I understand that the decision to seek professional help for your child isn’t easy. As a parent one of the most frustrating and even heartbreaking things is to see your child unhappy and not know exactly how to help them. Realizing that possibly the situation is too challenging to handle on your own already makes you a good parent. We want children to learn that when times get really tough it’s okay to ask for help and searching for a therapist can be a great way to demonstrate that for them.
Serving children of all ages, infants, toddlers, school aged, teens and college students (0-21 years old).
Below are common concerns of parents who bring their children to therapy:
Infants (0-2): Parents wanting to strengthen their attachment and bond with their new baby, including premies, families via adoption, or parents struggling with postpartum depression.
Preschoolers: difficulties with transitions, separating from parent, sleeping alone, fears, excessive temper tantrums, life changes (divorce, move etc).
Children (Elementary age): Academic struggles, constant worries or fears, difficulty regulating emotions (anger outbursts, crying outbursts), sleep difficulties, social difficulties, behavior issues, ADHD, self esteem, life changes (divorce, moves, grief).
Early Teens (Middle School): Difficulties balancing academic demands and social (peers) demands, mood/hormonal changes due to puberty, cyberbullying, behavior issues, self-esteem, ADHD, life changes (divorce, moves, grief), depression and anxiety.
Teenagers (High School): Academic performance, lack of motivation, stress, college planning, self-esteem, difficulties communicating and getting along with parents, irritable/moody, relationships (dating and friendships), at-risk behaviors, depression, anxiety, cutting (self harming).
Recent High School Grads & College Students: Time management, motivation, study skills, adjusting to being away from family/ being independent, anxiety or depression.
Online Counseling/TeleMental Health: Available to parents with busy schedules and colleges students living on campus anywhere in Florida.
Special note to divorced/separated parents:
- In most cases, both parents need to consent for the child to be in therapy. Please refer to your parenting plan or time sharing plan as it will indicate who is in charge of decision making regarding medical or psychotherapy treatment. I have additional policies that apply specifically to my work with children of divorced parents.
Contact me today for a Free Phone Consultation: tell me more about you and your child, and please feel free to ask me any questions you might have!
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