Mind & Motion's Counseling Services
Individual psychotherapy, also known as “talk therapy,” is when a person speaks with a trained therapist in a safe and confidential environment to explore and understand feelings and behaviors and gain coping skills.
During individual talk therapy sessions, the conversation is often led by the therapist and can touch on topics such as past or current problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings or relationships experienced by the person while the therapist helps make connections and provide insight. Studies have found individual psychotherapy to be effective at improving symptoms in a wide array of mental illnesses, making it both a popular and versatile treatment. It can also be used for families, couples or groups. Best practice for treating many mental health conditions includes a combination of medication and therapy.
Parenting a child or teen with special needs, whether it’s a physical, psychological, emotional, or developmental disorder, is one of the most demanding challenges that any family could face. Even without the challenges of a special needs child, parenting is hard. These added challenges can make it feel nearly impossible at times.
Parenting a child requires unique skills that entail additional time, effort, energy, and overall commitment. Additionally, you’ll need to develop a deep understanding of how to best handle a wide variety of situations and challenges. Each child comes into this world with their own individual needs and adaptive abilities. A commitment this big can be draining, and can even negatively impact your career, your relationships, your marriage, and even your own general well-being.
It’s important to be willing to learn the necessary skills to be able to effectively parent your child to help them be more appropriate and successful socially and sometimes academically. while also maintaining your own well-being. Neglecting self-care can lead to anxiety, burnout, and feelings of helplessness. Indulging in self-care often elicits feelings of guilt, but not doing so will not only make you feel worse. Learning the right techniques to bring balance into your life and the life of the family is so important for everyone. Finding something that helps you with your well-being – whether it’s therapy, meditation, or something else – is a crucial element in being an effective parent.
Mind and Motion offers Parenting Effectiveness Training for this reason. The purpose of this training is to teach behavioral strategies and interventions that can be used at home, at school, and in various settings where children tend to have behavior management difficulties.