16 May 2016
Family Therapy

FAMILY THERAPY

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone just got along? But family harmony can be hard to maintain with each member experiencing their own worlds, listening to scores of opinions on the internet, all while rushing through life at a high pace. Yet having close relationships, especially with siblings and children may give everyone a higher satisfaction in life as they come to trust and love each other.

 

Our clinicians will focus on the unique interpersonal system of your family, helping to guide and shape policies the family can all use as a roadmap. Often techniques include testing and evaluation, teaching, and performing interventions with families and family members. The family is one of the most important aspects of life to get working right.


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18 Mar 2016
Teen Therapy

TEEN THERAPY

Some kids dance through adolescence with little turmoil, while for others, a puberty time bomb goes off and nothing is the same. Parents, teachers, and the teens themselve agonize over what must have gone wrong, blaming each other, thinking of things they should have done differently, or even declaring it is genetic, just like fill-in-family-member-here.

 

What is normal teen adjustment angst, and how do you know when to seek professional help?

Adolescence is often encompassing fear or grief as the sudden awareness of the fragilities of life bloom. The reality of mortality of themselves and their loved ones can darken their outlook, and be expressed in a variety of unhealthy behaviors. But this developmental depression can also signal a new chapter in a teen’s life where a budding sense of self begins to emerge. Issues of defining self-identity and wrestling with the need for separation from parents and a desire to become independent. If this doesn’t happen, they may remain mired in outdated negative early childhood behaviors.

Atypical depression may overwhelm teens with crushing despair, rage, hopelessness, and powerlessness which can give way to mood swings and destructive obsessions. This psychic battle is exhausting and may appear as loss of interest, social isolation, and extreme fatigue. Red flags for when your teenager needs professional help are self harming behaviors, chronic substance abuse, and thoughts and/or attempts at suicide.

 

Getting help for your child is an act of strength, responsibility, and compassion.

 


Need advice?  Please call us at (410)757-2077 and book an appointment today, or request an appointment online.

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