Pediatric Counseling in Centennial, CO

Our pediatric counseling team offers counseling services for parents and patients at our Centennial, CO location.  Our team is comprised of Natalie Vona, PhD, a licensed psychologist, and Sarah Scheid, MA LPC, a licensed professional counselor. Our pediatric counseling team specializes 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.  Call (303) 779-5437 to schedule an appointment at our Centennial location today!

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 team provides counseling to children throughout Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Aurora and Parker, Colorado. To schedule an appointment for your child, please contact Pediatrics 5280 today at (303) 779-5437.

Meet our Pediatric Counseling Team

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 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.

Sarah Sutherland, MA, LPC

Sarah Scheid, MA, LPC

Sarah Scheid, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in evaluating and counseling children, adolescents, and their families. She looks forward to building positive relationships with her patients and helping them reach their full potential.