Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a disorder in which children have problems with anger, social behavior, and respect that result in things like tantrums, mistrust of authority, and/or acting out in destructive ways. How this manifests can vary, but the unifying trait is that the child/teen struggles with anger, misbehavior, and is excessively defiant towards any perceived authority figure. It is important to note that this disorder is much more than regular misbehavior or stress in the child, it is something that disrupts regular ability to function and succeed in life academically and/or personally.
Playful Therapy for Children, Teens, and Families
Culturally Diverse & Youth Specialist
Certified Family Trauma Specialist for Adults, Children and Adolescents
Trauma Informed Care
Sacramento Center for Play Therapy
Licensed therapist with extensive adjunct training in the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. We offer a complete DBT program, including individual therapy, skills training, and telephone skills coaching, as modeled by the founder of DBT, Marsha Linehan.