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Need to understand your child’s behavior or school concerns?

Have you always wondered what would explain troubles managing stress, life transitions, relationships, sleep issues, or career difficulties?

Is it becoming unmanageable to experience one more slight against an aspect of who you are in your multiple intersecting identities?

Doctoral student clinicians at the Center for Behavioral Health at Spalding University offer services designed to meet your individualized needs.  Our students are trained and supervised in the most up-to-date strategies to help you be successful in meeting your goals for improving your life.  We provide assessment and therapy services with children, couples, adolescents, adults, groups, and families.  Outreach and workshop opportunities are also available for groups and organizations (see Community In-Reach tab). We also have a Race-based Stress and Trauma Center housed within the CBH (see Specialty Clinics tab for more information).

Topics we talk about with clients who come to us for care are not limited to, but include the following:

Depression and Mood-Related Issues

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.

For more information visit: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression

Attention and Concentration Issues

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.

For more information, visit: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adhd/symptoms-causes/syc-20350889

Excessive Worry or General Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about a number of different things. People with GAD may anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Individuals with GAD find it difficult to control their worry. They may worry more than seems warranted about actual events or may expect the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern.

For more information, visit: https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad

Parenting Troubles or Concerns

Parenting practices around the world share three major goals: ensuring children’s health and safety, preparing children for life as productive adults and transmitting cultural values. A high-quality parent-child relationship is critical for healthy development.

For more information, visit https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201708/top-10-concerns-parents-have-their-own-kids-and-others

Coping with Trauma

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. Psychologists can help these individuals find constructive ways of managing their emotions.

For more information, visit http://www.apa.org/topics/trauma/

For information regarding PTSD, visit https://www.recovery.org/topics/ptsd/

Veterans Struggling to Adjust

According to U.S. Veterans Magazine (2017), Veterans face many challenges when returning to civilian life including:

  • Reconnecting with family and re-establishing a role in the family
  • Preparing to enter the workforce
    Creating structure
  • Adjusting to providing basic necessities (food, clothing, housing)
  • Adjusting to a different pace of life and work
  • Establishing services

For more information, visit https://www.usveteransmagazine.com/2018/08/10-toughest-job-interview-questions/

Issues with Sleep

If you are struggling with sleep, there are sometimes more side affects than just being tired. Those who suffer from poor sleep may not realize that sleep deprivation can exacerbate irritability, impulsivity, and poor moods.

For more information, visit

Tools for better sleep with ADHD

 Medication commonly interferes with quality sleep and can throw off an entire day – not to mention, the stress of returning to campus can add even more anxiety to days and nights. Our guide explains the energy level struggles people with ADHD experience while providing strategies to stabilize it throughout the day. Since wake-up time and maintaining schedules can be especially difficult, we’ve curated a collection of apps and helpful tips to make mornings and daily organization easier with a consistent schedule.

This is why our sleep experts created the guide, 25 Tips, Tricks, and Tools To Get Sleep with ADHD, which you can view here:


CBH does not offer crisis services or after hours care. If you are having an emergency, please call one of the services listed below or dial 911.

Acute Child Psychiatry Service: (502) 589-8070

Emergency Psychiatric Services: (502) 562-3120