Parent Training

Parenting is an experience that elicits a lot of strong feelings.  Oftentimes, those feelings are positive: parents feel extreme amounts of love, pride, and wonderment when interacting with their children. But, there are other times when those same kids can evoke overwhelming feelings of anger, anxiety, and bewilderment in caretakers.  Experiencing the highs and lows of the parenting rollercoaster is a well-documented phenomenon in which many can relate. But, there are tools to help you get in the driver's seat when managing your children.  Why are they pushing your buttons so much? Are they stirring something up from your own childhood? Do you feel helpless? Have they been diagnosed with a disorder that you don't know much about, so you don't know how best to help them in the home environment?

After working at Children's Medical Center Dallas from 2006-2012 in both inpatient and outpatient settings, I feel confident working with parents in order to set up behavioral plans at home that may address general parenting concerns or difficulties stemming from:

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Anxiety Disorders
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Specific phobias
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Trichotillomania
    • Panic Disorder
    • School Refusal
  • Depression/Suicidal Ideation

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