Dr. Lewis provides evidenced based treatments for children and adolescents suffering from:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Through her experience in the hospital setting Dr. Lewis developed a unique skill set in treating children and adolescents with a variety of medical comorbidities. In her practice she continues to serve these children and adolescents. Common problems include:
Adjustment and adherence concerns secondary to a chronic medical condition
Coping with chronic pain (including relaxation training) and improving related functional disability (ex. disruption of school attendance)
Treating diagnoses sensitive to the interplay of physical and psychological well-being including irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, conversion disorder, chronic headache, and fibromyalgia
Toilet training for children with constipation and/or regular accidents (bladder and bowel)
Dr. Lewis works with her patients utilizing a family based approach. Parents of young children are closely integrated into treatment and empowered with skills to help their children outside of therapy setting. Adolescents are given more autonomy and confidentiality during the therapy process.
Three specific evidence based treatments offered include:
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidenced based treatment for children between the ages of 2 and 7 with difficult to manage behaviors. Parents receive in vivo coaching from
Dr. Lewis from behind a one-way mirror. Click here for more information about PCIT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps the individual to understand the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Specific techniques are taught to help the individual learn new ways to think and react in order to reduce negative feelings and behaviors.
Exposure and Response Prevention helps to reduce symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder through systematically confronting fears and refraining from engaging in compulsive behaviors.