Dr. Kristi L. Hofstadter-Duke, Dr. Kristen Hembree, Dr. Cassidy Oliver / Savannah Behavioral Pediatrics

Are challenging behaviors interfering with your family life? Would you like to help your child live up to their academic potential? You have come to the right place.

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Dr. Kristi L. Hofstadter-Duke, Dr. Kristen Hembree, Dr. Cassidy Oliver / Savannah Behavioral Pediatrics

Are challenging behaviors interfering with your family life? Would you like to help your child live up to their academic potential? You have come to the right place.

IF YOU WERE IN FRONT OF A CROWD, WHAT MESSAGE WOULD YOU LEAVE WITH THEM?

Psychological assessment and therapy are not designed to simply identify and treat disorders. These are the tools of understanding human behavior and building a worthwhile and fulfilling life. The challenges of life as a human being are universal, and every child and adolescent could benefit from greater understanding and direction.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PRACTICING MEDICINE (PSYCHOLOGY)?

Our single favorite aspect is really getting to know and connect with the children, adolescents, and families who allow us to assist in the journey of life. The psychological evaluation process is such a powerful opportunity to gain insight into the strengths, weaknesses and desired directions of children and their families. Armed with this understanding, the therapeutic process is guided in directions that are meaningful for all involved. It is truly a privilege to be shoulder-to-shoulder with families, helping their children and adolescents to boldly and skillfully face the challenges of life.

“WE ARE THE KIND OF DOCTORS WHO ALWAYS…”

…Help children, adolescents and parents live in ways that are aligned with what is most meaningful in their lives. Although we implement evidence-based behavioral change methods, we always rely on families to establish the direction in which changes are made. Another way of saying this is: ‘We can help you get there, but we can’t tell you where to go.’

WHAT IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION IN YOUR FIELD?

That therapy is talking. In fact, for therapy to be effective for all age ranges (childhood through adulthood), we have to do something different. A common saying in the field of psychology is, ‘If you do what you’ve done, you’ll get what you’ve got.’ We help families act in ways that bring about desired changes and encourage everyone to establish healthy skills and behaviors that allow them to live the most full, meaningful lives possible.

Learn more about Dr. Kristi L. Hofstadter-Duke, Dr. Kristen Hembree, Dr. Cassidy Oliver and Savannah Behavioral Pediatrics:
Savannah, GA • 912. 436.6789 / savannahbehavioralpediatrics.com

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