Children with behavioral challenges - Parenting is one of the most difficult of
responsibilities that life gives us and can be the most rewarding. Each child is
unique in their own way. You as the parent or caregiver know your child the best.
Work side by side with a therapist so that we may help give you the support, courage, and stamina to reap the rewards that raising a child can give.
ADHD - Children with ADHD generally have difficulties with the ability to think and plan ahead, organize, control impulses, and complete tasks. That means you need to provide extra guidance while your child gradually acquires these skills on his or her own.
Although the symptoms of ADHD can be nothing short of exasperating, it’s important to remember that the child with ADHD who is ignoring, annoying, or embarrassing you is not acting willfully. Kids with ADHD want to sit quietly; they want to make their rooms tidy and organized; they want to do everything their parent says to do—but they don’t know how to make these things happen.
If you keep in mind that having ADHD is just as frustrating for your child, it will be a lot easier to respond in positive, supportive ways. With patience, compassion, and plenty of support, you can manage childhood ADHD while enjoying a stable, happy home.
Bullying - No longer is bullying confined to the schoolyard where children could previously escape the pressure of bullies and retreat to a safe place called home. With the rise of the Internet come new ways for students to bully others nonstop. Bullying has become an epidemic that affects not only children, but parents, teachers and the community.
Anxiety - Anxiety can be debilitating. Those thoughts that swirl in your mind just won’t give you a break! You find yourself participating in unhealthy self-medicating behaviors just to get some peace in your mind only to find it’s a temporary fix or doesn’t work. You sometimes wonder do other people feel this way? Am I better off not being here? Maybe I should seek medication from a doctor or psychiatrist? Let us guide you in the direction that will work for you so you can feel some peace and enjoy life again!
Depression - Sadness is one thing depression is another. You may feel like you are in the bottom of a dark black hole with no sign there will ever be a way out. You can’t seem to muster up the strength to do anything and you don’t want to burden others with your sadness so you sit in the dark hole. Sometimes you think dying would be better than living. If only you could step out of your body, your life, your thoughts. There is hope. The good news is everything changes even depression. Let us help you find that one glimmer of hope that can lead to happiness.
Self-harming behaviors - Self-harming behaviors such as cutting, anorexia, bulimia, and others may feel like they give you a sense of relief but they end up making you feel guilty, ashamed, or isolated. Self-harming behaviors are one of many coping strategies you have utilized hoping to relieve pain that stems from something else. Let us teach you healthy coping strategies that lead to authenticity, intimacy, and connection with others.
Drugs or Alcohol - Teens have specific needs and experiences as part of their adolescent development which can be easily and quickly be affected by alcohol and drug use. It can be difficult to navigate these years when a drug problem or other mental health issue is present.
Raising children can be very challenging. No parent or caregiver can ever know
or meet all the needs of a child. We are here to help you in this challenging time.
We can give you tools that work!