Treating Depression in Children/Teens

Depression is often thought of as an adult affliction. It can, and does affect children. Some, quite severely. Children who have another diagnosis (ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Conduct Disorder, etc) are at a higher risk for depression. Children and Teens often experience depression differently than adults.

Symptoms to watch for include:

David’s approach to treating depression in teens is to first evaluate and determine the underlying cause. He will then use a combination of therapeutic techniques, including a possible referral for medication, to help the child manage their depression, and see a brighter future. Techniques include: Family Systems, Mindfulness, Play and Art Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

For more information and a free consultation, call (602) 575-4030 or email David at


David Abrams

David Abrams, MAPC, LPC

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