Dr. Raff works to empower adolescents to reach their potential. He helps them navigate the social and emotional hurdles on their path to adulthood. Dr. Raff helps the adolescent to identify their strengths and to develop coping strategies for their life’s challenges. Dr. Raff facilitates self-reflection so patients can more clearly see who they are, and the direction they want to progress toward.
Can you Relate?
- Is your teen sad, lonely, rebellious, inattentive, forgetful, disorganised, easily agitated and frustrated?
- Are you worried that your child is involved with the wrong crowd; with kids who are using drugs and who have behavioral problems?
- Does your teen have irregular eating or sleeping patterns?
- Do social interactions between your child and family, friends, people at school, religious community and other social circles concern you?
- Is it difficult to coordinate between your child’s school, educational consultant and medical needs?
How will you help my child?
- Provide unbiased advice, assess each situation carefully, let the patient fully participate actively in all decisions related to their health and health care.
- Dr. Raff actively listens, asking insightful questions; and through these conversations creates a focused care plan with measurable results
- Using the power of information and communication technologies that make per-adolescents and teen thrive, Dr. Raff engages on their level
What if a medical problem is causing the symptoms?
As a physician, Dr. Raff is qualified to take medical responsibility for the plan of psychiatric treatment. Working collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team, Dr. Raff is committed to coordinating your child’s mental health care.
How do I navigate my child’s educational needs?
- Dr. Raff can assist in navigating assessments, evaluations and testing.
- Dr. Raff is skilled in working collaboratively with educational specialists and schools as a cohesive team
- Dr. Raff will help to coordinate treatment plans with (therapeuctic) programs wherever your adolescent may be receiving treatment,whether inpatient, outpatient or residential.