I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between having my child talk to you or their parent(s)?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help your child approach their situation in a new way – learn new skills, gain different perspectives in a safe space without judgement or expectations.
Why shouldn’t my child just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into the behavior and teach strategies that can help your child accomplish the social, emotional and academic goals.
Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
How does it work? What will my child have to do in sessions?
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.