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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

Stealing

Poor impulse control

Learning struggles

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.

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