Clinics

Within each of our clinics, we work with a wide range of concerns providing services for children, adolescents, adults and families. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere,we offer a highly personalized, evidence based approach for each of our clients individual needs.

Diagnostic The Diagnostic Clinic at Palm Beach Behavioral Health and Wellness provides specialized evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults to determine psychological or psycho-educational functioning. Most clients find the testing interesting, as information is collected through many means, such as interviews, questionnaires, computerized testing, behavioral observation and problem-solving tasks.

The Diagnostic Clinic provides comprehensive testing services, including:

  • Pediatric Developmental Evaluations (diagnostic assessment for developmental delays in children from 12 months to 5 years)
  • Developmental Progress Evaluations (assesses a child’s progress over time as a follow up assessment [after 1 to 2 years] to evaluate a child’s response to intervention)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically utilizing the gold standard of Autism assessment, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2)
  • Behavioral Difficulties, including defiant behavior and conduct problems
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Pre-Adoption Evaluations and Home Studies
  • Learning Disabilities and Differences
  • Intelligence or Achievement Testing
  • Personality Styles and Functioning
  • Psychiatric Differential Diagnosis
  • Gifted Program Placement
  • Pre-Surgical Bariatric
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorder

At the Diagnostic Clinic an individualized testing plan is designed by the specialist based on the unique needs of the person and reason for assessment. The assessment, scoring, interpretation and write-up are completed within 2 weeks of testing. Parents or adults will receive feedback of testing results in the form of a face-to-face one-hour session. Feedback may also be provided to school or appropriate others when requested. The final comprehensive written report, detailing the results of the assessment and recommendations for further action, will be released during the feedback session.

Autism Spectrum The Autism Spectrum Clinic is designed to provide the most current evidence based practices for assessing and treating Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as consultation to help family members and professionals best serve individuals with ASD.

Treatment services include:

  • Early Intervention:
    • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
    • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
    • Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Intervention Team Coordination
  • Individual Parent Training Sessions
  • Individual or Didactic Social Skills Instruction
  • PEERS and Children’s Friendship Training Group Therapy
  • Supportive therapy for Parents, Siblings and Significant Others
  • Individual Therapy (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Skills Training)
  • Parent Groups for Specific Issues (e.g., Supportive, Behavior Issues, Skills Training)
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Meeting Attendance and Advocating for Clients

The Autism Spectrum Clinic employs staff with extensive experience in helping children and families understand, treat and learn from their special challenges and strengths. A variety of evidenced-based services are available to families struggling with a new diagnosis of Asperger's, working with school personnel to have their child educated the best way possible, and those children needing a place to bring up difficult topics and feel safe doing so. All services are tailored to the individual family and include support-style groups, individual sessions and family/parenting work as needed in Jupiter FL and surrounding areas.

PBBHW works in collaboration with Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

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Children & Family The Child and Family Clinic utilizes evidence based, developmentally appropriate methods to encourage positive behavior and interpersonal interactions in children (3 to 17 years) and their families. Staff members in this clinic also work with childcare facilities, schools, and community based programs to ensure continuity of care and consistency across environments.

Concerns addressed by this clinic include:

  • Social interaction problems
  • Disordered eating patterns
  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Attachment struggles
  • Learning troubles
  • Adjustment
  • Giftedness
  • Adoption
  • Trauma
  • ADHD

Services include:

  • Parenting Seminars
  • Developmental Assessments
  • Community Education & Enrichment
  • School Observations & Consultations
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Managing Behavior & Increasing Appropriate Conduct
  • Interventions for Changes in Routine & Bedtime Difficulties
  • Pre and Post Adoption Evaluations
  • Home Study Investigations
  • Speech and Language Pathology

Anxiety The Anxiety Clinic at Palm Beach Behavioral Health and Wellness was developed in order to provide specialized services for individuals who may need assistance managing their anxiety and the impact of anxiety on their daily lives. Everyone experiences anxiety; however, it becomes a problem when it begins to impact and interfere in one′s daily life. As much as anxiety is individualized, so is the treatment. A clinician will address each individual's specific difficulties and needs to determine an appropriate diagnosis and treatment options. Working through anxiety can be a frightening and frustrating process, therefore our treatment team places great emphasis on providing a warm and motivating environment for individual growth.

Concerns addressed by this clinic include:

  • Evidence-Based and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments effective for anxiety disorders including (but not limited to):
    • Panic DisorderObsessive
    • Compulsive DisorderGeneralized Anxiety (excessive worry)
  • Sports and Performance Anxiety
  • School Refusal or Avoidance
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias
  • Test Anxiety

Services include:

  • Introduction and practice of coping skills
  • Professional diagnostic assessment
  • Education for clients and the family
  • Exposure and Response prevention
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Relaxation training

We are proud to announce we are sharing space with Shen Health Acupuncture! For more information please visit:

www.shenhealthacupuncture.com

We are also grateful to be affiliated with Goldcoast Psychiatry, Dr. Raj Shekhat

www.goldcoastpsychiatry.com

For more information on our adolescent intensive outpatient services:
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