The Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CCBT)

Child Section of the CCBT

CCBT -Child Section (C-CCBT) primarily serves clients up to age 18 who are experiencing problems related to anxiety, depression, trauma, inattention/hyperactivity, oppositional behaviors, and risk for or early signs of psychosis. Nearly all services include parental participation and we often work with school personnel to help understand any issues and support interventions. Because our clinic is not designed to assess or treat youth with pervasive developmental delays, youth with these problems are referred elsewhere. Feel free to call us for a referral.

As part of our services, C-CCBT provides mental health and psycho-educational assessments. Comprehensive mental health assessments include a careful history of any mental health, educational and developmental concerns, a review of any prior mental health or educational assessments and services, semi-structured diagnostic interviews, standardized questionnaires completed by caregivers and youth, and follow-up interviews with other informants as indicated (e.g., teachers). Psycho-educational evaluations for school-aged youth are conducted routinely and include cognitive and academic achievement testing to help determine the presence of any learning disabilities and to identify ways that the child’s school experience can be enhanced.

The C-CCBT is comprised of three different clinics: Stress and Anxiety, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Psycho-educational Testing.  We are strongly committed to both Child and Adolescent Service System Program principles and evidence based assessment and treatment. All services are supervised by licensed clinical psychologists Dr. Brad Nakamura and Dr. Charles Mueller.

Clinic: Stress and Anxiety

We offer comprehensive assessment and treatment services to youth with anxiety concerns who may be exhibiting difficulties with various types of anxieties, traumatic stress, depression, school refusal, and/or selective mutism. Once an evaluation has been completed, cognitive behavioral therapy is provided, which does not involve the use of medication and is typically short-term. Children are first taught skills to help them manage their fearful thoughts and then graduate to guided practice to gain comfort around previously triggering situations. Over time, the child will develop and learn to properly utilize the skills developed with our treatment team to achieve a healthier, more balanced life both at home and at school.
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Clinic: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

We offer comprehensive assessment and treatment services to youth who have or are suspected to have ADHD. Youth with ADHD have difficulty with self-control, emotional regulation and/or consistently maintaining focused attention. Youth with ADHD often experience developmental risks such as academic failure, poor peer and family relationships, behavioral problems, and substance use. We provide evidence-based psychosocial treatments for youth with ADHD alone and for those with additional challenges such as conduct, mood, or learning problems. We will collaborate with physicians of youth who are receiving medications, but we do not prescribe medications ourselves.
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Clinic: Psycho-Educational Testing

We offer psycho-educational testing designed to answer questions regarding a child’s learning abilities and educational achievement. The testing evaluates learning strengths and weaknesses and can identify possible problems a youth may have in academic, emotional, and behavioral functioning. Testing and evaluation occurs in a three-step process: an initial consultation, formal testing (one or more sessions), and review of findings and presentation of final written report.
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Referral Process

Our referral process is simple and requires only a few steps. To make a referral to the C-CCBT, please call us by phone at 808-956-9559.  If you have not been referred directly by the either the Department of Education or Department of Health, please state clearly that you are seeking “private” assessment or treatment services. One of our staff members will then collect additional information from you to determine the next appropriate step in the treatment process. There is usually a wait-list for “private” assessment and treatment services, so we also provide referrals to other providers.

Notice of Privacy Practices

C-CCBT staff members take notes after each session with you or your child. In these notes, the staff record information and observations about your child’s condition and how they plan to care for him/her. Your child’s health record has information that can identify him or her, such as name and date of birth. This kind of information is called “Protected Health Information," or PHI.  If you know what is in your child’s health record you can better protect your child’s PHI. You have the right to ask how PHI will be used and to make sure that your child’s health record is accurate. You can also decide if PHI should be disclosed to other parties.
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