.Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delays.
.Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Anger, Grief.
Behavior and Family Issues
Tantrums...arguments about the same things over and over...
non-stop worries popping up...learning difficulties...
issues with eating, sleeping and chores...
When it was time for your child to enter the world, they were bringing with them a whole imagined picture of what a child, parents, and a family should be. Your picture has turned out very differently than expected (with or without a diagnosis of Autism, ADHD, or developmental delays). You’re doing everything that you know how to do to help your child succeed, manage your stress, maintain relationships, keep up with laundry, work, meals and yet…your challenges and successes seem to be playing a never-ending game of whack-a-mole.
We can combine my expertise with your commitment and follow-through to address
*Household routines, organization and time management
*Underlying reasons for confusing or upsetting behaviors
*Understanding and managing emotions
*Child-parent temperament differences and complements
*Communication styles and obstacles
*Sibling or friend relationship difficulties and strengths
I provide one-on-one sessions for children and teens, parent-only sessions, and child-parent sessions to get a full understanding of what the issues are and how to work on them.
Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Anger
Your child or teen is smart, creative, and generally pretty good, but something seems off lately. Are they having trouble concentrating, avoiding things, losing it over the smallest things, or talking back? Maybe you're noticing that something has changed with the way they sleep or eat. Or it seems like there's a cloud of negativity always hanging over them?
When anxiety, depression, or anger show up, it can feel like they've taken control of your child and are changing the way your family interacts. Let's figure out what's underneath these big emotions to put your child and your family back in the driver's seat.
Grief & Loss
Children and adolescents experience grief when a major transition shows up in their life, such as the illness or death of a parent, a family member, or a pet. Grief can also come from divorce, moving, or changes in their immediate family.
Your child or teen's grief may be showing up as irritability, social withdrawal, tearfulness, worry, eating or sleeping changes, or some combination of those things. Loss is uncomfortable for most people to talk about, and you feel like you have no idea how to help. You might even be grieving yourself and just don't have the energy to understand and support your child's grief process right now.
Grief also grows up with children. Because of their different developmental stages, grief gets re-experienced and incorporated in new ways throughout their life. A loss does not have to be recent for your child to need support in their grief.
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