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Parenting

Parenting can be very stressful. At Innovative Counseling we offer behavioral and cognitive techniques for improving parenting styles. We offer ongoing behavioral support to you and your family with weekly or monthly check-ins.

Play Therapy for Bullying

“I am so worried about my child and I don’t know what to do.”

The previous statement is a concern expressed by more and more parents whose child is being bullied in school or in the neighborhood.

Many times, their child has difficulty expressing his or her feelings and will begin to manifest somatic complaints such as stomachaches, headaches, school refusal, and/or acting out in school. Although guidance counselors are a resource, many times the child being bullied feels vulnerable in the school setting and has fear of increased bullying for “tattling” on others.

This leaves parents in a… Continue reading

Are We Socializing Babies To Develop ADHD?

More and more, I see babies being over-stimulated with toys that talk, light up, and are connected to iPods and DVDs.

There are toys that babies can push, which will create a sound from toy and the TV.  They  are put in front of these external stimuli with a pacifier, yet we wonder why children grow up with ADHD ? We are pairing external stimuli with oral satisfaction, yet we wonder why our culture has a severe epidemic of obsessive overeating?

What happened to allowing a baby to feel his or her body? Their mother’s body? To hearing… Continue reading

A Little Boy is Helped With EMDR

Yesterday a mother came to see me. She was worried about her son.

She and his father had divorced years ago and now the boy was 7-years-old. The mother had remarried. The boy loved his father and anticipated his visits, but his father had disappointed him many times in his short life. Recently, his father introduced him to his fiancé and her 3-year-old boy who “he paid more attention to than me,” the birth son reported.

His mother explained that on her son’s 7th birthday he enjoyed his party and was surrounded by family who loved him. He enjoyed his… Continue reading

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