Services for Children with Medical Conditions

For children with chronic medical conditions and their families the stressors may be numerous. Families may request help with the psychosocial aspects of managing the treatment and symptoms of the illness, fitting in with peers, conflict with parents around treatment independence, anxiety about managing symptoms, developmental changes in the child’s understanding of the illness, and changes in the child’s ability for self-care.

At Bryn Mawr Psychological Associates, we offer therapy for the child, siblings, and parents to help with the ongoing adjustment of living with a medical condition and to facilitate healthy coping.

Some of medical conditions that we commonly see in our clients include diabetes, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, cerebral palsy, orthopedic conditions, and severe food allergies. We also work with children with psychological challenges going through cancer treatment and/or their siblings/family.