THERAPY (Adult, Family and Adolescents):
Therapy is geared toward achieving more satisfaction and meaning from one's life and one's choices. Psychotherapy allows individuals to better understand their emotional and interpersonal life, improving their quality of life. Support and practical feedback are provided to help clients resolve current problems and long standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion clients are assisted in finding solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY:
Therapy with children and adolescents focuses on helping to restore healthy relationships and functioning within the family unit, school setting or within the community. Various treatment modalities are used in helping children and adolescents who are having problems in school, at home or with friends. Play therapy and talk therapy are some of the techniques and approaches that are employed in helping children to express their frustrations, anger, difficulties and anxieties. Children who have difficulty with expressive language are often times very successful using these alternative techniques and are able to work through the problems that they have presented with when entering therapy. Some signs that a child is in need of emotional support include:
1. Decline in grades
2. Disruptive behaviors at home and school
3. Acting out behaviors such as hitting or fighting
5. Feelings of hopelessness and despair
6. Change in eating or sleeping habits
7. Anxiousness and/or fidgeting behavior.
Educating parents in resolving power struggles, arguments and behavior problems. Assisting parents identify when discussions derail and power struggles ensue. Through providing parents with tools in setting limits, creating clear and reasonable boundaries and expectations, families are able to restore and achieve meaningful and satisfying relationships. Some of the areas that parents find helpful include:
1. Developmentally attuning parental expectations for children/adolescents.
2. Addressing limit setting.
3. Creating ways to deal with children who have difficulty talking.
4. Maintaining family connections with an adolescent.
5. Finding tools to deal with one's own frustration and anger.
· Adjustment Disorders
· Anger Management
· Attachment Issues
· Anxiety or Fears
· Attention Deficit (ADHD)
· Behavioral Issues
· Coping Skills
· Emotional Disturbance
· Family Conflict
· Loss or Grief
· Mood Disorders
· Oppositional Defiance
· Peer Relationships
· Personal Growth
· Relationship Issues
· Self Esteem
· Stress Management
· Trauma and PTSD
"The first step in getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are "
John Pierpon Morgan