Separation, Divorce & Blending
It is no secret that the impact of separation and divorce is strongly felt by all of those involved. As parents, we are often managing our own emotional upheaval, while at the same time trying to manage the reactions (or non-reactions) of our children or ex-partner. Counselling can provide a soft place to land at a time when emotions run high. As well, it provides some guidance around how to navigate these rough waters, and how to prioritize the children and their needs during this tumultuous time.
There is no question that becoming a step-parent comes with many challenges. However, the good news is that there are ways to soften the edges, while at the same time honouring all those who are involved in this delicate dance.
Adoption & Fostering
Many parents who travel down this path have enough love in their hearts for an entire village. However, sometimes love on it’s own is not enough – and both parent and child struggle under these transplanted circumstances. The main goals of counselling include support, insight, and strategies to create positive change in your relationship with your child.
Providing Guidance & Support With the Following:
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism, Autism Spectrum, Aspergers
- Eating Disorders
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Preparing a child for the death of a loved one
- Helping a child process the death of a loved one
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Social Anxiety (Excessive Shyness; Selective Mutism)
- School Anxiety or Refusal
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Phobias (specific fears)
- Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks
- Fear of illness (excessive worry about getting sick)
- Highly sensitive
- Developmental Delays
- Sensory Processing Disorder