Counselling and Therapy Services

Counselling and therapy can help parents in various ways. Some parents may become stressed by a particular parenting challenge, be it a one-time event or recurring situation. When a child faces a mental health concern or behavioural issue, a parent may find help for the child but leave their own emotions and feelings unaddressed. This can be harmful in some cases, as stress may accumulate and leave the parent overwhelmed. In therapy, a parent can address their feelings about a certain issue, find support and guidance, and seek professional help for parenting issues and concerns.

  1. Parent and Family Counseling:

Parents may seek out a therapist that specializes in child development or behavioral health concerns or a family therapist to address issues affecting the whole family. Family therapy may be helpful because each member of the family can bring up individual concerns that connect to the family dynamic, and parents can become aware of issues that need to be addressed and resolved.

Individual therapy can also be helpful, and some parents may find that couples counselling can also strengthen their parenting skills, as strengthening their partnership may help couples become better able to resolve disagreements about childrearing or family life.

When parenting issues lead to stress, this stress may manifest itself through:

  • Worry
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Anger

Some situations, such as the loss of a child or partner, may lead to grief, depression, and posttraumatic stress. When these conditions go untreated, the well-being of any other children may be affected. In ACSA the Therapy can help address and treat these issues. A therapist or other mental health professional is also likely to encourage parents to make time for themselves whenever possible and maintain a self-care routine.

Some parents have mental or emotional issues of their own that make parenting particularly challenging. For example, parents with conditions such depression, bipolar, or schizophrenia may find that the normal stresses of parenting are difficult to handle without help, and they may worry that the well-being of their children will be negatively impacted as they attempt to cope with their condition. Individual therapy that reduces the symptoms of an individual’s condition can reduce worry in this area as parents work to achieve wellness.

Parenting Counselling teaches you to avoid the “push me, pull me” interactions with your child. You will learn:

  • How to convert defiance to compliance.
  • We will teach you how to eliminate embarrassing public breakdowns and showdowns.
  • Repairing conflict by setting clear and consistent limits.
  • Reduce family turmoil.
  • Allow you to build emotional intimacy with your child.
  • We learn the parent’s professional secrets about timeouts.
  • Communication cues.
  • Behavioural/privilege restrictions that work every time.
  • In addition, parents learn which positive behaviours to reward and how to make the rewards maximally effective.

We value the special relationship between child and parent.  Families come to Child Parent Counselling with difficult life situations, changes that have become too overwhelming or in need of support in coping with an ongoing problem.  We realize that your child is the most precious thing in your life.  Finding the right help is crucial to your peace of mind. To name a few, below are the childhood disorders that our Therapist provide support on:

  • Educational problems, behavior, and social emotional difficulties
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Down Syndrome,
  • Mental Retardation
  • Autism
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • ODD, Disruptive Behavior Disorder, ADHD and ADD
  • Selective Mutism
  1. THERAPY Services
  • School Counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family Counseling
  • Peer Pressure
  • School Bullying
  • Parent Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis ABA
  • Play Therapy
  • Down Syndrome life coping program
  • Social skills, Reasoning Skills, and survival skills programs for all disabilities