Stacey Mak, LCSW offers information, support and therapy for parents and children with complex trauma, relational trauma, attachment disorders, bonding issues, behavioral challenges, difficulties for adoptive families and children, as well as assessment and diagnosis of children who have suffered early trauma. Stacey Mak, LCSW serves children and families in North Florida, the Jacksonville and surrounding areas, and Southern Georgia.
Stacey Mak, LCSW specializes in the treatment of children who have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a combination of the above.
What is Reactive Attachment Disorder?
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a disorder caused in the first 3 years of life, characterized by the inability to form loving and lasting relationships.
Children with this disorder exhibit a variety of symptoms and behaviors that can include:
Superficially engaging and charming
Lack of eye contact on parents’ terms
Indiscriminately affectionate with strangers
Difficulty showing affection to family members
Destructive to self, others and material things
Cruelty to animals
Lying about the obvious
Poor impulse control
Lack of cause and effect thinking
Poor conscious development
Poor peer relationships
Inappropriately demanding and clingy
Triangulation of adults
Presumptive entitlement issues
Many of these children have been adopted by loving parents, who are providing a tremendous amount of love and support to their child, but the behaviors persist. Your family CAN heal! These children are capable of a loving, reciprocal relationship with the proper treatment.