Pediatric Counseling Resources in Centennial, CO

Our pediatric counseling resources offer counseling services for parents and patients of our office.

We are excited to be collaborating with 5280 Behavioral and Mental Health Center (5280 BHMC).

5280 BHMC is a center started by Natalie Vona, PhD, a licensed psychologist.

She is available to see our patients, as are several other behavioral and mental health providers. Pediatrics 5280 is no longer scheduling or billing through our office, please see their website or contact them directly for more information.

Email address:
Phone number: 720-802-5320

Our pediatric counseling collaborators specialize in evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and their families. They are highly experienced in caring for children experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, trouble sleeping, fears, and more.

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

Our pediatric counseling resources provide counseling to children throughout Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Aurora and Parker, Colorado.

Meet our Pediatric Counseling Collaborator

Natalie Vona, PhD

Natalie Vona, PhD

Natalie Vona, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and their families. She grew up in Buffalo, NY, earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the State of New York at Oswego, and her Masters of Arts and Doctoral Degrees in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She completed her APA-approved Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Vona also completed a Pre-doctoral training at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Vona is married with four children and loves to exercise, play tennis, go to music concerts, and travel with her family. She loves being a psychologist, and is excited to work closely with the Pediatrics 5280 team, and use her skills to attend to the emotional, behavioral, and social needs of patients.

Schedule an Appointment at Pediatrics 5280

Our team of board-certified pediatricians is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to children throughout Centennial, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, and Highlands Ranch. Call our office at (303) 779-5437 today!

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