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"You're taking

your child to

a shrink?"


Read  Dr. Beth's post

on A Child in Mind

A diagnostic evaluation determines whether a child's difficulties reflect the basic challenges of normal development or an emerging clinical problem. 


Dr. Onufrak takes a gentle, conservative approach with young people, looking through a developmental lens first. 




EVALUATION INCLUDES: 


  • Parents-Only Intake session
  • Child interview & observation
  • Diagnostic inventories
  • Phone conference with teacher  & school staff (with parent permission)
  • On-site observation at school or daycare (if indicated)
  • Parent Treatment Planning session
  • ​Written report with recommendations​​​
  • May include basic psychoeducational testing (IQ, Achievement)

Child Therapy Services  



​Dr. Onufrak accepts new child patients 3-8 years old. She may, under certain circumstances, treat younger and slightly older children. Children may remain in her care as they grow or return at a later stage of development with different issues.

      1300 E. Missouri Ave. #230      Phoenix, AZ 85014      (602) 386-1292      DrBethKids.com

From the poster: Sign Your Emotions by ChildsWork/ChildsPlay 1998

"He is doing great! He just started Kindergarten and seems to be doing much better with his peers ... I want you to know how grateful I am for your tips and tricks, advice referrals and hard work with H.  You are amazing!"

                                                                                                     - Mother of 5-yr. old boy


Dr. Onufrak addresses problems such as these with several methods: 


  • Child and parent-child therapy
  • Parent-only visits for treatment planning and guidance
  • Extensive use of toys & puppets for engaging, memorable interventions 
  • Coordination with school staff 

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FREQUENTLY TREATED

PROBLEMS:

 

  • Defiance, aggression, noncompliance
  • Inattention & Hyperactivity
  • Mood problems (sadness, anger)
  • Anxiety (worry, meltdowns, habits)
  • Grief/ loss and Social challenges
  • School & day care behavior issues
  • Mild Autistic spectrum issues
  • Sensory challenges
  • Coping w/pediatric & family illness  


​         Please see FAQs for issues that                       Dr. Onufrak refers to other providers.

"Is it normal for a child to do that?"

"Is this something she will grow out of?" 

"Does he have our family anxiety?" 

 "She needs some tools for anger."

  "He falls apart over every little thing ..."

  "Every day I'm called at work ..."

Diagnostic Evaluation

Child Psychotherapy