Several of our therapists at Shoreline Wellness are well trained and experienced in the treatment of Selective Mutism (SM). Selective Mutism is classified as a childhood anxiety disorder but without proper treatment can extend or persist into adulthood. Children with (SM) have great difficulty speaking or communicating in public or social settings (school, extracurricular activities, extended family), but can speak in situations where they are comfortable such as; (in their home or with immediate family). Our SM treatment team offers weekly treatment, school consultation, parent training, and exposure interventions at different locations. Our SM treatment team has a bi-monthly council which consists of the following SM team Clinicians;
Dr. Samya Hawley, Child Psychiatrist, Medical Director
Dr. Cara Powers, LPC, Clinical Director
Ms. Malwina Grazdako, LMFT,
Jessica Mikita, MA, LPC Candidate,
Jordan Baronski, MS, NBCC, LPC Candidate
Stephanie Encarnacion, MSW, LCSW Candidate.
For more information please call our intake line today- 203-931-1184. Early intervention with SM is key to a successful outcome.
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