ADDICTION  &  PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY INC.
811 W Chester Pk   West Chester, Pa 19382
Office 610-696-0325   Cell 610-308-2290

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday           8:00am - 9:00pm

Tuesday          8:00am - 9:00pm

Wednesday     8:00am - 9:00pm

Thursday         8:00am - 9:00pm

Friday              8:00am - 4:00pm

 

 

INSURANCE

Aetna
Amerihealth
Benefit Concepts
BC/BS of (PA, DE and NJ)
Carebridge
Cigna
Comp Psych
Devon Health Care
Great West
Kestone
Magellan
Some Medicare Plans
MHN
Penn Care
Personal Choice
Preferential Care Network
Total Care Network
United Health Care
Value Options

 

 

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Nick's Story


Nick had a bad thing happen to him and this caused him to worry all the time. He didn't know how to stop worrying. He stayed up all night, he didn't want to go to school anymore, he couldn't describe the overwhelming fear and feelings he had. He complained of headaches and stomachaches. He felt everyone was yelling at him and he just got worse. Mom and Dad also let him stay home, which just made him not want to go to school even more. Eventually he didn't want to play outside of his own home. He became sad. His parents felt awful. He didn't want to sleep alone and he became fearfull. He started biting his nails, dry heaving in the morning and his anxiety progressed.

Finally the parents went for help. The pediatrician sent them to a therapist that was very experienced with these issues. He gave them some very important tips.

Get a book in the childrens section on anxieties and fears, read it together.

Don't let them miss school, this makes it much worse - of course check out all medical concerns but try not to miss school.

Talk to his unconcious mind where all the fears lie. Praise all of their strengths.

Give them tools to fight the feeling. On long holiday's take them up to school to play even on the weekends.

Breath in the nose and out the mouth.

Blow the worries out the window!

Write the worries down and put them in a worry box.

imagine sponge bob wiping the worries away or a bulldozer pushing them away.

Make it fun, draw a picture of this.

Teach him the difference between good fears and bad fears.

Avoid Scary Movies.

Set aside five minutes a day to worry.

Sometiems kids gets horrible thoughts or images. They won't tell you, ASK.