Good Reasons to Seek Therapy for Yourself or Your Child
For Your child...
- Wondering if your baby is attaching to you or feeling like you aren’t bonding.
- Concerns about your child’s eating or sleeping behaviors and mood.
- Drug/alcohol problems in the family affecting your child.
- Chronic or terminal illness of a family member affecting your child.
- Long separations from your child that appear to be affecting his or her behaviors.
- Concerns about your child’s ongoing tantrums, intense feelings or withdrawal.
- Your child exhibits severe difficulty adjusting to family changes or divorce.
- Your child exhibits ongoing disruptive, behaviors – has trouble in school, has trouble with focus and concentration.
- Your child is preoccupied with death and dying. Is extremely withdrawn and/or isolating, exhibits frequent tearfulness, worries.
- Your child has regressed to younger behaviors (such as bedwetting or clinging) or is exhibiting any alarming change in former functioning.
You in relationship with your child...
- Prenatal or postpartum concerns: Feeling stressed by a high risk pregnancy or not adjusting to being pregnant -- or since the birth our your child. Feeling hopeless or overwhelmed.
- Stress and worries that have increased to the point of overwhelm since the pregnancy or birth or your child.
- Not knowing what is reasonable to expect from your child.
- Worried about passing emotionally painful family patterns to your child.
- On going un-ease with life, not being able to relax.
- Constant worry and burn out, overwhelm.
- Frequent tearfulness.
- Wishing you could just die.
- Unexplainable guilt and feeling worthless.
- A loss you can’t seem to move on from.
- Panic attacks.
- Recurrent nightmares.
- Intrusive traumatic memories.
- Cravings that are preoccupying you.
- Lack of meaning in life.
- Inability to concentrate.