What are emotional and behavioral issues/disorders?
- An emotional disability characterized by the inability to build or maintain relationships with peers or caretakers
- Inability to learn
- Consistently expressing inappropriate moods, behaviors, feelings under normal conditions
Symptoms of Child Behavioral Problems/Disorders?
- Academic Performance Problems
- Anxiety (Social or Performance)
- Attention/Focusing Problems
- Defiance (listening to parents, going to school)
- Eating Disorders
- Issues socializing/ making friends
- Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD)
How can child behavioral problems become an issue?
Child behavioral problems can induce further problems in self-esteem, body image, utilizing coping mechanisms, social skills, etc. If your child’s behavioral problems are not controlled, it can affect your own mental health state, thus impacting the cohesiveness of your family dynamics including relationships with partner, other kids, or even relationships at work and friends.
What is Play Therapy?
Play Therapy is an approach to working with children utilizing play, artwork and metaphors. Although children have the capacity to engage in “talk therapy”, they often communicate their stories, concerns and wishes with great ease during play therapy. This modality can be utilized when a range of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Family Concerns and Trauma occur.
What is family therapy?
Family therapy is a type of counseling that aims to improve communication skills and resolve conflicts within the family. It helps family members understand each other’s perspectives better and learn coping skills in times of stress, grief, anger or conflict.
How do I know if I need family therapy?
If one or more members of your family are experiencing financial problems, mental illness, constant fighting, marital problems, child behavioral issues, feelings of neglect, or having issues communicating in general, call us at 732-640-1200 to schedule an appointment with our Family & Marriage Therapists.
What is family therapy like?
Family therapy sessions can take place with all family members, those who choose to participate, or individually. During family therapy, our therapists will observe the family’s ability to address problems, express individual thoughts and concerns as well as emotions. Therapy sessions will also examine each family member’s role, house rules and behaviors to identify issues that contribute to conflict. We will also identify the family’s strengths and weaknesses, and position the family’s strengths to aid in the family relationship building process.