Registered Psychotherapist, Dottie Melton is specialized in early childhood (toddler and preschool) behavioral issues

Early childhood behavioral issuesDottie Melton is a clinical intern presently completing a Master’s degree program at Argosy University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dottie, has been working along families in her career in helping displaced families settle after losing their homes to foreclosures and working with parents on early childhood behavioral issues for toddlers and preschoolers. She is passionate about helping others and her kind caring presence is vital as a therapist.

Excited to start her journey as a therapist, this realm has not ventured far away from where her heart as always been. With many years of sitting alongside families and couples who have struggled, Dottie has identified many ways in which family systems change and need help with change and healing.

Dottie is specialized in early childhood (toddler and preschool),behavioral issues and emotional disorders, parenting, communication, and family issues. Some behavioral or developmental issues are “bumps” in the road and brief support and guidance can get you back on track. Many disorders and mental illness issues run in families and surface in childhood. Early intervention may help your child’s lifelong prognosis. Does mental illness run in your family, such
as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) or past trauma or grief? Does a relative struggle with alcohol or drugs? Are you worried about delayed developmental or learning problems or autism?

A lot of new parents with toddlers and preschoolers wonder, “When is it time to get my child help for behavioral or developmental issues?” When you are concerned about your child’s behavior or development, friends or even pediatricians may shug their shoulders and say “ignore it for now- she’ll
grow out of it.” But sometimes, you need to listen to your instincts. You are your child’s first line of defense… especially if you are worried about losing valuable time in key developmental stages. You may be right to worry about your child falling behind in school or struggling with friends. Or how it is disrupting your family.

Is your toddler or preschooler more active, more aggressive, or less empathetic or affectionate than
other children?

Does he/she have signs of food pickiness, excessive tantrums, difficulty around other
children or adults, separation issues, or act fearful or anxious in new situations?

Does she/he have sleep issues that are keeping you awake that end up with your child in your bed…or you in theirs?

To schedule with Dottie, please call me at 720-507-0798 to see how Dottie can help

*Dotties’s office is in either Suite 305 or 203

 

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