mood, anxiety and behavioral disorders in youth and young adults. I have extensive training and use research to provide expert treatment based on your specific needs. I work directly with you and your family to create a strong sense of calm and connection. I can help to regain a sense of normalcy and support you with developing ways to strengthen relationships, manage behaviors, and improve mood. My goal is to allow you and your family to feel supported and valued to promote a trusting relationship that can facilitate change towards the goals you want.
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of mood, anxiety and behavioral disorders in youth and young adults. I have extensive training and use research to provide expert treatment based on your specific needs. I work directly with you and your family to create a strong sense of calm and connection. I can help to regain a sense of normalcy and support you with developing ways to strengthen relationships, manage behaviors, and improve mood. My goal is to allow you and your family to feel supported and valued to promote a trusting relationship that can facilitate change towards the goals you want.
(646) 760-8502 View (646) 760-8502
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Marilyn A. Powell
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
Mental health conditions and substance use problems affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These conditions are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable and many people do recover and thrive. Changes in thinking, mood, and behavior affect how one relates to self, another and how choices are made. When experiencing on-going personal conflict, relationship issues, family troubles, depression, stress, anxiety, and or substance dependency to cope, many people turn to a therapist for help. Early intervention is important. I help clients achieve their goals.
Mental health conditions and substance use problems affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These conditions are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable and many people do recover and thrive. Changes in thinking, mood, and behavior affect how one relates to self, another and how choices are made. When experiencing on-going personal conflict, relationship issues, family troubles, depression, stress, anxiety, and or substance dependency to cope, many people turn to a therapist for help. Early intervention is important. I help clients achieve their goals.
(646) 941-8749 View (646) 941-8749
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Randy Maldonado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
I specialize in anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family conflict, relational rupture, ethnic/racial harm, and complex and intergenerational trauma.
My name is Randy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker that centers on co-creating safe healing spaces for individuals, families, and organizations. I have experience providing individual and family therapy from a relational and attachment-based lens. My sessions acknowledge and support healing from oppressive systems and forefront of the backgrounds, history, and traditions of BIPOC. My commitment is to support recovery from trauma and the subsequent challenges from traumatic experiences while foregrounding our intersecting identities.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family conflict, relational rupture, ethnic/racial harm, and complex and intergenerational trauma.
My name is Randy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker that centers on co-creating safe healing spaces for individuals, families, and organizations. I have experience providing individual and family therapy from a relational and attachment-based lens. My sessions acknowledge and support healing from oppressive systems and forefront of the backgrounds, history, and traditions of BIPOC. My commitment is to support recovery from trauma and the subsequent challenges from traumatic experiences while foregrounding our intersecting identities.
(347) 727-1682 View (347) 727-1682
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Hayley Cooper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025
I am a licensed psychologist specilizing in working with children and families. I am part of a small group practice where we have created a warm and comfortable environment so that children feel free to kick of their shoes and make themselves at home. I am always finding new ways to be creative and fun while adhering to cognitive behavior principals and utilizing evidence based treatments to work with both children and parents. Coming from an outpatient mental health setting I have experience with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety/depression, peer problems, mood disorders, ADHD and behavior problems.
I am a licensed psychologist specilizing in working with children and families. I am part of a small group practice where we have created a warm and comfortable environment so that children feel free to kick of their shoes and make themselves at home. I am always finding new ways to be creative and fun while adhering to cognitive behavior principals and utilizing evidence based treatments to work with both children and parents. Coming from an outpatient mental health setting I have experience with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety/depression, peer problems, mood disorders, ADHD and behavior problems.
(646) 480-7383 View (646) 480-7383
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Howard S Cohn
BA-, MS
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10005
AUTOMATIC THOUGHTS These are the thoughts that quickly happen throughout the day, and often you are not even aware of them, but you are very familiar with the emotions that they create within you, which affect your behavior, mood, and choices.
As an active therapist, I help individuals, couples, families, and children identify and transform the story that has been governing their life. It is my belief, that with the right support everyone has the innate capability to show up and transform their life. Past or present circumstances may have created pain or a belief of powerlessness, but these circumstances do not define you. You can reclaim your power and sense of authorship over your own life. In the words of Marianne Wiliamson, " Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
AUTOMATIC THOUGHTS These are the thoughts that quickly happen throughout the day, and often you are not even aware of them, but you are very familiar with the emotions that they create within you, which affect your behavior, mood, and choices.
As an active therapist, I help individuals, couples, families, and children identify and transform the story that has been governing their life. It is my belief, that with the right support everyone has the innate capability to show up and transform their life. Past or present circumstances may have created pain or a belief of powerlessness, but these circumstances do not define you. You can reclaim your power and sense of authorship over your own life. In the words of Marianne Wiliamson, " Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
(646) 907-6309 View (646) 907-6309
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Peter C Walter
Counselor, DMin, PD, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
My approach in identifying, evaluating, assessing, ameliorating, modifying and/or providing a specific recommendation for adjustment to a disability, problem, or disorder of behavior, character, development, emotion, personality or relationships is by the use of verbal or behavioral methods with individuals, couples, families or groups utilizing a multimodal treatment approach. Logotherapy is the primary "psychotherapeutic orientation" which guides and directs all other treatment methods utilized in this private practice.
My approach in identifying, evaluating, assessing, ameliorating, modifying and/or providing a specific recommendation for adjustment to a disability, problem, or disorder of behavior, character, development, emotion, personality or relationships is by the use of verbal or behavioral methods with individuals, couples, families or groups utilizing a multimodal treatment approach. Logotherapy is the primary "psychotherapeutic orientation" which guides and directs all other treatment methods utilized in this private practice.
(718) 841-0334 View (718) 841-0334
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Katerina Kouliaki
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
A Bilingual (English-Greek) Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in a strengths based, client centered and compassion focused approach.
Are you looking for personal growth free from negative thinking, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship issues, stress management, postpartum anxiety and depression, loss or what might seem to be a complicated grief? If everyday life has become overwhelming, there is always help. As long as you reach out! I am licensed to provide therapy for NY, NJ, CT, MA residents. Στην αναζήτησή σου για προσωπική ανάπτυξη και στήριξη σε θέματα κατάθλιψης, άγχους, διαταραχών ύπνου, προβλήματα σχέσεων, γονιμότητας, επιλόχειας κατάθλιψης, ή πένθος μπορείς να ελπίζεις πάντα σε βοήθεια στην καινούρια σου πατρίδα και στην μητρική σου γλώσσα!
A Bilingual (English-Greek) Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in a strengths based, client centered and compassion focused approach.
Are you looking for personal growth free from negative thinking, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship issues, stress management, postpartum anxiety and depression, loss or what might seem to be a complicated grief? If everyday life has become overwhelming, there is always help. As long as you reach out! I am licensed to provide therapy for NY, NJ, CT, MA residents. Στην αναζήτησή σου για προσωπική ανάπτυξη και στήριξη σε θέματα κατάθλιψης, άγχους, διαταραχών ύπνου, προβλήματα σχέσεων, γονιμότητας, επιλόχειας κατάθλιψης, ή πένθος μπορείς να ελπίζεις πάντα σε βοήθεια στην καινούρια σου πατρίδα και στην μητρική σου γλώσσα!
(917) 688-2658 View (917) 688-2658
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Amy Roth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Social Worker with 25 years of experience dedicated to helping children, teens and adults navigate their mental health challenges. My practice focuses on psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, allowing me to tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Throughout my career, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities of mental health and the importance of a supportive therapeutic relationship. My goal is to create a safe and compassionate environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, gain insight into their behaviors and develop effective coping strategies.
I am a licensed Social Worker with 25 years of experience dedicated to helping children, teens and adults navigate their mental health challenges. My practice focuses on psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, allowing me to tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Throughout my career, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities of mental health and the importance of a supportive therapeutic relationship. My goal is to create a safe and compassionate environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, gain insight into their behaviors and develop effective coping strategies.
(516) 259-3636 View (516) 259-3636
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Sabrina Jhanwar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
My specialties are in anxiety, depression, and health psychology. I focus on the mind-body connection. I use cognitive behavioral and eclectic techniques. I see individuals dealing with various stressors relating to coping with academic, job, and other stressors.
My specialties are in anxiety, depression, and health psychology. I focus on the mind-body connection. I use cognitive behavioral and eclectic techniques. I see individuals dealing with various stressors relating to coping with academic, job, and other stressors.
(646) 762-1218 View (646) 762-1218
Behavioral Issues Therapists

What happens in therapy for behavioral issues?

No matter the type of therapy, individuals form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is often therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Individuals learn to identify situations that are especially troublesome for them and acquire new patterns of thinking and behaving. In therapy for ADHD, one of the most common behavior issues for children, individuals learn how to improve frustration tolerance, control impulsivity, manage attentional focus, and gain skills of self-organisation.

What therapy types help with behavioral issues?

Many types of therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Perhaps best-known and most widely tested is cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT), in which individuals learn new behavioral strategies and curb reactivity to frustrating or distressing situations that trigger disruptive behaviour. Anger, anxiety, mood disorders, impulse control problems are commonly addressed in CBT. Family therapy or parent management training is often helpful to reduce parent-child conflict and behavioral difficulties at home.

How long does therapy last for behavioral issues?

Among popular approaches to treating behavioral concerns, CBT is considered a short-term therapy intended to be administered in 15 to 20 weekly sessions. Parent training in behavior management, often used when the underlying cause of behavior issues is ADHD in children under 12, usually occurs in weekly sessions for 8 to 16 weeks. When behavioral issues stem from persistent aggression or defiance, therapy may last for months, and usually targets both children and their parents.

How effective is therapy for behavior issues?

Studies show that therapy for behavior issues in children is highly effective and may prevent the development of antisocial behavior later in life. Family intervention—parent management training or family therapy, both of which involve parents and children together—is considered most effective, notably for children under age 12 who persistently engage in aggressive, defiant, rule-breaking or other disruptive behavior. Whether provided alone or in combination with medication, CBT is highly effective in helping people regulate their emotions, and for people with ADHD, it addresses impulsiveness, hyperactivity and attentional focus.