Reactive Attachment Disorder, also known as RAD, is a challenging and heartbreaking development disorder of early childhood. A closely related condition is DSED, or Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. Cutting edge Attachment-Based Counseling is now available. A RAD Therapist can provide RAD Counseling and Intervention to turn things around for children with these difficult diagnoses. You can now find Attachment-Based Counseling, Psychology, Therapy and Intervention Support for your child or client who suffers from a Disorder of Attachment Development. Integrated treatment and intervention for Reactive Attachment Disorder RAD and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder DSED are available. This organized and integrated approach includes a RAD curriculum, parent and caregiver supportive services, and some direct services for the child.
Schedule an appointment now by calling 770-686-0894 or click this link to email us.
Attachment Development was first described by John Bowlby, Mary Main, and Mary Ainsworth in the 1960s. The result of tragic circumstances that may involve trauma, abuse, neglect, or deep loss, Disorders of Attachment interfere with an infant’s or child’s very ability to act like a part of human society. Attachment-Based solutions are the only path to healing. The RAD Counselor or Interventionist will utilize a combination of focused developmental, educational, and motivational strategies to help heal the family system and thereby help the child.
Children suffering from this developmental disorder of Attachment Development are challenged with every day life, often resorting to negative behaviors like manipulation, isolation, aggression, hyperactivity, lying, stealing, and harming self and others. Others may experience PTSD, flashbacks, and night terrors. In each case, the child suffers and causes great distress for caretakers and peers. The RAD or DSED diagnosis may be accompanied by other conditions like ADD, ADHD, OCD, ODD, Depression, and Conduct Disorder.
In some cases, the Disorder of Attachment may be related to a medical or physical condition, such as neurodevelopmental disorder. Many children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder also experience some interference in healthy Attachment Development.
Years of investigation into this tragic disorder has led Orchard Human Services, Inc. toward an integrated curriculum and intervention plan to help children with RAD and DSED. Dr. Darleen Claire Wodzenski has created a focused curriculum and intervention strategy that addresses the learning, growth, and development of the affected child, parents and caretakers, educators, and other professionals. This cutting edge approach is bringing a sense of order and hope to families who were living through utter chaos.
An author and national speaker, Dr. Darleen Claire is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Exceptional Student Educator, and Non-Clinical Psychologist who specializes in creating effective integrated strategies to address complex and co-occurring disorders of Attachment, Socio-Emotional, Behavioral, and Self-Regulatory Development as well as challenges of Learning, Development, and Neurodevelopment [including Autism Spectrum Disorder].
Families in the greater Metro Atlanta area of Georgia may access direct in-person services at one of several locations around the area. Outside the Metro Atlanta area, families and practitioners can access telephone and internet support and services. Locations in and around the Metro Atlanta area include:
- College Park
- Paulding County
Call today to arrange a brief consultation: 770-686-0894
Or email: D@OrchardHumanServices.org
What can you expect when you receive services? Here are some questions that our clients use when they are looking for services. These are all good ways of helping explain the way we delivery services in our integrated model:
Is this a Family Therapy Psychology Intervention? Yes, family therapy and psychology are involved in the intervention services.
Are you a Child and Family Counseling Center? We do center services around the child and family together.
Do you offer Counseling for Relationship Issues? Yes, healing Attachment Disorder can help heal relationships.
Do you have Counseling Near Me? We provide Counseling Services around the Metro Atlanta.
What if I am Outside the Metro Atlanta? Others can access intervention and support services online or by phone.
Is this family Therapy? Yes, we try to involve the entire family in the learning and intervention process so everyone heals together.
Is The Counselor Good with Children? Yes, our therapists, counselors, and interventions love working with children.