Encopresis & Enuresis Treatment | Psychologist

Nov 7, 2021
Child Therapy

Specialized Treatment for Encopresis and Enuresis

If you or your child is struggling with encopresis or enuresis, finding a compassionate and experienced psychologist specializing in this area is essential for effective treatment. Alison K Bowles, MA, LMHC is here to help. With our comprehensive approach and personalized care, we aim to provide long-lasting solutions and improve your quality of life.

Understanding Encopresis

Encopresis, also known as fecal incontinence, is a condition commonly seen in children where they have difficulty controlling bowel movements. This can result in soiling their underwear or even experiencing bowel movements in inappropriate places. The causes of encopresis can be multifactorial, including physiological, psychological, and social factors.

Effective Treatment Options

At Alison K Bowles, MA, LMHC, we offer evidence-based treatment strategies to address encopresis. Our goal is to identify and address the underlying causes while providing practical solutions to manage and overcome the condition. Treatment options may include:

  • Behavioral Therapy: Our psychologist will work closely with your child to develop strategies for improved bowel control using a reward system, positive reinforcement, and behavior modification techniques.
  • Parental Education and Support: We understand that caring for a child with encopresis can be challenging. We provide education and guidance to parents on how to effectively manage and support their child through the treatment process.
  • Dietary and Lifestyle Changes: Our team will assess your child's dietary habits and may recommend modifications to their diet that can aid in bowel regularity. We also emphasize the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity, to support overall bowel health.
  • Counseling and Emotional Support: Encopresis can have a significant emotional impact on both children and parents. Our psychologist provides a supportive environment, allowing individuals to express their emotions, fears, and concerns. We work collaboratively to develop coping mechanisms and build resilience.

Understanding Enuresis

Enuresis refers to the involuntary voiding of urine during sleep, often referred to as bedwetting. This condition is more common in younger children but can also affect adolescents and adults. Enuresis can be distressing and may impact self-esteem, social interactions, and quality of life.

Compassionate and Personalized Care

Alison K Bowles, MA, LMHC understands the unique challenges individuals with enuresis face. Our psychologist provides a safe and supportive space for individuals to discuss their experiences openly. Our comprehensive approach to enuresis treatment incorporates:

  • Behavioral Strategies: We work collaboratively with individuals to develop effective bladder training techniques, alarms, and other behavioral strategies to promote nighttime dryness.
  • Identifying Underlying Factors: Our psychologist assesses for any emotional, psychological, or medical factors contributing to enuresis and addresses them accordingly.
  • Creating Supportive Environments: We work closely with parents and guardians to create a nurturing and understanding environment at home. This includes positive reinforcement, bladder-holding exercises, and establishing consistent nighttime routines.
  • Stress Management: Stress can exacerbate enuresis in some individuals. Our psychologist provides techniques and coping mechanisms to manage stress effectively.

Contact Us for Expert Encopresis and Enuresis Treatment

When it comes to encopresis and enuresis treatment, Alison K Bowles, MA, LMHC is dedicated to providing the highest level of care. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our experienced and compassionate psychologist. We are here to support you every step of the way on your journey towards improved well-being.

Awesome! 👏
Nov 8, 2023
Richard Swim
Sounds like a great resource for those in need! 👍
Oct 16, 2023