Behavioral Health


Contraceptive Care for Female Teens and Young Adults

Behavioral Health

A knowledgeable behavioral health team can support both parents and child when a child struggles with impulsive behaviors, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Virginia Pediatric Group, with offices in Fairfax, Great Falls, Herndon, and Aldie, Virginia, offers quality behavioral health care and resources for children and their families. To schedule a consultation, call the practice or book an appointment online today.

Behavioral Health Q & A

What is behavioral health? 

Behavioral health is an aspect of wellness that reflects a person's mental and emotional health, habits, lifestyle choices, and social interactions. Behavioral health in children reflects how they manage their emotions, process traumas, navigate learning disabilities, and adapt to developmental delays. 

Behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that supports behavioral health in adults and children. 

The purpose of behavioral therapy is to: 

  • Learn life skills
  • Practice making wise choices
  • Develop healthy coping skills
  • Navigate disabilities 
  • Nurture healthy relationships

The Virginia Pediatric Group team strives to empower children and their families to overcome obstacles to optimal behavioral health, such as behavior challenges, education and learning difficulties, developmental delays, and mental health struggles. 

How can behavioral health support help with my child's well-being?

When your child struggles with learning, socializing, or controlling their emotions, they are more likely to fall behind in school, develop self-esteem issues, struggle to make strong relationships, and lack healthy coping skills. 

Behavioral health support offers tools to overcome these challenges. This kind of support is especially beneficial if your child has: 

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Cognitive and learning disabilities 

It also helps manage unhealthy behaviors or concerns, such as bedwetting, fears and phobias, obsessions and compulsions, parent-child conflicts, physical aggression, and sleep problems. 

What services support my child's behavioral health?

For most pediatric behavioral health issues, treatment plans include 10-15 sessions with a behavioral health specialist over a few weeks or months. You and your child may have homework assignments or instructions from your clinician to practice new skills or behaviors. 

Other services include education and learning disability consultations and behavioral consultations. 

Education and learning disability consultation

During an educational consultation, our experts assess your child for learning disabilities. They work with you and your child's school to develop a plan that fits their specific needs.

Behavioral consultation

During a behavioral consultation, your child meets with an experienced clinician to help identify root causes of problematic behaviors that may impact their behavioral health. They then work closely with you to develop strategies for overcoming those challenges. 

The Virginia Pediatric Group team also provides community resources, psychological evaluation, mental health support, and ongoing care coordination between patients, families, teachers, and providers. They are committed to supporting every aspect of your child’s health. 

To improve and protect your child's behavioral health, call Virginia Pediatric Group or schedule an appointment online today.