Many adolescents today have problems and are getting into trouble. After all, there are a lot of pressures for kids to deal with among friends and family. For some youth, pressures include poverty, violence, parental problems, and gangs. Kids may also be concerned about significant issues such as religion, gender roles, values, or ethnicity. Some children are having difficulty dealing with past traumas they have experienced, like abuse. Parents and their teenagers are struggling between the youth’s wanting independence while still needing parental guidance. Sometimes all these conflicts result in behavior problems
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Family conflict can be very unsettling. Our families are our most valuable asset and the most important foundation in our lives. From our family, we acquire our identities, our personalities, and our sense of safety and security. Tensions can arise between generations, spouses, siblings, and significant others. Often personality conflicts, misunderstandings, and built-up resentments can ruin the peace in the family.result in behavior problems
Couples often feel hopeless when love has disintegrated into arguing and pain, when they have become more distant and when intimacy is less frequent and less satisfying.When we feel insecure in our attachment with our significant other, we may experience fear, isolation and hurt. The need for connection and caring drives us to seek change and to gain back the attachment we once felt. Often, either partner expresses this desire for change with anger, protest, clinginess, despair, depression, and detachment.
The end of a marriage is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Even for the partner who chooses to leave, divorce is likely to bring up a range of painful and difficult emotions, possibly including grief, guilt, anger, confusion, fear, shame, anxiety, and other intense feelings. If children are involved, the stress level is likely to be even higher. People sometimes seek therapy to help them decide whether to stay in a marriage or leave. Others may seek help making the transition from marriage to being single again. Both these goals can be addressed in individual or couple’s work.
The diagnosis of ADHD, especially in children but also in adults, has increased dramatically in the past years and received a great deal of public attention. In particular, the medicines commonly used to treat ADHD-like behaviors are prescribed so frequently that in nearly every classroom in America, at least one or two students will be taking such a medication. Add to this the ambiguous nature of the behaviors listed as symptoms for an ADHD diagnosis, and it is easy to understand why ADHD and the associated treatments are quite controversial.