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Pediatric Counseling Services in Bridgeville, PA

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care in Pittsburgh, PA is proud to offer specialized psychotherapy services for children and adolescents led by Dr. Muhammad Shaikh, one of the only board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists in Western Pennsylvania. Dr. Shaikh has earned the title of “Top Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist” in both 2017 & 2021 due to his commitment to providing quality care for patients throughout the region.

At Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care we understand that each patient has their own individual circumstances which is why we carefully tailor a treatment plan for each individual client. We strive to provide quality care in order for our clients to reach their full potential and make positive changes towards living healthier lives. We even follow a hybrid model of both in-person and telemedicine sessions so that your child can get the help they need wherever it’s most comfortable and convenient for them.

If you and your child are ready to take the next step and start your journey towards mental wellness with the top psychiatrist Bridgeville, PA has to offer, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Children’s Psychiatric Wellness Center in Pittsburgh

Behavior Therapy for Kids and Teens

At Stepping Stones, Dr. Shaikh and his team are trained to work with children and teens to address a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. We understand that every child is unique with their own set of needs and personalities. We provide comprehensive psychotherapy services to help your child develop the skills they need to succeed in life.

Our team is committed to providing evidence-based treatments tailored for each individual’s needs, such as:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Trauma-focused therapies
  • And more.

Through individual counseling sessions with a child behavioral therapist, children and adolescents can develop better communication skills and learn to manage difficult emotions in healthy ways.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your children’s center for therapy accepting new patients?

Yes! Stepping Stones is currently accepting new patients, and we’re proud to be able to see patients within two weeks of their initial contact with us. Feel free to contact us for more information on our appointment availability and scheduling process. We look forward to helping you get the care you deserve!

Is Dr. Shaikh able to prescribe medication to kids and teens?

Yes! As a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Shaikh is experienced in prescribing medications when necessary to help support clients' mental health needs. We always strive to use medications in combination with evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practice.

Do you offer pediatric telemedicine appointments?

Yes, we offer telemedicine appointments for our patients who are unable to come in-person. Our secure video conferencing platform allows you to have a face-to-face appointment with your doctor from the comfort of your own home. Contact us today to learn more about our telemedicine services.

How can my child and I get started with the best child psychologist near me?

At Stepping Stones, we make it easy to find a psychiatrist and get started on the road to feeling better and living well. Just request an appointment with us using our simple online form.