Do you want your child to reduce:
Aggressive behaviors (hitting, biting, kicking, etc).
Arguing with adults.
Tantrums or "melt downs".
Destructive behavior (breaking or damaging things).
Noncompliance (refusing to follow rules, directions, or instructions).
Disruptive behavior (yelling, name calling, etc.).
Constant fights with siblings.
Problems getting along with friends.
Problems making or keeping friends.
Anxiety, worries or fears.
Crying, depressed mood or sadness.
Grief over the loss of a relative, friend or pet.
Poor school performance.
Not taking responsibility for actions.
Poor coping with stress.
Being easily frustrated.
Problems with completing tasks.
Problems with motivation.
Problems adjusting to changes in the family, such as: new baby; new step-family members, divorce, sibling goes to college, etc.
Problems adjusting to other changes, such as: moving, new school, new home, new teacher, etc.
Symptoms of ADHD.
Compulsive behavior (repetitive behaviors, the child says they must do) such as: counting, checking, washing, putting things in order.
Do you want your child to improve:
Listening and following directions.
Following rules at home, school, and in the community.
Dealing with authority figures.
Ability to make and keep appropriate friends.
Coping with stress.
Coping with grief, loss, traumatic events.
Adjustment to changes in the family , divorce, separation of parents, new baby, new step-family members, etc.
Adjustment to other changes, such as: new home, change in school, moving, new teacher, etc.
It is very frustrating and upsetting when your child is having behavior or emotional problems. You may feel that you are not a good parent. You may feel very isolated and alone. You may have tried many things that have not worked. Be hopeful! Help is closer than you think.
There are many reasons why children get "off track". There are many bad influences in our culture. There are very few supports for parents in raising children and no one gave you the instruction manual.
I provide counseling to parents and children ages 3 and up. With children under age 3 I work mostly with the parents.
Generally, parents come in for the first session to complete the intake process. The intake process includes signing consents, releases, insurance paperwork, and completing a complete history of your child and his/her behavior or emotional issues. A plan of treatment is discussed.
The second session, the child comes in for counseling. Counseling can consist of play therapy, talk therapy, teaching and training. Parents can have part of the session, if they wish. With very young children, parents are sometimes present for the entire session. In some cases, family sessions may also be needed.
Most children are in treatment for a limited period of time. Depending on the issue, this could be a few weeks to a few months. Some children have more complex issues that may need a longer period of therapy. Parents are often shocked at how quickly their child improves.
I have had many parents tell me when they come in that their child has had the "issues" for years. But why wait to get your child the help he or she needs.
Call today so help can begin. 407-862-2662