Issues that stem from emotional, physical or sexual abuse can trigger posttraumatic stress and can be addressed in psychotherapy in a private and safe setting.
Being a teen or parenting one is both confusing and tough. Problems in communication, boundaries, and goals can occur. Developing a positive relationship between parent and teen is rewarding and lifelong. Meeting with a licensed therapist can help you develop a larger repertoire of skills to enrich your parenting experience.
Sleeping problems, generalized fears, irritability, and panic-feelings are some of the symptoms of anxiety. These can be impacted and changed through psychotherapy.
School problems, lying, stealing, poor peer groups, drugs, alcohol use, withdrawal, and angry outbursts are many of the ways children let others know they are in pain. A neutral third-party can be instrumental to changing these behaviors. Meeting with a licensed therapist can help you develop a larger repertoire of skills to enrich your parenting experience. Additionally, parents of children with Spectrum Disorders are faced with many challenges. A therapist can give parents the tools for dealing with these children and their siblings, extended family, and teachers as well as other children.
Court Involved Services
Sometimes the need to involve the legal system is unavoidable. Working with a therapist who works in conjunction with family law attorneys and judges can help you through this process whether it is a Child Custody Evaluation, Brief Focus Assessment, Parallel Parenting or Co-Parenting, Reconnection Therapy, Family Therapy or Parenting Coordination.
Losses through death, divorce, serious accidents, illness and mental health can often be overwhelming. Strengthening your coping skills and support systems can turn losses into growth experiences.
Individuals & Families
Changes in our lives, positive and negative, frequently trigger fears, anxiety and excitement. A graduation, divorce, marriage, new baby, and retirement are often disruptive. Therapeutic relationships are ideal for developing self-esteem, positive coping strategies and social skills.
Marital & Relationship
Often our relationships are not functioning the way we would like. Minor changes in the way we interact can make major changes in how our relationships function and feel.
Psychotherapy is helpful to break habits that can interfere with living a happy, fulfilling life. Take control over habits such as: alcohol abuse, substance abuse, smoking, eating disorders and other dysfunctional habits.
Kimberly Shannon, M.A.
License Number: LMFT23791
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