It’s not necessarily what you do that matters as parents, it’s what you do after what you have done.
Children and young people with severe and long-lasting mental health problems may respond to people and situations in ways that they do not understand and cannot control. Their emotions can be extreme and are often expressed through their behaviour and in problematic relationships. These difficulties often extend to relationships with services and professionals. This can prevent these children from benefiting from the care and opportunities that are available to them.
The approach of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists seeks to look beneath the surface of difficult emotions, behaviours and relationships to help children, adolescents and their families to understand themselves and their problems. They are trained to carefully observe what a child or young person might be communicating non-verbally through their behaviour and play.
The extensive training of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists enables them to work with these very disturbing thoughts and to develop and sustain relationships with children and young people to help them to make sense of their experience. Confused, frightened, hurt, angry or painful feelings can gradually be put into words rather than actions. As a result the child can begin to express their emotions in less disturbed ways and start to return to the normal process of child development. They are likely to feel less anxious, more able to learn and better equipped to sustain friendships.
Although my Dallas-based counseling clinic is open, I can still offer you quality online marriage counseling in Dallas, TX. Through online therapy in Texas, I’m able to work with you anywhere in the state. I have been providing in office and online marriage counseling in Dallas, TX for quite some time, so I know what works and what doesn’t work. When you’re ready to begin online marriage counseling in Dallas, TX with Rethink Therapy, follow these steps. If you are at the point of needing support, please call! Your relationships are too important. Don’t wait until it’s too late!
Today we hear so much about this generation of kids and teenagers, and how they compare to past generations. We find ourselves comparing the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ll admit, I’m guilty of this too. What we seem to forget is how scary of a time that was – no matter what generation you grew up in.
Now, if I had to guess, your childhood probably felt like a rollercoaster of emotions. Emotions that were labeled as either “good or bad.” The thing is, that’s a myth – emotions aren’t as black and white as they seem. Emotions just are, and how we react to them is what truly matters. I’m here to help you and your child understand that emotions make us human.
Growing up in a big, loud, and most of the time, chaotic Mexican family, I know what it’s like to be afraid to ask questions, to speak up, or to do things differently for fear of what is to happen. As the oldest, I also know what it’s like to care so deeply for others but not yourself. I know what it’s like to struggle to feel seen or heard, to feel like your emotions don’t matter or maybe they’re just not understood, and to ultimately, feel like you’re alone in this big and scary world. That s**t is hard! It is why I do the work that I do, so that I may be that person that my younger self needed and that I can imagine, your child may also need.