Pediatric Behavioral Health

Pediatric Behavioral Health

At Emerge, we know the struggles parents face, and our expert staff is equipped to guide you along the path that is right for your child. That’s why The Emerge Center offers psychological evaluations, behavior therapy, counseling, and consulting services which allows us to “treat the whole child” more completely and provide a true continuity of care in Baton Rouge.

Whether your child is enrolled in one of our therapy programs or you’ve just learned about our psychological and counseling services, you don’t have to look any further than Emerge.

Our passionate team of clinicians consists of licensed psychologists and licensed clinical social workers who take a behavioral approach to providing comprehensive evaluative, therapeutic and follow-up services. Having both testing and intervention available in one center affords you the confidence that we have a full understanding of your child’s needs. Our Social Work and Intake Coordinator also ensure access to local community resources, and provide parent support, education, and guidance navigating the system.

Early Detection is Key

Parents are typically referred to The Emerge Center because of concerns involving behavior, social interaction, or school performance. At Emerge, we offer behavioral and psychological services for children ages 18 months to 18 years, depending on the need.

At The Emerge Center, we look for specific behaviors that are generally associated with developmental delays or disorders, such as Autism and other problem behaviors.

Symptoms that your child may benefit from behavioral services include:

Young Children

  • Trouble with feeding or toilet training
  • Speech delays
  • Inability to make eye contact or remain engaged in activities

 Older Children/Teens

  • Aggressive, disruptive, or destructive behavior
  • Self-injury
  • Problems interacting with peers
  • Issues with boundaries or obeying directions
  • Difficulty in school
  • Social skill issues, like trouble making friends
  • Difficulty going to sleep and staying asleep
  • Difficulty with self-care skills or problematic personal habits
  • Mood and anxiety issues

If your child exhibits one or more of these behaviors, your first step should be to see your pediatrician to obtain a referral for behavioral health services.