Individual, Family, and Feeding Therapy Services
Dr. Franke and her team provide individual and family therapy services for children and adolescents between 2 and 16 years of age. Sessions typically occur weekly for one hour and often include a parent training component. Dr. Franke uses a behavior analytic approach to therapy, and she may also integrate cognitive-behavioral strategies as appropriate. As your child progresses toward his or her therapy goals, sessions may be reduced to a biweekly or monthly basis. Common reasons for seeking therapy are listed below.
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Dr. Franke will work with your family to develop a plan to address the challenging behavior. The plan often includes strategies to change responses to the child’s challenging behavior, as well as to reinforce the child’s appropriate behavior.
Common examples include tantrums, aggression, noncompliance, as well as difficulties with toileting and sleep.
Behavioral Psychotherapy to Address Food Refusal/Selectivity
Dr. Katie Franke and her team use the principles of applied behavior analysis to provide behavioral psychotherapy to address food refusal/selectivity. Your child's appointments will be scheduled following a consultation with your child's physician. At your first appointment, Dr. Franke will complete a caregiver interview to learn about your child's medical, developmental, and feeding history. Throughout treatment, she will work with your family to develop a meal plan. Once an effective meal plan is established, she will train your child's caregivers on this plan.
Dr. Franke and her team use a cognitive-behavioral approach to treating anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents. Treatment often includes educating children and their caregivers about anxiety, teaching coping skills and thoughts to manage anxiety, and gradually increasing exposure to anxiety-provoking situations in a supportive environment.