Based in Augusta, GA, Joseph Frey is a licensed psychologist in private practice. In his position, Joseph Frey of Augusta, GA, performs individual psychotherapy with children to help them stop negative behaviors.
Psychotherapy for children is a therapeutic treatment that involves conversation and interaction between a psychotherapist and a child. The treatment uses communication as a tool to share feelings, uncover and resolve problems, improve behavior, and better the lives of patients. Playing, drawing, pretending, and building can also be used to share feelings.
Children are often referred to psychotherapy after an assessment by a licensed mental health professional. The professional makes a decision based on such factors as the child’s problems, level of development, history, and ability to respond to treatment.
A child referred to psychotherapy may undergo one or more of the different types of psychotherapy treatments. They include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavior therapy which focuses on improving the child’s behavior by recognizing negative thought patterns, dialectical behavior therapy which helps adolescents with suicidal feelings and self-harmful behaviors cope with the negative feelings, and interpersonal therapy that helps children with depression. These treatments are sometimes used in combination with medication.
As a licensed clinical psychologist in Augusta, GA, Dr. Joseph Frey conducts psychological assessments of adults and children, performs court-ordered custody evaluations, and provides consultations for attorneys and various businesses. Dr. Joseph Frey is also actively involved in such local organizations as the Augusta, GA, chapter of the Lions Club.
With more than 46,000 clubs consisting of a total 1.35 million members worldwide, the Lions Club stands as the world’s largest service organization. As part of its mission to meet humanitarian need in local communities, the Lions Club encourages youth involvement through its Leo Club Program. Open to young people aged 12 to 30, the Leo Club Program works to instill in its members leadership skills and other positive attributes developed through experience working as a team on service opportunities. To this end, Leo Club members are tasked with organizing, managing, and leading projects that benefit a number of worthwhile causes, including those that benefit the environment and individuals in need.