Treatment

TREATMENT

Psychotherapy Services Executive Function Tutoring
Speech Language Therapy Educational Consultation
Child Psychiatry Parent and Social Skills Groups

Interested in treatment services at RNBC?

If you are interested in our treatment services or would like to learn more about our process, please complete our patient survey and a member of our clinic team will contact you after reviewing the form. You can also email our intervention team directly at rnbc.clinic@rush.edu. 

Due to the high volume of need at this time, wait times for receiving a call back for scheduling are higher than normal. Thank you for your patience as we work to manage the high volume of requests.

PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES

Individual, family, and group therapy are provided for a wide range of mental health concerns affecting children, adolescents, and families. We treat a variety of problems ranging from psychological issues related to stress and trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, emotional and behavioral concerns, coping with physical and mental illness, difficulties with school adjustment, attention problems, and school-related achievement concerns. Our psychologists specialize in the delivery of empirically supported treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent Management Training (PMT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based approaches for stress management. We now offer therapy services in English, Spanish, and Polish (Dla pacjentów zainteresowanych terapią z Dr. Winiarski w języku polskim, proszę nacisnąć tutaj).

Clinicians:

Brenda Huber, Ph.D, ABPP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed School Psychologist
Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Dominika A. Winiarski, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Heather Lacey, Ph.D, NCSP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Amanda R. Lucchetti, Psy.D, ABPP-CN
Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

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SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPY

Therapy may address needs in the areas of expressive or receptive language, social-pragmatic language use, articulation/motor speech, or cognitive aspects of communication. The SLP honors the attention, sensory, and communication needs of each client, creating achievable plans of care and targeting therapy goals through creative, multi-sensory activities for the clinic and at home. The clinician incorporates consulting and collaborating with a child’s team of professionals as an integral component of the a child’s treatment plan. 

Clinicians:

Kristen Vincent, M.A., CCC‐SLP
Licensed Speech ‑Language Pathologist
Instructor – Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences

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CHILD PSYCHIATRY

In some cases, outcomes are greatly improved with appropriate medication. Our experts in pediatric pharmacology are cautious and knowledgeable. They follow the progress of children receiving treatment and adjust medications, when necessary, to optimize the child’s outcomes.

Clinicians:

Rekha Bandla Kasi, D.O
Medical Director
Board Certified Pediatric Psychiatrist

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PARENT SUPPORT AND SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS

Social skills difficulties are a common challenge among a wide variety of children. These groups are structured, one hour long sessions in which children can come together to learn social skills in fun ways. These skills are are taught in a variety of ways from computer based “games”, role playing games, book clubs, and play activities. The group leaders help guide the children in learning appropriate social skills that can be applied in multiple settings and help children grow their abilities to recognize social cues, respect personal boundaries, play cooperatively, learn and use coping skills, and become more comfortable in social situations. For more information about the social skills groups offered at RNBC, please visit our social skills groups page

Clinicians:

Dominika A. Winiarski, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Heather Lacey, Ph.D, NCSP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

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EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION 

Some children need an educational plan at school. It could be a 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). In other cases, children may benefit from attending a specialized school.

Our educational consultant will review the child’s records, talk to parents and others about the child’s background, and help assess educational needs. Finally, the consultant will collaborate with the child’s school to create an environment in which the child can be successful or help in choosing a more appropriate school setting. Please click here for more information on our consultation services.

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EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING TUTORING

Because we recognize that many children with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties also have academic issues and cannot achieve their full potential without tutoring help to develop Executive Function skills, we offer tutoring at the Center and in a student’s home. Please click here for more information on Executive Functions skills.

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