I am a Registered Doctoral Psychologist with over 20 years experience helping adults, teens, children, and families understand and overcome difficult challenges. In my practice, I have helped patients address serious mental health issues, as well as to help other patients simply crawl out of the behavioral and/or emotional rut in which they find themselves. In your job, in your school work, in your intimate relationships, or in your family, do you seem to keep making the same bad choices. Does the pattern of different day, same problem seem all too familiar you?
I am also a parent. I know very well that being a parent is the hardest job in the world. Even the best parents can get stuck. Year after year you listen to teachers' concerns. You try everything. You read all the books. Friends and relatives offer well-intentioned, but often less than helpful advice. Perhaps you have even tried talking to a "counselor" or "therapist," but all of the sticker charts and time-outs don't seem to change a thing. Bedtime remains a nightmare, the whole family dreads mealtimes, and the school calls keep coming. The one-size-fits-all approach is not helping you or your child.
Or you may be a lucky parent whose child does not seem to be suffering from emotional or behavioral problems. But nevertheless he or she finds success at school elusive. You need help finding out what your child needs to succeed academically.
Perhaps you and your child's other parent have decided to divorce. This is a challenging situation for a child in the best of circumstances. In the worst of circumstances, your child can become the rope in a tug of war between hurt and angry former partners.
You may find yourself harboring the all too common sad secret that while you love your child, lately you don't like them very much. And you suspect that the feeling is mutual.
It does not have to be like this.
Take the first step towards a better life by calling today for a consultation.
Head of St. Margarets Bay
Ph: (902) 576-3360