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Professional Intervention for Children’s Behavioral Problems


Professional Intervention for Children’s Behavioral Problems


Children are likely to exhibit occasional acts of misbehavior for a reason. There can be times when they may scream in protest, disobey rules, or get cranky. But, when the poor behavior persists in your child, there is probably a whole tapestry of intertwined reasons that need unraveling. Understanding the underlying reason is helpful in terms of finding a solution.


The Hidden Message behind a Child’s Misbehavior

Frustrating behaviors like tantrums, whining and bedtime complaints can be overwhelming for the parent. It’s important to understand the root cause of those actions to become proactive and be able to implement certain strategies to meet your young child’s innate needs. Without knowledge of the reasons for misbehavior, you can’t simply rely on instincts and some popular parenting techniques to correct the frustrating conduct permanently.

Just remember that your child isn’t out to get you when he or she misbehaves. If you take time to look beneath the surface you’ll figure out that some basic needs are not met. Probably your child is tired, hungry, sleepy, or feels inadequate. Maybe your child wants to be in control or retaliating after being reprimanded. Often, there are explainable reasons for misbehavior. Finding out why may help you fill the need or appropriately address the situation.


Paying Attention to the Signs

Most symptoms of behavioral issues in children are apparent, but there are common signs that easily confirm the condition. This partial list includes some red flags of behavioral problems.

  • aggressive and intimidating behavior
  • frequent temper tantrums
  • impulsive actions
  • lack of attention
  • low self-esteem
  • defiance to authorities
  • self-harming tendency or preference for risky activities
  • vindictiveness

Without help, children with behavioral disorders are likely to grow up into adults with certain dysfunctions. As a parent, you’re the first to notice any deviation in your child’s behavior. If you see the signs in your child, intervening on his or her behalf at the earliest possible time will be best. Seeking professional help may be necessary, especially when you notice that the behavior is developing into an alarming chronic pattern.


Finding Behavioral Treatment for Your Child

Child behavioral issues are one of the most common psychological health conditions in childhood, affecting 7 to 25 percent of children suffering from the symptoms. It means there are other parents out there with similar concern as yours. Don’t feel helpless because you have a choice when it comes to finding the best help for your child’s recovery.

A call to Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC will start your child on the road to healing. One of the independently contracted counselors can provide the most appropriate treatment approach beneficial to your child. Rest your mind now. Your child and you will benefit from and feel at home in the safe and caring environment.


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Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, caring, and relaxed atmosphere in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst/Aberdeen/Raeford area. These independently contracted therapists/counselors assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, the independently contracted therapists with Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC are able and happy to assist you!

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, NC, Montgomery County, NC, Richmond County, NC, Randolph County, NC, Chatham County, NC

Cities: Southern Pines NC, Pinehurst NC, Aberdeen NC, Taylortown NC, Pinebluff NC, West End NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Ashley Heights NC, Ashmont NC, Five Points NC, Wind Blow NC, Jackson Springs NC, Whispering Pines NC, Vass NC, Cameron NC, Carthage NC, Eastwood NC, Lakeview NC, Narrow Ridge NC, Robbins NC, Roseland NC, Tramway NC, Troy NC, Zion Grove NC, Biscoe NC

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Southern Pines, NC
780 NW Broad St. Suite 210
Southern Pines, NC 28387

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 585-6745 (Fastest way to schedule)
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  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

Choose your Therapist

  • Kristin Vernon, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Divorce, Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, Coping Skills, Parenting, Family Conflict, Marital Conflict, Relationship Issues
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Gretchen Montesanto, MA, LPC, NCC

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Teens, Individuals, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Stress, LGBT, Adjustment Disorder, Motivation, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Military Spouses

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Jaime J. Fitzpatrick MS, LPCS, LCAS

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Families and Couples, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma and Abuse Recovery, Depression, Military Life Issues, Adjustment Disorder, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Addictions, Emotional Disturbance, Coping Skills, Impulsivity, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare,  Tricare Prime/Select and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Kathryn Wiens, PsyD. HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adult, Individuals, Couples and Families.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Tracy Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Individuals, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Children and Families. Attention Deficit, Oppositional Defiance, Behavioral Issues, Peer Relationships, Family Conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting Anxiety, ADHD, Self-Esteem Issues, Family Conflict/Divorce, Marriage Counseling, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Mood Disorders, Parent Skill Building, Christian Counseling upon request
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, Cash, HRA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC