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Dealing with Medical Conditions
The William Alanson White Institute Clinical Services
Established in 1948
20 West 74th Street, NY, NY 10023
Questions? Please call: (212) 873-7070
Many families are faced with caring for children suffering from all types of medical conditions, including physical anomalies, cancer, diabetes, asthma, juvenile arthritis, severe allergies, as well as myriad other less common conditions.
These children as well as their siblings and parents, have their own special needs and problems. They may feel different, and suffer with low self-esteem, depression, anger, or social exclusion. Siblings may limit the expression of their own needs, trying to be “too good”, and feeling neglected. Parents carry the burden of anxiety, extra work, and feel they have no one to talk to. We recognize that struggles to cope with illness are normal and can be helped.
The Child & Family Center meets these special needs with professionals who are alert to the impact of ongoing medical conditions on the affected individual as well as on his or her family. Our approach includes individual therapy for the child with the medical condition, or siblings. We offer support and guidance to parents through parent counseling, and approach family issues through family group meetings. We believe in a team approach, and coordinate our efforts with the physicians, nurses, occupational, speech, and physical therapists involved in your child's care.
If you or your family has a child with a medical condition the Child & Family Center’s highly trained child mental health professionals can help.
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The William Alanson White Institute established its award-winning, low-cost treatment center in 1948 to provide affordable psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to members of the community. Since that time, thousands of individuals and families have been served by our highly skilled clinicians. Download the Child & Family Center application or call (212) 873-7070 for more information.