We commonly address the following:
- Behavioral problems
- School Issues
- Anxiety and Phobias
- Residual effects of PANS/PANDAS
- Sexual Assault/Abuse
Children get labeled Oppositional, ADHD, even Bi-polar, and they are sometimes placed on powerful medications. These emotional and behavioral manifestations can be frustrating and confusing. But they all usually point to something the young person cannot talk about (because of age or lack of awareness) or something that feels too unsafe to discuss. Medications can be a helpful adjunct, and learning to change your self-talk can be freeing, but they are not the solution which is messier and requires engaging the body and emotions and drawing on all the resources available.
“Half a million children in the United States currently take antipsychotic drugs. Children from low-income families are four times as likely as privately insured children to receive antipsychotic medications. These medications often are used to make abused and neglected children more tractable.”
“These medications make children manageable and less aggressive, but they also interfere with maturation, play and curiosity, which are indispensable for maturing into a well-functioning and contributing member of society”
The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van der Kolk, p. 37
www.search-institute.org (40 developmental assets)
Recommended Parenting books:
Parenting From the Inside Out, Dan Siegel
Whole Brain Child, Dan Siegel
No Drama Discipline, Dan Siegel
Integrative Parenting, Wesselman, Schweitzer, Armstrong
We believe in self-healing, but if you find yourself triggered contact a therapist.
We are not a crisis service. In an emergency, call 911 or get to the nearest hospital emergency room. Call the toll free 24 hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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