Pediatric Counseling

Dr. Natalie Vona offers counseling services for parents and patients at our Centennial, CO location.

0-3 Years of Age

  • Parental post-partum depression or anxiety
  • Parental feelings of isolation
  • Going through a traumatic pregnancy or birth
  • Dealing with the diagnosis of medical or genetic issue
  • Sleep concerns
  • Fussy babies

3-6 Years of Age

  • Behavior: tantrums, aggression, or noncompliance with dressing, brushing teeth, buckling seat belt, etc.
  • Toilet training
  • Picky eater
  • Sleep: trouble falling asleep alone, trouble staying asleep, night terrors or nightmares
  • Anxiety and fears: monsters, leaving parents
  • Separation anxiety
  • Parental training on a variety of issues
  • Adjustment to a new sibling
  • Anxiety in family history: preventative skills for parents
  • Parental accommodating

6-9 Years of Age

  • Behavior
  • Sleep
  • Enuresis and Encopresis
  • School issues: learning, anxiety, or help in getting special attention services
  • School refusal: does not or will not go to school
  • Explosive mood, tantrums, or “intense” attitude
  • Separation anxiety (difficulty leaving parents to go to school or to a friend’s)
  • Fears and phobias: throwing up, choking, storms, intruders, parents not coming back, etc.
  • Feeling sick or missing school
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attentional concerns
  • Parental/Family stress
  • Sibling conflict

10-13 Years of Age

  • School refusal or other school issues
  • Help in attaining special education services: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), anxiety, or learning
  • Noncompliance or other behavioral issues: problems completing homework, problems completing chores, or arguing with parents
  • Sibling conflict
  • Problems with friends
  • Sleep
  • Anxiety: speaking in class, taking tests, grades, friends, death, or safety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Stomach “issues”
  • Migraines or headaches
  • Depression: isolating themselves, or mood swings
  • Attentional concerns
  • Identity issues

13-20 Years of Age

  • Problems with friends
  • School issues: poor grades or missing school often
  • Anxiety: school, grades, peers, future, or disappointing their parents
  • Depression
  • Behavioral: drinking, smoking, sneaking out of the house, lying, or addicted to phone
  • Risk taking behavior
  • Self harm; cutting
  • Suicidal ideation or attempt

Other Special Areas of Expertise

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Post-concussion anxiety or mood issues
  • Stomach issues (any pain that is starting to impact daily functions)
  • Sleep at any age
  • Medical procedural coping (in home or in office)
  • Training for MRI, sleep study, blood draw, pill swallowing, BiPAP or CPAP
  • Coping with regimen of a health condition
  • Coping with a chronic illness
  • Traumatic event: suicide in a school, car accident, medical trauma, or death/illness in the family
  • Parent stress, anxiety, mood issues, etc.
  • Family therapy regarding a family conflict

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Vona, please contact Pediatrics 5280 today at (303) 779-5437.