Dr. Kemp treats a wide range of problems afflicting young people as well as adults. Below are a few of the more common areas of treatment.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children as well as adults. ADHD manifests itself in a combination of problems such as difficulty maintaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Children and adults who suffer from ADHD often also battle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor school performance. ADHD is an organic condition which often persists into adulthood but can be successfully managed with medication and therapy.
The world today is a complex and sometimes dangerous place, and no matter how hard we try to insulate our children from these stresses, many children still experience anxiety. While some anxiety, now and again, is normal, excessive worry is not. Children who need professional help will constantly worry about things such as grades, family issues, relationships with friends, and overall performance. Children can suffer from a variety of anxiety disorders ranging from OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and Panic Disorder to Separation Anxiety and PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder).
Childhood depression is a fairly recently accepted condition. Conventional wisdom holds that childhood is a happy, carefree time with no stresses like bills to pay, bosses to answer to, obligations to keep, etc. But many children suffer from depression and are not mature enough to be able to recognize or relate the symptoms to parents and teachers. The reality is that depression is a biologically-based illness and even children raised in seemingly “perfect” environments can suffer from it. There are a great many modern situations which can cause depression in children including divorce, abuse, poverty, learning disabilities, and neglect to name a few.
Dr. Kemp can help with a wide variety of parenting issues from infancy to teens, as well as help adults with age-appropriate problems. Issues such as sleep disorders, acting out, discipline strategies, teaching responsibility, talking about alcohol, sex and drugs, etc. Please either use the Request an Appointment page to describe the individual’s issue or call our office at (216) 292-0610 to schedule time with Dr. Kemp as soon as possible.
Allowing your children and teens to use the Internet requires guidance. Dr. Kemp can provide helpful tools to deal with issues such as social media sites, sexting, Web surfing, inappropriate content, and more.
If Dr. Kemp recommends that your child or be tested for special education, she will outline her reasons exactly, describe the process and let you know what various results indicate.
If an abuse or addiction problem is affecting a member of your family, Dr. Kemp can help evaluate, figure out the underlying issues of the problem, and provide appropriate guidance and treatment options.