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Mother and Son

Parents

Being able to respond in flexible ways is one of the biggest challenges of being a parent. Response flexibility is the ability of the mind to sort through a wide variety of mental processes, such as impulses, ideas, and feelings, and come up with a thoughtful, non-automatic response. - Siegel & Hartzell

Parenting therapy provides a judgment-free zone for parents to discuss tough moments in parenting and learn how to better manage these tough moments moving forward. It aims to provide parents with the necessary knowledge, tools, guidance, and support to take care of their children in the most ideal way possible.

We can help you with:

  • understanding and managing challenging behaviour

  • building a robust, attached relationship with your child/teen

  • setting clear, firm, consistent and effective boundaries

  • supporting your anxious child/teen 

  • improving communication with your child/teen

  • understanding what is happening for your child/teen and meeting their emotional needs

  • identifying triggers and patterns in your relationship with your child/teen

  • understanding child development and the needs of your child/teen

  • exploring your own childhood experiences and how this shapes your "triggers" and your approach to parenting

  • managing your own emotions in difficult parenting situations

  • helping children regulate their emotions using developmentally appropriate strategies

  • learning how to communicate and co-parent effectively with your current partner and/or an ex-partner

  • understanding and attuning into your child's emotional need after parental separation/divorce

  • identifying your values as a parent

  • intentional parenting (not reacting to your child but responding in alignment with your values)

  • responding to your child in a more effective way

  • identifying symptoms of mental health concerns and learning issues with your child and providing referrals for further psychoeducational testing and/or therapy for your child. 

THERAPIES OFFERED

ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an interactive, evidence-based therapy where the clinician and client work as a team to develop skills and promote psychological flexibility. ACT integrates skills to help clients connect to the present, accept the human experience, develop self-compassion, plan values-guided actions. ACT is solution-focused and strives to assist clients in living a more rich and meaningful life. 

 

For more information visit ACT

OTHER THERAPIES AVAILABLE

  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

  • Cogniti​ve Behavioural Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

  • Polyvagal Theory 

  • Solution Focussed Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Reality Therapy

  • ComB Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Mindfulness Based Therapy

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