Common Conditions We Treat in Children/Adolescents

Anxiety and Stress Disorders

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life for children and adolescents alike. However, when stressful situations or anxieties start to cause problems in day to day living—it would be a good time to contact a healthcare professional. At PsyCare, we have several clinicians focused on working with children and adolescents. Seeing a professional at this stage of life can be very helpful as your children grow and develop. We even have a therapy dog in our South Charleston office—which has been extremely helpful with children and adolescents alike.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children happens with they have unwanted thoughts, feelings or fears that can make them feel anxious and scared. Many times, they will have compulsive issues or rituals that they feel compelled to do over and over to help settle themselves. Many of us may double check the lock on the door or the switch on the stove, which is normal. But, sometimes these rituals develop and can interfere in their life. If your child is having irrational or intense thoughts, or feelings that are concerning, give us a call.

Mood Disorders

The most common mood disorder is depression. Depression is not unique to adults and can even result in more extreme case in adolescents. At PsyCare, we know how stressful it can be when your child begins experiencing severe depressive symptoms, that’s why we are here to help. If a child is dealing with depression or bipolar issues, getting help early is good. If you think your child is beyond the usual bad mood here and there—call in and let’s schedule some time together. We have a caring and capable team of clinicians and counselors that are here and ready to help.

Behavioral Disorders

Many kids have behavioral issues from time to time, but if a pattern of issues arises and last at least 6 months your child may be suffering from a behavioral disorder. If you notice that your child is having behavior issues at school, at home, and in social situations—give us a call. We have counselors and therapists that have experience in helping you and your child. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Conduct Disorder have become familiar disorders among children these days, but know that help is available. If you have questions, we are just a phone call away.