Counseling Services at Pediatric Advanced Therapy

  • *Counseling satellite location (T/W/Th appointments) is located at 125 East Plaza Drive, Suite 118.*
  • Types of counseling we offer:
    • Children's counseling
    • Group therapy
    • Parents' support counseling
    Things we can help with in counseling:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders - visual and structured support
    • Developmental disabilities
    • IEP support
    • Early intervention
    • Navigating new diagnoses
    • ADD/ADHD
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma/PTSD
    • Family conflict
    • Anger management
    • Coping with parents' divorce
    • School behaviors
    • Oppositional/defiance
    • Impulse control and conduct disorders


    What does counseling include?

    Counseling is talk therapy between the patient and a licensed counselor. Counselors help kids and parents cope with the day to day challenges of life and create solutions together so that the patient can live life to the fullest.

    What does counseling not include?

    Counseling does not include the management of prescription drugs to assist in the treatment of things like ADD/ADHD, depression and anxiety.

    Is counseling covered by my insurance?

    Yes. Counseling is covered by both private insurance and Medicaid.

    How can counseling help my child?

    Sometimes, counseling and therapy can be useful in times of crisis or because of a particular situation. Counseling can also help patients manage the ebb and flow of daily life. If your child is facing a social or emotional issue, it is likely something that a counselor can help with.

    How can counseling help me as a parent?

    As a parent and caregiver, being responsible for a child's wellbeing can be tiring, especially compounded by caring for a child with a learning disability, physical disability or additional needs. We also offer counseling for adults in need of support in their role as a caregiver.

    About our therapist:

    Johanna Banks, LCSW

    Johanna Banks is a licensed clinical social worker. She earned her Master of Social Work degree at Adelphi University. She was formerly a psychoeducational therapist at the Charlotte, North Carolina TEACCH Center, performing assessments on children and adults suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Following her tenure at TEACCH, Johanna became a social worker in the exceptional children's program for a local North Carolina school district. In this role, she was the chair of the Autism Problem-Solving Committee; she trained teachers to better reach children who had Autism diagnoses and assisted in problem-solving techniques to optimize success.

    Since then, Johanna's career path has included various positions serving adults with learning disabilities, mental illness/drug addiction, and other cognitive and developmental disabilities. She has a natural talent for connecting with people in need, truly loves serving other human beings, and finds great satisfaction in providing the kind of help and guidance that will lead to better quality of life for those she serves.

    Johanna Bank

    Johanna's counseling approaches include:
    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • Structured teaching

    To schedule a counseling appointment, please call our main office at 704-799-6824.


    Call us today at 704-799-6824 to find out more about our Pediatric counseling services.

    Our Parent's Story


    "Every Wednesday that we come, Charlie benefits from his therapy sessions. His development is so improved and I have to thank the wonderful staff of Pediatric Advanced Therapy for helping him."

    Elizabeth R., Mooresville

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