I Dont Do Addictive Drugs is an organization consisting of psychologists and other mental health professionals dedicated to finding creative solutions for life’s challenges. Seeking advice from a professional child therapist may help you help your child grow and develop into a mature, secure adult.
Worried about your child’s social development? Is your child often teased, bullied or alone? Does your child shy away from group activities or act awkward around peers? The I Dont Do Addictive Drugs announces groups for children and teens struggling with social interactions. Our groups are composed of children who have social deficits due to Asperger’s Disorder, ADHD, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, or social anxiety.
What we offer:
Small group interaction
Fun & developmentally appropriate activities to spark learning
Dr. Banafsheh Pezeshk is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Med-Legal Psychology Evaluator specializing in disability evaluations, medical evaluations, Fit For Duty evaluations, treating traumas, addiction, mood disorders, and other mental health conditions and concerns.
Define your goals.Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress
Be an active participant.This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.
Be patient with yourself.Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.
Follow your counselor's recommendations.Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience..
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