Children

Children

Family Psychology Associates are Leaders in Children’s Mental Health

Individual, group and family counseling are complemented by state of the art psychological evaluations, making Family Psychology Associates the leader in Tampa Bay for over 20 years. We specialize in AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, Feeding and Elimination Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Mood Disorders and Trauma Recovery.

Many Children’s Mental Health Services Available

Our team includes professionals who are recognized statewide for their expertise in play therapy, family therapy, social skills training, and psychoeducational evaluations. We also offer services that require specialized certifications, such as the PEERS and Secret Agent Society social skills training programs for high school and middle school students on the autism spectrum.

We currently offer a variety of groups for children of all ages that encourage the development of emotional intelligence, impulse control and anxiety management skills. We also offer parent training on handling noncompliant behavior and improving parent-child communication. Our approach is goal oriented, with recommendations of books that parents can use between sessions to better understand the best parenting strategies for your unique child.

Dr. Blake: Types of Play Therapy

Dr. Singleton: What is anxiety?

When should a parent seek treatment for a child?

How does therapy help a child overcome anxiety?

Dr. Smith: Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Dr. Snyder: Parent Training Groups

Our Children's Team

Team Christine Bergman

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Team Kathie Blake

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Team Nasrin Erfanian

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Team Ronald L Peal

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Team Alison Singleton

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Team Michael T Smith

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Team Monta P Smith

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Team Behamin Syder

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Geoffrey Peal

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Family Psychology Associates

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Here is a sample of some of our most frequently recommended books:

Healing ADD: The Breakthough Program that Helps You See and Heal the 7 Types of ADD. Daniel Amen, 2013.

Monsters Under the Bed and Other Childhood Fears: Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Fears and Phobias. Stephen Garber, Robin Spizman, and Marianne Garber, 1993.

The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. John Gottman with Joan DeClaire, 1997.

The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities. Larry Silver, 2010.

Video on “Emotional Intelligence” by Michael T. Smith, Ph.D.
Download Annotated Bibliography “Parenting in the 21st Century” by Michael T. Smith, Ph.D.