Therapy in Westchester
The Oakwood Center was established in
White Plains in 1977 serving
Westchester County, New York.
We can help you by providing an
experienced and skilled therapist.
The Oakwood Center provides individual therapy and couple therapy. Over
the years many adults, adolescents and children have sought help and
have been successfully treated by our staff of experienced therapists.
Married and unmarried couples have been helped with a variety of
problems: these include arguments, anger, abusive behavior, infidelity,
sexual problems, poor communication and conflict resolution skills, and
threats of separation and divorce.
Many individuals seek therapy because of worries about different aspects
of their lives that are affecting them adversely. They may be concerned
about difficulties at work, school or business and relationships. They
may feel anxious, sad or depressed regarding any number of problems,
such as loss of a partner, wife or husband, trauma, alcohol and
substance abuse, or other addictions. They may be concerned about their
own irrational behavior, or the irrational or difficult behavior of a
family member, friend or coworker. Sometimes anger is a major problem
for individuals and treatment for anger management can be helpful.
Children and adolescents are often troubled by a variety of problems for
which parents may seek help. Many problems become evident in the course
of school. A child or adolescent may have difficulty paying attention in
class, forget or avoid homework, not study for exams, unduly
procrastinate, or act up in inappropriate ways in class. These behaviors
may be due to different causes and can often be treated successfully in
Children and adolescents can exhibit bouts of anger and even rage or
destructive behavior, which can be aimed at siblings, parents, friends
or others. Parents may feel overwhelmed, frightened and concerned about
their child’s angry and/ or impulsive behavior and feel at a loss as how
to deal with it. A consultation with a therapist is helpful in such
instances. Often therapy for the child or adolescent, as well as parent
counseling is helpful. Children and adolescents may become involved with
substances and require specialized substance abuse treatment, individual
therapy and family therapy.
Anxiety - Depression
Just as adults can become anxious and depressed, so can children and
adolescents. This can be manifested by such symptoms as sleep problems,
withdrawal, sadness and irritability, and can often go unrecognized as
anxiety or depression. Young children and latency age children are
usually treated in play therapy, while older children and adolescents
are treated in talk therapy.
We help people who lose
control of their anger learn to recognize, tolerate, and express their
anger in an appropriate manner, at an appropriate time, with the
appropriate person, to an appropriate degree.
People who have problems with explosive anger are often so frightened of
loss of control over their anger that they suppress and repress even
subtle forms of anger, such as frustration and mild annoyance. They
clamp a lid on the proverbial boiling kettle, allowing internal pressure
to build and build. Eventually, some relatively small trigger leads to a
full-blown explosion – harming their relationships and further
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