Children between the ages of 4 and 12 are able to better express and heal through art and play therapy. Play and art therapy is healing for children with behavioral and emotional issues such as bullying, being bullied, trauma, loss, conflict, divorce, anxiety and depression. I use an attachment based model to act as a safe and secure base for your child.
Teenagers undergo unique societal and academic pressures. Teenagers who are feeling lost, rejected, isolated or confused about who they are might resort to drugs, self-harm or crime. Often teenagers require a safe space outside of the home where they can express and find themselves. I provide this space by allowing the teenager to feel unconditional positive regard while educating them about social media, their peers and healthier options to self-harm. I allow them to find their identity by exploring their emotions and relationship styles with their peers. As this is a time that can be both stressful for the teenager and parent, I encourage positive communication at home.
Your mental health is key to leading a happy and fulfilled life. Talking to a therapist can be helpful because it is in a safe and non-judgmental environment. This type of environment allows you to feel free to express your emotions, desires and stresses without it damaging your self-esteem or relationships with others.
Speaking to a therapist can enable you to understand yourself and others better. A therapist can guide you If you are feeling hopeless, anxious, unsafe, unable to form relationships, unable to sleep or eat, stressed out, heart-broken, stuck or feeling lost.
The family is the most important social support system. As a family you might find yourself in a place of conflict or in a place of loss. Child custody matters can be stressful for both parents and the children. It is key that you do not turn the child against the other parent. Asking the child to be loyal to only one parent places the child in a state of confusion, anxiety and depression. It is time to seek help if your family has communication problems, conflict, anxiety, depression, child custody disputes, loss of a family member or loss of a close other.
It is difficult not to take being cheated on personally. Trust in the relationship is missing and may be hard to repair. Here are some options and points to consider in an unfaithful circumstance or relationship.
Psychologist Dr Monica Borschel answers the question that we all ask ourself from time to time, “what’s wrong with me?’
depending on the intensity and duration of the trauma, people might need to reach out to a trained mental health professional to recover and get back on track. Here are some concepts to help you understand trauma for yourself and your loved ones.
Toxic relationships often harm our self-esteem and leave us feeling drained of energy. When we learn how to recognize toxic relationships and abuse we can move away from them.
We have different attachment patterns with different relationships. Here is a short explanation of how attachment works.
Life can be especially lonely if you are going through a recent break-up or divorce. Here are pointers on how to navigate this difficult time.