Conflict has drained the life out of your family. You, your spouse, or your child may be dealing with the challenges associated with Anger, Anxiety, ADHD, or Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism (HFA), and you have all but lost hope in living a “normal” and peaceful life. The smiling faces that used to greet you no longer appear when you come home because your family members are stressed, angry, or withdrawn. Every attempt you have made has been met with resistance, but you just want what is best for your family.
You might think that there is nowhere to turn for help. How do you talk to someone about not knowing how to fix your family? How will you get past these angry feelings, heightened moments of family anxiety, misbehaving children, and general frustration? What you truly desire is to rebuild relationships and spend time enjoying each other’s company.
The family counseling services provided at Family Renewal Center is focused on the parent-child interactions, the parent relationship, and rebuilding all relationships.
Family Therapy for Anger, Anxiety, ADHD, and Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism (HFA)
I Help Families Find Hope.
You may be feeling stuck and don’t believe that things can change. You’ve realized that the behavior has become worse, not better. With your kids you have tried time outs, reward charts, removal of favorite items, and spanking, but the behavior doesn’t improve. You have tried talking with your partner to no avail. Communicating with ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome/HFA person may seem impossible, but it’s not. There is hope.
Anger Stems from a Source.
All anger has a starting source. Discovering the source gives you the starting point of change. However, children don’t have the vocabulary to express what is happening inside them. With help, they can learn the emotional language they need to explain what they are thinking, feeling, and needing in a more productive manner. Exploring the situation allows both the child and the parent the opportunity to understand what is happening.
ADHD & Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism (HFA) Are Neurologically Based.
Children with ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome/ (HFA) are not acting out. Their brain functions differently than the rest of the world. ADHD children have more severe and more occurrences of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, as compared to an average child their age. An Asperger’s Syndrome/HFA child doesn’t naturally develop social skills, may have an irregular speech pattern, may be physically awkward, and tends to have very limited interests which they may talk about non-stop.
You Can Create a Better Future.
The future is ready for you to create. While understanding the source of the situation starts the change, part of the therapeutic process is for you to develop tools to help encourage and guide your child as they mature. You can finally imagine a family life where you spend enjoyable time with your child, you and your partner start discussing things other than your child’s behavior, and where you dream of an brighter future.