Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, PhD is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Special Education Consultant with a doctorate in Psychoneuroeducational Psychology. She specializes in disorders of early childhood including Reactive Attachment Disorder, RAD, and DSED as well as Autism and mental health challenges. She provides direct services in the greater Metropolitan Atlanta area including Milton, Marietta, Alpharetta, College Park, Cumberland, Hiram.
Parents often ask about child counseling and child therapy. Dr. Darleen Claire shares the importance of always focusing on trauma-informed approaches and sticking to developmental frameworks with children. The typical child counselor or child therapist may be aware of developmental issues, but failing to address obvious developmental gaps in the child’s inner dimension will leave the door open for potential challenges in the future. Strong early childhood development leads to a greater likelihood of mental health and effectiveness for the child over the span of life.