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    Pediatric Psychology

    Dr. Rappaport has had extensive pediatric psychology training, working at several children’s hospitals including Boston Children’s Hospital and Judge Baker Child Center, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Children’s Hospital, and Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego. In her more than 30 years  of experience Dr. Rappaport has worked with many children and families experiencing a wide range of medical and general child issues, and continues to provide consultation and treatment on a wide variety of issues including:

    • Oncology 
    • Arthritis 
    • AIDS 
    • Limb Deficiencies 
    • Recurrent Abdominal Pain
    • Chronic Pain and Pain Syndromes (RSD)
    • Cardiac Conditions 
    • Diabetes 
    • Transplant Patients
    • Hearing/Vision impairments 
    • Cystic Fibrosis and other Pulmonary Disorders
    • Liver Disease
    • Tics and Tourette Syndrome
    • Trichotillomania/BFRB’s
    • Epilepsy
    • Orthopedic Conditions
    • Feeding Difficulties
    • Enuresis/Encopresis (primary and secondary)
    • Spina BIfida
    • Gastrointestinal disorders

    Read more about Coping with Chronic Childhood Illness

    Dr. Rappaport has worked with many children and their families undergoing medical procedures and treatment for chronic and life threatening conditions. Dr. Rappaport also works with children and parents on a variety of general child issues including but not limited to toilet training, behavioral issues, sleep difficulties, feeding issues, divorce, depression, OCD, anxiety (including separation anxiety, social phobia and school avoidance), learning difficulties, sibling issues, oppositional defiant disorder, and drug and alcohol use.