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 the medical conditions that we see in our clients include sports-related injuries, diabetes, asthma, headaches, gastrointestinal disorders, PANDAS, cerebral palsy, orthopedic conditions, severe food allergies, and POTS. We also work with children and adolescents (and their siblings and parents) who have completed or are undergoing cancer treatment.