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Individual therapy—child and adolescent

In child and adolescent therapy (also called child and adolescent counseling), a troubled child or teen can find a trusted friend, mentor, and sounding board. Whether verbally or through play, the child can open up, be heard, and listen in ways that may feel uncomfortable or unsafe outside the counselor's office.

At Summit Psychological Services (SPS), kids of all ages can get the help and guidance they need. Many of our therapists are experts in the following issues affecting children (starting at 3 years old) and teenagers. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete list. If your child or you need help with an issue you don't see here, don't hesitate to call us

  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders; Asperger's
  • Developmental delays; pervasive developmental disorders
  • Drug, alcohol, and smoking abuse and addictions
  • Eating disorders; body image; weight management
  • Self-injury
  • Depression; sadness; withdrawal
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Anxiety; fears
  • Adoption
  • Divorce; custody issues
  • Remarriage; blended families
  • Behavioral problems
  • Defiance; oppositional behavior
  • Bullying; aggression
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills; communication
  • Coping with emotions
  • Drop in grades; school refusal
  • Physical complaints despite normal checkups; changes in sleeping and eating
  • Bed wetting
  • Death; bereavement
  • Sexual and physical abuse
  • Relocation

SPS offers these methods of helping children and teenagers:

482 Springfield Avenue
P: (908) 273-5558
F: (908) 273-3355
94 Valley Road
P: (973) 857-8857
F: (908) 273-3355

Summit Psychological Services, P.A.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, PhD, CGP, DABPS, Managing Director
Alison W. Johnson, PsyD, Director