Our Specialties

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with neuro-developmental disorders, including:

Services Provided

  • Medication evaluation and follow-up
  • Parent training
  • Problem-focused groups
  • Trauma focused therapy
  • Therapy and counseling to evaluate substance use disorders and aftercare support
  • Treatment for survivors of physical and sexual abuse
  • Counseling for loss and grief
  • Couple and family therapy
  • Marriage counseling
  • Christian counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Professionals at Bluestem are LGBT-Q Informed
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Play Therapy

Types of Problems We can Help

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum and Asperger's Disorder
  • Behavior changes after medical illness or injury
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay Syndromes
  • Habit and Tic Disorders of Childhood
  • Learning and school problems, school refusal
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional and Conduct Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Phase of Life Concerns
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • And others!

Diagnosis Using the Domains Model

Bluestem Center focuses on understanding and treating behavior and emotional problems in children by looking at the child in the context of their family. We are serious about wanting to work with the family and to form a treatment relationship with the child and family for the long haul. This means that we take enough time and work in enough depth during the evaluation to understand the many aspects of a child’s life that are involved in the development of problems. These same areas can be used as assets in developing a treatment plan.

We believe that our evaluation process is uniquely efficient and thorough. The assessment is organized into seven Domains:

  • The current problem and its impact on the child’s function, including previous attempts at treatment and the outcome, and results of current symptom reviews and clinical interview
  • The development of the brain and nervous system, including the child’s ability to accurately perceive and process information
  • The child’s emotional and relational development, as shown by their attachment, history of traumatic events and responses, and the child’s level of moral and spiritual development
  • The child’s personality or temperament, including preferred activities and interests, degree of insight and motivation for treatment
  • Health and lifestyle
  • Family structure and lifestyle; inherited vulnerabilities for mental illnesses
  • Community supports and utilization by the child and family