Children often times have difficulty expressing their needs, and behavior is a good indicator of
whether their needs are being met. Besides physical needs, children have social and emotional needs, needs for structure,
discipline and security. Changes in lifestyle, household or environment can lead to insecurity, anger, depression or anxiety.
Obviously when children exhibit aggressive or hostile behavior, there is a need that should be addressed.
Other signs that children may be struggling include:
- Withdrawal and isolation from family, friends and
- Change in school performance and relationships with peers
- Increased anxiety or unusual
- Increased moodiness or irritability
When families go through change, everyone must adjust.
Parents starting a new job, a move to another community, divorce, remarriage, death and other tragic events all create
the need to make adjustments which are difficult enough. Everyone in the family may not adjust as well as others and while
some fare well, others may harbor anger, resentment, fear, anxiety or sadness which can affect the whole family. Signs that
the family may be struggling include:
- Lack of communication
- Withdrawal of family members from regular
activities and each other
- Regression of younger children
- Bullying or teasing siblings
- Increased conflict
- Defiance of rules and expectations
Children, adults, families and individuals all face adjustment and
need to cope with the many things...good or bad...that happen to disrupt our lives. Often times we have the skills necessary
to make the transition and to help others as well. There are times when there is to much to manage, and the skills we have
are just not enough. Problems develop and there is a need for more help.
Counseling can help identify specific
needs and provide a way to help children and their families, adolescents and adults achieve their goals.
are struggling, or have concerns about someone close to you, please contact the office for a consultation, 582-7418 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group counseling is an alternative to individual
counseling. It is more specific to a particular need and group members are able to learn fromeach other, support each
other and encourage each other with common goals and insight.
Groups can be designed to
meet a variety of needs. Church youth groups, community organizations, businesses needing to address specific issues
in the workplace are just a few examples of ways a group experience can be customized to meet the needs of a number of
people sharing the same difficulty.
For information on groups, or to suggest
a topic you feel would benefit the community, please contact the office at 582-7418
Employers face a unique set of issues. Conflict between employees,
ineffective communication, hostility and organizational changes can lead to many problems in the workplace. It is not unusual
to need assistance for an employee dealing with personal issues as they effect his/her job. Often an entire team can
benefit from group counseling to improve communication and efficiency.
- Identify areas needing improvement
- Improve communication
- Increased productivity
morale and loyalty of employees
- Improve relationships and
respect among employees and between departments
and providing assistance to employees can reduce turn-over and associated costs, reduce stress and conflict in the workplace
and improve the overall wellbeing of the organization. Please contact the office for information on how workplace counseling
can benefit your company email@example.com
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