Dr. Pearson specializes in the treatment of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, anger management issues, and behavior problems utilizing both individual and family therapy. Therapy services are offered for children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Pearson utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapeutic techniques, which address dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviors and cognitive processes through a number of goal-oriented procedures. This technique is “problem focused” and “action oriented”.
Additionally, Dr. Pearson utilizes a family systems approach in treating her clients, which involves improving communication between family members, establishing appropriate family roles, developing parenting skills, and improving the emotional connection between family members.
Play therapy may also be utilized with younger children. Play therapy provides children with a way to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, this technique is useful in helping them to know and accept themselves and others.