What is Clinical Psychology & Pediatric Counseling?

Clinical pediatric psychology is a specialty that provides continuing, comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for individuals and families; including consultation to agencies and communities; training, education and supervision; and research-based practice. The term “Clinical Psychology” is typically reserved for doctoral-level providers that are licensed clinical psychologists.

Child counselors, however, are mental health providers (licensed counselors, clinical psychologists, and school psychologists) that offer therapeutic support to children and adolescents who are struggling to cope with social, emotional, learning, and/or behavioral challenges.

Our Psychologists & Counselors

Clinical pediatric psychologists have doctoral training and are licensed by the state board of psychology. They have expertise in behavior, development, and contextual factors that impact a child’s outcome and are highly trained in both assessment and evidence based treatment with specific expertise in developmental disorders.

Our counselors hold one or more of the following qualifications: Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified School Psychologist, Licensed Independent Social Worker.

Our Psychologists & Counselors

What are the Benefits of Pediatric Counseling?

Our providers can address behavioral, developmental, social and emotional challenges

TES’s qualified psychologists and counselors can evaluate and diagnose developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorder, and specific learning disabilities in reading, writing or math such as  dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. We also offer navigation services that help families process emotions related to new diagnoses, obtain educational support for their child’s diagnosis, receive individualized support around coping skills, and become connected to related services.

The benefits of receiving one or more of these psychological services include…

  • Diagnostic clarity to ensure that individualized needs are being met
  • Insight into why your child is struggling academically, emotionally, or behaviorally
  • Clear evidence based recommendations improve to his/her functioning at school and home
  • Evidence based treatments to address behavioral, developmental, and emotional challenges
  • Parent training to strengthen parent/child relationships
What are the Benefits of Pediatric Counseling?

Our Experts are Qualified in

Individualized treatment plans for social, emotional, learning, and/or behavioral needs
Consultation and collaboration with other service providers to inform treatment
Individual and/or group therapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Behavior modification
Mindfulness therapy
Art therapy
Play therapy

TES’ approach to Clinical Psychology

How do we make therapy fun?

How do we make therapy fun?

We used evidenced-based and child-interest driven resources and strategies. We individualize our practices to engage and motivate children.

How do we work as a team?

How do we work as a team?

We engage in ongoing collaboration, sharing of interventions and goals and take a global perspective to treatment care in order to ensure a comprehensive approach.

How do we include the family?

How do we include the family?

The team always includes the family in communication, input for goals and participation for interventions and treatment. We consider not only what is most beneficial, but also what is viable and manageable for the family.

Pediatric Counseling FAQs

Our Therapists' Credentials

Keilah Shumaker, Ed.S., NCSP: Board Certified School Psychologist

Jessica Emick, Ph.D.: Clinical Pediatric Psychologist

Lauren Arbolino, Ed.D.: Board Certified School Psychologist

Danielle Fascione, LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist

Kerry Cantonese: Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow and Licensed School Psychologist

Hal Wildman, Ph.D.: Clinical Pediatric Psychologist